Coming Up: UC Eco Week 2015!

Winter in Christchurch can sometimes feel endless…But don’t despair…after the 21 June the days are getting longer and in September we present UC Eco Week to bring some (sustainable) sparkle back into your life!

Eco Week is a festival of sustainability-focused events, which celebrate and promote what you can do for the environment, your community and your life. Eco Week will run from 14-18 September and we’re currently working on bringing you inspiring, fun and educational events that will not only get you thinking but provide opportunities to Make A Difference, both in your own life and in the wider world.

Think: free Fair Trade icecreams, tiny house open home on campus, the grand climate kilometer parade, an OpSoc Ball, a thought provoking fashion doco (True Cost), make your own body products and fermenting workshops, op shopping at UC, and much much more. Keep in touch via our Facebook page and check our website regularly.

Volunteers have played an important role in past Eco Weeks, adding extra sparkle, interest and life to the week.

If you have a couple of hours on any of the days in Eco Week you’ll make a real difference in lots of different ways. Contact Katie Nimmo (katie.nimmo@canterbury.ac.nz) or on 364 2025 if you are keen.

Book Giveaway – 7 August!

The library is organising book giveaways during 2015, giving you the opportunity to obtain withdrawn books for your personal collection. The next giveaway is Friday 7 August, 12.15pm-3pm, Level 3, north side, Central Library, Puaka-James Hight building.

The new owner is the first person who wants the book. Please bring your own bags to take the books away.

 A book is in the giveaway because:

  • It no longer meets the demands of the course or research it was purchased for; or
  • Fewer copies of the title are now required; or
  • It is damaged and has been replaced; or
  • It was donated but does not meet the “in scope” criteria for Learning, Teaching and Research at UC.

The Campus Transformation Programme

This ongoing programme is delivering some of the most modern teaching, learning and research facilities in the southern hemisphere. At the heart of campus, the exciting new Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RSIC) is being constructed, while to the north, every wing of the Engineering precinct is being either rebuilt or refurbished in the Canterbury Engineering the Future (CETF) development.

There are also projects underway in central Christchurch reconnecting the University to its historic roots and enabling it to play a vital role in the future of the new city with strong community links through the arts and health sectors.

You can keep up with all the ongoing projects at any time here.

The College Rainbow

If you’ve wondered about the rainbows on the hoardings around campus, the spectrum has been taken from the College colours. The words depict College names and themes; think for Arts, analyse for Law; solve for Engineering; broaden for Business; inspire for Education and discover for Science.

The phrase Whāia te mātauranga along Forestry Road translates to ‘pursue knowledge’ and we time lapsed this as it was being applied. See how it shaped up here .