The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service recently awarded the University of Canterbury (UC) Breastfeeding-Friendly status.
This award recognises that as an employer, UC supports workers to continue breastfeeding once they have returned to work.
We do this by having policies in place that ensure spaces and time will be made available to staff in the working environment to breastfeed and/or express breastmilk for their infants.
Photo caption: Tim Turnbull (Manager Human Resources UC) and Gemma Keren (Human Resources Advisor UC) receive their Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Certificate from Kelly Dorgan (Breastfeeding Health Promoter, Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service).
Diversity Fest (17 July – 4 Aug) is an opportunity to celebrate and embrace the individuals who make up our UC community. It is a special time to highlight who we are, what unites us and what challenges us.
The festival creates spaces and opportunities to talk about important issues that influence our present and future selves as staff, students and leaders in the community. These include equity, respect, inclusion, and belonging.
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Diversity Fest is followed by Wairua Week
The draft version of UC’s Equity and Diversity Policy is currently out for consultation, and staff are encouraged to provide feedback on it.
The document articulates the University’s commitment to equity and diversity and is intended as a framework for embedding principles relating to equity and diversity at UC. It has been developed by the Central Equity & Diversity Advisory Committee.
Read the draft policy here
Feedback can be emailed to Timothy Rowe up until 31 July 2017.
See more about equity and diversity at UC