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UC School of Music Voice Students perform for CBS Music’s ‘Wednesdays At One’ Series

UC Voice Students perform a programme of works by composers including Handel, Mozart, Puccini, Hahn, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Faure, Barber, Menotti, Gurney, Lilburn and Ostrovsky. Read more…

    • Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015, 01:00PM to 14 October 2015, 02:00PM
    • Location: St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street, Christchurch

Admission: $10.00 Waged $5.00 Unwaged

The Great NZ Shake Out – 15 Oct 2015

nz shakeout

On October 15th 2015 at 09:15 the Great New Zealand Shakeout Drill will occur to help New Zealand better prepare. In Canterbury, we need to be aware that there are still potential events ahead which may affect us and as such, and in support of the wider community of New Zealand, it would be appropriate for us to contribute to this drill.

The University has registered as a community for the drill and but please consider signing up individually to show your support and contribution.


  • Any building alarms which sound at the time of the drill are to be treated as real, as there is no campus wide notification planned.
  • UC Departments are encouraged to participate by conducting drills in their respective areas.
  • Evacuation to earthquake assembly areas is not required for the drill, however, staff are strongly encouraged to take the time to review the UC earthquake emergency procedures and become familiar with the earthquake evacuation routes and assembly areas.

More information on the New Zealand Shakeout.

Eco Week Wednesday 16 September

Here are tomorrow’s (Wednesday 16 September) Eco Week events, brought to you by the UC Sustainability Office

12 pm : Climate Kilometre Grand Parade
Do your #ClimateKilometre en masse with Generation Zero, to raise awareness about the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this November. The Grand Parade will feature electric cars, crazy bikes, colourful costumes, and whatever modes of zero carbon transport you like – be creative! Bikes, skateboards, scooters and rollerblades welcome.

Meet at 12pm by C Block lawn, the parade starts at 12.30pm. Treats and talks in the Undercroft lounge  from 1pm onwards!

5.30–7.30 pm:  Eco Week Documentary: The True Cost
This year we are screening the ground-breaking and harrowing documentary “The True Cost”. This recently released documentary film pulls back the curtain on the untold story of fashion and asks, who really pays the price for our clothing? Where: The Undercroft 101

The True Cost


Eco Week Tuesday 15 September

Here are tomorrow’s Eco Week events, brought to you by the UC Sustainability Office

12:10–12:40: Tiny House Tiny Talk
Tiny houses tickle your fancy? Lucie Ozanne shares her research highlights on tiny houses. Where: Psychology-Sociology 151.

1pm-4pm: Tiny House Open Day
Visit real life tiny houses built by UC students! Places are limited to 22 people and bookings are essential. Contact ecoweek@canterbury.ac.nz to book.

From Christchurch Tiny House Communty

The Anthropocene Challenge

A public discussion, facilitated by the Royal Society of New Zealand, between French and New Zealand experts around the theme of climate change and society.

Tuesday 1 September, 6pm, Aurora Centre, Burnside, Christchurch

Experts argue that we are living in the age of the Anthropocene – the epoch when humanity has irrevocably altered the planet. Predictions of climate change impacts are dire. But can we turn our influence around and steer our global impact in a new direction towards a more sustainable future?

As momentum builds towards an international climate change agreement at the UN COP 21 conference in Paris, New Zealand and French experts discuss humanity’s capacity to adapt, become resilient and address the greatest challenge posed to human existence.

Kim Hill will chair the panel comprising Professor David Frame, Professor Catherine Larrère, Dame Anne Salmond and Lucile Schmid.

Tickets are $10 (general admission); students and Royal Society of New Zealand members free. You can book tickets here and find more information about the lecture on the Royal Society of New Zealand website.