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Crusaders v Hurricanes pre-match function 2021

 

You are invited to a pre-match function before the first Crusaders home game of the season on Saturday 6 March 2021. Your ticket for this event includes a buffet dinner, and a Gold seat ticket for the Crusaders v Hurricanes game, you are welcome to get tickets for friends and family also.

Our guest speaker for the evening is UC Professor Nick Draper. Professor Draper will talk on his current research, which looks at understanding collisions in contact sports more clearly and exploring the potential of soft-shell headgear and coaching programmes to make the game safer.

There will also be a Q & A with some of the Crusaders players who are not playing on the day.

When: Saturday 6 March 2021
Time: 4.45pm – 6.45pm (then head to stadium for 7.05pm game)
Where: Level 3, Addington Raceway & Events Centre

Cost*: Adult $55
Child $40 (16 and under)
Dinner only $30

Get your tickets online here by Tuesday 2 March 2021.

It’s not too late to volunteer for Herea tō waka | Orientation Day (O Day) on Friday 19 February!

This is our biggest event to welcome new ākonga (students) and whānau into the UC community and staff volunteers are essential to the smooth running of this event. The Events team still needs your help!

If you are interested in volunteering but unable to do a full shift please email your preferred times to Bree Cumming at events@canterbury.ac.nz and she will work around this. Any time you can spare, even if it’s just an hour, would be so helpful. 

If you are interested, please review the roles, check with your manager and sign up here. 

O Day volunteer roles:

  • Supplier of Smiles – you have a great smile and enjoy meeting new people – only 3 shifts left!
  • Information Guru – providing help and support is your gig – only 8 shifts left!
  • Session Greeter – you’re there to scan people into sessions – only 18 shifts left!
  • Data Gatherer – you’ll happily ask people what they think – only 4 shifts left!

CLICK HERE to sign up!

If you have any questions please email us at events@canterbury.ac.nz. Please note you will need to commit to attending the event briefing at 10am on Wednesday 17 February 2021. If you are able to volunteer but can’t make it to the briefing, please still send us an email.  

Thank you in advance for your support! Also a big thanks to everyone who has already signed up to volunteer.

Ngā mihi,

Te Rōpū Pāpori
Communications and Events 

Lunar New Year Celebration on Friday 12 Feb

Lunar New Year which falls on 12 February is a special day for people from China, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, etc. to visit family and celebrate the new year.

The UC Global Society will host a Lunar New Year Celebration at 4pm this Friday on campus for international students who are not able to go back to their home country, and for local students and staff who are interested in knowing some different cultures and traditions.

Some highlights of this event are the Yeesang (known as the Prosperity Toss Salad, a traditional Malaysian custom commonly done during the Lunar New Year), Asian food (Chinese dumplings, spring rolls, Korean noodles, bubble tea), and fun games. There will be two rounds of raffles and prizes for three people who put on their traditional clothes.

This is a free event, all staff and student are welcome! Please note that registration is required. (Click here to register)

For more information, please see UCGS Facebook page .

     

Celebrate the next generation of entrepreneurs at the UCE Summer Startup Showcase

UCE Summer Startup Showcase

The UC Centre for Entrepreneurship’s Summer Startup Programme is a 10-week accelerator which gives students an opportunity to fast-track their business ventures and social enterprises. The Showcase features pitches from the top 10 teams and is your chance to witness Canterbury innovation at its finest. Over 250 seats have already been reserved – make sure you secure your free ticket, now!

Thursday, 4 February at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch.

  • 5:00pm Doors open
  • 5:30pm Pitches and awards
  • 6:30pm Networking, drinks and nibbles

https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/uce-summer-startup-showcase-tickets-128193027797

Calling all volunteers – join us at Herea tō waka | Orientation Day (O Day)

Herea tō waka | Orientation Day (O Day) is taking place on Friday 19 February from 9.00am – 2.30pm. To help the day run smoothly, we need your help as a staff volunteer.

CLICK HERE to sign up!

The phrase ‘herea tō waka’ means ‘tie up your waka’ and is a reference to what we do when our waka (sailing vessel) comes into landing – we tie it firmly to the shore so that it doesn’t drift away. For our students arriving at UC and particularly on their first day (O Day), they are metaphorically tying their waka to the shoreline that is UC to ensure their grounding here is firm.

O Day is a great opportunity to spend time with our new students, show how staff like to connect with students and join the fun on campus. This is your chance to welcome new students to our diverse UC community – we’re all a part of shaping our new students’ experience in 2021.

From Supplier of Smiles to Information Guru, there is an opportunity for you to be part of O Day. Take a look at the roles below, check with your manager and sign up here. Please note you will need to commit to attending the event briefing at 10am on Wednesday 17 February 2021.

O Day volunteer roles:

  • Supplier of Smiles – you have a great smile and enjoy meeting new people
  • Information Guru – providing help and support is your gig
  • Session Greeter – you’re there to scan people into sessions
  • Data Gatherer – you’ll happily ask people what they think
  • Campus Explorer – you know the campus well and can’t wait to show it off.

If you are unable to do a full shift and can only spare an hour or so, please email your preferred times to events@canterbury.ac.nz.

If you have any questions please email the Events team.

Thank you in advance for your support. Look forward to seeing you there!