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The Chamber: SPECIAL EVENT WITH PRIVACY COMMISSIONER – JOHN EDWARDS

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce event

Join us on Tuesday 4 August to hear from The Privacy Commissioner John Edwards who will introduce the new Privacy Act and the new privacy protections and obligations, including mandatory privacy breach notifications, access directions, and compliance notices.

The Commissioner will explain these changes and outline what they will mean for businesses and organisations in practice. We will finish with a Q&A where the commissioner will answer any questions you may have.

Date: Tuesday 4 August
Time: 12.00pm-1.00pm
Venue: The Chamber, 57 Kilmore Street

FREE to members (UC is a member)

Details are on The Chamber website .

Here’s how to create an account and get your free registration.

Feeding the mind – as researchers in New Zealand explore the link between nutrition and mental health, could a Māori philosophy of wellbeing hold some clues?

Feeding the Mind” by Taryn Hale (Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Pākehā), a UC Master’s student and Professor Julia Rucklidge, Director of Te Puna Toiora, the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group and Professor of Clinical Psychology was published on 8 July in “The ACU Review”, the online publication of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

You may enjoy reading some other recent articles in this publication in the areas of Endangered languages and Public mental health.

You can also explore the ACU homepage.

Join the ACU at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2020

Dear Colleague,

The Association of Commonwealth Universities is delighted to invite you to participate in this year’s UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) – the yearly conference of the United Nations reviewing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The HLPF is where governments, UN Agencies and civil society come together to discuss the achievements that have been made towards Agenda 2030. This year the HLPF, taking place from 7-16 July, is dedicated to “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”.

As a global university association advocating for the key role that higher education plays in achieving sustainable development, the ACU will take an active part in the debates again this year and is co-organising a series of virtual events, together with our partners and Members.

Click on the links below to learn about each event and register to attend. The following events are free and open to all ACU Members.

ACU at the HLPF 2020 in brief:

On all HLPF days the ACU will share a virtual exhibition space with IAU and AUF titled ‘Higher Education mobilises for the SDGs’.  

Learn more about the UN HLPF 2020 here and access the full HLPF 2020 programme here.

We hope you can join us in championing sustainable development in higher education.

Kind regards, The ACU.

ACU Summer School 2020 (virtual delivery) | The Migration generation? Climate, youth and refugees

The Association of Commonwealth Universities Summer School 2020 | The  Migration Generation? Climate, youth and refugees

Due to the impact of COVID-19, this year’s ACU summer school will be delivered virtually in partnership with University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

International collaboration remains at the heart of the ACU and its work. We are delighted to be in a position where can still bring together talented students from across the Commonwealth, whilst safeguarding the health and wellbeing of staff and students during this global health emergency.

Students will share their knowledge and experiences of migration, work on a challenging group project, learn from expert speakers and virtually immerse themselves in Ghanaian culture and history. Developed by senior University of Cape Coast subject specialists, the programme has been adapted to provide students with rich intercultural experiences, even at a distance.

Details can be found on the ACU Summer School site.

ACU Digital Now events: “Strategies for successfully moving courses online” and “Going Global 2020: From Global Goals to Global Learning”

Kia ora colleagues The following invitation has been received from the Association of Commonwealth Universities. These events are free as part of our membership.  If you want the information but the time zone doesn’t suit, register for the event and they will then send you a link to the recorded webinar.

Connect with colleagues from across the Commonwealth – attend an ACU Digital Now event.

International collaboration remains at the heart of the ACU and its work. ACU Digital Now is part of our commitment to ensuring that our extensive global network continues to engage and collaborate during this challenging time and beyond. We are using digital solutions to cross borders, narrow divides, and create access to inspire change.

From free webinars offering practical advice and lessons learned, to virtual conferences exploring a range of key areas in higher education – ACU Digital Now marks a digital step change in how we collaborate with each other.

Get insights and perspectives from universities across the Commonwealth to advance your knowledge and support your work. Register online to attend an ACU Digital Now event:

Please feel free to share this email with colleagues who might be interested in these topics. You can keep informed of future events by checking our events page.

If you have any questions about our events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at events@acu.ac.uk

We send our best wishes and support to all of you.  Kindest regards,  The ACU