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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.

Presentation on ‘Open Access and the Nature of Scholarly Publishing’

In association with International Open Access Week 2015 (19th-25th October) the library is offering a session on Open Access and the Nature of Scholarly Publishing.

The session will be presented by Anton Angelo and Dave Lane.

The session will be repeated twice:
Tuesday 27th October at 11am
Wednesday 28th October at 2pm
Venue: Room210 in the Central Library

All members of the university community are welcome.

Clinical Education Symposium

The Department of Communication Disorders Clinical Education Team invite you to attend an interactive day to share current practices, current research and clinical knowledge in the field of Clinical Education.

The symposium will take place on Wednesday 9 December.

The Clinical Education Symposium would suit anyone who is involved or interested in clinical education – both supervising and teaching students . This is a free event.

Topic streams will include:

  • Models of supervision
  • Current research
  • Measuring success with assessment and outcomes
  • Building successful relationships with students
  • Simulation and case based learning
  • Inter-professional learning and collaboration

How to submit

  • Email clinicaledsymposium@canterbury.ac.nz your abstract of 100 words outlining your background and work role, tile and topic stream, intended learning outcomes and preferred discussion time (30mins or 1 hour).
  • Submissions to present must be received by Friday November 6 2015.
  • You will be notified about the success of your submission by 13 November 2015.

How to register 

  • Email clinicaledsymposium@canterbury.ac.nz to register.
    Registrations close Friday 6 November 2015. Late registrations will be considered on request.

On the day
The Clinical Education Symposium will take place at Puaka-James Hight, Undercroft. Morning tea will be provided.

UC School of Music Voice Students perform for CBS Music’s ‘Wednesdays At One’ Series

UC Voice Students perform a programme of works by composers including Handel, Mozart, Puccini, Hahn, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Faure, Barber, Menotti, Gurney, Lilburn and Ostrovsky. Read more…

    • Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015, 01:00PM to 14 October 2015, 02:00PM
    • Location: St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street, Christchurch

Admission: $10.00 Waged $5.00 Unwaged

The Great NZ Shake Out – 15 Oct 2015

nz shakeout

On October 15th 2015 at 09:15 the Great New Zealand Shakeout Drill will occur to help New Zealand better prepare. In Canterbury, we need to be aware that there are still potential events ahead which may affect us and as such, and in support of the wider community of New Zealand, it would be appropriate for us to contribute to this drill.

The University has registered as a community for the drill and but please consider signing up individually to show your support and contribution.


  • Any building alarms which sound at the time of the drill are to be treated as real, as there is no campus wide notification planned.
  • UC Departments are encouraged to participate by conducting drills in their respective areas.
  • Evacuation to earthquake assembly areas is not required for the drill, however, staff are strongly encouraged to take the time to review the UC earthquake emergency procedures and become familiar with the earthquake evacuation routes and assembly areas.

More information on the New Zealand Shakeout.