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Welcome to Christchurch and Canterbury

Friday 9 March, 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Christchurch Art Gallery

To kick start the Christchurch Lantern Festival, we would like to welcome you all to feel at home in Canterbury.

All students in Christchurch and Canterbury are invited — host families and international education staff too!

  • Free food and entry!
  • Meet the Crusaders!
  • Live Music Performance by: Vibe
  • Cultural Performances: KapahakaIndian BhangraHip Hop and Chinese Lion Dancers.
  • Games, City Expo and Prizes!
  • Register now and be in to win a trip to China and heaps of other prizes at the event!

Find more information about Christchurch Lantern Festival here.
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If you would like a free bus ride with the double decker sightseeing bus from UC to the Christchurch Art Gallery, please register your interest by emailing to info.ceisa.chch@gmail.com and indicate your preferred departure time: 5:00pm, or 5:40pm, Friday 9 March.

Please be aware that the free bus is one-way only, you will be required to make your own way home. The Christchurch Art Gallery is located in the city center, there should be many buses around for you to catch.

Accessibility Amazing Race

When: Tuesday 17 March
Where: C Block Lawn
Time: 10.30am-12pm
What it is: 

The accessibility amazing race, part of Diversity Week on campus, is a race with the aim to get around campus as the quickest team with a group of 5 friends. Like the Amazing Race, this too has hurdles and obstacles that need to be cleared in order to win awesome prizes by being the first team to finish at  C block lawn. Finishing teams are also rewarded with a lunch voucher.

Reasons to participate:

It puts you in the shoes of other students, i.e. either you race with crutches or in a wheelchair in order to give you the experience of what it’s like to be someone else on campus, to experience campus from their perspective and simply because of how ridiculously fun it is!

Register your interest by contacting Rose: rose.bolderston@canterbury.ac.nz.

Why I’m attending Diversity Week and why you should too!

Diversity Week is nearly upon us! All the excitement kicks off on Monday. We’ve heard through the grapevine that there’s a few students out there getting excited so today for our final piece from students on diversity at UC, we’ve asked Luke Gillespie and Dan Chan from the UCSA, to share with us their thoughts on the week ahead…

Diversity Week will mean something different for everyone.. go figure… we’re diverse! But for me personally, I see it as an opportunity to understand how we, as students, can act in a way that includes others, sees things from another’s point of view and how we can show respect for one another regardless of our differences in beliefs or backgrounds. Diversity Week gives all of us the opportunity to reflect and think about who we are and how we engage with others.

I’m attending Diversity Week because this is a week worth celebrating! It’s a time to truly acknowledge and thrive on difference. Too often we stick to what we know – but where’s the fun in that!? This is an opportunity to learn something new, meet someone new and discover something new. Ultimately Diversity Week is special, it’s a first of its kind and so are YOU – that in itself is worth celebrating!

Nĭ hăo! I’m Dan and here’s why I’m frothing over Diversity Week.

I like to compare diversity to a bag of lollies. Let’s be honest – when choosing what to buy, you’re always drawn to the good ol’ party mix because you know you’re going to get a range of different types and flavours which enhances your experience. The same goes for diversity. A more diverse campus means a more vibrant and interesting place and ultimately enriches the student experience.

Diversity Week is all about celebrating the range of diverse individuals and groups we have on campus. If you’re anything like me, and you love to eat, then you should all head down to the World Market at 11:30am on C-Block lawn next Wednesday! Many of our international clubs will be there to offer you culinary delights from around the world.

I will leave you all with words from one of my favourite artists, Macklemore – “I might not be the same, but that’s not important. No freedom ‘til we’re equal, damn right I support it!

Thanks Luke and Dan – see you next week!

P.S check out the Diversity Week Facebook event here to keep up to date on all the events coming your way.

Diversity Week