Category Archives: Events and entertainment

Events, movies, concerts, books, funny stuff…you name it – we’re talking about it!

Virtual hui – 30 May Global Ocean viewing

Global ocean modelling and the NZESM: What’s happening below the surface?

Virtual hui – 30 May, 2018 12:30

With Erik Behrens (NIWA)

The oceans are the largest ecosystem on our planet, with complex physical and bio-geochemical interaction between the atmosphere, sea ice and ice shelves. Oceans are the main storage for human-produced heat and carbon. At the same, oceans have the ability to redistribute heat and carbon both across large distances and over time, which makes them the key component in the climate system.

Read more and participate via ZOOM by registering here  (and download Zoom to your computer).

Physical hub at  University of Canterbury:

Room 411, Law Building

On tonight: University Challenge info and preliminary quiz

Since University Challenge returned to New Zealand screens in 2014, UC has not finished lower than 2nd and have won twice. Now we’re looking for the next team to continue this impressive run!  Do you think you have what it takes? Come along to the Info and Preliminary Quiz Night, Thursday 17 May, 6pm at LAWS108.

If you’re a genius at general knowledge, everyone wants you on their team for pub quizzes, you know your Shakespeare inside out, or maybe you’ve just got lightning fast reflexes, we want you! You don’t need any quizzing experience, and the team is open to all students, from first-year to postgrad.

As part of the team you’ll be training with other like-minded people, before taking it to the other universities. Make this year your year, be part of a once in a lifetime, unforgettable experience.

Any questions, please contact

Innovation which is good for the world – UC research showcased on campus for Techweek’18

One of the most exciting challenges faced by society is developing technology and innovation which is ‘good for the world’.

Our researchers at UC are leading projects that promise to be a part of our extraordinary future. On Wednesday 23 May, 5pm to 8pm discover some of UC’s most innovative research at a showcase of presentations and displays as part of Techweek’18.

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Three important areas where our people are making a difference are explored:
1.Environmental sustainability
2.Urban Form and wellbeing
3. The new digital society

Find the full list of presentations and register here>