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FYI – Nominations open soon for the UCSA By-Election

The UCSA is holding a By-Election to select its next Finance and Engagement Officer! 

Nominations open soon and we’d love your help in encouraging students to consider running. Being a part of the Student Exec Team is a massively rewarding experience where they can represent the student voice on campus, as well as grow their own leadership skills.

Key Dates:

  • 22 April–29 April: Nominations open (Nominations close 12PM)
  • 30 April–4 May: Campaigning period
  • 5 May: Voting opens 9AM
  • 7 May: Voting closes 5PM (Results announced at 6PM)

To find out more about the By-Election, please visit our website

Information Session for Faculty by Fulbright NZ

Fulbright NZ will be visiting UC on May 5th from 2-3pm in the John Britten 102 Conference foyer (with afternoon tea provided). This is an opportunity to learn more about the Fulbright program, hear from key program managers in Aotearoa, and look at ways to maximise your chances at winning an award.

The awards are open to all faculty who are New Zealand citizens that wish to travel and work in the US for a 10 week to 5 month period. Naturally, travel will be negotiable depending on how safe it is to do so, but perhaps you are considering this for a few years down the line and would like to prepare now.

Beyond the opportunity to travel and study overseas the Fulbright program enables entry into their very established scholar network and other benefits that have helped many academics over the years.

More information about the scholars awards can be found at – if you’d like to attend, please reply directly to Sarita from Fulbright on

I look forward to seeing you there.


Ekant Veer, PhD
Ahorangi| Professor
Te Amo Tuarua Rangahau|Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research (Scholarships)
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha|University of Canterbury
Ilam 8140
Private Bag 4800
Ōtautahi |Christchurch
Aotearoa|New Zealand
Waea|Tel: +64 3 3694068

Exercise in disguise at lunchtime- try drop-in sport!

Are you looking for something healthy and fun to do at lunchtime that doesn’t involve too much huffing and puffing? Why not try our drop-in sport sessions? You don’t have to be a RecCentre member to join in the fun.

Play badminton, futsal or volleyball with others at drop-in sport sessions at the UC RecCentre.

What is drop-in sport?
  • Drop-in Sport Sessions at the RecCentre are FREE for UC RecCentre members and just $2 for everyone else.
  • Daily sessions are available, check our website for info on days/times
  • Try Futsal, Badminton or Volleyball – all levels welcome!
  • There’s a mix of staff and students at every session with some our staff volleyballers having attended for over 10 years!
How does it work?
  • As a non-member, bring your UC Staff card to our reception, pay your $2 and sign in as a casual visitor
  • Head to the sportshall
  • No-one there? You’re likely the first person to arrive. Head to our reception and we’ll give you all the equipment you need to set up
  • If other people are already there, just introduce yourself and join in

That’s it! No commitment to turn up for a league, but 99% certain to have a few others to play the game with (and let’s face it, it’s kind necessary for games like Futsal, Volleyball and Badminton). If you get really sweaty, you’re welcome to use the showers afterward.

Ngā mihi,
Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec&Sport

Fire Service Training on Dovedale

Security would like to inform you that New Zealand Fire Service is conducting a training on Dovedale campus in the Otakaro building on the 22nd of April 2021 from 9am to 3pm.

The training concept will be a Search and Rescue operation in the building. The training staff would use breathing apparatus and thermal imaging to find a dummy in the building.

For any problems or concerns on the day of this event please contact the Security office on 0800 823 637.



Join the UCSA’s ANZAC Day Service, 2021

The UCSA invites you to our annual ANZAC Day commemoration, an event that brings together our wider community – staff, students, and the public – to honour those who have served.

All are welcome to the service, which will include a performance by the Christchurch Youth Choir, and speeches, as well as a wreath laying. Afterwards, please join us for tea and coffee on Okeover Lawn.

◾️ Date, location and times: Sunday 25 April

10am–11am: Service held at the Quad between Matariki and Puaka-James Hight Library, University of Canterbury

(Note: This is an outdoor service.)

11am–11.30am: Morning Tea held on Okeover Lawn, University of Canterbury

◾️ Parking: Parking is available in the S Block car park

◾️ Speakers:

  • Kim Fowler, President of the UCSA
  • Rosa Hibbert-Schooner, President of Te Akatoki Māori Students’ Association
  • Allister Baker, The RSA
  • The New Zealand Defence Force
  • John Fox, University of Canterbury Chaplin