Heading to Mt John? Bring your Canterbury Card

If you’re heading to Tekapo to look at the stars sometime this year, remember to bring your Canterbury card.

That’s because it costs $5 to get up Mt John road – but UC staff and students get that fee waived.

You have to prove you’re a UC student though – so that’s why you’ll need your Canterbury card.

Zero Discrimination Day is tomorrow

March 1 is Zero Discrimination Day, an annual worldwide event that promotes diversity and recognises that everyone counts.

Print the butterfly, take a picture of yourself holding it and post it with your diversity message on #UCNow, (#ZeroDiscrimination, #UCDiversity).

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The Zero Discrimination Day is a UNAIDS campaign of solidarity that stands up to racism, discrimination at work, discrimination at school, and other activities that reduce people’s ability to participate fully and meaningfully in society.

Organisations like the United Nations (UN) actively promote the day with various activities to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, height, weight, profession, education, and beliefs.

The symbol for Zero Discrimination Day is the butterfly, widely used by people to share their stories and photos as a way to end discrimination and work towards positive transformation.

UC Enterprise events next week

Mon 29th and Tue 1st: Drop in sessions from 12-1pm for students with an idea for a venture and need some help getting started.

Wed 2nd: Speaker session Troy Bilbrough from Bacon Brothers, and 
Sam Jones and Hannah Duder from Little Yellow Bird will be talking from 12-1pm. Troy is bringing free bacon sandwiches and has vouchers up for grabs.

Thur 3rd: A Workshop on Decision Making will be hosted by Jen Lund from YourCoach. It’ll be from 12-1pm with lunch on us. 

Fri 4th: Challenge Friday. We’ll set a challenge, and in an hour you will form a team and come up with a potential solution. Prizes up for grabs! 3-4pm.