UC Diversity Film Series

0205-UC-UC Diversity

  • ‘Temple Grandin’ – Thursday 12 May (5.30pm) Undercroft 101
  • ‘Pride’ – Friday 13 May (5.30pm) Undercroft 101

Diversity Film Series brought to you by UC Diversity, UC Film Club, Q Canterbury and DeSoc.

All UC students and staff are welcome. Snacks and drinks provided. Gold Coin donation appreciated.

This event addresses two diversity topics: disability and sexuality. Following each film there will be an opportunity to discuss your thoughts on the movie and how it relates to what diversity means to you.

Book your free tickets here

 What’s happening this month?

Check out the 2016 Diversity Calendar to see what our diverse communities are celebrating, and let us know of any significant dates you’d like included!

Do you have a Diversity issue and not sure who to talk to? Get in touch with one of our Diversity Champions.

Silverstream planting day this Saturday

Want to make a difference following New Zealand signing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change?

The planting is being organised by the Silverstream Advisory Group , and it is sponsored by the Waimakariri District Council (Silverstream is a Waimakariri District Council reserve).

Come and help convert farmland into native bush at a planting day at Silverstream Reserve.

When: 9.30am-2pm, Saturday 7 May 2016

Where: Silverstream Reserve, South Eyre Road (near Clarkville)

All tools, gardening gloves, morning tea, and a pizza lunch will be provided. All you need to bring is sturdy shoes, comfortable clothing and a bottle of water. Children and dogs are welcome too.

How to get there: take the Tram Road turn off from the Northern Motorway (just after the Waimakariri Bridge), travel down Tram Road and turn left into South Eyre Road. Approximately 2kms along South Eyre Road on the left, just past the Kaiapoi Pony Club, is the Silverstream Reserve entrance and car park. If you enter via the signposted gate next to the car park and drive slowly up to the shed, you can park there.

Sign up here for the planting day

Heidi Quinn

Get involved in entré’s $85K Challenge

The holidays are over (yes, depressing), and even though we are only half way through Semester 1, as a club we already have several key events done and dusted. In March, we had our annual Grand Launch, held in the Undercroft. It was a wonderful evening – from our speaker Glenn Martin, to our two-piece entertainment for the night, Sanscribe. We were all glad to meet share a drink with our members and it was great to see so many people enjoying themselves.

Napkin Challenge

Our other main focus has been on our famous Napkin Challenge. The competition where we ask entrants to draw an idea on a plain napkin received over 200 entries and it was great to see such a wide range of ideas. From building a flying fox from James Hight to Matariki, to the eventual overall winner, we were blown away by all the entries and we want to thank all the students who took part and entered.

Entries for the 85K challenge close tomorrow (4 May)!

This all leads up to our main competition: the 85K Challenge. Our main competition has been well underway for several weeks now and entries close on 4 May at 5pm.  We are encouraging all students to get involved and enter because there is so much to be taken from it and great fun to be had as well.

Entries can come either as a single or in a group, either way, we can’t wait for the plethora of ideas. For more information, head to our Facebook page, ‘Entré Canterbury’, or straight to our website.