Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Help Rod help UCSA!

Help Rod Carr and the UCSA raise money for the new UCSA building by donating to his give a little page as he runs the Queenstown Marathon.

On 17 November 2018 the Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae is running the Queenstown Marathon to raise funds for the new students’ association building.

Following the completion of 20 full marathons, including one on every continent, Dr Rod Carr retired from running full marathons, however he has recently decided to come out of his self-imposed running retirement to enter the 2018 Queenstown International Marathon in November, with the aim of raising funds for the UCSA building.

Please consider donating to him here>

A message from Dr Rod Carr

For the last decade I have had the privilege to play my part in leading an extraordinary institution in extraordinary times. I have been motivated by the impact education has on people, especially younger people taking a first degree. I have been inspired by the students, their community, their clubs, their self-motivation and leadership. In supporting the student body to own and control their own place, we recognise their responsibility and reward their contribution while enabling and empowering generations of future students.

The funds will go towards the $5m fundraising campaign being organised by the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) for their new building, the old home was damaged beyond repair in the 2011 earthquake.

 

Dr Bike is back for Term 4!

Free bike servicing!

Dr Bike is back for Term 4, and here to help get you back on your bike –  just in time for spring.

Olly and Kieran will be on C Block Lawn every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm – 2.30pm for all your free bike servicing needs!

Drop past with your bike any time between 1pm – 2.30pm and they will help you out with punctures, oiling chains, and any general tuning.

If you have any questions about Dr Bike, please email sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz

Keep pedalling!

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Bike Fest is coming!

Come and celebrate spring and all things cycling with us at our Spring Bike Fest!

What: Bike Fest, a cycle celebration! Come and meet other cyclists at UC, plus:
• enjoy a FREE sausage sizzle and beanbags to relax on,
• on-the-spot cycle repairs and DIY workshop sessions thanks to Dr Bike and UC Bike,
• the chance to sign up to our UC Bicycle Users Group (UC BUG) or ask us any questions about joining up to our commuter cycling community (if you haven’t already!)
• make a pedal powered banana smoothie with the famous smoothie bike!
• Learn more about the best cycle ways and routes in the city,
• Pick up your Biketober calendar and passport from us to see even more cycling events and activities during the month of October, and join us as we celebrate Christchurch’s annual festival of cycling,
• Sign up and learn more about some cycling skills and confidence rides we are holding thanks to Connie from Go Cycle Christchurch,
• Plus prizes, competitions and more!

When: Monday 1st October, 12pm – 2pm
Where: C Block Lawn
Who: Anyone with an interest in cycling!
What should I bring? Yourself, your friends and collegues who already cycle, your friends and collegues who would like to start cycling to UC but don’t know where to start, your bike if you’d like it tuned, and a cup for your pedal powered banana smoothie!

For more event details and any updates, please see our Facebook event here. No need to RSVP, however to get an idea of numbers please click ‘attending’ if you’re planning on coming along.

This message was bought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Stay connected, and be in touch with us!

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or check out our website for more information about what we do, and upcoming events.

ot a question or want to know more? Email us at sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz

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