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Equity and Diversity Symposium Friday 18 March

Everyone is welcome to attend the Postgraduate equity and diversity symposium Friday 18 March (11am to 12:30pm in College of Business and Law lounge) – refreshments provided from 10.30am please RSVP to catherine.woods@canterbury.ac.nz by today if you are attending.

College of Business and Law’s Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee has organised this symposium to draw attention to lesser know issues associated with diversity management. The event celebrates the post-graduate research  occurring cross the UC campus that has the potential to influence how we understand and manage aspects of diversity (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, culture, bullying, and access to justice).

Our goal is to inspire people to become diversity conscious and work with us to not only make the members of our diverse university community feel like they are welcome and belong at UC but that they can be themselves with confidence because we as a community appreciate who they are, their cultural heritage and how they choose to live their lives. It is a goal we always need to be working towards, not one that we can sit back and confidently say we have achieved.

Presenters and Topics:

Lilly Zhao College of Business and Law Interpreting and Applying Strategies in a Sino-NZ IJV Collaboration
Saman Hassibi College of Business and Law Representation of Gendered Norms in New Zealand Print Media 1950-2015: A Systematic Content Analysis
Khiam Lee College of Business and Law Dynamics of Collaborative Emergency Management : An ASEAN Perspective
Preet Kaur College of Business and Law How does the LGBT community respond to firms using the LGBT agenda in their marketing activities?
Thomas Davies College of Science Infra-humanitarian Aid? Attributing Humanity to those who give International Aid whilst denying humanity to the Recipients
Janelle Coradine College of Business and  Law Every Body Counts. The Security Council And The Gendering of Conflict Discourse. Sexual and Gender Based Violence as a Weapon of War
Mandy Stratford College of Arts The impact of paid parental leave on gender equity in the workplace

Governor-General visits Science and Engineering

We welcomed The Governor-General Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae to campus on Wednesday afternoon to check out UC’s latest science and engineering research.

The visit was an opportunity for Sir Jerry to see UC’s research in action and to meet students and academics.

The programme showcased research from the School of Biological Sciences, The Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab NZ) and the finalists from UC’s Thesis in Three competition.

Sir Jerry is welcomed by a group, including Chancellor Dr John Wood.
Sir Jerry is welcomed to UC by a group, including Chancellor Dr John Wood.
Sir Jerry is welcomed by UCSA Student Executive members.
Sir Jerry meets UCSA Student Executive members.
Professor John Harding explains how freshwater bugs are impacted by sediment across Canterbury.
Professor Jon Harding explains how freshwater bugs are impacted by sediment across Canterbury.
Sir Jerry meets Thesis in Three competition winners and then listens to their presentations.
Sir Jerry meets Thesis in Three competition winners.
Enjoying Thesis in Three presentations with Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr.
Enjoying Thesis in Three presentations with Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr.
Sir Jerry experiences mobile augmented reality in action through a comic book that comes to life.
Sir Jerry experiences mobile augmented reality in action through a comic book that comes to life.
Sir Jerry interacts with robots at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory.
Sir Jerry interacts with robots at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory.
Checking out UC Motorsport's Formula SAE car.
Sir Jerry checking out UC Motorsport’s Formula SAE car.

Erskine seminar on teaching responsible management

The Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship is hosting an Erskine Seminar by Professor Jeanie Forray who is visiting from Western New England University, USA.

Topic: ‘Hearts and Minds: Student learning and the methods we use to teach responsible management.’

Date: Wednesday 9th March 2016 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

Location: Room 409, Business and Law Building, Ilam Campus.

Professor Forray will discuss her research into teaching  within the Responsible Management (RM) domain, in an attempt to find out why efforts to educate students to be responsible managers appear insufficient to overcome the dominant business paradigm of profit.

ORCiD – Helping researchers distinguish themselves

The University has just signed up to ORCiD.  ORCiD gives a researcher a unique number  that can be added to your papers and research grant applications, disambiguating yourself from others with a similar name.

The library and  Research & Innovation  will be starting a programme to help Canterbury researchers get an ORCiD membership, but there is nothing stopping you registering now.  Many Canterbury researchers already have – well over 200.

The initiative is supported by most major publishers, funding institutions and research organisations.

The library has created a webpage that goes through the basics of ORCiD, and a large recent piece of research has confirmed the utility of the scheme.

If you have any questions about the scheme, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local liaison librarian, or the library Research Data Coordinator.

(Oh, and its pronounced like the flower: “orchid”, not Orc ID.)