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Updated: 29 November 2023

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Rise and shine ☀️ Before winter sneaks in, let's bask in the beauty of autumn! 🍂 Swipe through these campus snapshots and share your favourite autumn spot at UC in the comments. 🍁

08/05/2024

Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora I Speak up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying! 💗🌺💕

Join us to speak up, stand together and stop bullying this Pink Shirt Day on Friday, 17 May! We're asking the UC community to help us turn the campus pink by participating in a range of events beginning Monday 13 May to Friday 17 May.

For more information on what we have planned for Pink Shirt Day keep an eye out on our socials or search Pink Shirt Day on the UC website.

Pink Shirt Day Aotearoa

01/05/2024

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the latest technological craze – enabling computers to create text, images, audio, and even video in mere seconds from just a short description of what the user wants.

However, like all disruptive technological developments, Generative AI has the potential to cause great harm, according to an expert in the field of game design. Associate Professor Adrian Clark is a lecturer in the University of Canterbury’s School of Product Design who describes himself as “equal parts fascinated and terrified by Generative AI”.

As the technology has improved, the results are becoming increasingly indistinguishable from real media or artistic works created by humans, allowing even the most artistically challenged person to bring their creative ideas to life.

“We’ve seen news stories of people using ChatGPT to cheat on school assignments and DeepFakes used to spread political disinformation and propaganda, but with Generative AI’s intrinsic creative focus the entertainment industries have perhaps the most to lose,” Dr Clark says. These concerns recently reached boiling point, culminating in 2023 with strikes by the Writers’ Guild of America and the Screen Actors’ Guild, both of which were calling for limits in the use of generative AI in their industries.

In his free UC Tauhere Connect public lecture, on Wednesday 1 May he will explore the subject: What does AI mean for the entertainment industries?

“In this talk, we'll be looking at Generative AI, how it works, what it can do, where it might be heading, and what this all means for the entertainment industries,” Dr Clark says. “We may be standing on the precipice of a new golden age of entertainment and storytelling, or perhaps Pandora’s box been inadvertently opened – never to be closed again.”

About the speaker

Associate Professor Adrian Clark is a lecturer in the University of Canterbury’s School of Product Design, where he teaches Game Design and Development. He is involved in teaching and research related to the Applied Immersive Game Design major in the Bachelor of Product Design degree, and Game Development in the Bachelor of Digital Screen (Honours) degree. With a PhD in Computer Science plus almost a decade of experience working as Head of R&D in a creative tech company he co-founded which worked extensively with film studios, Dr Clark has interests in both the technical and artistic sides of the creative industries.

24/04/2024

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them. 📯


UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association

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Congratulations to our from Friday's ceremony for graduates from the Pasifika Graduation Celebration and Eke Tangaroa | Celebration for Māori graduates 💐🎓

12/04/2024

Meet Gaynor & Grant Hakaria 🎓 After 20 years in teaching, the couple graduated this week at our Faculty of Education celebration 👏

As experienced kaiako (teachers) in bilingual Māori education, they continue to support the tamariki (children) and community of their Samoan bilingual programme.

Their passion for education extends to fostering a love for learning in their community. Thank you for sharing your inspiring story with us! 🖤

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Congratulations to our from today's ceremony for graduates from Education and UC Health 💐🎓

Photos from University of Canterbury's post 11/04/2024

Congratulations to our from this morning's ceremony for graduates from the School of Product Design and UCArts 💐🎓

11/04/2024

University of Canterbury Graduation

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Congratulations to our from today's ceremonies for graduates from UC Law and UC Business School 💐🎓

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Was awesome to see such an amazing turnout at today's street parade to celebrate our 💐🎓
Here are some of our favourite moments from today ❤️

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Congratulations to our from today's ceremonies for graduates from UC Engineering and UC Science 💐🎓

08/04/2024

Leali’ie’e Dr Tufulasi Ova Taleni is honoring his family and village of Vaiafai, Iva in Samoa with his UC doctorate degree👏

Dr Taleni is a UC Senior Lecturer in Education and an award-winning educator. Through his research, he developed the Soalaupulega Samoa framework, which calls for dialogue and close collaboration to drive improved outcomes for Pacific students.

“In sharing my story, I hope to motivate my own nieces, nephews - my young people in the village back home in Samoa, and also young Pacific people here in Aotearoa New Zealand.”

A remarkable and inspiring story worth celebrating 🎓

05/04/2024

Looking to learn something new? Don’t miss your chance to start studying online from 22 April, with enrolments for a range of Tuihono UC | UC Online qualifications and short courses closing soon! 👩‍💻✨

With options to help you progress, pivot or personally develop, it’s not too late to join us online: https://uconline.ac.nz/online-courses.

04/04/2024

Kua eke Tangaroa!

👏 Congratulations to our Executive Director Office of Treaty Partnerships Dr Elizabeth Brown (Ngāi Tahu) who is graduating with her Doctor of Education.

🎓 Dr Brown will be at our 2024 Autumn Graduation celebration as both a graduate and as kaikaranga on behalf of our UC graduates.

After seven years of weaving full-time work, study and governance roles, Dr Brown puts her success down to routine, passion and support.

Read about her journey to success here: https://bit.ly/49hRjry

03/04/2024

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours graduate Alicia Smith has landed a job at Rocket Lab - what a dream! 🚀

Alicia has been rocketing to success, winning a prestigious international award and leading a UC Aerospace team to victory.

Incredible work 👏 Read Alicia's story here: https://bit.ly/4azgS8q

31/03/2024

The University of Canterbury community is deeply saddened by the passing of two of our students at Pūkaki this weekend. We wish to share our sincerest condolences with the families and friends of those affected.

Read the full statement here: https://bit.ly/4aAWqUy

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Let’s hear it for our University of Canterbury Young New Zealander of the Year Award 2024 winner Simran Kaur.

As founder of Girls That Invest, Simran has worked hard to close the gender gap in investing, helping women to unapologetically generate wealth.

We would also like to recognise Josiah Tualamali'i and Ihorangi Reweti Peters as finalists in the 2024 YNZOTY category.

At UC, we are proud to support the Young New Zealander of the Year Award Te Mātātahi o te Tau, which recognises a young person brimming with the potential to build a bright future for Aotearoa.

Mātātahi matatū, hapori houkura

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How to make the most of UC’s Careers Fairs ✨

We have two Careers Fairs tomorrow in Rātā. A good tip is to come prepared with questions and allow yourself plenty of time to chat to all the organisations you’re interested in.

Business and Arts Careers Fair 💼
11.00am-2.30pm
Rātā
Law Recruitment Evening 📚
5.00pm-7.30pm
Rātā

For more information on the Careers Fairs, and to find our ‘how to guide’ for making the most of your conversations, visit our website.

https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/news-and-events/regular-events/careers-fair

14/03/2024

We stand with the Muslim community today in solidarity for peace and would like to share these thoughts from our UC Muslim Wellbeing Advisor Abdifatah Ibrahim:

“At UC, we acknowledge with deep compassion the pain and sorrow that persists within our Muslim community and beyond. As members of a diverse and inclusive university community, we stand together in solidarity and support. In this spirit, we want to emphasise that our hearts are with all those who are still healing from the wounds of that day.”

14/03/2024

We stand with the Muslim community in solidarity for peace and support Unity Week 2024. Please join the events this week including a Unity Summit on 15 March (UC Principal Investigator, Muslim Diversity Study, Usman Afzali is one of the presenters), and show your support for a society where everyone belongs.

Find out more via this link: https://www.unityweek.co.nz/

Ramadan wishes and wellbeing - Tūpono | The Insider's Guide to UC 13/03/2024

Ramzan Mubarak🌙✨To those observing the sacred month of Ramadan we wish you well. Our Muslim Student Wellbeing Advisor Abdifatah Ibrahim has prepared these wellbeing tips for you. You can reach out to Abdifatah for guidance and support to help you navigate any challenges you may face during this month of fasting.

Ramadan wishes and wellbeing - Tūpono | The Insider's Guide to UC Dear UC Students, As we begin the month of Ramadan, we want to extend our support to all our students and staff observing this sacred time. At UC, we believe in fostering an inclusive and supportive environment where all our students feel valued and respected, regardless of their religious beliefs.....

12/03/2024

We pedalled our way to the top of the local leaderboard 🏆🚲

Throughout February, UC cycled 71,483 kms, saved 7,356kg of CO2, placed third in Aotearoa in the category 2,000+ staff, and won the local Ōtautahi Christchurch 2,000+ staff workplace challenge.

Awesome mahi team! 👏

07/03/2024

Studentpad is an invaluable online platform connecting landlords with students seeking rentals. Whether you have a property available or a room to rent, Studentpad is the perfect place to advertise. Registration is free via this link: https://www.canterburystudentpad.nz/Accommodation

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🔊 PSA: We have two Careers Fairs next month!

Save the date! Our Business & Arts Careers Fair, and our Law Recruitment Evening, are both on Tuesday 19 March.

Whether you’re considering your future career path, or want to see where your studies can take you, this is your opportunity to:

‍💼 Chat to employers from various industries – there will be over 40 of them 👨
👀 Explore your career options
🧐 Gather intel
🎉 Even get an internship or a job

Check out the employers who came along last year, and get some tips for making the most of Careers Fairs, on the UC website:
https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/news-and-events/regular-events/careers-fair

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Herea tō waka | Welcome Day 2024

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About UC

The University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand's South Island.

The University of Canterbury offers world-class research, inspirational teaching, a vibrant campus environment and a great student lifestyle with students from around the world.

We offer a range of services and support to help you settle into life at university. This includes help with accommodation, academic support, careers, counselling, healthcare and language support. Visit our website to find out more.

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