Category Archives: Announcements

Holmes Consulting Engineers won a Silver Award of Excellence for Rehua

Holmes Consulting Engineers won a Silver Award of Excellence at the Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand Awards last weekend for the Rehua Building.

“I am very proud to see Rehua receive a Silver Award of Excellence at the ACENZ Trusted Advisor Awards. It is an outstanding result for Holmes Consulting and the UC Capital Works team to be recognized among such remarkable entrants.” said Alex Hanlon.

It’s the return of the 2019 UC Sustainability Awards!

Know someone at UC doing great things for Sustainability? Or maybe it’s you? We want to hear about it!

Get your thinking caps on… nominations for the UC Sustainability Awards are open from 5 – 31 August.

The Sustainability Awards are about the recognition and celebration of all things sustainability – both on and off campus. This is a great chance to acknowledge the hard work, innovation, imagination and optimism of many of our students and staff who are working hard to make our world a better (and greener) place.

Maybe it’s a sustainable student-led project, academic or post-graduate research, or a green thinking department on campus? Maybe it’s the flatties who compost like crazy, and bike to UC rain or shine?

Tell us all about them (or yourself) by finding the nomination form and all the info you need here. Nominations are open until the end of August, and the Awards Ceremony will be held on 2 October.

If you know of someone whose work deserves acknowledgement and celebration, nominate them! We want to hear from you.

For a recap on 2017’s Sustainability Awards, have a read of this blog here, or check out our Sustainability Champions for some inspiration.

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UC joins Shielded Site Project to help victims of domestic abuse

UC has added the Shielded Site icon to the bottom footer section of our website where it will be visible on every UC webpage.

The project, led by the Women’s Refuge, provides a way for victims of domestic violence to ask for help. The Shielded Site provides resources, such as what to do if you are in danger, how to make a plan to get out, how to be safe online, and where to go for more support and information.  

What makes this window special is that it does not appear in the browsing history of the web browser you’re using, meaning that it can be accessed without fear that an abusive partner might discover what has been looked at.

Many victims of domestic violence live in fear of their every move being monitored, online as well in person. The Shielded Site provides a safe haven for accessing help.

Many NZ organisations have joined the project including ASB, The Warehouse, Stats NZ, Trade Me, Countdown and NZ Post.

You can learn more about the Shielded Site Project here.

Your invite to Haere-roa’s Community Open Day

This August, come and explore the new UCSA building, Haere-roa, at its Community Open Day.

There’s no need to register, just come along and explore this impressive new complex on Ilam Campus.

  • Look inside the iconic Ngaio Marsh Theatre.
  • Grab a coffee from popular bar, the Foundry.
  • Tour Haere-roa’s social and event spaces, including its outdoor amphitheatre.

The UCSA thanks all UC staff for their generous and ongoing support throughout the building process. It’s been invaluable, and we cannot wait for you to visit.

For more information about Haere-roa, see the UCSA website. You can also visit our Facebook event page.

Date: Saturday 3rd August
Time: 10am–2pm
Location: Haere-roa, 90 Ilam Road

Haere-roa Community Open Day

The Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management celebrates 10 years

On Friday 12 July the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management celebrated its ten year-anniversary at Riccarton House.

Attendees included champions from a decade ago, Waterways members and core staff, members of the Waterways Advisory Committee, other external stakeholders plus past and current students. Milestones and achievements noted include the development of five Water Resource Management (WRM) undergraduate courses, and the WRM PG Diploma, Masters and PhD qualifications. Ninety-nine WRM postgraduates have graduated, including 5 PhDs. More generally Waterways has overcome some of the logistical challenges of delivering a teaching and research centre across two very different universities.

The celebration coincided with Jenny Webster-Brown’s last day as Waterways Director, and without exception guest speakers noted Jenny’s hard work and dedication with deep gratitude and appreciation.


Current and past Waterways staff


Professor Jenny Webster-Brown


David Painter, Jenny Webster-Brown and John Bright