Christchurch City Council Recreation & Sport Centres have recently revised the group/corporate membership discount structure and UC staff are eligible to receive this discount on Council Recreation & Sport membership fees.
So, if you are thinking to hit the gym or pool or a group fitness class at one of the CCC Recreation & Sport Centres , make sure to register yourself as UC Staff to available the discounts.
If you are already an active member there, you might need to get yourself included in the UC group to avail the discounted prices.
The north entrance of Ernest Rutherford will be closed from Thursday 30 August to allow for concrete repairs to take place in the forecourt. This will result in the bridge from the Civil/Mechanical and Engineering Core entrance being closed also. Pedestrians will be able to use the entrance from the Engineering Core / Link building and follow the path between Ernest Rutherford and the Beatrice Tinsley construction site and enter Ernest Rutherford from the side entrance. This work will be completed in time for the start of term four and access between the buildings will return to normal. All other entrances to Ernest Rutherford will remain open.
Dovedale and Kirkwood temporary villages will be progressively removed by the new owner, MCL Construction from the end of August. MCL has contracted Laing Properties to on-sell and remove the buildings.
Wooden hoardings are currently going up around Dovedale Village and there is no access through the site. Temporary fencing will go up around Kirkwood Village at the end of the month.
Laing has until September 2019 to remove all the units from UC property. Removals will be staggered as and when units are on-sold and can be relocated. The first unit is expected to be removed from Dovedale Village in late August/early September.
Regular updates will be provided as units are scheduled to be removed from the villages. In the meantime please take extra care when near Dovedale and Kirkwood villages.
Living the Change: inspiring stories for a sustainable future will be making its Christchurch premiere at UC this October.
The film explores solutions to the global crises we face to day – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.
UC’s own Dr Susan Krumdieck is featured in the film, having been approached by the Directors as they looked for people who ‘walked the talk’ on sustainability.
“They wanted to include some experts and I believe that as they talked to people, my name kept coming up.”
When Dr Krumdieck moved to New Zealand from the USA in 2000, one of the main areas of research she wanted to pursue was energy transition. The science was clear and the need to take climate action and reduce dependence on fossil fuels was paramount.
“In this film, I talk about how the reality of the future is a sober one where renewable energy is used, yes, but the total consumption of energy and resources is much less than today. (Renewable energy) is not really a choice, it is the only option.”
Dr Krumdieck is currently teaching a unit on Transition Engineering in her final year elective course, Energy Engineering.