UC Science Professor of Clinical Psychology Julia Rucklidge gave a 15-minute talk outside Riverside Market in the city covering the topic of ‘Food as medicine: How good food supports mental wellbeing‘.
There was a great response on UC Facebook, with over 600 guests interested in the event.
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Chancellor | Tumu Kaunihera reflected back on the year, signifying the end of the UC Futures Programme.
Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae then looked forward, sharing UC’s future direction as it looks ahead to 2020 and beyond.
This year’s final staff forum was opened with a mihi whakatau and closed with a karakia to bless the food, delivered by mana whenua representative Corban Te Aika.
UC staff gathered to enjoy manaakitanga catered by locally founded Christchurch business Fritz Wieners, on our newly constructed Beatrice Tinsley Plaza.
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There’s been a huge response to our Staff Forum | Te Wānanga Kaimahi on Tuesday 3 December 2019 – thank to everyone who responded to the Outlook invitation.
This is our last chance to gather together en masse in 2019, hear from our leaders and meet colleagues old and new.
We will then be treated to manaakitanga, hosted by UC Council, as a thank you for 2019 and for all the work that has been undertaken in the years since the earthquakes.
We are proud to support local businesses and our caterers for this event Fritz Wieners started here in Christchurch and have since expanded around the country. They will be serving kai during our usual manaakitanga, located outside the Beatrice Tinsley Plaza (outside C Block) following the Staff Forum. Although they specialise in bratwurst, rest assured that they also cater to all dietary requirements, including gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan and dairy-free along with your choice of a refreshing drink.
As UC embarks on a new direction it is so valuable to hear directly from our leadership and to engage with the new vision that will set the tone for 2020 and the next 10 years.