Tag Archives: Transformation

Identity and Access Management Programme update

Over the course of this year the Identity and Access Management Programme has, through a number of workshops, been gathering information about the wide variety of resources available at UC, and the rules behind who gets access to them. Along with this information gathering the team has been carrying out technical reviews of systems, development of processes and policies for how Identity and Access may be managed in the future, and working through the procurement of a number of services ready for 2018.

As mentioned in our communication in September the project provided a paper to the UC governance groups detailing the activity, cost and implementation approach for the remainder of the project over 2018 and 2019 . This was paper was endorsed and approved by council in its meeting on Wednesday 25 October.

The team will continue to work on completing the 2017 activities while preparing for 2018.

IAM Project 2018:

  • Core Identity Platform: Procurement and Implementation – Design, Build, Test, Staged deployment and Support
  • Provisioning (process that adds and remove access to resources): Procurement and Implementation through to completing all testing.


IAM Project 2019

  • Provisioning: Staged deployment and Support
  • Self-Service: Implementation – Design, Build, Test, Staged deployment and Support
  • Password Management: Implementation – Design, Build, Test, Staged deployment and Support
  • External Users & Cloud: Implementation – Design, Build, Test, Staged deployment and Support


In 2018 the team will be providing regular updates to all stakeholder groups through UC Communications and through a dedicated website where up to date information on the projects progress can be tracked.

If you would like more information you can contact the project: identityproject@canterbury.ac.nz


Jeff Field, University Registrar
Stephen Sheere, IAM Project Manager

Easy Enrolment Early Release

Walter Elliott once said “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other”.

This quote aptly describes the Student First Programme | Ākonga ki Mua (‘Programme’), which encompasses many finish lines. Progressing past each finish line contributes to building a student management system experience for students and staff that is simple, fast and certain.

I am pleased to announce the achievement of the first of these finish lines this month with the successful launch of the Easy Enrolment Early Release (‘Early Release’) for the College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora (‘CEHHD’). Achieving this means that student applicants interested in our Teaching Programmes can now apply online.

Providing this option removes the barrier between the digital world our teaching student applicants live in and the paper-based, manual way they enrolled previously.

Collaboration has featured strongly in this success – thank you to our CEHHD and Student Services colleagues. I especially acknowledge our ITS colleagues for their solid support.

To date the Early Release has fielded over 100 submitted applications.

Three weeks into the Early Release student and staff feedback has been encouraging with a number of early benefits identified. For our student applicants, no more lengthy paper-based applications, they can upload and store supporting documents and they know exactly where they’re at within the initial application process. For our staff, no more keying in paper-based applications and centralised access to documentation means more time to focus on other higher value activities.

These early benefits align strongly to building an experience for students and staff that is simple, fast and certain and contributes to the University’s drive to recover student numbers back up to
pre-earthquake levels.

One thing’s clear, perseverance is key if we’re to transform the experience we provide to our students and to you, our staff.

Ngā mihi
Dr Hamish Cochrane
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) | Te Tumu Tuarua Ākonga
Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) Student First Programme

NOTE:  The ‘Student First Programme Team will report directly into Professor Ian Wright, after Dr Hamish Cochrane leaves.

campus master plan released

The Campus Master Plan that will guide campus development for the next 30 years, has been publicly released today.

The plan has been developed by the Learning Resources team through a lengthy process of research, analysis and consultation with all sectors of the UC community to determine the final vision.

Alex Hanlon (Director of Learning Resources | Kaihautū Matua, Te Ratonga Rauemi Ako says it’s been really exciting to facilitate how our community will develop from now and into the future.

“While we started with the physical estate, it was very much about how our spaces enable all the fantastic work that our community does. From student events to high-end research facilities, UC is a little city inside a larger city and we had to consider how lots of different things relate to each other.”

View the Campus Master Plan in more detail at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/capitalworks/planning/index.shtml

Engineering celebrates another win(g)!

Late last year, Hawkins Construction officially handed the new Chemical and Process Engineering wing (CAPE) back to the University. This wing was totally rebuilt following demolition of the Denham building.

Staff are now commencing the complex reoccupation process of the building which will not be open to the general community until their relocation is complete.

Following that, you will all be welcome to visit and view these amazing new facilities during an open day that will be well advertised.

In the meantime, you can take a sneak preview here.

Planned power outages for wc 16 January 2017

A reminder that the power outages to facilitate major works on the Ilam campus are now underway. Full details of all planned outages can be found here.

Power outages planned for next week are:

7th Outage Period: Monday 16 January 2017, 8am – Friday 20 January 2017, 5pm
Buildings affected are:
•  Library Warehouse
•  Biology glasshouses
•  Macmillan Brown Library
•  Te Ao Mārama
•  Fine Arts Blocks 1 to 4
•  Alice Candy