Category Archives: Diversity

ACU News and Funding Opportunities

Make the most of our membership of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

Included this in this month’s newsletter:

  • Catch up on The Internationalist  (podcast)
  • Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships – close on 18 Jan 2021
  • New Commonwealth Peace & Reconciliation Challenge Grant applications now open – close on 15 Jan 2021
  • Future of Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges virtual summit – 4 December
  • Going Global 2021 call for proposals – close 15 Jan 2021
  • What’s the place for reparations at universities?
  • Belonging at university – an equal future?
  • Making digital higher education a reality for all.

Plus, sector news:

  • UNESCO ‘World in 2030’ Public Survey: climate change and biodiversity loss biggest concern by far, multilateralism and education most important solutions [UNESCO]
  • COVID-19 crisis accentuating the need to bridge digital divides [OECD]
  • OECD and UNDP launch a plan to align global finance with sustainable development [UNDP]

Karen Mather, People and Culture (formerly HR)

UC Kuputaka | Glossary of Bilingual Names and Terms

Te Waka Pākākano is pleased to announce an early Christmas koha (gift) for all UC whānau: a new searchable UC Kuputaka | Glossary of Bilingual Names and Terms!

The new UC Kuputaka which you will find by clicking on the tohu (icon) above adds to the reo Māori resources available, such as the recently released UC Reo Māori Style Guide, on the UC Style Guide webpage.

Designed for UC staff and students, this new UC-specific rauemi reo (resource) is a culmination of many hours of translation work completed by the UC Ohu Reo over the past 5+ years, with inclusion of some newly coined bilingual names for all UC:

  • Colleges
  • Schools
  • Departments
  • Service Units
  • Research groups
  • Academic disciplines/ subjects

We envisage this list will be updated periodically throughout the year to reflect the changing bicultural naming and nature of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha.  Sound files to help you with your pronunciation will be added in the new year along with a list of role titles and other important bilingual names adopted by the institution.

Ko te manako ia, e whakamahi ana koutou i tēnei rauemi kia whakakaha ake i āu mahi, i tō tātou kākanoruatanga hoki.
It is our hope that this resource can be used to support your everyday work.

Kia hari te Kirihimete, kia haumaru te Tau Hou, tēnā rawa atu koutou katoa!