On 26 Feb we held Whaia te Hauora event of wellness at Aotahi, University of Canterbury. Whaia te Hauora was born out of the whānau that attended the Te Pūtahitanga symposium. There was a lot of good information and ideas around whānau well-being, however there was little action taken by our whānau. From this we took an approach to start connecting with whānau to engage in their own wellness. Whānau enjoyed a seminar run by Brainwave Trust Aotearoa about unraveling the teenage brain – fantastic information on teenagers delivered in a way that everyone can engage and understand. We also had information from the “All right?” Campaign, Victim Support, the 5 Ways of Well-being and Thursdays in Black. All of these are free resources that are available for whānau to access. We hope to run similar events throughout the year. [Read more…]

AVC Māori Portfolio

Would you like to play an integral role in the delivery of UC’s innovative vision for Māori Development, Rautaki Whakawhanake Kaupapa Māori?

  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Two continuing (i.e. permanent) positions

UC’s Strategy for Māori Development is one of the key initiatives of our UC Futures Programme with a vision to become a vibrant contributor to indigenous knowledge economies regionally, nationally and internationally. We are committed to developing graduates and staff that can live and work in a bicultural Aotearoa and a multi-cultural world as well as delivering leading edge Māori student recruitment, retention and achievement strategies. We are now seeking to appoint a key position within the Office of the AVC Māori that will be critical to achieving the outcomes described in UC’s Rautaki Whakawhanake Kaupapa Māori. Reporting to the Kaiarahi Tuakana, you will be responsible in collaborating to achieve strategic development outcomes across the Colleges. You will also work with specific colleges to lead and support their Māori and bicultural strategy and assist academic and general staff in meeting Māori educational aspirations. A key part of this role is leading, collaborating with and supporting the process of embedding Māori knowledge and experience across academic programmes and enhancing the College relationships with Ngāi Tahu and Māori communities. [Read more…]

University of Canterbury Council

The university council is the governing body of the university and is responsible for the governance of the university. Its powers are set out in the Education Act (1989) and include the oversight of the institution’s policy, degree, financial and capital matters.

Council members must have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to make a meaningful and constructive contribution to the effective governance of a major New Zealand university. It is not expected, necessarily, that every council member will be an expert in all areas but rather that different individuals may bring different strengths and perspectives. What is important is that collectively the members of the council bring the necessary skills, experience and knowledge to govern the university. [Read more…]