Take a look around Haere-roa: The home stretch

This week, UCSA’s Education Representative Charlotte Merrall takes us for a look around Haere-roa, the new student building, to see how construction’s going. The project is incredibly close to the finishing line now. The UCSA Team move their office equipment into the building on 5th July, and they’ll be operating out of the space soon after. By the time students are back on campus, they’ll be able to pop over and check it all out.

For more information about Haere-roa, visit the UCSA’s website.


DIY Zero Waste Workshop 23 July

Come and celebrate Plastic Free July with us!

UC Sustainability is holding a fun and free DIY workshop on Tuesday 23 July, so you can help tackle plastic pollution with us.

We’ll be showing you how easy and fun it is to make two plastic free essentials: produce bags and beeswax wraps!

No sewing experience is necessary – just drop in we’ll help you make your plastic free goodies.

What: DIY Zero Waste Workshop

When: Tuesday 23rd July, drop in anytime from 12pm – 2pm

Where: Rehua 108, The Community Engagement Hub

What to bring: We’ll supply the fabric and everything else you need, but if you have any fabric at home you’d like to use, we’d love you to bring it along to share. We do recommend using only 100% cotton for making beeswax wraps (but even an old cotton tee shirt will do the trick!)

For more information, see the Facebook event here. If you’re planning on coming, please help us by clicking ‘attending’!

We’re also doing a whole bunch of awesome plastic-free giveaways on our Facebook page all month, as well as student bloggers showing us how to go plastic free on campus – so make sure you follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss out!

This message was bought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Stay connected and follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our newsletter to stay in the loop about campus sustainability. This is part of our contribution to Plastic Free July, where we encourage our UC community quit single use plastics for the month. For more information and tips, see the Plastic Free July website.


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Welcome to Shyanne Poutai our massage therapist

Shyanne Poutai
Kia ora
My name is Shyanne Poutai and I have recently completed my Diploma in Clinical Massage with the New Zealand College of Massage.
I became a massage therapist as I want to provide my clients with knowledge about self care through massage therapy, exercising/strengthening or a holistic approach.
I believe Massage is one of many modalities that can help reduce stress, ease aches and pains. My sessions vary in their approach from a western perspective or maori perspective. I use the concept of te whare tapa wha (the four walls of a Marae) in my practice. Depending on what each client is after I can cater to their needs for health, wellbeing and a balanced approach.
If you would like to book a time please go to this link and come to see me at the University of Canterbury Recreation Centre:
Hours: Monday/ Tuesday 12 – 8, Wednesday 11-1.30, Saturday 10-4
Nga Mihi
– Deep tissue
– Postural analysis
– Sport massage
– Strapping
– Swedish massage
– Relaxation massage
– Pregnancy massage
– Paplative massage
– Reiki practitioner

UC commercial director appointed to MBIE Science Board

Research and Innovation Commercial Director Elizabeth Hopkins is one of two new appointments to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE) Science Board, announced today by Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Hon Dr Megan Woods.

The Science Board is responsible for making independent investment decisions for research funds administered by MBIE.

Hon Dr Megan Woods said she was pleased with the wealth of knowledge and experience across the new board, which positions it well to make funding decisions that support the vital work our New Zealand researchers do.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Wright has congratulated Elizabeth on the new appointment which will see her splitting her time between UC and the ministry.

“Elizabeth brings a wealth of knowledge and strategic thinking capability to this important role. Her 25 years’ experience in successfully transitioning biological research into commercial products provides the background needed to see research opportunities that will economically, socially and environmentally benefit New Zealand,” he says.

Elizabeth trained as a research biologist at Oxford University. She is a member of the Investment Committee of Kiwinet and has previously been a Senior Advisor to MBIE and other government agencies.

See the full announcement here>