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We invite applications for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Criminology/Criminal Justice/Sociology, teaching into the Te Tari Mātai Taura Tangata | Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Te Kura Ture | School of Law. Closes 2 August.

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The College is proud to celebrate Lynn Te Aika being made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the recent Queen's Birthday honours. Among her many accomplishments, Lynne led Aotahi: The School of Māori and Indigenous Studies through a very difficult period following the Canterbury earthquakes.

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Professor Annie Potts was a keynote speaker at the Norwegian MEATigation, which focused on sustainable ‘meat’ for climate mitigation. Annie’s presentation ‘Meat Culture and its Alternatives’, focused on in vitro meat and plant-based meat alternatives such as NZ’s own Sunfed vegan chicken.

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Aotuhi—the new blog of Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies—focuses on the 360 degrees of Māori reality, and current issues and implications for te ao Māori in a post-COVID world. It will give voice to solutions and aspirations of Iwi Māori, with insights from the wisdom and experience of  Iwi elders.

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Delicious workshop for Spanish teachers

Our Spanish Programme joined with the Embassy of Spain and Future Learning Solutions – Centre for Languages, to offer a ‘delicious’ PD workshop for Spanish teachers of high schools in Christchurch and Canterbury.

 

Martin Prior, the son of the late Arthur Prior, a world-leading logician who was Professor of Philosophy at Canterbury University College, has donated one of his family’s paintings to the Christchurch Art Gallery.

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Ahakoa kua huri te wā he āhua ōrite ngā āhuatanga e pā ana ki Ngāi Māori i nāianei, ki ngā wā o te mate urutā kotahi rau tau i mua. I pā mai te “Spanish Flu” ki Aotearoa i te mutunga o te tau 1918.

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Cindy Zeiher has contributed two chapters in “Reading Lacan’s Seminar VIII: Transference”. This early seminar sets the scene for much of Lacan’s critical re-reading of Freud’s theory of love. The collection can be found at the link below.

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Dr Michael-John Turp’s article “Social media, interpersonal relations and the objective attitude”, discussing the effects of social media on how we relate to each other as persons and some of the moral risks involved, has been published in Ethics and Information Technology.

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Cindy Zeiher’s article ‘Lacan’s Love of Socrates’ in Slovenian journal Filozofski vestnik reads Plato’s Symposium as a transferential psychoanalytic praxis.

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Events

UC Classics Department postgraduate Natalie Looyer shares her recollections of visitor experiences and reactions in the Teece Museum.

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In May Natalia Chaban, Henrietta Mondry and Evgeny Pavlov ran a two day international virtual symposium. Participants discussed the role and place of political communication, strategic narratives and perceptions in the information flows in the post-Soviet space.

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Political Science Webinar: ‘NZ-Taiwan relations post-COVID19’

Political Science Professor Alex Tan hosted a webinar on “New Zealand-Taiwan relations in the post-COVID19 era” on May 26, with experts sharing their insights on bilateral relations and regional challenges and opportunities in the post-COVID19 era.

You are invited to attend a History Department Seminar with Joanna Cobley (Adjunct Senior Fellow History) ‘How the COVID-19 level-4 lockdown created opportunity for a revisionist look at domestic sciences’.  This will be held on Wednesday 27 May at 12:00 pm, via Zoom.

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You are invited to attend a History Department Seminar with Maureen Montgomery (Adjunct Associate Professor, History) ‘Annotating a Work of Historical Fiction: Edith Wharton’s The Buccaneers’, on Wednesday 13 May  at 12:00 pm, via Zoom.

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Join Martin Fisher of the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre for a seminar on ‘History and the Treaty Settlement Process’, Wed 6 May, 1:00 pm (Meeting ID: 961 7683 8130)

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Join John Wilson’s History Dept. seminar ‘Filling Big Shoes’, about writing UC’s 150th Anniversary History, Wed 29 April, 12:00 pm (Meeting ID: 96250179901)

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