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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.

UC Cycle Stand Update

bikes in rowGood news for Engineering staff (and others)! It looks like the existing secure cycle stand on Creyke Road will be retained, which means another 100 secure bike parks will come back on line soon.

UC’s Sustainability Office received very interesting feedback in this year’s UC Travel Survey, indicating that around 40% of cyclists prefer secure cycle stands over other kinds of bike parks. The challenge we have now is to think through the various ways that we can ensure our bike parks really are secure. For instance: Is card access the best method?

We recently saw a campus bike park system at the University of the Sunshine Coast where a staff or student card gave cyclists access to the secure bike parking, but only if they were on a register of users.

What do you think about this?
We’d love to hear your feedback and suggestions. You can email us at sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz or comment below.

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