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Geotech work planned for Dovedale Campus

While we work through the resource consent process with the Christchurch City Council and the wider UC and Ōtautahi Christchurch Communities, we’re taking the opportunity to have a closer look at land we hope to use for proposed new facilities on Dovedale, the site that will become UC’s Digital Screen Campus.

Geotech work is scheduled to take place on the land behind hoardings on Dovedale Avenue from 18 to 26 July.

While much of the work should go unnoticed by our Dovedale neighbours, staff, tenants and students living in the Hayashi and Sonoda villages, sonic boreholes scheduled for 25-26 July are expected to generate short bursts of loud noise.

Depending on how hard the drill has to work to excavate the ground, the sound generated from sonic boreholes can be anywhere between 75 – 100 decibels. Given the proximity of the test locations to neighbouring occupied spaces however, the intensity should be relatively low.

Each test should take no longer than two minutes to complete and the team will be working on three holes over those two days.

A complete rundown of the works planned this month:

  • Core Penetration Tests and Scala Penetrometer testing will run from 18 July to 21 July.
  • Sonic Boreholes will start 25 July, finishing 26 July.

All works, and sound generated as a result, will comply with the Christchurch City Council’s Resource Management Act.

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Industry-leading wāhine appointed to UC’s Digital Screen Campus

In the past week, we have been thrilled to announce the appointment of three incredible wāhine to the Digital Screen Campus (DSC) management team.

Chelsea Rapp, chairperson of the New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZGDA) and Head of Strategy and Business Development at CerebralFix Ltd, has been appointed DSC Programme Manager.

UC’s own Petra Westropp has been appointed Project Manager of the DSC Innovation Hub. 

Read about Chelsea and Petra’s appointments, here>

Manager of Screen CanterburyNZBree Loverich will be joining the DSC as its Partnership and Commercial Manager.

Read about Bree’s appointment, here>

Congratulations to the newest members of the DSC team, we can’t wait to see you on campus soon.