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Join us for Ako Anamata: EdTalk – 15 June

Te Ako Anamata | Future Learning and Development team is excited to invite UC staff to the first monthly Ako Anamata: EdTalk, which will be given by Associate Professors Cheryl Brown and Sara Tolbert two of UC’s 2021 Distributed Leadership in Teaching Programme (DLTP) Scholars.

Date: Tuesday 15 June
Venue: University of Canterbury Club (Ilam Homestead)
Time: 4pm – 6pm

The session includes:

  • 4pm: Welcome and introduction – Professor Catherine Moran, Tumu Tuarua Akoranga | Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic
  • 4.05pm: An update on Catapult courses – Julie Mackey, Dean (Academic Success) and Kaylene Sampson, Programme Director Learner Success & Team Leader Evaluation and Student Insights
  • 4.20pm: Key presentation – Principles and Praxis for pedagogies of care in a Postdigital University – Associate Professor Cheryl Brown and Associate Professor Sara Tolbert, DLTP Scholars. (Introduced by Brad Hurren, Kaiwhakawhanake Akoranga | Academic Developer)
  • 4.55pm: Close, followed by networking with colleagues

Key presentation – Principles and Praxis for pedagogies of care in a Postdigital University
Cheryl and Sara are conducting interview podcasts with scholars who are doing innovative critical work in the area of (post)digital pedagogies. They then plan to use these conversations (along with selective literature) as stimulus for a workshop with interested colleagues. The podcasts will be available in June for participants to listen to and contemplate, and then in early July we will meet face-to-face to collectively think about how to engage with the content as we work to develop and design Principles and Praxis for pedagogies of care in a Postdigital University (i.e., hybrid tertiary educational contexts).

DLTP monthly talks
Our DLTP (Distributed Leadership in Teaching Programme) Scholars have been successful in applying for the opportunity to secure both time and funding to explore their interests in teaching and learning. More information on the DLTP can be found here.

These monthly talks provide an exciting opportunity for DLTP scholars to showcase their work, as well as to give you a brief update on what’s happening in the wider Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic team. The Ako Anamata: EdTalk is also time for colleagues and friends to get together and network in an informal setting. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information contact Brad Hurren

Let’s talk rubbish

Muddled about milk bottles? Confused about coffee cups? Unclear about organics? Perplexed about PET?  With Plastic Free July just around the corner, we want to hear your campus waste questions!

Image: @beachdontkrillmyvibe

The UC Sustainability Office is working with EnviroWaste to create a video and online resource to help answer your questions about our waste management system on campus.

If you have a waste related question that you’d like to see answered, or a comment you’d like to make, please email us at before Wednesday 16 June. Your responses will help us understand where the communication focus of this resource  needs to be.

If you haven’t already, check out UC’s current waste information here.

Are you taking part in Plastic Free July? Now is a good time to start thinking about how you can be a part of the month-long challenge! The UC Sustainability Office will be sharing student-led tips and tricks on ditching single-use plastics, as well as running giveaways and competitions on their social media channels. Follow along for some inspiration!Sust

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It’s not too late to register to come along – UC Conferencing Pop up Expo

Conferencing Pop Up Expo
Wednesday 9 June, 10.00am – 11.30am
Rehua 226, Te Moana nui a Kiwa
Invite a colleague and register to let us know you’re coming>

UC partners with Tourism New Zealand and ChristchurchNZ to support academics to bid for and host international conferences. Come along to the UC Conferencing Pop up Expo, enjoy a coffee on us, listen to some short info sessions and meet the team – you’ll also have the opportunity to take a sneak peek around Te Pae (Christchurch Conference Centre) through a VR head set.

Conferences are an opportunity for our academics to showcase their knowledge and profile their sector and research. They are shown to increase citations, networking opportunities and global university rankings far beyond the conference itself.

We’ll also be at the Women’s Research Symposium during lunchtime to answer any questions you have about conferencing at UC.

Invite a colleague and register to let us know you’re coming> 

Work Together for the Sustainable Development Goals

Tickets for online SDG Hui #3: Working Together for Change are LIVE!

Interested in hearing a panel discussion focussed on Intergenerational Conversations and Justice? What about one led by youth leaders and the Children’s Commission, and chaired by Professor Bronwyn Hayward?

Or, how about learning about Aotearoa New Zealand’s place in the Pacific, and pathways for change with a panel chaired by Professor Steven Ratuva? 

Then mark your calendars: Online SDG Hui #3 ‘Working Together for Change’ is coming up on Thursday 24 June, 7pm – 9pm!

This final online hui in the 2020-2021 Summit Series will build on kōrero from Hui#1 and Hui#2, and will be two hours of incredible panel discussions, an interactive workshop stream and a creative moment. This hui aims to inspire thinking and action on creating meaningful, inclusive, participatory and collaborative partnerships for change.

Tickets are just $5 – $10. Get yours here now and be a part of Aotearoa’s SDG journey!

In honour of Sāmoan Language Week, we wanted to share with you  the incredible Daisy Lavea-Timo’s slam poetry magic from online SDG Hui #2 ‘Be the Change’  back in March.

The 2020-2021 Aotearoa New Zealand SDG Summit Series is co-hosted by the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, with support from the Christchurch City Council and Ara Institute of Canterbury. Building on two previous SDG Summits, the 2020-2021 Series is here to take people on a journey from an individual understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to collective action, under an overall theme of ‘Pathways to (Urgent) Action’.

For more information on the 2020-2021 Aotearoa New Zealand SDG Summit Series, check out the website, sign up to the mailing list, see the Youtube channel and follow their mahi on social media.

‘Snow and ice in the desert: mountain hydrology and community engagement in the Chilean Andes’ Seminar

Visiting Erskine Fellow, Dr Shelley MacDonell, will be giving a seminar next week, as part of the School of Earth and Environment seminar series: 

‘Snow and ice in the desert: mountain hydrology and community engagement in the Chilean Andes’ 

Date: Thursday 27 May

Time: 4pm (16:00h)

Venue: Ernest Rutherford, 263

Dr MacDonell Dr Shelley MacDonell, currently a lead researcher at CEAZA in Chile, is hosted by Dr Heather Purdie of the School of Earth and Environment.  At CEAZA, she leads a research group covering glaciology, climate change, hydrology, and water resources. The group primarily works in the semiarid Andes and Antarctica. Their work has also been used to advise public policy in areas such as glacier protection, water resources and climate change in Chile. During her time at UC, Dr MacDonell has been teaching into two courses, GEOG201: Environmental Processes: Principles and Applications, and ANTA102: Antarctic Studies.