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Communications Disorders car park closes 11 February

The former Communications Disorders car park will be unavailable from 11 February and pedestrian access through the site will be closed from 18 February.

In preparation for the land being sold, buildings on the site have been sold and will be removed between 18 February and late March. Buildings being moved will be loaded onto trucks during the day and removed from the site outside normal working hours.

Parking is available at UC’s other car parks as usual, and Clyde car park is now open to staff with a permit.

If you park on Montana Avenue, please take care to follow signage and not block driveways or access routes as these will be used to clear the site.

Planned power outage – Saturday 2 February

A power outage is planned for Saturday 2 February, from 9.30am – 4.30pm to commission the control system of UC’s back-up power generator. The testing process will involve disrupting the power to affected buildings a number of unspecified times during the outage period.

Buildings will be closed to staff and students during the outage. If you are in one of these buildings during the outage you will need to use an emergency exit to leave.

Arrangements have been made to areas of buildings where facilities cannot be shut down for a long period of time. If you have any concerns about animal welfare or controlled temperature areas that may not have been considered please email fmassist@canterbury.ac.nz

Power will be shut down to the following buildings during this period.

  • Te Ao Mārama
  • Macmillan Brown Pacific Studies
  • Macmillan Brown Library
  • Puaka-James Hight Library
  • Forestry
  • Forestry Workshop
  • Biology 1 and 2
  • Central lecture theatres
  • Rehua
  • Geography
  • Psychology/Sociology
  • Meremere
  • Karl Popper
  • Locke
  • Logie
  • South Arts lecture theatres
  • Music (Ilam)
  • ICT
  • Angus Tait
  • Matariki
  • Julius von Haast
  • Okeover
  • Alice Candy
  • Ernest Rutherford
  • Library warehouse
  • Glasshouses
  • University Bookshop
  • Café 101 (may be affected)

A second power outage may take place on Sunday 3 February if further commissioning is required. The same buildings will be affected.

Artist in residence expression of interest

Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies (University of Canterbury) and Creative New Zealand

We invite expressions of interest (EOI) from Pacific artists for a three month artist in residence position at the University of Canterbury. The applicants will have some expertise and experience in any one of the following areas: fine art, carving, tattooing, music, weaving, pottery, dancing, graphic design, poetry, creative writing, new media art and other forms of creative expression. The residency aims to promote Pacific artistic innovation to the university community and nationally, regionally and internationally. 

The residency is worth $18,000 for three months and the artist will be required to present the work produced by way of exhibition, performance or a seminar presentation during or at the end of the residency. The selection panel will also be looking for artists who are willing to engage and share their work with interested students and staff when available. Participation in university and Pacific community outreach events is also encouraged should such opportunities arise.  

Applicants must send in:

  1. their CV, clearly stating areas of artistic experience and expertise;
  2. a one page project proposal explaining what you want to do including: the key ideas/themes of your project; rationale (why you are doing it); output (what you hope to produce); potential impact (some benefits to the community); and what is unique about your project.              

The short-listed applicants may be asked to submit further information if required. The residency is expected to take place between the months of April and August 2019 and the actual start date could be negotiated.  

Applications should be sent as a single PDF attachment to Patricia Ydgren patricia.ydgren@canterbury.ac.nz.

Applications close 4 February, 2019.    

Boiler shutdown

The annual shut down of the boilers at Ilam and Dovedale campuses will happen on Thursday 15 November, and will affect the general heating in nearly all buildings.

The shutdown, which will be in place until March 2019, is required to complete annual maintenance work and a compliance survey on the two boiler plants.

Whekī, John Britten and Biology buildings are not affected by this shutdown and will perform as normal.

Beatrice Tinsley – protected walkway construction this weekend

This weekend (18 – 19 August) construction will start on a protected walkway between the Ernest Rutherford building and Beatrice Tinsley construction site. This is in preparation for construction of the elevated link bridges that will join the two buildings.

Pedestrian access will remain at all times between Ernest Rutherford and the Beatrice Tinsley buildings – please be considerate of others and take care during busy times, as the passage could become congested. Alternatively, walk through the atrium of Ernest Rutherford.