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ERSKINE PROGRAMME GRANT PROFILE – ANNICK MASSELOT

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Annick Masselot in Cambridge

What Department/School have you come from and what do you teach?
I come from the School of Law. I teach Employment Law and Advanced Employment Law, Contract Law, Gender and the Law, European Union Law and Legal Research Methods.  I also do some teaching in the Executive Development Programme where I teach Business Law for the MBA and the MBM degrees.

What interested you in the Grant opportunity?
One of my present line of research is concerned with the gender impact of Brexit. People wrongly think that Brexit and, what are considered to be the most relevant issues: Trade and migration, are gender neutral topics.  In reality, the most adversely impacted people are likely to be the least visible people: women and people from minority backgrounds.

The Cambridge Grant provided me with the opportunity to be based and do research in the United Kingdom at a time when political and legal developments around this theme were at their peak. The Grant further offered me the opportunity to be at Cambridge University where I could interact with experts in the field of constitutional and European Union law and political as well as gender studies scholars. As Cambridge is central to the UK, I knew I was also going to be able to do research in London, in particular at the British Parliament. I was also able to work with NGO and think tanks.

Being in the UK also provided a chance for me to disseminate my work in the country and also in other European Countries.

The grant is generous enough that I was able to do research without  worrying about where to live and I could take my family with me, which was a real bonus.

Where did you visit (i.e which institutions)?
I was a recipient of the Cambridge Grant so I spent most of my time at Cambridge University, where I was based in the Centre for European Legal Studies in the Faculty of Law.  During my time at Cambridge, I was also invited to deliver talks in other institutions.

  • ‘Gendertrouble while approaching the cliff edge Brexit?’ Queen’s University Belfast, The Centre for European and Transnational Studies, Belfast, 7 October 2019
  • ‘Jacinda Ardern and the development of a model of feminist foreign policy?’ feminist foreign policy in the EU context, Quaker Council for European Affairs, Brussels, 26 September 2019
  • ‘The gender impact of Brexit – Unpacking the ideology of socio-political institutions’, School of Law, Reading University, 16 October 2019 (with Roberta Guerrina UoBristol).

How will your time overseas benefit your teaching at UC?
The Cambridge Grant is mostly a research grant, as such it does not really consider teaching. However, I was also invited as a guest lecturer in the Jean Monnet Summer School on Gender and Brexit: Processes and Strategies for Gender Mainstreaming in the Process of Exiting the EU, University of Surrey (UK), 3-8 July 2019.

I delivered two lectures to a range of students and practitioners on (1) EU as a Gender Actor from Internal to External Affairs and (2) Gendering External Affairs – How is Trade gendered?

This experience together with the ability to share experience on European Union practices and on Brexit with practitioners provides unique experience which can be translated into vivid lectures at the University of Canterbury. Having first hand expertise in a topic makes us better teacher because we know what is going on on the ground.  

 Do you have any advice for potential future Grant applicants?
Don’t be shy, go forth and meet people outside UC.

 

Citation advantage for open access at UC

The scholarly publishing market is changing rapidly. The UC Library and R&I has been assessing the potential impact of developments such as Plan S on UC researchers to identify how we can prepare to meet them.

We investigated the rate of citation for articles produced by UC researchers and founding an overall citation advantage for research in open access publications. Specifically, we found that articles deposited in the UC Research Repository were cited 129% more often, on average, than articles only available behind a paywall (a.k.a. ‘closed access’).

Getting your work into the UC Research Repository is straight-forward:

  1. In Elements, upload the manuscript accepted by the publisher (and any other versions that you have).
  2. Select “Accepted version” and click deposit.

UC Library staff will double-check copyright compliance before uploading the correct version into the UC Research Repository. If you have questions or would like support with this process, get in touch with your subject librarian.

Making your work open access doesn’t have to involve costly article processing charges. Publish anywhere, deposit here.

Westpac Champion Business Awards: Winners Announced

There was plenty of success for UC alumni at last night’s Westpac Champion Business Awards, run by Champion Canterbury Ltd.

The annual awards ceremony has been running since 2003 and has evolved into one of the largest business awards ceremonies in Aotearoa New Zealand. The awards recognise and celebrate the excellence, innovation and success of businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Canterbury.

Congratulations to all the winners, including the following UC alumni:

  • Medsalv – Oliver Hunt
  • Christchurch Engine Centre – Jonas Aust and Ben Bainbury
  • Taska Prosthetic – Jamie Carins
  • Ethique – Brianne West
  • The New Zealand Merino Company Limited – John Brackenridge
  • Canterbury District Health Board – John Wood and David Meates
  • Anton Matthews (Fush) – Anton Matthews
  • Special Commendation – Bruce Irvine

We would also like to acknowledge our UC alumni who were chosen as finalists:

  • ENGEO – Greg Martin
  • Berkano Foods – Britteny Bryan
  • Totalspan North Canterbury – operated by Jamie and Ellen Petersen under Petersen Construction Ltd
  • Jeuneora – Meg Falconer
  • Trees for Canterbury – Tim Jenkins
  • Can Do Canterbury – Kathryn Jones

 

Staff of the Year Award 2019 Nominees

The Staff of the Year Award 2019 nomination/voting ended on Friday 6 September, at 5pm.  A total of 672 students participated in this year’s voting!

The top nominees of each category are (in alphabetical order):

Lecturer of the Year – Arts:

Sergio Redondo

Karen Saunders

Professor Alex Tan

Dr Michael-John Turp

 

Lecturer of the Year – Business & Law:

Dr Steve Agnew

Dr Matthew Barber

Associate Professor Herb de Vries

Stephen Hickson

Dr Russell Wordsworth

 

Lecturer of the Year – Education:

Dr Jenny Clarke

Tracy Clelland

Dr Brad Miles

Dr Valerie Sotardi

 

Lecturer of the Year – Engineering:

Dr Chris Hann

Professor Pedro Lee

Adjunct Senior Fellow Richard Lobb

Professor Alessandro Palermo

 

Lecturer of the Year – Science:

Associate Professor Ashley Garrill

Professor Adrian McDonald

Professor Ian Shaw

Dr Dean Sutherland

 

Supervisor of the Year:

Associate Professor Rebecca Kelly-Campbell (College of Science)

Dr Virginia McIntosh (College of Science)

Professor Ian Shaw (College of Science)

Associate Professor Tammy Steeves (College of Science)

 

Administrator of the Year:

Sharon Chapman-Stead (School of Health Sciences)

Heather Couch (School of Law)

Pieta Gray (Department of English, Cultural Studies & Digital Humanities)

Nicki Judson (School of Biological Sciences)

 

Technical Staff of the Year:

Gavin Blackwell (School of Health Sciences: Sport Coaching and Physical Education)

Julian Murphy (College of Engineering: Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering)

Craig Galilee (School of Biological Sciences)

Randall Grenfell (School of Product Design)

 

Superstar of the Year:

Jo Carter (Student Experience)

Kirsty Fraser (Postgraduate Office)

Luis Lau Bii Wei (College of Engineering)

Ben Meng (UC Business School)

Phillipa Gourdie (School of Mathematics and Statistics)

Riki Welsh (Pacific Development Team)

 

Great Character of the Year Award:

Dr Steve Agnew (UC Business School))

Dr Chris Hann (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Dr Richard Lobb (Computer Science and Software Engineering)

Professor Alessandro Palermo (Civil and Natural Resources Engineering)

Sergio Redondo (Global, Cultural and Language Studies)

 

Make Your Own Award (Titles of awards will be revealed on the night):

Professor Philip Armstrong

Cameron Bell

Heather Couch

Associate Professor Stratford Douglas

Dr Alex James

Professor Clemency Montelle

Associate Professor Ken Morison

Dr Heather Purdie

Dr Karyn Stewart

 

Now that the students have nominated (and voted), please join us at the Staff of the Year Awards 2019 event to celebrate those who have been nominated.

Friday 27 September at 6:30pm

Location: Haere-roa

Dress code: Smart Casual

There are limited tickets available for UC staff members not on the nomination list, offered on a first come first serve basis.

Ticket includes a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, nibbles and cash bar.

Nominees, please reserve your free tickets for yourself and 1 guest by Friday 20 September, via email at events@ucsa.org.nz.

We have also released 50 General Admission tickets – these are on a first come first serve basis.  Please reserve these your free ticket at https://soty2019.eventbrite.co.nz

Over 1000 years – UC Length of service celebrations

At recent ceremonies in August and September over 60 staff were presented with length of service certificates over celebratory morning teas, held in the John Britten Conference Foyer.

Vice-Chancellor Tumu Whakarae Professor Cheryl de la Rey and Executive Director Human Resources Paul O’Flaherty made the presentations.

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Awards were made to recognise 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service at UC – a total of over 1000 years of service! Professor de la Rey spoke appreciatively of people’s service, the value of people’s institutional memory, and the contribution this makes to future direction choices.

Additional ceremonies will be held in 2020 in order to continue celebrating staff from across UC some of whom are due for as many as 45 years’ service!

UC Admin Plus are working with HR on these ceremonies and a separate ceremony for academic staff is also planned.

If you would like more information about UC Admin Plus please refer to the Sharepoint site here> or email Catherine Woods to be given access.