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Integrating Entrepreneurship in your curriculum – session for teaching staff

The new graduate profile calls for all undergraduate students to be Employable, Innovative, and Enterprising.

How can we do this in a way that is meaningful, authentic, and true to our respective disciplines?

Morgan Miles, Professor of Entrepreneurship, will provide an overview of the many different ways in which innovation and entrepreneurship can manifest itself, and how it can fit into the curriculum of your programme.


Tuesday, November 24, 2-3 pm in the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Forestry 125 (former College of Engineering office).

For more information email erik.brogt@canterbury.ac.nz

‘Hot Air’ Documentary Director Alister Barry to offer insights at screening

Alister Barry, director and producer of the award-winning ‘Hot Air’ documentary will be present at a screening on 10 November to discuss how lessons learned from twenty years of climate change politics can be used to create change here in New Zealand.

Alister Barry says finding the time and energy to express ourselves politically isn’t easy.

“When we do we want our efforts to be effective, to pull the most effective lever as efficiently as we can. We need to know who are the key decision makers, what they are sensitive to and what actions are a waste of time. Hot Air tells the story of what has been tried over the last twenty years and how effective it was. Most importantly it tells how parliament and political parties have reacted to pressure of one sort and another.

“Dealing with climate change must eventually happen at a national political level. Hot Air lays the ground work for what we need to do politically. We know the problem, now we need to act. After seeing the film, people say to me, ‘I had forgotten so much of this stuff, or didn’t know it at all. Now I have a much better idea about where we  should be going.”

WHEN: Tuesday November 10, 7pm-9pm


UC at Big Science Day this weekend

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend?  UC Engineering and Science will be participating in the Big Science Day this Saturday.

The event, run by Science Alive, is for anyone with an interest in science and technology, so bring the family out to see some of our cool toys!

We will be showcasing the amazing innovation that can be found at UC, including a rocket, electric go-kart, the Formula SAE car, robots and drones.  HITLabNZ will be there with their robots, and we will also be hosting an interactive chemistry show. The event is meant to inspire kids and highlight career paths in engineering and science.

Other displays include Martin Jetpack, Electric Vehicles and an opportunity to build your own water rocket. The event will be held in Cathedral Square from 10am – 4pm .

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lisa Kulczycki and Joan Gladwyn

Hot Air – Film Screening and Panel Discussion on climate change

Hot Air – The politics of climate change in New Zealand: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

  • Date: Tuesday 10 November 2015, 07:00PM to 10 November 2015, 09:00PM
  • Location: C1 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury Ilam Campus

In the build up to the climate talks in Paris, UC Department of Political Science & International Relations is proud to host a screening of the documentary film Hot Air followed by a discussion with director Alister Barry who is  joined by a panel of speakers reflecting on the path to Paris, issues for New Zealand and the world.

During the summer of 1988 temperatures soared across America causing widespread droughts. Climate change was now on the world’s political agenda and New Zealand promised to do its share to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

HOT AIR is the story of twenty years of political struggle between politicians, scientists and activists wanting to reduce New Zealand’s emissions, and corporate leaders and their lobbyists working to protect profits and commercial advantage.

Key political leaders inside and outside parliament describe their victories and defeats, businessmen and lobbyists explain their strategies and concerns. Political commentators and academics take us behind the scenes to show how politics in New Zealand really works.

Including a wealth of archival material and interviews, this feature documentary is a thoughtful and provocative response to the question – is it possible for a small democratic nation to address the greatest political challenge of the age?

For further information please contact lea.kortman@canterbury.ac.nz

2015 Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching Conference

The 2015 Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching Conference takes place at UC from 17-18 November 2015.

Special guest speaker John McKee, the coach of the Flying Fijians (Fiji’s national rugby team), has been using Game Sense techniques to coach at elite levels. John will deliver a public lecture on Monday 16th November in Undercroft 101. A panel discussion and question and answer session will follow. Afterwards John will join attendees at The Shilling Club for drinks and nibbles. This is a free event to which all are welcome. 

The conference begins on Tuesday 17th November with a full day of presentations on game sense, Teaching Games for Understanding, Games Concept Approach and other game based approaches to teaching and coaching, including Keynote address by Associate Professor Stephen Harvey from West Virginia University, whose presentation is titled “Enhancing Practitioners’ observation, analysis and questioning skills in a game-based approach”. There are three parallel sessions with streams dedicated to Teaching and to Coaching. John McKee will also deliver a lecture on the Tuesday.

Wednesday 18th November features practical sessions delivered by national and international presenters applying games based approaches to coaching cricket, basketball, team handball, tennis, rugby and volleyball.

We now have a full programme of presentations, however registrations are still open for one or both days, and for the conference dinner on the Tuesday night at the Shilling Club. More details about the conference, along with registration options are available here:
Game Sense for Teaching and Coaching Conference

For further information please contact Dr Jenny Clarke, Conference Chair, jenny.clarke@canterbury.ac.nz.