Tag Archives: Public lecture

Adopting digital technologies in the curriculum

Digital Technologies has just been added to the New Zealand curriculum, and will be taught from primary school level.

In a recent UC Connect public lectureProfessor Tim Bell looked at the purpose of introducing it to such young students, how it related to the rest of the curriculum, and the challenges and successes involved in adopting digital technologies in schools.

If you missed it, you can watch the lecture, here.

Fascinated with health? Simulation Centre Tour

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UC supports the vision of a Health Precinct in Christchurch that integrates health care, population health, industry services, research, education and innovation in a world-class environment that attracts and retains top talent and delivers outstanding health outcomes. Partners include the Canterbury District Health Board, the University of Canterbury, ARA and the University of Otago.

You are warmly invited to the University of Otago, Christchurch, Health Showcase.

Sunday, 1 October, 1pm to  5pm, University of Otago, Christchurch, building at 2 Riccarton Ave (on the Christchurch Hospital campus).

Tour the labs, visit the medical Simulation Centre (where students and other health professionals practice skills before using them in real-life medical situations), watch a debate hosted by Gary McCormick called We can all live to 120 years old and talk to our researchers.

Get details about the day>

The Health Precinct is an area within the city dedicated entirely to testing, fixing and discovering new ways to improve the wellbeing of the Christchurch community.  Read more>

UC Presents International Flute Symposium 2017

This Waitangi Weekend, UC School of Music presents the International Flute Symposium 2017, featuring internationally acclaimed flautist Emily Beynon .

The Symposium is being held at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School and includes a Gala Concert where she will perform with other local and international artists including:

  • UC School of Music Flute tutor and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra principal flute Anthony Ferner
  • James Kortum (Lecturer in Flute, Sydney Conservatorium of Music)
  • Bridget Douglas (Principal Flute, NZSO.)

The Symposium marks the beginning of an exciting new era for the UC School of Music as teaching and performance activities are relocated to the Arts Centre this month.

The International Flute Symposium 2017 is a three-day Symposium packed with masterclasses and performances drawing on the expertise of some of the world’s best players brought to Christchurch by the UC School of Music.

flute player
Emily Beynon. Photo: Roland Krämer

Emily Beynon is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London and is a highly regarded performer and teacher with a long history as principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. She also performs with many other orchestras across Europe. A passionate and dedicated teacher, Emily is regularly invited to give masterclasses internationally.

Associated artists James Kortum (Lecturer in Flute, Sydney Conservatorium of Music), Bridget Douglas (Principal Flute, NZSO) and UC School of Music Flute Tutor Anthony Ferner (CSO Principal Flute) will join Emily to perform in the Symposium Gala Concert on Sunday evening featuring works by composers including Otar Taktakishvili, Georges Hüe, Toru Takemitsu and UC School of Music Associate Professor Chris Cree Brown.

For more information on the Symposium click here or contact Anthony Ferner ajferner@gmail.com ph 021 244 4023. A Flute Symposium daily and half day observer fee is available.

The Gala Concert starts at 7pm on Sunday Evening, 5 February at the Merivale Lane Theatre, Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, 59 Hewitts Rd, Merivale. Tickets are $40 Adult, $15 Student, Door Sales Only.

Raising children bilingually – free public lecture/workshop

Mother and child singing a song

Why should parents speak their language(s) to their children? Come and find out what the research says and share your experiences.

What: Raising Children Bilingually
When: Thursday, 3 November, 5.30-7pm
Where: Jack Mann Auditorium, Dovedale Campus, UC
Who: All welcome! Free entry
Please RSVP: latlproject@canterbury.ac.nz

For more information on the Learning and Teaching Languages Lab, please click visit our website: twolanguages.canterbury.ac.nz/ or follow us on  Facebook: Growing up with two languages

Associate Professor Una Cunningham
School of Teacher Education
Author of the book: Growing up with two languages


Exhibition Talks: Inviting In – exploring 30 years of Homosexual Law Reform

Using archival sources held in the Macmillan Brown Library, the exhibition will explore the lead-up to the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill and the impact it had on the LGBTQ+ community in Christchurch.  The exhibition has been curated by two College of Arts interns, Luke Shepard and Hannah Milne, with the assistance of UC Library Archivist, Erin Kimber.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks in the Gallery:
  • Barbara Garrie
  • Nicola Surtees
  • Karen Saunders
  • Ursula Cheer
  • Kathleen Quinlivan
  • Akira Le Fecre and Brent Skerton

The exhibition is part of BECA Heritage Week, see the full programme here