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Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care on the move

Atawhai Ākonga | Student Care is on the move, and will be heading to Puaka-James Hight at the end of this month.

From Monday 29 November the team will be based in their new home in the Undercroft, just next to Kool Zone (a couple of doors down from the Uni Pharmacy).

Student Care’s wellbeing support advisors provide practical advice, guidance and support for domestic and international students.  Find out more about Student Care here>

Looking back at the Festival of Hope

At the end of 2020, postgrad student Julie Meates organised a Festival of Hope to discuss major global issues in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Students, academics, national and international experts (virtually) joined together to discuss potential solutions to social and environmental challenges, including inequality and climate change.

Read Julie’s summary of the event here> 

Here’s your shot to get vaccinated against Covid-19!

Kia ora koutou, 

Following the Government announcement at 1pm today, after two confirmed cases in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Waitaha Canterbury will maintain Covid Alert Level 2 – there are no major exposure events linked to the cases. See locations of interest and all the latest information on the Government Covid-19 website.

Heading into examinations, this is an unsettling time for students, please consider this when messaging students. If there are any students in your classes who need support during this time you can direct them to UC support services. You can find the all student email sent today here.

Remember to protect yourself and others from Covid-19 by following these simple steps – wear a face covering, maintain physical distancing and good hygiene, stay home if sick, keep track of where you’ve been using the NZ COVID Tracer app and get vaccinated.

Pop-up vaccination clinic

Earlier this month, in partnership with the Canterbury District Health Board, the Ministry of Health and UCSA, the University of Canterbury hosted a Covid-19 vaccination clinic on campus vaccinating over 2000 people in three days.

Now, due to popular demand, the pop-up clinic is returning to campus this Friday 29 October.

Friday 29 October – Haere-roa

  • 10am – 12pm [Māori and Pasifika Clinic]
  • 1pm – 4pm
  • Free kai!

No booking is needed but please wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing.

Bring your friends, your whānau, your flatmates, workmates – anyone! The clinic is open to the whole community and walk-ins are welcome.

Two shots for summer
Vaccination is your key to unlocking the classic Aotearoa New Zealand summer. So, if you’re due for your second vaccination, or you’re keen to get your first out of the way so you can book your second and ensure you’re fully vaccinated before Christmas – this is your shot.

Let’s do our bit to hit 90%

The University of Canterbury strongly encourages staff and students to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Reaching the 90% vaccination target will help Aotearoa New Zealand return to a more normal way of life sooner.

While the decision to vaccinate is yours alone, it’s important to remember that by being vaccinated you’re not just protecting yourself; you’re also reducing the risk of passing Covid-19 to your whānau, friends and the community.

For additional information on the Covid-19 vaccination, click here>

Kia kaha koutou,

Paul O’Flaherty
Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata
​Executive Director People, Culture and Campus

Back by popular demand: Covid-19 vaccinations on campus

Have you had your Covid-19 vaccination yet? Now is your time – the vaccination clinic on campus will be back on Friday 29 October! 

So if you’re looking for a place to get your first dose, or it’s time to get your second, pop into the clinic in Haere-roa: 

Friday 29 October
10am-12pm (Māori and Pasifika clinic)

You can just drop in, you don’t need to make an appointment. These clinics are for everyone in the UC community, so please bring along your friends and family. The team will make sure you’re well looked after. We’ll have free kai for those getting vaccinated too.  

Please make sure you wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing at all times. 

Read more about the Covid-19 vaccination here> 

Are you interested in freshwater?

Registrations are now open for the 2021 Waterways Postgraduate Student Conference – Wednesday 3 November, 2021, 9 – 5 at Ti Kōuka, Haere-Roa, University of Canterbury.

The 2021 Waterways Postgraduate Student Conference highlights freshwater-related postgraduate student research underway at both the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University. The programme for this year is one of the most diverse in the Conference’s 11 years. There are presentations ranging from groundwater to surface water, rivers to roofs, frogs to kōkopu – the conference will be buzzing.

Registration closes 25 October; attendance is free thanks to our generous sponsors, and includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch, and drinks and nibbles following the presentations. Registration can be completed here. A draft programme will be available mid October.

Note: If Canterbury is at Alert Level 2 on the date, numbers will be restricted but the Conference will go ahead. If we are at a higher level the Conference will be moved online