Category Archives: Notice

QR Codes around campus

COVID-19 QR codes around campus have been updated to the Ministry of Health’s NZ COVID Tracer app. The government’s official app is a useful tool to help you to track your movements around campus. Keep track of where you go to continue to keep yourself and your whānau safe, while supporting New Zealand’s efforts in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Register here>

As we move forward to Semester 2, make a point of encouraging and supporting students to track their movements around campus.

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:

Meeting ID: 939 5527 8945

Ngā mihi
Prof Bob Reed

Changes to Zoom Meetings

On Saturday 4th  July at 5pm Waiting Rooms on Zoom Meetings will be enabled by default.  This is to increase overall security of this function.

The Waiting Room feature will be for external users outside the University of Canterbury.  UC users (staff and students) will be set by default to by-pass the Waiting Room and join the meeting.

 More information and FAQ’s on Waiting Rooms for Zoom can be found here

A basic youtube clip giving an overview on Waiting Rooms –

 If anyone requires training or further technical information, please contact IT Service Desk on 0508 824 843 or 03 369 5000 or log a ticket via the Self Service Portal.  Training can be provided individually or to a team.

Important changes to staff email web access

The University’s Email environment which manages all your incoming and outgoing emails is to be upgraded.

In preparation for migrating email accounts to the new email environment, a change is required that will affect the way you log into your webmail email account.  This change will take place Friday 10 July 2020.

The following web login screen that you may be familiar with will change from the traditional view:

To the following web login page:

If you access your mail from your Outlook client there will be no visible change

POP/IMAP email clients

Anyone accessing staff email accounts using an alternative email client (POP or IMAP) will need to use secure ports, this should already be on by default for most.  If you are using insecure ports, you will need to reconfigure your email clients, before Friday 10 July.

Instructions for setting up some email clients are available online here.

If you have any issues accessing your email using the web interface, please contact IT Service Desk on 0508 824 843 or 03 369 5000 or log a ticket via the Self Service Portal.