What’s the haps?! 18th-24th May

There’s a great variety of events coming up this week!

Tuesday 19th:

  • Media and Communication research seminar: 12-1pm in 611A, Locke. PhD candidate Martina Wengenmeir will be presenting her research, ‘Communication patterns following disaster: How Facebook pages tell the story of the Canterbury earthquakes’.
  • TP Fundraising Quiz Night: 7.30-10pm at Robbie’s Riccarton. Te Pūtairiki will be hosting a night of entertainment that only a quiz can bring! $20 for a team of 4 or 5.

Wednesday 20th:

Friday 22nd:

  • From Hieroglyphs to Text Messages: A Short History of Writing: ending Friday 22nd, lower concourse, first floor Matariki. See the exhibition that features ancient antiquities from UC’s Logie Memorial Collection.
  • Revolution Dodgeball Tournament: 6.30-9pm, Howzat Indoor Sports, 4 Matipo St. Revolution Uni are holding the 2015 Dodgeball championship. Teams must have 6-8 members with at least 2 girls. $30 per team, or $5 for individual entry. Click the link to register.

Saturday 23rd:

  • City Care Connect the Community: 8.30am-2pm, free transport from the UCSA carpark to Phillipstown and back. Spend a day giving back – click here to register. Hosted by the SVA: transform a neighbourhood and enjoy a free BBQ and free warm-fuzzies!
  • La Tormenta Latina presented by UCanDance: 8pm-12am, The Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St. There’s a Latin Storm closing in…grab your friends, join the whrilwind and enjoy a great night of Latin dance! Click the link for tickets, $15 for students, $17 non-students, $20 door.

Sam Johnson heading back to Nepal

Sam Johnson met Prince Harry at UC this week

Sam Johnson met Prince Harry at UC this week

Student Volunteer Army co-founder Sam Johnson is returning to Nepal following a second fatal earthquake that measured 7.3 on May 12th, killing at least 66 people.

In between his meetings with royalty (pictured above) Sam will be working with young people in remote areas of Nepal. The team called Rise Nepal and a number of organisations will be developing plans to rebuild village schools.

Sam is appealing to young New Zealanders with engineering skills to join him when he heads back to Nepal in a few weeks. He plans to talk to UC engineering students in the next 10 days.

You can also support Nepal by donating here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/nz4nepal

See this media release for more information.


Blue bins on campus

Have you seen the blue bins on campus and wondered what they are? Read on to learn more…

If you haven’t noticed yet, there are blue bins on campus which are placed right next to the standard green, red and yellow ones. The label reads “coffee cups only”.

After a successful initial trial last year, the Sustainability Office has now started an extended 2 year trial till the end of 2016, to investigate the long term viability of composting coffee cups. Keep in mind that it is coffee cups only that go into the blue bins, not the lids!

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