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Video overview of UC’s Policy on Prevention of Harassment and Bullying

All staff are encouraged to watch this video overview of UC’s Policy on the Prevention of Harassment and Bullying.

UC regards harassment and bullying of any kind involving staff or students, whether on or off campus, as unacceptable.

UC encourages a culture where people speak up when they see or experience harassment or bullying.

The Policy on the Prevention of Harassment and Bullying was updated in 2018 and it applies to all staff and students.
Read it here>

Exhibition: An imprecise organisation of forms – Holly Best

You are warmly invited to the Ilam Campus Gallery exhibition opening of An imprecise organisation of forms – Holly Best.

When: 5pm, Wednesday 28 March (exhibition runs 27 March – 26 April)
Where: Ilam Campus Gallery, Block 2, SoFA

An imprecise organisation of forms is part family photo album, part formal game that takes an unreliable approach with indecisive results.

Considering the practice of chasing Cartier-Bresson’s photographic “decisive moment”,  Holly Best courts failure with the most precious of subjects, exploring the convoluted ways we see pictures and measure their success.

Holly Best is a Christchurch-based artist and writer. Recent exhibitions include ‘The Devil’s Blindspot: Recent Strategies in New Zealand Photography’ at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, ‘Garden City’ for SCAPE Public Art in the Christchurch Arts Centre, and ‘Domestic Abstraction’ at Chambers 241. She also writes for Art New Zealand.

Image: Untitled, photograph

Function celebrates long serving staff

On 16 August, more than 30 staff were presented with length of service certificates at a celebratory afternoon tea held by UC Admin Plus at Undercroft 101.

Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae Dr Rod Carr and Director – Human Resources | Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata Paul O’Flaherty made the presentations and approximately 80 colleagues attended at the function celebrating the importance of non-teaching staff from across UC.

Awards were made for 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years of service at UC – totalling 485 years of service.

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Recipients are listed below.

10+ years

  • Janette Winks
  • Jackie Plimmer
  • Jackie Soady
  • Lisa Beardsley
  • Caroline Anderson
  • Rebekah Hunt
  • Elizabeth Ackerman
  • Annette Wanty
  • Kerrie Bruce
  • Xuefeng Liu
  • Lawrence Teo
  • Debbie Cameron
  • Sharyn Gordon
  • Pamela Chivers
  • Gary Smith
  • Albert Yee
  • Julie Johnson
  • Rachel Rogers
  • Nicola MacDonald
  • Samuel Maddimadugula

15+ years

  • Azeen Tashakkor
  • Annie McEwin
  • Emma Parnell
  • Rob Morgan
  • Scott Lloyd
  • Sheryl Lemon

20+ years

  • Lorraine McKeown
  • Janet Cumberpatch

25+ years

  • Heather Couch
  • Rosalie Lyttle
  • Anandi Eichenberger
  • Ann Sutcliffe
  • Brendan Queree

30 years

  • Tineke Patterson

UC Admin Plus is a network of all UC non-teaching staff who wish to liaise with colleagues on regular networking occasions over the year.


Volunteers needed to help at Open Day

The Events and Partnerships Team is seeking volunteers to help potential students have the best Open Day experience possible.

Thursday 13 July, 9am – 5pm.

170601_Open DayVolunteers are being sought in the following areas.

  • Supplier of Smiles (Welcome Ambassadors)  (NOW FULL)
    You have a great smile and enjoy making people happy.
    You’ll be stationed at one of our welcome points to warmly greet our visitors to UC, hand out tote bags, scan tickets of registered attendees, welcome visitors off buses, and wave them goodbye at the end of the day.
  • Information Guru (Campus Ambassadors)
    Providing help and support is your gig.
    There will be a special station for you on Open Day. You’ll assist visitors with questions like ‘where will I get a good coffee?’ and ‘what time is the next info session?’ You’ll also monitor sessions taking place in your area.
  • Data Gatherer (Survey Collector) (NOW FULL)
    You’re confident asking people what they think.
    iPad in hand, we need you to confidently approach attendees and get their feedback on Open Day. Using the pre-populated survey online, you will ensure we get the data we need to run a successful event every time.
  • Campus Explorer (Tour Guide)
    You know the campus well and can’t wait to show it off.
    We need you to lead small groups of visitors on a loop of the campus, pointing out all the key buildings and facilities and answering questions. We’ll make sure you know where activities are taking place during the day so you can point them out and help our visitors feel comfortable on campus.

If you are interested in volunteering, please volunteer by filling out the form here>

If you have any questions email the Events team.

UC Pro-Vice-Chancellor wins international geospatial award

wendy receiving Asia pacific awardUC’s College of Science Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Wendy Lawson has won the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) Professional of the Year 2016 award. This was presented to her at a gala dinner at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour in Sydney last week on 5 April. She was nominated for this award after winning the Professional of the Year Award at the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA) at an event held at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, in November 2016.

The APSEA award event was held in conjunction with the recent Digital Earth & Locate17 symposium, and eight people were shortlisted for Professional of the Year from around the Asia-Pacific region. The citation read on announcement of her win highlighted Professor Lawson’s sustained strategic leadership and influence in the geospatial sector, both in New Zealand and internationally.

3J9A2317 - WendyAmong the geospatial initiatives that Professor Lawson has led and driven is the strategic partnership between UC and the Melbourne-based Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI), the establishment of the Geospatial Research Institite Toi Hangarau at UC, and the development of the Master’s degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS), which is hosted at the University of Canterbury, and delivered in partnership with AUT and Victoria University Wellington. She also contributesd signiifcantly to the development of the New Zealand Geospatal Research and Development Priorities and Opportunities 2016-2010 stategy, released by the Minister for Land Information in November 2015.

Professor Lawson is currently Chair of the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) Research and Education College, and also represents the CRCSI research community in planning for the future of the CRCSI after the current funding ends in 2018.

In the ceremony in Australia last week, Professor Lawson shared a whakataukī in her acceptance speech to acknowledge the broad and cross-sector collaborations that underpin the various geospatial initiatives: ‘Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, ēngari he toa takitini’ – success is not the work of one, it is the work of many.