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Week of the Geek

Wouldn’t it be great if Orientation didn’t have to end? If amidst the assignments and course readings you could take a break to cuddle a puppy, play some video games or race around campus to avoid being infected… wait, what?!

The mid-semester blues are real, but don’t worry, the library gets it. We get it so much in fact that March 20th – 24th we are bringing you not one, but FIVE, amazing events as we present to you the very first Week of the Geek!

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Monday 20 March:  Puppy Love – Release the Houndsdog
Missing your dogs from home?
University life starting to stress you out?
We have a puppy for that!
Lovable dogs will be touring all the libraries, so there are plenty of cuddles to go around.
Where:
Education: 12pm-12:20pm
Central: 12:40-1pm
Grass behind Macmillan Brown: 1:15pm-1:35pm
EPS: 1:45-2:10pm.

Tuesday 21 March: Finders Keepers – Around the Campus in 80 Minutes
Explore the back roads and bright lights of Ilam campus with our campus-wide international treasure hunt. Grab a group, or make some new friends by signing up by yourself here.
Prizes for the fastest and best dressed team!
Where: Meet on Central Library steps at 1pm

Wednesday 22 March:  OMGFandom! All the feels
We have the movies, we have the snacks, and all we need are people to come along and geek-out with us! Along with the UC Film club and Anime Soc, the library will be showing Star Trek (J.J. Abrams, 2009) and Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii, 1995). Whatever you geek out over come along to meet people who share your fandom.
Where: Level 2 of Central Library

Thursday 23 March: Games Unite – Cards and Controllers
Whether you’re a video game person or like to chill out with a board game we have it all. Library staff, UC Gaming Guild and SAGA will be on hand to show you the ropes, so come along to play a favorite or try something new!
Where: Level 2 of Central Library

Friday 24 March: Brain Food: Dine or DashBrain-food-fleeing_small
Come and join us for a race across campus like no other, as you fight for survival.
Sign up here!
Where: Meet on Central Library steps at 1pm

 

 

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Art Exhibition: Moving Image Works

Moving Image Works

Date: 23 January to 3rd February 2017
Location: Matariki Gallery, Matariki Building

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Still image from Toothfish by Oliver Dawe, UC-MBL-2549

This exhibition curated by Lydia Baxendell makes available four works utilising the moving image as media by recent UC graduates and SELECT Award recipients Barry/Holly, Oliver Dawe, Makoto Takuoka and Clara Wells. Media ranges from short film, scratch-film-style animation, datamoshed and glitched found footage and stop-motion animation.

Melancholic, comedic, unsettling and confusing these works explore themes of social, political, visual and emotional unrest.

SELECT ’16

SELECT exhibition opening & award announcement from 5pm Tuesday 8 November Ilam Campus Gallery, Block 2, SoFA, exhibition runs till 8 December

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Image: Photograph of Canterbury College School of Art, exhibition of students’ work, 1948. University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts records (MB2114, Ref 71992, ORC 351). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.

SELECT ’16 is the eighth occurrence of the annual Select exhibition, which is run by the University of Canterbury Art Acquisitions Committee.  The exhibition supports final year visual arts practitioners studying at the School of Fine Arts by acquiring examples of their work for the University’s permanent art collection. To date, 23 works have been acquired for the collection via Select.

Final year students ­ both undergraduate and postgraduate ­ are invited to submit one work to the Art Acquisitions Committee, who make pre-selections for the exhibition opening at 5.00pm on Tuesday 8 November. This year 33 students submitted works and from this initial group 15 have been chosen as exhibiting finalists. The UC Art Acquisitions Committee acquires a maximum of three pieces for its permanent collection from those artworks in the exhibition. An external judge makes this final decision; this year’s judge is Simon Rees, Director at the Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth.

2016 Gradfest: 31 October – 4 November

The Postgraduate Office, the Library, Academic Services Group, Careers, E-Learning Support and the Academic Skills Centre (ASC) are offering GradFest – a week of free lectures and workshops for MA and PhD thesis writers. There are sessions for all thesis writers: those who are just starting out and those who are well into the writing process.

View the programme here:
http://www.lps.canterbury.ac.nz/lsc/lsc-course-LSCC.php

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#GetSmart – Use Your library

UC Libraries have the people, texts, and study spaces to help you make the most of your study.

Take part in our Orientation events, all designed to help you use the library, and you could win prizes of coffee, pizza and restaurant vouchers – as well as #GetSmart.

We have:

And if you’ve any questions, just ask – we’re here to help

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GradFest 2015 – 2-6 November

Are you writing a thesis or planning to begin one?

The Academic Skills Centre and the Library are hosting a number of workshops and seminars for postgraduate students in the first week of November. There are workshops for all thesis writers, students who are just starting out, those whose theses are nearing completion and all of those in between.

When:  2-6 November 2015

Where: Puaka-James Hight Library

Cost: Free

Details about the programme and how to enrol

Talk celebrating Christchurch’s heritage buildings – Friday 16 October, 7pm–9pm, Undercroft 101

Aficionados of Christchurch’s heritage buildings will be interested in the following Heritage Week session at UC – featuring 2 College of Arts Macmillan Brown Library interns.

Friday 16 October, 7pm–9pm, Undercroft 101, Puaka-James Hight Building – University of Canterbury.

This evening event features local architects, heritage lovers, building owners and residents giving quick-fire presentations on Christchurch’s lost, restored, and future heritage buildings. Complimentary refreshments will be provided through the support of the Warren Trust. This free event is ticketed as spaces are limited.

Arrive early to visit the accompanying exhibition in the University’s Registry (Matariki) building which displays architectural plans, photos, and stories on recent heritage departures and arrivals in Christchurch.

Book your tickets here.

Book Giveaway – Withdrawn Library Books – Friday 7th August

The library is organising Book Giveaways during 2015 to give you the opportunity to obtain withdrawn books for your personal collection.
The next giveaway is Friday 7th August, 12:15pm-3pm on Level 3 (North side) of the Central Library, Puaka-James Hight building.


The new owner is the first person who wants the book.
Please bring your own bags to take the books away.

Withdrawn titles in the following subject areas will be available

E – Americas
P – Linguistics
PT – German Literature
Miscellaneous

A book is in the giveaway because:

  • It no longer meets the demands of the course or research it was purchased for, or
  • Fewer copies of the title are now required, or
  • It is damaged and has been replaced, or
  • It was donated but does not meet the “in scope” criteria for learning, teaching and research at UC.

There will be another giveaway on Friday 18th September

Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Maori Language Week

This year’s theme for Māori Language Week (27 July – 2 August 2015) is ‘Whāngaihia te Reo ki ngā Mātua’ – ‘Nurture the language in parents’. It aims to encourage and support every day Māori language use for parents and caregivers with children.

There are Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori displays up in all UC Libraries (display at Te Puna Mātauraka o Waitaha – Central Library – pictured below).

Come and have a look and learn some Te Reo.
Also check out the UC programme of events celebrating Māori language week.

Ask An Archivist Day – Tuesday 9 June 2015

Tuesday 9 June 2015 is international Ask An Archivist Day on Twitter. UC Library Archivist, Erin Kimber, is using the day to share news about our archive collections, events and research at UC. Ask your questions by tweeting Erin at @uoclibrary and adding the hashtag #AskUCArchivists to your question (in 140 characters or less, of course!). Don’t have twitter? Post your question on the library Facebook page

So what can you ask the UC Library archivist? Well first, check out what we have to offer: http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/mb/archives/index.shtml

Book Giveaway – Withdrawn Library Books – Friday 8th May

The library is organising Book Giveaways during 2015 to give you the opportunity to obtain withdrawn books for your personal collection.
The next giveaway is Friday 8th May, 12:15pm-3pm on Level 3 (North side) of the Central Library, Puaka-James Hight building.

The new owner is the first person who wants the book.
Please bring your own bags to take the books away.

A book is in the giveaway because:

  • It no longer meets the demands of the course or research it was purchased for, or
  • Fewer copies of the title are now required, or
  • It is damaged and has been replaced, or
  • It was donated but does not meet the “in scope” criteria for learning, teaching and research at UC.

Call ranges

  • HE (transportation, communication)
  • PC (French, German, Spanish –topics on grammar, dictionaries)
  • PT (German Literature)
  • Q (Science)
  • QL (Zoology)
  • Kiwi Hit Discs – music cds
  • Miscellaneous

Congratulations to those who tackled the Tower Race 2015

The 2015 Tower Race results are in and we have 2 new records!


The 2015 Tower Race was held on March 24th with 49 people registered to run the race.
This annual race is no mean feat – with a 200m sprint around the Puaka-James Hight building, followed by a 53m vertical climb up 264 stairs, to reach the top of the 11th story!
This year the 2 winners from 2014, Patrick Turner and Kathryn McLardy, were the stars, shaving even more time off their already impressive record-breaking 2014 times.
Patrick now holds the men’s record with a time of 1:25:06. Kathryn holds the women’s record with a time of 1:58:05.
Special mention also goes to Alastair McDowell who was the winner of the Edge “Best Dressed” prize and ran the race twice, once in mountain climbing gear (complete with loaded pack).
Congratulations to everyone who completed the race and thanks to everyone involved in making this event such a success.

We can’t wait to see what 2016’s race will bring.

Click here for a complete list of tower race results (from the inaugural race in 2005 through to this year)

Book Giveaway – Withdrawn Library Books – Friday 13th March

The library is organising Book Giveaways during 2015 to give you the opportunity to obtain withdrawn books for your personal collection.
The next giveaway is Friday 13 March, 12:15pm-3pm on Level 3 (North side) of the Central Library, Puaka-James Hight building.

The new owner is the first person who wants the book.
Please bring your own bags to take the books away.

A book is in the giveaway because:

  • It no longer meets the demands of the course or research it was purchased for, or
  • Fewer copies of the title are now required, or
  • It is damaged and has been replaced, or
  • It was donated but does not meet the “in scope” criteria for learning, teaching and research at UC.
    • The list below gives an indication of the subjects covered by the majority of the withdrawn books. An itemised list is not available.

Canterbury Stories event at the Airforce Museum (Wigram) this Sunday October 12

UC Library will be participating in the Canterbury Stories event at the Airforce Museum, Wigram this Sunday October 12. This is a free public event where members of the Canterbury community are invited to bring along their personal stories and artefacts relating to the First World War. Staff from a range of organisations will be on hand to document the material, as well as provide expertise in family history research and object identification and interpretation. People can discuss the possibility of lending their material for digitising or display with any of the participating organisations. The stories and artefacts contributed by the public will be used to provide the content for the “Canterbury Stories” exhibition hosted by the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Event Details:
Venue: Airforce World – Wigram
Date: 12 October
Time: 10:00am to 4:30pm
Click here to see the full brochure

Canterbury 100 is a collaborative project, co-ordinated by the region’s major cultural and heritage institutions, telling the story and experiences of Canterbury people during the First World War. The Canterbury 100 team are searching for personal stories, photographs, diaries and papers, and artefacts from people in Canterbury relating to the First World War, to present in this regional exhibition.

To tell your story, or for more information about how you can get involved, please email or visit www.canterbury100.org.nz