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Two new UC Māori language resources for kaimahi

To celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori this year, in addition to attending one of our Māori Language Week events or activities , Te Waka Pākākano are launching two new rauemi reo (Māori language resources) designed to support you with using and valuing te reo in your everyday mahi.

The UC Te Reo Māori Style Guide, available as both a downloadable and printable PDF and an easy to use webpage, is now available on the UC Style Guide website. The Reo Māori Style has been developed by the UC Ohu Reo and is a helpful handbook for UC staff on how to ensure the use of te reo Māori across all our UC publications, social media and marketing is accurate and consistent.  Look out for the tohu (icon) that symbolises te reo Māori which has a waha (mouth) and ārero (tongue).

The second rauemi reo, available on Te Waka Pākākano | Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori AKO | LEARN site, is a Karakia booklet.  The Karakia booklet includes a selection of karakia for kaimahi (staff) of UC to support them with beginning and closing hui, and to indicate appreciation for kai (food).  Useful sound files to help you with pronunciation are also included and you can also print or save a copy as a downloadable PDF.

Nā reira, e ngā manu kōrihi, e ngā manu korokī o tō tātou whare wānanga nei!
Kia hāro tō tātou reo Māori anō nei he kāhu ki runga i ngā mānia o Waitaha!
Tēnā, tukua kia rere ki te ao!

University of Canterbury Alumni Book Club

We are excited to announce the launch of our UC Alumni Book Club! In this online community, you can interact with UC alumni and staff, enjoy books related to lifelong learning, social issues, literature, psychology, and more. There is no cost to participate – you just need to get a copy of the book to enjoy.

The book club will connect through a private online forum where you can discuss the current book and network with each other. The group will spend two months on each book, so there will be plenty of time to read.

Why join?

– Connect with fellow alumni

– It is all online so you can join from anywhere in the world

– Be a part of a lifelong learning community

– It is free to join, and you decide whether you want to read one, or all five of the books throughout the year

The first book we will be reading is Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein. This #1 New York Times bestseller explores how to be successful in the 21st Century and whether spreading your knowledge across multiple domains is the key to success, rather than deepening knowledge in a single area.

You can sign up, and learn more about the club here. The sign-up window for this reading period will close on Wednesday May 27 2020.