The Minister of Education has announced a consultation to update the Education Act 1989.
You can find full details here.
Consultation workshops will be run in Christchurch on 7 and 9 December at the Addington Events Centre.
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Congratulations to the New Zealand scholarship winners who are now graduates of the University of Canterbury.
New Zealand scholarships are offered to candidates from nominated developing countries around the world, and are funded by NZ AID.
UC currently has approximately 100 students under this scholarship scheme. They study in a wide range of subjects and degrees, which all focus on the particular developmental needs of each country as scholars are bound to return to their home country for two years at the completion of their study to help contribute to its development.
A ceremony was held on Monday to celebrate their graduation because New Zealand scholarship winners usually have to leave the country shortly after finishing their exams for visa reasons, so can’t attend graduation in December or April.
Douglas Aufiu (Solomon Islands, Bachelor of Commerce), Paul Oyier (Kenya, Master of Forestry Science), Christopher Ruigu (Kenya, Master in Water Resource Management), Doctor Segweni (Botswana, Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management), Benard Mitto (Kenya, Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science), Xuan Dai Lu (Vietnam, Master of Engineering in Transportation) Front row: Naomay Norma Tor (Vanuatu, Bachelor of Science), Samanan Kittijarot (Thailand, Master of Laws), Florentine Masingnau (Vanuatu, Bachelor of Commerce), Ana Cecilia Rachid Casnati (Uruguay, PhD in Forestry).
The School of Language, Social and Political Sciences will be hosting the 21st New Zealand Asian Studies Conference from 29 November to 1 December.
The conference is the largest gathering of Asia specialists in New Zealand and attracts participants from New Zealand as well as from overseas.
The conference theme is ‘Asian Intersections: Identities and Linkages’.
More than 130 papers will be presented at the conference covering a range of disciplines across the diverse regions of Asia.
Many of the conference panels explore the plural and complex networks that have crossed countries and regions, intersecting histories and cultures.
As part of our community engagement, a number of events on Sunday, 29 November, will be open to the public, including the keynote address by Prof Xianglong Zhang and the screening of a documentary on the partition of India and Pakistan.
The Sunday events from 3:45 pm to 6:45 pm (Central Lecture Theatres) are open to the public. In conjunction with the conference, the ‘Discovering De Jong’ exhibition will be held in the library from 27 November to 13 December.
This exhibition showcases manuscripts, rare books and journals on Central and Southeast Asian religions held at the University of Canterbury library.
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Next week PhD student Rabia Ijaz will give a Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship doctoral seminar.
The topic is ‘Resilience of Business Models of Small and Medium Enterprises’.
You can read more about it here >>>
- Date: Wednesday 25 November 2015, 10AM to 11AM
- Location: Room 411, Business and Law building, Ilam Campus.
All members of staff of the University are invited to join the stage party for the December graduation ceremonies at the Horncastle Arena. The ceremonies will be held on:
Tuesday 15 December
10.00 am Faculties of Engineering & Forestry, and Science
2.00 pm Faculty of Education
Thursday 17 December
10.00 am Faculties of Law, Commerce, and Arts
Academic regalia must be worn and orders should be submitted via department administrators no later than Monday 23rd November. To register attendance for the stage party, please email email@example.com.
Further information about graduation can be found here .