Category Archives: Notice

UC Wellbeing Strategy review – update

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the UC Wellbeing Strategy review by completing the recent survey.

Staff input is a vital part of the review process. Your feedback will help us understand which wellbeing services and support currently offered at UC are working well, and where there are new opportunities and room for improvement.    

Keep an eye out on Intercom | Pā mai tō reo over the coming weeks for an overview of results from the survey.

Matariki 25 – 29 June

Matariki, Māori New Year takes place 25 – 29 June. It is a time to celebrate new life and new beginnings, remember those who’ve passed and to plan for the future. It is a time to spend with whānau and friends, and enjoy kai (food), waiata (song), tākaro (games) and haka.

Matariki is the Māori name for a cluster of stars that rises around mid-winter. It is when crops were harvested and seafood, birds and crops were preserved for winter.

There are a number of community events taking place during Matariki, see what’s on in Christchurch here>

Introductory Data Analysis Workshop Using R

The Statistical Consulting Unit is having another run of its popular `Data Analysis Using R´ workshops.

The workshops are free and directed primarily at postgraduate students and members of staff, who need to improve their data analytic skills.

The next Introductory Data Analysis Workshop will take place on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July between 10am – 3pm, and will cover fundamental statistical concepts, such as sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, p-values and confidence intervals, as well as introduce linear regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA). No prior knowledge of R is required.

To register or for further information, please write to Daniel Gerhard at daniel.gerhard@canterbury.ac.nz.

Protected Disclosures – How to make a Protected Disclosure at UC

Reporting “serious wrong-doing” or “whistle-blowing”

UC has a policy on how staff are to report ‘serious wrong-doing’  (as defined by the Protected Disclosures Act 2000) and how those handling a disclosure are to behave. Our policy on this is the Protected Disclosures Act -Internal Procedures and Code of Conduct, which is available via the UC Policy Library.

A protected disclosure offers employees some protection, in certain circumstances, from detrimental actions or consequences of reporting serious wrong-doing .

Any enquiries on the policy can be directed to the Registrar, Jeff Field.

Your chance to Save a Seat in the famous Ngaio Marsh Theatre

Now’s your chance to save yourself a seat in the iconic Ngaio Marsh Theatre – a space that holds so many incredible memories for staff, alumni and theatre-lovers nationwide.

The Save me a Seat campaign gives you a chance to claim your own slice of theatre history, with contributions of $500 will receive an engraved plate on the back of one of the rebuilt Ngaio Marsh Theatre’s seats.

Ngaio Marsh Theatre

So far, there’s been a fantastic response from staff and the wider community with 140 of the 320 seats already snapped up.

Your donations help the UCSA on its journey to raise Haere-roa’s $5 million shortfall so that students can own their 51% share of the new building. So far, an incredible $3 million has been raised towards the project, and they’re now on the final push to fill as much of the shortfall as possible.

If you would like to contribute, you can do so online: Save yourself a seat at the Ngaio Marsh Theatre or you can click here to learn more about Haere-roa.

Watch Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel talk about the Save me a Seat campaign below: