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Appointment of Assistant Vice-Chancellor Strategic Projects

While it was decided in August that the proposed Lincoln University UC partnership proposal would not proceed, the University is moving forward with a new and exciting partnership with Lincoln – a joint postgraduate and research institute.

Also involving relevant Crown Research Institutes, the initiative had been proposed as part of the initial partnership proposal but is something both parties have committed to moving forward.

Professor Wendy Lawson will lead UC’s role in the establishment of the initiative, accepting a temporary secondment into the new position of Assistant Vice-Chancellor Strategic Projects from 14 October 2019 until 30 June 2020.

In this role, Professor Lawson will also assist Vice-Chancellor Professor Cheryl de la Rey and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Wright with Research and Innovation related projects.

Dean of Science Professor Janet Carter will step into the role of Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor Science, and member of the Senior Management Team, for the duration of Professor Lawson’s secondment.

Congratulations to Professors Lawson and Carter on their appointments.

Children’s University has come to Canterbury

The University of Canterbury and Lincoln University are working in partnership to bring Children’s University to young people across the Canterbury region.

The aim of Children’s University is to bring high quality educational experiences to children in partnership with their schools, communities, and local Universities. All activities are experiential, and take place outside of school time. Uniquely, activities are linked to a University degree.

While not a ‘recruitment’ tool, one of the principles underlying Children’s University is that children need to know what exists to know what they can aspire to achieve.

Children’s University works with local learning destinations such as libraries, museums, and even sports groups so children can achieve agreed learning outcomes. An important part of the program is to bring the children onto campus to participate in learning activities.

For further information, including how you can get involved please email Amy Underdown or Jen Nicholson.