School of Music Final Exam Recital – Rachel Thomas – Percussion


Mark Ford – Ransom / Emmanuel Séjourné – Concerto for Marimba and Strings (piano accompaniment) / Jorge Cardoso – Milonga (with vibraphone solo by Gary Burton, transcribed by Scott Chappell) / Waldman – Beethoven’s Fifth for Drum Kit and Big Band / Iannis Xenakis – Rebonds b
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    • Date: Friday 23 October 2015, 6pm -7pm.
    • Location: Rangi Ruru Theatre, Performing Arts Building, Merivale Lane, Christchurch

(Children under the age of 5 are not permitted as these are formal examinations).

Noise at work






The University of Canterbury recognises that noisy work environments can be disruptive and have the potential to impact people’s overall health and wellbeing. Processes are in place to inform departments in a timely manner about scheduled works likely to cause noise disruptions. Unfortunately, prior notification is sometimes not possible and staff will at times be required to deal with unanticipated raised noise levels or vibrations.

Below are the options available to UC staff when noise levels negatively impact the work environment. Staff should always discuss these options and personal circumstances with their head of department or supervisor.

Working from home

Flexible working hours

Alternative working spaces
Limited temporary office work stations are available on the Ilam and Dovedale campuses. These work stations are equipped with shared telephones, computers and stationery items. Managers should contact Rob Bevin, Space Management Advisor, to arrange alternative working space for their staff.

For many people using personal headsets with music is enough to help deal with temporary noise. Noise cancelling headphones are only recommended for people with health issues that are likely to be severely impact by high noise levels. Departments can purchase standard headsets from Office Max using general stationery ordering processes.

A Manifesto for Tactical DH Research Infrastructure

UC Digital Humanities is pleased to announce a seminar by special guest Dr Tim Sherratt. Dr Sherratt is an important global voice in the field of digital humanities, and recently received a standing ovation for his keynote presentation at DH2015, the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO).

“DH encourages us to share, to do our work in public, and yet… these are not simply matters of policy or strategy. They are real moments of uncertainty in the lives of individual DH practitioners. How do we help? How do we build an infrastructure aimed not at lofty national goals, but at supporting people who want to do things differently?” Read More…

  • Date: Wednesday 21 October 2015, 01:00PM to 21 October 2015, 02:00PM
  • Location: Undercroft 101, Puaka James Hight Building, University of Canterbury Ilam Campus

Thank Your Cleaner Day!

Cleaning is one of the most important industries in the world, yet most of the people undertaking this work are invisible to you. Every day, skilled hard working cleaning staff are onsite to ensure your premises are ready to go for the next business day.

It’s time to recognise the hard work that often goes unoticed. Thank Your Cleaner Day is a special day once a year dedicated to cleaners to show they are valued and appreciated for keeping our environments clean and hygienic every day for all of us.

When: 21-October-2015

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