Discover the Bachelor of Arts at UC
Not sure what subjects to study at UC?
Did you know you can mix and match a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with subjects from Science, Business and other areas like Sports Coaching, and Youth and Community Leadership?
We give you the flexibility and choice to create a degree that works best for YOU. However, we also know lots of choice can seem a bit overwhelming.
‘Ararau UC’ is an exciting on-campus experience where you get the opportunity to explore main subjects in a BA and ask any questions that will help you get more clear about your future studies.
What is 'Ararau UC'?
Come to UC for one day
Attend lectures delivered by our leading experts and learn about various career options
Explore the campus
Find out about clubs and student life
Great chance to meet other students
Art History & Theory
European Union Studies
Māori & Indigenous Studies
Media & Communication
Political Science & International Relations
Te Reo Māori
When does it run?
22 April, during your school holidays.
How much does it cost?
Nothing! There is no cost to students. Free lunch provided.
What do you get out of it?
An introduction to being a student at UC
A real idea of what university can offer you
Valuable help in planning your future
'I would highly recommend UC Possibilities, not only did it help me understand UC better, it also introduced me to friends that would be studying in the same year that I would be. Because of UC Possibilities I went into first year knowing more people than what I would have.' - Tamati Te Kahu, Arts student
For any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by University of Canterbury Business School in Collaboration with AgResearch Ltd.
Traceability across the food supply chain enables safer food, prevention of fraud, reduction in waste, and can lead to more sustainable chains. Distributed Ledger Technologies (e.g. blockchain) have emerged in recent years and are designed to provide a trustable, efficient, and secure digital environment for tracing products across the supply chain. A recent report indicates that the adoption of Blockchain would enable the food industry to save $300 billion annually within seven years.
According to Deloitte’s 2020 Global blockchain survey, organizational leaders no longer consider the technology disruptive and merely promising. They now see it as integral to organizational innovation. This report reveals that senior executives and practitioners see blockchain as a top-five strategic priority, and they are increasing their investment in staffing and Distributed Ledger Technologies. However, the adoption of Distributed Ledger Technologies is not easy to achieve.
This participative, problem-based symposium intends to inform and explore the applications of blockchain to significant problems in food supply chains.
In this workshop, the participants will learn about the potentials of blockchain application in various stages of agri-food supply chain while having opportunities to interact with industry peers. Between sessions, there will be focus groups where participants may discuss their thoughts about the most important requirements for enhancing value in an agri-food blockchain supply chain system. The information gathered in the workshop will support the development of a tool to support decision-making regarding the development of blockchain applications.
Drinks and refreshments will be served during the workshop.
Many have argued that non-parental caregivers are the key ingredient that enables human beings to successfully raise multiple dependent children at the same time. Cross-culturally, assistance from extended family, especially grandmothers, has been found to have large effects on child well-being and even survival. In this talk, I will explore theoretical reasons why grandmothers, particularly maternal grandmothers, may have evolved to become especially important non-parental caregivers. I will also consider the domains in which they seem to excel, and discuss how we might use this information in practical ways when working with families. This knowledge has implications for people working with vulnerable families and children, including those in child protection, fosterage and adoption.
Dr. Gretchen Perry is an Associate Professor at the University of Canterbury in the Social Work Department. She has 25 years of social service and social work experience in developmental services, serious mental health and child protection services in Canada. In her last eight years of direct practice she worked as a Kin Assessor, in a highly multicultural community, tasked with determining whether prospective extended family caregivers met the government standard for foster or adoptive caregivers. She did not believe the assessment tools she had been trained to use adequately addressed the complexity and nuance of extended family caregiving, or essential cultural aspects of family and extended family childcare, and was thus inspired to pursue a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology in 2012. She completed her dissertation on the effects of non-parental caregiving in families of varying marital statuses in rural Bangladesh, and obtained her Ph.D. in 2016. She continues to conduct research on non-parental caregiving from a cross-cultural perspective, with attention to both the theoretical and practical aspects of grandparental caregiving.
Join us to hear UC Alumnus Glenn Renwick share his experiences from leading during times of uncertainty (such as the Global Financial Crisis and Hurricane Katrina), and offer advice and insights for what’s to come.
Glenn Renwick’s career with American insurance giant Progressive spans 32 years, he was CEO for more than half of that time. Glenn built Progressive into a $20 billion revenue auto insurer, which is now approaching $40 billion in revenue. Glenn is also on the board of the world's largest health insurer, United Health.
5.15pm Doors open – drinks served5.30pm UC Welcome – Michaela Balzarova5.30pm Presentation – Glenn Renwick6.15pm Q&A – MC’d by Michaela Balzarova6.30pm Drinks & Nibbles7.30pm Event Concludes