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UC Certified Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace

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. 

CONGRATULATIONS UC!

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 continues until 4 August 

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.


See details of events and activities>

Diversity Fest is followed by Wairua Week

HE PITOPITO REO: Blogs

This instalment of Intercom’s  Te Reo Māori pronunciation column focuses on blog names.

Pā mai tō reo | Intercom

Tūpono | The Insider’s Guide to UC blog

He Pitopito Reo

You can listen to other UC-related Te Reo Māori words on the UC website

If you have a query about how to pronounce a Te Reo Māori word correctly, send your request via the Te Ohu Reo request form and we will endeavour to feature it in a future column.

HE PITOPITO REO: Buildings

Following on from last week’s Rehua example, the second instalment of Intercom’s  Te Reo Māori pronunciation column focuses on building names.

Matariki


Ōrakipaoa


Ōtākaro


Puaka James Hight


Te Ao Mārama


Waimairi


Waitākiri


Whekī

You can listen to other UC-related Te Reo Māori words on the UC website

If you have a query about how to pronounce a Te Reo Māori word correctly, send your request via the Te Ohu Reo request form and we will endeavour to feature it in a future column.

Have your say on equity and diversity

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