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Lane Neave LawTech Bootcamp

The UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) has a new opportunity for students—the Lane Neave LawTech Bootcamp.

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As the digital world continues to evolve, technology plays an increasingly central role in how customers do business and how law firms deliver their services. Technology can make legal advice and services more accessible, quicker, and cheaper. It is now more important than ever for law firms to meet the market through the smart use of technology.

Taking place in Term 3, from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 August, the Bootcamp brings teams of students together from a range of disciplines where they will work to develop tech-based solutions for the legal sector. The weekend will finish with student teams pitching their strategies to a judging panel and the chance to take away a share of the $3,000 prize pool.

This opportunity is open to all current UC students from all levels and areas of study. However, it may be of particular interest to students in law, management, marketing, information systems, computer science, and/or software engineering disciplines.

If you know any students who would be interested in this Bootcamp, please forward this information on or direct them to the UCE website. Applications are now open and are closing at 12pm (noon) on Friday 28 July. Students can apply by completing the online application form.

Additionally, if you are an academic with expertise that may be beneficial to the cause and would like to get involved in this competition, contact Michelle Panzer at michelle.panzer@canterbury.ac.nz ext. 93404

First look inside the Core

Staff were able to walk through the new Engineering Core building for the first time during a special open session yesterday.

Eye-catching design, bold use of colour and a variety of flexible spaces deliver students great opportunities to hang-out, study and connect with others.

The building will act as the hub of the Engineering precinct – connecting the four different wings and creating a social and administration space to bring students together. Staff and students will be moving in soon.



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Engineering CORE building, progress photography as work finishes and furniture is moved in. 7.2.17 Client, Jann O'Keefe and Clare Burgess.

Erskine, Cambridge and Oxford Visiting Fellows to arrive next week at UC

The Erskine Programme is pleased to announce the arrival of more visitors to UC next week.

Arriving on 1 February will be Professor Yuris Dzenis, visiting the Department of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (USA) . Also arriving on 1 February and visiting the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering will be Associate Professor Brady Cox from the University of Texas, and Professors David Hill and Kendra Sharp from Oregon State University.

Visiting Cambridge Fellow Dr Poul Christoffersen will arrive on 1 February and will be teaching in Gateway Antarctica, and on 3 February, Visiting Oxford Fellow Dr Ian Thompson will be joining the School of Teacher Education.

We wish all Visiting Fellows and their families a warm welcome.

Engineering celebrates another win(g)!

Late last year, Hawkins Construction officially handed the new Chemical and Process Engineering wing (CAPE) back to the University. This wing was totally rebuilt following demolition of the Denham building.

Staff are now commencing the complex reoccupation process of the building which will not be open to the general community until their relocation is complete.

Following that, you will all be welcome to visit and view these amazing new facilities during an open day that will be well advertised.

In the meantime, you can take a sneak preview here.