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Communications Disorders are on the move

Communications Disorders | Te Tari Mātai Hauora Reo are on the move. This week they will be moving from their current locations to the Geography and Psychology buildings.

From next week (21 January) you will find your Communications Disorders colleagues in the following new locations:

  • Geography/Psychology lab block, level 1 north: Clinic reception, including Psychology clinic reception
  • Geography/Psychology lab block, level 3 (north and south end of building)
  • Geography staff building, level 3
  • Psychology staff building, level 3.

Find out more about Communications Disorders | Te Tari Mātai Hauora Reo here>

Artist in residence expression of interest

Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies (University of Canterbury) and Creative New Zealand

We invite expressions of interest (EOI) from Pacific artists for a three month artist in residence position at the University of Canterbury. The applicants will have some expertise and experience in any one of the following areas: fine art, carving, tattooing, music, weaving, pottery, dancing, graphic design, poetry, creative writing, new media art and other forms of creative expression. The residency aims to promote Pacific artistic innovation to the university community and nationally, regionally and internationally. 

The residency is worth $18,000 for three months and the artist will be required to present the work produced by way of exhibition, performance or a seminar presentation during or at the end of the residency. The selection panel will also be looking for artists who are willing to engage and share their work with interested students and staff when available. Participation in university and Pacific community outreach events is also encouraged should such opportunities arise.  

Applicants must send in:

  1. their CV, clearly stating areas of artistic experience and expertise;
  2. a one page project proposal explaining what you want to do including: the key ideas/themes of your project; rationale (why you are doing it); output (what you hope to produce); potential impact (some benefits to the community); and what is unique about your project.              

The short-listed applicants may be asked to submit further information if required. The residency is expected to take place between the months of April and August 2019 and the actual start date could be negotiated.  

Applications should be sent as a single PDF attachment to Patricia Ydgren patricia.ydgren@canterbury.ac.nz.

Applications close 4 February, 2019.    

Maintenance and relocation over summer break

A number of campus maintenance and decanting projects are scheduled during the quieter summer months:

  • Work on improving pedestrian access from Kirkwood Avenue through to the Law Car Park will continue to the end of January.
  • Work in the Ernest Rutherford building atrium is under way now and will continue for most of the summer break.
  • Occupation of Rehua will be mostly completed in December. Some landscaping will take place around the building.
  • Communications Disorders’ relocation is under way and will be complete in February.
  • In the courtyard between the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering and Mechanical Engineering buildings borehole replacement, including resealing trench lids, will continue to the end of January.

Please be careful in these areas and if you see anything hazardous report it to UC Security immediately.

Any pedestrian or vehicle restrictions will be shared on the blog.

Reminder: plant sale this Thursday 29 November

The UC Grounds Department plant sale is on for one day only – Thursday 29 November, rain or shine.

Time: 8am – 4pm
Where: Grounds Department on Homestead Lane opposite CLV Ilam Apartments

Due to the nursery downsizing and the desire to do less watering in Summer, the Grounds Department is having a clearance sale of plants. Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, natives, cultivated natives and exotics, there are plenty to choose from.

All plants will be $10.00 and under. For this you get the plant, the pot it came in and soil. Bonus, any weeds are free. Bring a bag, bring a box, bring a trailer.

Payment by EFTPOS, Debit / Credit Cards only. There will be no cash sales.

Other items available to purchase, by inquiring on the day include:

  • 2x agriculture trailers
  • 1x irrigation trailer with pipes and fittings pipes
  • assortment of second hand paving stones
  • roof tiles.
  • expressions  of interest in Halswell Quarry stone.

Enclosed shoes must be worn and please beware of slips, trips and falls.

Audit of UC buildings from 26 November

Starting Monday 26 November, a condition audit of all UC buildings will start. The condition audit will be conducted by SPM Assets and will take place Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm. All surveyors will be wearing company labelled hi-vis vests and identification.

The building audit is a non-disruptive process and will start in general use areas. Access into specialised spaces will be coordinated by Facilities Management and staff in these areas will be informed when the survey will take place.

The audit is expected to continue until February 2019.