Further to my recent post on ACU membership benefits, this is a heads up that ACU offers an annual grant to member universities to support initiatives that will boost gender equity and equality.
They say…. “The grants can be used for a diverse range of projects, workshops, and events in areas such as:
- Supporting women in leadership
- Raising awareness of sexual harassment and developing anti-sexual harassment initiatives
- Supporting women in science and research
- Creating effective institutional policies
- Mainstreaming gender equity into the curriculum.”
Keep an eye on their site for the opening date.
Karen Mather, Organisational Development Manager, Human Resources
As part of Diversity Fest 2019 we are exploring what a diverse and inclusive UC community looks like.
This week the UCSA International Rep Kevin Fernando was out and about on campus talking to students about how they are their true self, how they are represented and how they are able to express themselves at UC.
Check out the thoughtful responses of some of our students in the video.
Join the conversation – we want to hear from as many of you as possible, if you missed the chance to share your thoughts, please include them in the comments below.
You can also check out last week’s Diversity at UC clip that highlighted a few facts about the UC community>
In celebration of Diversity Fest, we are taking you on a journey of diversity at UC. This week we’re starting with a few facts about what makes up the UC community. Check out the video.
Diversity Fest 2019 runs until 11 October and there are heaps of events and activities happening on campus. See the full programme on the UCSA website>
Diversity Fest (9 September – 11 October) is an opportunity for staff and students to celebrate UC’s diverse community, while exploring how we can further make this a place where we feel we all belong.
There’s a range of events and activities you can get involved in over the next five weeks – see Diversity Fest events here>
Diversity Fest kicks off next week with Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week – find out more here.
On Wednesday 11 September check out the International Fashion Showcase, hosted by the University of Canterbury Global Society and UCSA. There’ll be traditional and modern cultural pieces on the runway as well as cultural performances, music, dance and art. Find out more and get your tickets here
He waka eke noa. A canoe on which everyone may embark.
Ari Nicholson joined UC a few weeks back as Rainbow Coordinator in the Student Success team.
We had a chat with Ari to find out about what the new role involves, Diversity Fest (which is coming up in September), and all about Ari’s background. Watch here>
Drop in to Ari’s office and say hello. Ari is in the office at the following times:
Monday, 9am – 5pm
Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am – 2.30pm
Location – Level 1, Forestry building