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Remembrance services being held this week

This week, there are a number of commemorations being held in Ōtautahi Christchurch to mark March 15 and to show aroha for the Muslim community.

Sharing Messages of Aroha and Hope

Date: Thursday 12 March
Time: 10.30AM to 2PM
Location: C-Block Lawn, University of Canterbury (or wet weather venue Tī Kōuka room,  Haere-roa at Canterbury University)
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This week, to express our aroha for our Muslim whānau—and in a stand against racism and discrimination of any kind—the Student Volunteer Army and University of Canterbury Students’ Association have partnered with All Right? to create one kilometre of messages of hope and compassion.

Thousands of paper flags have been sent out to schools, libraries and museums around Ōtautahi Christchurch. Now, we need your help to combine these messages together before they are displayed in front of Christchurch Cathedral on Friday morning.

Join us on the C-Block lawn (or wet weather venue Tī Kōuka room, Haere-roa) at the University of Canterbury this Thursday 12th March from 10.30am onwards to write your own words of support or to help us string the messages together.

Paper flags are also available to write on in the Puaka James Hight Central Library from this Monday.

The messages will be collected at the completion of the project and turned into art by the Giving Seeds of Love project.

Help us string together 1kn of aroha and hope



Colour Your Day

Time: All day
Date: Friday 13 March
More information:

On Friday, the University of Canterbury Students’ Association invites you to join Colour Your Day to commemorate March 15 by wearing bright colours to University in an expression of aroha and hope.

For cultural reasons, please don’t wear red. Any other colour would be OK.

Colour Your Day



National Remembrance Service

Update 14 March – Please note tomorrow’s National Remembrance Service marking the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks has been cancelled, as a precautionary approach to Covid-19 (the Corona Virus). Read more>

Time: 3PM to 4.30PM
Date: Sunday 15 March
More information:

A National Remembrance Service will be held at 3pm on Sunday 15 March.

The service, Ko Tātou, Tātou We Are One, will be jointly led by the local Muslim community, Christchurch City Council, the Government and Ngāi Tūāhuriri as mana whenua.

It will be an opportunity for people to come together in unity, to show compassion, love and support for all our communities, and the value we place on being an inclusive and diverse country.

Free park and ride buses will be running from UC’s Arts car park and Eastgate Mall between 1pm – 2.30pm on Sunday. Returning buses will depart from Lincoln Road (between Lindores and Twigger Streets) after the service.

The Foundry’s new menu is here

The Foundry has just released its tasty new menu in time for semester one. You can view it online now through the UCSA website.

The new menu takes you from brunch to dinner, with delicious savoury and sweet options, as well as meals to cater for a range of dietary needs. Some of the standouts include fresh spring rolls and hearty bacon and egg pie.

Make sure you check it out when you’re next at Haere-roa.

The Foundry is a UCSA bar located inside Haere-roa, the new student building on campus. The Foundry’s open 8.30am till late, Monday to Friday during term time.

Follow The Foundry on Facebook: @thefoundrybar

Guests enjoy The Foundry



Welcome to the UCSA

If you’re new to campus, welcome! The University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA), if you haven’t heard of us, is a not-for-profit organisation that supports UC students. We’re 126 years old, and we’re located across the river in the building called Haere-roa.

We provide a heap of student services, including: representation; advocacy and welfare; support for clubs and societies; CANTA magazine; and a lot of great food outlets on campus. We also organise events throughout the year to keep you busy.

A few tips:

  • Follow us online. You’ll find us on the UCSA Noticeboard and @theUCSA on Facebook. We also run @ucsa_nz on Instagram.
  • Keep an eye on our events calendar.
  • Download the V-Plate app – it’ll give you student discounts at UCSA outlets.
  • Check out Haere-roa.

For more info about how we can support you, visit our website.