Book Giveaway – 7 August!

The library is organising book giveaways during 2015, giving you the opportunity to obtain withdrawn books for your personal collection. The next giveaway is Friday 7 August, 12.15pm-3pm, Level 3, north side, Central Library, Puaka-James Hight building.

The new owner is the first person who wants the book. Please bring your own bags to take the books away.

 A book is in the giveaway because:

  • It no longer meets the demands of the course or research it was purchased for; or
  • Fewer copies of the title are now required; or
  • It is damaged and has been replaced; or
  • It was donated but does not meet the “in scope” criteria for Learning, Teaching and Research at UC.

The Campus Transformation Programme

This ongoing programme is delivering some of the most modern teaching, learning and research facilities in the southern hemisphere. At the heart of campus, the exciting new Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RSIC) is being constructed, while to the north, every wing of the Engineering precinct is being either rebuilt or refurbished in the Canterbury Engineering the Future (CETF) development.

There are also projects underway in central Christchurch reconnecting the University to its historic roots and enabling it to play a vital role in the future of the new city with strong community links through the arts and health sectors.

You can keep up with all the ongoing projects at any time here.

The College Rainbow

If you’ve wondered about the rainbows on the hoardings around campus, the spectrum has been taken from the College colours. The words depict College names and themes; think for Arts, analyse for Law; solve for Engineering; broaden for Business; inspire for Education and discover for Science.

The phrase Whāia te mātauranga along Forestry Road translates to ‘pursue knowledge’ and we time lapsed this as it was being applied. See how it shaped up here .

Canterbury ‘Bee Team’ helps typhoon victims

Five UC students have returned from the Philippines after helping a poor community of 2,280 people establish hives of stingless bees to aid the community’s recovery from typhoon devastation.

The Canterbury students helped cultivate 32 native bee hives for organic honey production in Barangay Tarong in Carles, Iloilo during a week-long visit to the community, which was hard-hit by typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.

Nicknamed ‘The Bee Team’, the students are Claire Musson, Kilali Gibson, Victoria Ning, Jessie Weber-Sparrow and Callum Clark. The team won UC’s 21 Day International Challenge in May.

Read more about their efforts in the Philippines here.

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