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Earthquake Anniversary 22 February

Professor De la Rey visits Roimata on 22 February.

Our community remembers the 22 February 2011 earthquake in a number of ways: by visiting a particular place or by having a moment of silence and remembrance. We share that reflection together, wherever we are.

Today, staff may want to visit the Roimata statue, at the Clyde Road end of the Unicycle pathway to reflect on the events of 22 February 2011. Roimata was designed by Māori artist Riki Manuel and unveiled by Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel on the seventh anniversary last year. The sculpture depicts a koru facing down, representing a life taken before fully grown, while the rippled surface represents the river Ōtākaro |Avon.

UC Events has placed road cones and flowers along the cycleway to acknowledge the anniversary. This was one of the special traditions that evolved across Christchurch as a way for the community to remember the Christchurch earthquakes. UC dedicated the Unicycle pathway along University Drive as a commemorative pathway to acknowledge the courage and contribution of the University community following the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

UC Connect: The Little Guy’s guide to making a difference

The Little Guy’s Guide to Making a Difference: Lessons in Politics from the Christchurch Earthquakes.

In her UC Connect lecture Dr Ann Brower shared her personal journey – from the earthquake, to the Bright Light, to the Dark Place, to the hospital, to the Dalai Lama, to the halls of Parliament. 

She also shared the lessons she’s learned about how we Little Guys can make a difference. 

“The lessons come from my training in political and economic geography, from my research in high country land reform, and from my earthquake experience.”

Missed this session? Watch the video here:

UC involved in top Science stories of 2016

UC academics have been involved in many of the top Science stories of 2016, from the Kaikoura quakes to the Ross Sea protected area, climate change, driverless cars, and gravitational waves (and UC’s amazing Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr), Rocket Lab and sugar labelling.

Here’s the media’s full list of the top 2016 Science stories – nationally and internationally: www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11766044

Indonesian students affected by earthquake and tsunami warnings at home

The following message has been sent to Indonesian students from the Student Development team. 

Please refer to it if you have any Indonesian students affected by the earthquake and tsunami warnings. 

We are contacting current and prospective Indonesian students as a response to the earthquake which hit Indonesia 02/03/16.

Our thoughts are with you as reports are emerging about the impact of the Indonesian Earthquake and Tsunami warnings which followed. We realise that you may have loved ones or people that you are concerned about at this time.

If these events are causing you concern or distress or affecting your studies in any way, we encourage you to talk to those around you in either your accommodation, college, school or department and know that there are a dedicated team of support, development and Health Care services accessible here on campus.

When events such as an earthquake occur it can be a challenge to check on the safety and welfare of family members and loved ones in the worst affected areas. Please let us know if you have been unable to reach loved ones and we can work with the Red Cross to assist or make contact directly yourself. The Red Cross has a people finding service called Family links which can assist with getting information from people responding to the situation on the ground.  Email: familylinks@redcross.org.nz, or call 04 494 1312 or 027 846 5363 and you will be assisted to register your enquiry.

Another practical way we can assist is by helping you to phone home. Please come to our offices on Level 2 of Puaka-James Hight (Central Library) and you would be welcome to try to call out from here.

Please feel free to make contact with the Student Development Team if you have been affected by these events or just drop in for a drink and a chat.

Other support services on campus

Please remember you do not have to deal with things on your own, we are here to assist.

Craig Forman

On behalf of the Student Development Team

5.7 a reminder to update Go Bags

Sunday’s event (14 February) provided us with a great reminder to restock our “Go Bags” at work.

Your Go Bag could include:

  • Water (is it time to refresh your bottle? Does it have an expiry date?)
  • Warm clothing and walking shoes (closed-toed)
  • Essential medication
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Non-perishable, high energy food (muesli bars, sweets, chocolate, dried food – check the expiry dates)
  • Torch and (new) batteries

Do you have your ICE (In Case of Emergency) details entered in your phone?