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Vice-Chancellor & Health, Safety and Wellbeing Award Winners 2018

2018 Vice-Chancellor General Staff Development Awards

Alongside Paul O’Flaherty, Executive Director HR | Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata, Dr Rod Carr, Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae  presented awards to the following recipients at the ceremony on 30 August 2018:

  • Rebecca Hurrell
  • Rebecca Warr and Pamela Glover
  • Naomi Wilde
  • Catherine Woods
  • Jace Carson (who was unable to attend)

Held annually, the awards are a chance for our General Staff to be recognised and rewarded for seeking out exceptional professional development opportunities, such as: visits to other higher educational institutions, staff exchanges, specialised training, conferences and more.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Awards 2018

Dr Rod Carr, Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae, presented alongside Steve Hunter, Health and Safety Manager, awards to the following recipients at the awards on 30 August 2018:

  • Mary Watson
  • Library H&S Group (Mushtak Dawood accepted on behalf)
  • Michael Sandridge
  • Charmaine Atherfold, Julie Stafford and Dave MacPherson

The Awards are designed to reward and encourage staff members to initiate innovative Health & Safety practices within their Department/Unit/College.

Congratulations to all of our winners 

Calling all early career Academics

Planning Your Career Advancement is a 2-day workshop for Early Career Academics that’s interactive and reflective and is designed to give you time and space to identify your career goals, give context to your position in UC and provide information on support services available to you.

The workshop runs over two days, from 9am – 4.30pm Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 September, 2018, with a networking event from 5-6pm on Wednesday evening.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to attend.
Only one course is run per year!

To find out more about the course and instructions on how
to register, visit the  intranet site here.

Visit our intranet site here if you are interested in what other
Professional Development Opportunities Learning and Development has available?

or email learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz.

2018 VC General staff awards close Friday 27 July

Applications for the VC Awards close this Friday, so if you are attending or presenting at a conference, undertaking specialised training, or even taking part in a staff exchange, then get in quick.

The VC Awards are a chance to be recognised for your interest and upcoming participation in professional development that is exceptional and will benefit you, your team, your department and UC.

For more details and the application criteria for the Awards, please visit the Learning and Development webpage here or apply here.

If you have any questions or comments on this or other professional development opportunities, we would love to hear from you.

Please email learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz.


Does the thought of negotiating make you uncomfortable?

The Negotiation Skills course provides practical tools and strategies that managers and staff can implement in everyday negotiations, so that the perceived stress and fear of negotiation is removed resulting in improved morale, creative solutions and successful outcomes.

Enrol now for Tuesday 31 July’s one-day (9am – 4.30pm) course.

To find out more, visit the Negotiation Skills intranet site here.

Do you want some Professional Development, but this isn’t hitting the spot, visit the Learning and Development intranet to view what’s on offer via our A-Z list.

Training in Echo360 for instructors

Alison Maloney, Learning Technologist with Echo360 will be visiting UC to conduct training on the ECHO360 system during UC Teaching Month.

Alison will be running two 2-hour sessions on 12 July and a four hour session on 13 July. There is a limit of 20 attendees at each session so please register for your preferred time using the links below:

Thursday 12 July (intermediate level)

Session 1 – 10am -12pm, The Den, 206 Puaka James Hight

Session 2 – 2pm – 4pm, The Den, 206 Puaka James Hight

  • Using polls and quizzes
  • Flipped classroom practices

Echo360 can be used to support UC’s current pedagogical focus, for example;

  • Retrieval
  • Cognitive Overload
  • Peer Instruction
  • Questioning
  • Formative assessment
  • Team Based Learning
  • A deep dive into Analytics

Friday 13 July (introductory to advanced level)

10:00am-2:00pm, The Den, 206 Puaka James Hight

  • An overview of the student functionality
  • Working with video and capture including PCAP (our desktop capture solution)
  • Creating classes
  • Using polls and quizzes
  • An overview of the analytics

Discussion about ways Echo360 can enhance learning with specific use cases, such as:

  • In-class formative assessment
  • Flipped classroom practices
  • Using the analytics