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Watch and share the Cultural Narrative Video

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The Cultural Narrative is about how we reflect our distinct place and space at the University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha in Ōtautahi Christchurch, and we now have a video> that underpins that narrative, and depicts the different ways we are doing that in our environment.

Over time, the narrative has evolved to be more than just about our environment, and this video is a tool that could also be about where we are and how we teach – whether it be in engineering, student services, in geography, or liberal arts.

Our environs, our buildings, our flora, our fauna, our naming and our signage are all parts that help create our distinctiveness, and how do we do that in a way that reflects both the ideology of the University and also the mana of the Tūāhuriri, the people of this land, Ngāi Tahu of the south, and Māori as part of a global community.

The Cultural Narrative is about the University. It is owned by the Senior Management Team, reflecting the leadership of the University, and is led by the UC Council who want to be seen as an institute that reflects this community. That leadership is partnered with Colleges, with service divisions and ultimately, the staff and students of UC.

This video encapsulates and embodies some of the aspirations of the University in this space. It is to be a useful and functional tool, for all of us, in terms of how we approach our understanding around this narrative and its application at the University.

The endeavours behind it are about creating physical and emotional markers that provide our graduates with a connection to place, and a connection to UC’s aspiration for their bi-cultural competence and confidence.

Thank you for sharing with us and we look forward to your continued engagement as the story unfolds. This is where we are now, a long way from where we have come, and a long way from where we will be in five years.

For an .mp4 copy of the video, please contact ripeka.hurunui@canterbury.ac.nz

Nāhaku noa, nā

Darryn Russell
Kaihautu Matua (Taupua)
Executive Director (Acting)
Te Ratonga Rauemi Ako
Learning Resources 

 

Hui Whakahōnore, April 2016

In April, a successful and enjoyable Hui Whakahōnore was held to celebrate our Māori graduates.

Fifteen graduates crossed the stage of the Jack Mann Theatre to receive their tohu. This year all Colleges were represented by Pro Vice-Chancellors or Deans and many heads of schools also attended.

It was marvelous for our ākonga to have this support as well as that of whānau. This is always a moving ceremony, as both graduates and whānau have the opportunity to reflect on their journey in tertiary education – a journey which is also a journey for whānau and one which often leads family members to consider and begin tertiary study.

This year, Emma Maurice, Tumuaki, Te Akatoki Māori Students Association, suggested a change to the conclusion of the celebration with the provision of a more formal lunch.  As a result of this proposal, kai was provided at the UCSA Event Centre, which was a wonderful opportunity for informal kōrero as well as speeches.  There has been a lot of feedback on how enjoyable the entire celebration was and how much people appreciated the manaaki provided.

Congratulations to our Māori graduates

Maori Graduation Celebrations, Jack Mann Theatre and Foundry, 20.4.16 Special guest Tiki Taane, musician.

Kurt James McLauchlan
Ngāti Raukawa
Master of Arts Major: Political Science

Jeffery James Franklin
Ngāi Tahu
Master of Business Administration

Angus Richard Hawke
Ngāi Tahu
Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Human Resource Management

Canning Hoani Mason
Ngāti Awa, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāi Tai
Bachelor of Engineering with Second Class Honours (Division One) in Mechanical Engineering

Chanté Maata Botica
Ngāi Tahu
Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

Eremia David James Tapsell
Te Arawa
Bachelor of Engineering with Second Class Honours (Division One) in Civil Engineering

Emma Frances Maurice
Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga
Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Māori and Indigenous Studies

Forest Valentine Taane Morton
Ngāti Maniapoto
Bachelor of Laws

Jesney Rebekah Te Puke-Cowperthwaite
Tainui
Bachelor of Laws

Sione Areli
Ngāti Mutunga
Bachelor of Arts: History/Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary) with Distinction

Shannan Te Roma Hauraki
Ngāti Haua
Bachelor of Science in Geology (endorsed in Environmental Science)

Rachel Elinor Robilliard
Ngāi Tahu
Bachelor of Science in Geography (endorsed in Environmental Science)

Rachel Mereana Panapa
Ngapuhi, Ngāti Whatua, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Tainui
Bachelor of Sports Coaching (endorsed in He Oranga Tangata (Maori Health and Wellbeing)

Uenuku-mai-Rarotonga Warena White
Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Pikiao, Te Arawa, Te Āti awa, Ngāti Tama, Ngati Maniapoto
Bachelor of Arts in Te Reo Māori & Maori and Indigenous Studies

IN ABSENTIA
James Colin Perry
Te Arawa
Doctor of Philosophy

Laken Matekohe Karaki Wairau
Ngāi Tahu, Rongomaiwahine, Tapuika and Waitaha
Te Pourua Reo: Diploma in Languages (Te Reo Māori)

POSTHUMOUS AWARD
Caitlin Ellen Waghorn
Ngāi Tahu / Kai Tahu
Bachelor of Commerce

Photos from Hui Whakahōnore

Maori Graduation Celebrations, Jack Mann Theatre and Foundry, 20.4.16 Special guest Tiki Taane, musician.

Maori Graduation Celebrations, Jack Mann Theatre and Foundry, 20.4.16 Special guest Tiki Taane, musician.

Maori Graduation Celebrations, Jack Mann Theatre and Foundry, 20.4.16 Special guest Tiki Taane, musician.

Maori Graduation Celebrations, Jack Mann Theatre and Foundry, 20.4.16 Special guest Tiki Taane, musician.

Maori Graduation Celebrations, Jack Mann Theatre and Foundry, 20.4.16 Special guest Tiki Taane, musician.