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Campus Foraging Tour 🍋

Join us for a lunch-hour walk around campus to find the best spots to forage for edible fruits, native nibbles, herbs, nuts and berries! 🍋🍐🍎🍊

When: Thursday 2 May, 12pm – 1pm

Where: Meet at the fruit trees outside Cafe 1894

The walk will begin outside Cafe 1894 at 12pm and will end at Waiutuutu Community Garden just before 1pm. If you can, please stay for a cup of herbal tea in the garden afterwards.

Your guide Seamus is UC’s Biodiversity Co-ordinator and has years of experience working on and with the UC Grounds team.

This event is part of Organic Week Aotearoa. Check out the other events happening in your community here.

More about UC’s edible campus and a foraging map can be found here.

Cake and Chat for international students on Fridays

Calling all international students!

Looking to meet new friends and enjoy delicious cakes?
Join us for ‘Cake and Chat’!
🗓️ When: 11 am – 12 pm on Fridays in term 2
📍 Where: The Living Room (next to the UC Bookshop)

Come and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where you can:
✨ Meet fellow international students
✨ Practice your English speaking skills
✨ Enjoy a variety of cakes, snacks, coffee and hot chocolate

FREE, but registration is required: Cake and Chat for UC International Students | Humanitix

For any questions, contact
We can’t wait to see you there!

Sunday 5th May, Puaka-James Hight featuring in Open Christchurch Architectural Festival


20. University of Canterbury - Puaka-James Hight (Central Library) Building, Sun: 11am-2pm | Open Christchurch

On Sunday the 5th of May between 11am and 2pm, the Puaka-James Hight building which houses the Undercroft, Central Library, and Te Pātaka student services hub, will be joining a number of other UC buildings featuring in the annual city-wide architectural event, Open Christchurch! 

Open Christchurch is a free, one-weekend-only festival of exceptional architecture, run by Te Pūtahi, Centre for Architecture and City Making. It is open to everyone in Ōtautahi Christchurch from 3-5 May (Puaka-James Hight is participating on Sunday 5 May only). Find out more about the Open Christchurch festival here.

What’s happening in Puaka-James Hight?

The building will be open from 11am – 2pm on Sunday 5 May for people to explore our 53-metre-tall beacon of brutalism.
We will have staff on hand taking guided tours of the building.

A display showcasing the architecture, construction, and library history, featuring archival material from our Macmillan Brown Library, will be up in the space between the lifts on level 2 (main entry) of the library.

Pick up one of our Puaka-James Hight postcards or bookmarks (featuring badges and stickers made in our Te Rua Makerspace) as a souvenir of the event.

Can’t make it to the event?

Our display will be up for some time after the event. You can also check out our online collection of Puaka-James Hight themed items from our archives on Kā kohika, our art and archives catalogue.

Ngā mihi,                                                                                                                              UC Library