Category Archives: Celebrate

ANZAC Day Service 2024


Join us to commemorate ANZAC Day 2024

Please join us to commemorate ANZAC Day on Thursday 25th April between 10 am-11 am. All are welcome to attend – students, staff and the wider community.

ANZAC Day promotes a widely felt sense of unity and is an opportunity for New Zealand to pay respects to those who are serving, or have served, and who are called upon to support the country in times of war, conflict and disaster.

Our service will be held on the Quad between Matariki and Puaka-James Hight Building, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury. This will be followed by some refreshments on Okeover Lawn at the Field of Remembrance and the Gallipoli Lone Pine.


Ōtautahi Christchurch Pride 2024

Ōtautahi Christchurch Pride is running from 15-31 March and has over 40 events taking place to celebrate!

Events include the Rollickin Pride Dog Walk, Pride Picnic, Kia Wheriki te Puna: Takatāpui Pool Party and Les Mills Quick Classes. You can check out the full list of events here.

See what’s on offer and get more information here! 🏳‍🌈🌈

Ann Ballin Building Reopening

We celebrated the renaming of UC’s School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing Staff block as the Ann Ballin Building today, International Women’s Day.  

The late Dame Ann’s friends and whānau joined us on campus and took the first tour of the newly renovated building.  

Dame Reubina Ann Ballin was a life-long advocate for victims and people with disabilities. As a UC graduate of Psychology and a student counsellor from 1974 to 1986, she made an impact on students and staff for decades. In 2002, she was awarded Aotearoa New Zealand’s highest civilian honour – the Membership of the Order of New Zealand.  

The Ann Ballin Building, which will continue to be home to Te Kura Mahi ā-Hiriapo | School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing, has been upgraded with low carbon features and will be incorporated into UC’s renewable energy systems in the future.  

As part of Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | Faculty of Science, the reopening of the refurbished building also marks the completion of the UC Science precinct – a significant milestone for UC. The renaming of the building follows a strong tradition of UC buildings being named after alumni and staff. 

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