Category Archives: Events

UC Business School Meta-Research Cluster (UCMeta) Hui 8 July 2020

Kia ora koutou
The UC Business School Research Committee recently provided support for a research cluster to support multi-disciplinary research that focuses on meta-research. Loosely translated, meta-research is research on research. A good introduction can be found here. The cluster is co-directed by Prof. Bob Reed and Assoc. Prof. Tom Coupe and goes under the name of UCMeta.

We will have our first hui on Wednesday, July 8th, 12-1 PM, in the Meremere Staff Lounge (Room 236). The tentative agenda is:
– Welcome and introduction from Bob Reed
– Opening remarks from Angus MacFarlane, Professor of Maori Research
– Opening remarks from Steve Ratuva, Director of the Macmillan Brown Centre
– Surprise announcement (maybe!)
– Presentation of recent research on meta-analysis from Sanghyun Hong, PhD student, Dept. of Economics and Finance
– Closing remarks

The purpose of the hui is to provide a brief introduction to UCMeta and facilitate networking for researchers who share an interest in this subject. Please forward this invitation to others who you think may want to attend. All are welcome.

Feel free to bring your lunch along. Tea and Coffee will be provided.
No RSVP is required

This hui will also be available on Zoom:
https://canterbury.zoom.us/j/93955278945

Meeting ID: 939 5527 8945

Ngā mihi
Prof Bob Reed

It’s not too late to volunteer for Rā Tōmene | Online Open Day!

Rā Tōmene | Open Day is UC’s key recruitment event for future students, parents and whānau and its success depends on staff throughout UC. Our new virtual event is no exception.

UC’s Rā Tōmene | Online Open Day will take place next Thursday 9 July –  read more about the event here>

While many of our staff are already involved in planning webinar presentations and leading online departmental booths, there are opportunities for staff to volunteer as virtual assistants.

From the comfort of your desk – or any location really! – you’ll support our virtual attendees by joining our online information hub and answering any questions they may have, or letting our guests know when the staff/student/team they are looking for will be next available to help them.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to ‘meet’ new students, and be an invaluable part of a brand new event for the University.

If you’d like to get involved, please check with your manager then register your interest here>>

Our virtual Open Day | Rā Tōmene will run from 9.00am to 5.45pm on Thursday 9 July. The events team will schedule volunteers based on their availability.

Thank you to all those across the University who are working hard to bring this event to life – we look forward to another great day, online!

Information on how to get involved as a volunteer for the on-campus event will be coming soon.

Ngā mihi,

UC Events

Calling all volunteers – join us for Rā Tōmene | Open Day online!

This year, we will be holding not one but TWO Rā Tōmene | Open Day events.

A new, virtual event will take place online on Thursday 9 July with our annual on campus event now being held on Thursday August 27. Read more about both events here>

Rā Tōmene | Open Day is UC’s key recruitment event for future students, parents and whānau and its success depends on staff throughout UC. Our online event is no exception.

While many of our staff are already involved in planning webinar presentations and leading online departmental booths, there are opportunities to take part in other ways.

For Rā Tōmene | Open Day online, our events team are looking for staff to volunteer as virtual assistants.

From the comfort of your desk – or any location really! You’ll support our virtual attendees by joining our online information hub and answering any questions they may have, or letting our guests know when the staff/student/team they are looking for will be next available to help them.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to ‘meet’ new students, and be an invaluable part of a brand new event for the University. If you’d like to get involved, please check with your manager then register your interest here>>

Our virtual Open Day | Rā Tōmene will run from 9.00am to 5.45pm on Thursday 9 July. The events team will schedule volunteers based on their availability.

Thank you to all those across the University who are working hard to bring this event to life – we look forward to another great day, online!

Information on how to get involved as a volunteer for the on-campus event will be coming soon.

Ngā mihi,

UC Events

Applications for the Vice-Chancellor General Staff Development Awards, and the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Awards 2020

Kia ora koutou,

Applications are now open for the Vice-Chancellor General Staff Development Awards for 2020.

Please visit the Vice-Chancellor General Staff Development Awards webpage for full details and the application form.

These awards recognise and assist exceptional professional development initiatives and are available to continuing general staff members. I encourage both work teams and individuals to apply.

The Health, Safety & Wellbeing Awards for 2020 are also open.

These awards now include a Recognition award for engagement with health and safety at the university, and an Initiative Award that is to reward and encourage staff members to initiate innovative Health and Safety practices within their Department/Unit/College.

These are open to all fixed-term and continuing staff and I encourage both work teams and individuals to apply.

Previous winners include –

Julian Phillips, Technician, Mechanical Engineering, joined a group of students for a humanitarian effort repairing medical equipment in the Solomon Islands.

The UC Grounds team, Facilities Services, developed a highly innovative and workable solution improving hazard awareness and safety of the community whilst mowing.

Te Paea Paringatai, Manager Customer Services, Library, attending and presenting a paper at the IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Athens, Greece.

https://intranet.canterbury.ac.nz/ld/dev_plan/vc_awards/previous-awards-list.shtml

Applications for both awards close on Wednesday 15 July 2020.

Ngā mihi,

Professor Cheryl de la Rey

Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae

ACU Digital Now events: “Strategies for successfully moving courses online” and “Going Global 2020: From Global Goals to Global Learning”

Kia ora colleagues The following invitation has been received from the Association of Commonwealth Universities. These events are free as part of our membership.  If you want the information but the time zone doesn’t suit, register for the event and they will then send you a link to the recorded webinar.

Connect with colleagues from across the Commonwealth – attend an ACU Digital Now event.

International collaboration remains at the heart of the ACU and its work. ACU Digital Now is part of our commitment to ensuring that our extensive global network continues to engage and collaborate during this challenging time and beyond. We are using digital solutions to cross borders, narrow divides, and create access to inspire change.

From free webinars offering practical advice and lessons learned, to virtual conferences exploring a range of key areas in higher education – ACU Digital Now marks a digital step change in how we collaborate with each other.

Get insights and perspectives from universities across the Commonwealth to advance your knowledge and support your work. Register online to attend an ACU Digital Now event:

Please feel free to share this email with colleagues who might be interested in these topics. You can keep informed of future events by checking our events page.

If you have any questions about our events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at events@acu.ac.uk

We send our best wishes and support to all of you.  Kindest regards,  The ACU