UC Print & Copy Centre Digital Printing Services are available to all customers

Did you know UC Print & Copy Centre Digital Printing Services are available to all customers?

Our digital print and binding services are available to staff, students and YES we do provide an in-house digital print service to external customers as well!

UC Print and the Copy Centre is a very experienced and friendly team who are ready to help you with your printing and binding requests.

Our team motto is “Great People. Great Products. Great Service”. The close-knit team take great pride in our print services and looking after the needs of our customers.

UC Print and Copy Centre print services are bursting with the latest clean digital print technologies that produce the highest quality colour printing on a wide range of media types.

Working closely with UC Logistics team, departmental print orders can be delivered right to your department or reception area. For our off campus customers there is no need to come onto campus to collect your print order, unless you really want to drop by and say hi! If you prefer we can arrange a courier to send your print order directly to your home or place of work. Contact us today for a no obligation quote.

Why use our print services

  • We do not internally charge for in-house printed departmental print orders.
  • Our external customer print and binding prices is very competitive. Ask us for a quote!
  • We listen to your needs. Our experienced and dedicated people here to help you.
  • We have the latest digital print technologies.
  • Fast and reliable turnaround.
  • While you wait Copy Centre print service. It is warm and comfortable inside. Pull up a seat and relax while we process your order!
  • Free ten minute parking at the door.

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We are located right next to the K1 Lecture Theatre, 20 Kirkwood Avenue with Free 10 minute customer parking available at front of building. Hours 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

So why wait. Contact us today.

Nuggets of wellbeing wisdom – introduction from the Mentemia launch – blog 1#

We launched Mentemia last month with an online webinar by Mentemia’s psychologist Dr Fiona Crichton. You were invited, but you may have been to busy to  join, which is exactly why you need to make the most of Mentemia’s wellbeing resources!

Just for you, I’ll summarise the Mentemia launch and each of the six pillars of wellbeing in a series of blogs to help you access wellbeing as simply and quickly as possible.

Or you can watch the webinar (45mins) here: University of Canterbury – Mentemia Staff Launch (vimeo.com)

What is Mentemia?
• A workplace wellbeing platform/phone-based app
• Evidence-based, effective resources in bite-sized activities that everyone can add into their day
• Proactive tools based on the ‘six pillars of wellbeing’ to help you not just cope with stress, but thrive.

With a background in science and academia, Dr Crichton understands the unique university environment and the pressures on staff.

“You can’t look after others unless you are looking after yourself,” she reminded us.

She recommended that we integrate good habits and actions into our daily routines; not wait until we feel sad, stressed or overwhelmed. Just do one small thing from each pillar every day. It only takes a minute – literally.

Here’s a handy acronym:
LEAD:
Look after you – prioritise your own wellbeing
Experiment – find out what works for you
Adapt – change it up when needed
Develop habits – build small actions into your day

Dr Crichton recapped the physiology of stress, starting with the brain. As many of you will well know, but it’s worth remembering, the amygdala keeps us safe, and constantly scans the environment for danger. However, it has no context so it can’t differentiate between a thought, a memory or a new thing in the environment – they can all be perceived as threats.

The amygdala tells the hypothalamus to send out stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, and we all know how that goes – muscles tense for flight, fight or freeze, digestion shuts down, immunity is compromised, etc. All this happens before the pre-frontal cortex (PFC) has a chance to assess the situation and tell the amygdala to stand down.

Good stress/bad stress – some stress enhances performance; chronic stress impairs health and happiness.

What to do?

Dr Crichton says we want to encourage good connections between the PFC and the amygdala. We can train our body to relax following flight or fight, we can soothe an overactive amygdala and we adopt habits that help us stay calm in the first place – techniques that are all covered in the six pillars of wellbeing on the app.

In the next blog, I’ll look at Pillar 1 – Chill. For now, you can check out some ideas for a DOSE of feel good brain chemicals below.

Got something to add? Comments are welcome!

Download Mentemia now

Mentemia is also available to UC students – you might like to point your students towards the 6 Pillar videos on Vimeo.

Stay well,

Breeze from the Communications team. 

Tupuānuku opening | New student accomodation building

It was a delight to celebrate the opening of the new student accommodation building on Thursday 10 June. It was an opportunity to learn more about Tupuānuku’s story, the kaupapa behind the model of student care, and the building’s design. 

The event closed with a stunning performance by Te Akatoki and kai [food] designed around theme of food from the earth.

Attendees at the official opening event included Tupuānuku partners architects Jasmax, construction company Southbase, engineers Powell Fenwick, project managers Proform Group, quantity surveyors RLB and furniture suppliers Bishop Interiors Ltd. 

Ticket giveaway: Works for Flute and Percussion

 

The School of Music has 2 double passes to giveaway to the concert: 

Hannah Darroch and Justin DeHart: Works for Flute and Percussion

This concert on 27 June celebrates exciting duo repertoire for flute and percussion, performed by CSO’s principal flutist Hannah Darroch and UC’s Senior Lecturer in Music Performance, percussionist Justin DeHart. In their first appearance performing together, the duo will present classics by Toru Takemitsu, Lou Harrison, and Gareth Farr alongside more recent pieces by innovative composers from around the world. Hannah will also premiere a new solo flute work commissioned from New Zealand composer Chris Gendall. Special consideration was taken by the duo to select works that take advantage of the wonderful acoustics in the Great Hall at the Arts Centre. Come and enjoy music for flute, alto flute, and piccolo; rosewood marimbas, drums, antique cymbals, woodblocks, and more!

You can read more about this concert in the following news article

To win, email naomi.vandenbroek@canterbury by 5pm Wednesday June 23 with Music Ticket Giveaway in the subject line. Lucky winners will be notified by email by midday Thursday 24 June.

Keeping UC staff informed