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Graduation Bus Service is Back

A free bus service is being run for members of staff attending the April graduation ceremonies at Horncastle Arena at the following times:

Tuesday 19 April

Morning ceremony:

Departs Fine Arts Carpark 8:45am and returns 12:20pm.

Afternoon ceremony:

Departs Car Park 1 (Dovedale Campus) 12:35pm then departs Fine Arts Carpark 12:55pm. Returns 4:25pm (drop-off on both campuses).

Thursday 21 April

Morning ceremony:

Departs Fine Arts Carpark 8:45am and returns 12:20pm.

Afternoon ceremony:

Departs Fine Arts Carpark 12:45pm and returns 4:25pm.

If you have any queries about the bus service, please email graduation@canterbury.ac.nz

April Graduation details

Christchurch Graduation Ceremonies April 2016

  1. General

Graduation Ceremonies will be held on 19 and 21 April 2016 in the Horncastle Arena as follows:

Tuesday 19 April 2016

10.00am                        Faculty of Engineering & Forestry

2.00pm                       Faculties of Arts and Education

Thursday 21 April 2016

10.00am                        Faculty of Science

2.00pm                       Faculties of Law and Commerce

Council members are encouraged to attend any or all ceremonies and staff are also encouraged to attend the ceremony connected with their own Faculties.   They may of course attend any as they wish.

All University of Canterbury staff are invited to be part of the stage party and there will be ample room for those who wish to participate.

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Full academic dress will be worn. Hire of this should be arranged through departmental offices.  Hired regalia may be collected on the day before Graduation from the Federation of Graduate Women at 9 Creyke Road, Ilam.  Please note that the NZFGW hold very limited stocks of Waikato PhD regalia so, where applicable, prompt ordering is advised.

Printed programmes will be provided in the Arena. All those joining the Platform Party for any ceremony are requested to inform Karen Reynolds (ext 8981) (karen.reynolds@canterbury.ac.nz) that they intend to be present, not later than 4.30pm on Monday 11 April. Staff are reminded that seats will not be available unless there is prior notification.

Admission for the General Seating in the Arena will be by ticket only.  Members of Council and Staff requiring ticket(s) for a family member or friend for any Ceremony should advise Karen (Ext. 8981) not later than 4.30pm on Monday 11 April.

In the case of staff, tickets will be forwarded by internal mail before the date of the Ceremonies unless a request is received to forward them elsewhere.

  1. Arrangements for the ceremonies at 10.00am on Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 April

All members of the Platform party are requested to assemble near the sign-posted area on Twigger Street, directly down the path from the main entrance to the arena, by 9.20am.

Arrangements for the ceremonies at 2.00pm on Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 April

All members of the Platform Party are requested to assemble near the sign-posted area on Twigger Street, directly down the path from the main entrance to the arena, by 1.20pm.

In the event of wet weather, please assemble on the landing of Stair 1 directly opposite Gate 1.

Jeff Field

University Registrar

UC staff members and families graduating in December

Well done to the UC staff and their family members who are graduating this week.

  • Professor Neville Watson (Engineering) has a son graduating.
  • Louise Barton (MBA programme administrator) has a son graduating.
  • Karen Mather (HR) has a step-son graduating.
  • Dr Jan Wikaira (academic in Chemistry) is graduating with a BA in Te Reo.
  • Lia de Vocht and Chris North are academics in Education and both graduating with PhDs.
  • Eru Prendergast-Tarena (Ngai Tahu Research Centre) is graduating with a PhD – the first for the NTRC.
  • Dennis Parker, Admin Services Manager, is receiving an MA in Sociology .
  • Carol Penfold is graduating with an MHealSc. Her son, Gregory, is also graduating with a GradDipTchLn (Secondary).

Developing country scholarship winners graduate in special ceremony

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.

NZ Aid Completion Ceremony, A4 lecture Theatre 16.11.15 Hamish Cochrane, Jim Dragna, Matthew Allen, NZ Foreign Affairs and Trade, Shelley Chapelle. Being presented, graduating. Douglas Aufiu Samanan Kittijarot Lu Xuan Dai Florentine Masingau Gaylodr Mitto Paul Oyier Ana Rachid Casnati Christopher Ruigu Doctor Segweni Naomay Tor

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.

Photo:

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).

December Graduation Information for Staff

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 karen.reynolds@canterbury.ac.nz.

Further information about graduation can be found here .