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Exhibition: An imprecise organisation of forms – Holly Best

You are warmly invited to the Ilam Campus Gallery exhibition opening of An imprecise organisation of forms – Holly Best.

When: 5pm, Wednesday 28 March (exhibition runs 27 March – 26 April)
Where: Ilam Campus Gallery, Block 2, SoFA

An imprecise organisation of forms is part family photo album, part formal game that takes an unreliable approach with indecisive results.

Considering the practice of chasing Cartier-Bresson’s photographic “decisive moment”,  Holly Best courts failure with the most precious of subjects, exploring the convoluted ways we see pictures and measure their success.

Holly Best is a Christchurch-based artist and writer. Recent exhibitions include ‘The Devil’s Blindspot: Recent Strategies in New Zealand Photography’ at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, ‘Garden City’ for SCAPE Public Art in the Christchurch Arts Centre, and ‘Domestic Abstraction’ at Chambers 241. She also writes for Art New Zealand.

Image: Untitled, photograph

UC Classics Day 2017

Mikaela O’Neill from UC Arts reports on Classics Day for Intercom:

On Monday, the Classics department had the pleasure of hosting a large number of high schools from around Canterbury for the annual UC Classics Day. Year 13 Classics students were invited to attend the event to encourage further study within the Classical field at UC.

170803 - Classics DayAround 250 students took part in a variety of talks, workshops, and a tour of the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.

Talks given by UC lecturers were aimed at NCEA topics and ranged from Dido in the Aeneid to Socrates and why some Athenians considered him to be such a pain in the backside (as he happily described himself).

170803 - Classics Day1For the first time this year we had a workshop on Attic dress, and the day finished, as usual, with the famous Classical Quiz, which was won by the Christchurch Girls High School team (congratulations to them!).

 

170803 - Classics Day2The students had the opportunity to check out the new location of the Classics department in the Arts Centre and interact with lecturers and postgrad students.

It was a successful day all round and exciting to see the students engage with the teachings and put their knowledge to use.

 

UC part of ‘Week of Engineering’

From welding chocolate to virtual reality bike rides and robotic vehicles, the ‘Week of Engineering’ has something for everyone.

Running from 31 July to 5 August in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, the ‘Week of Engineering’ (now in its second year) is all about showcasing amazing engineering and attracting people to the profession.

170727 - Week of EngIPENZ Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene says it offers people the chance to indulge their curiosity, be challenged and explore an interactive world of engineering.

“More than 45 engineering organisations around the country will be giving the public a hands-on look at what engineers do – perfect for kids and anyone who wants an inside look at how things work.”

UC Engineering will have several displays at the expo at Ara Institute in Ōtautahi Christchurch, which will feature design-and-build competitions and interactive displays.

170727 - Week of Eng text

UC is also involved in other engineering-related events during the week, including:

7 Things Your Students Need to Know

  1. There’s an expert Librarian for their subject
    They work with students to find the information they need for assignments and help get their referencing right. They can check out their subject guide and book an appointment.
  2. MultiSearch is the Library’s one-stop-shop for articles, books, eBooks and streaming video
    It’s like Google but only finds what they need for your assignments.
  3. The Libraries have copies of textbooks
    They’re free to use. Some of them are eBooks that you can access online.
  4. Computers, printers and study spaces in the Libraries are for students to use
    and the Libraries are open till late
  5. All students are invited to explore our internationally-renowned heritage collections
    They’re unique to Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific and can be seen at the Macmillan Brown Library.
  6. The Library is online
    Follow us on Facebook, use Learn, ask using AskLIVE, join an interactive online workshop and see the website
  7. Manaakitanga – everyone belongs in UC Libraries
    Whatever their ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, education, religion or taste, there’s a place for everyone in the Libraries. Together we’ll create a supportive environment to help students achieve their potential.

170712- HangingBooksFrom 1 August we’ll be offering a range of short online workshops on how to find, evaluate and reference academic resources in time for the first assignment rush in Term 3. Please spread the word to students.

Mid-year Welcome

On 11 July we welcomed 239 domestic and international students who are starting at UC in Semester Two.

The programme of activities and presentations included:

  • Introduction to success services
  • Safety and wellbeing
  • Te reo lesson
  • Lunch and social activities
  • Campus tours

Evaluations were hugely positive and the favourite sessions were te reo lessons by Komene Kururangi and Jess Maclean from Aotahi and the safety and wellbeing session delivered by Hirone Waretini,  District Manager: Maori, Pacific and Ethnic Services,Canterbury District, New Zealand Police.

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