The University Pharmacy in the Undercroft will be closing for Christmas at 12pm on Thursday the 23rd of December 2021 and will re-open at 9am on Friday the 14th of January 2022.
If you have any repeats or a new prescription you will need whilst we are closed please come in before the 23rd of December and we will be happy to supply these to you early. (please note you won’t be able to collect repeats from another Pharmacy whilst we are closed).
We would like to thank everyone for the fantastic support during the year and would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a great New Year.
We’re celebrating the achievements of our graduates at the end of a challenging year. We know our new graduates are well eqipped to make a difference in their communities here in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.
Check out some of the many inspiring graduate stories from across UC here>
Choosing the perfect gift for your loved ones around Christmas can be a task fraught with many challenges, turning even the most aggressive Christmas lover into a Grinch. Always popular for children are toys that are educational but fun. Many cute and educational toys are often themed around the popular culture of the day, such as Paw Patrol or Peppa Pig. Pictured here are some educational toys from the Canterbury College Collection which strongly reflect the aesthetic sensibility of their time.
Puzzles featuring domestic images, a black and white domino set, and a set of wooden geometric blocks make up this collection, which are thought to have been used by either the Psychology or the Education Departments. The toys could have been used to assess children’s hand-eye coordination, simple motor skills or balancing. Generally, these tests might be aimed at very young age groups and would require that the child look for patterns or identify like shapes as a form of early mathematical learning.
The geometric blocks above are part of an educational game known as a tangram which originated in China. Children would look at a simple picture and try to recreate it using the shapes, or could just create an image of their own. The booklets which accompany the toys include instructions on how to perform these tests.
Treasures like this are slowly making their way out of departments and being lost to the University, taking their stories with them. Please contact us if you know of any items that you think might fit the criteria for the new stage of the Canterbury College survey project, or which illuminate the history of UC in any way. We would love to capture their stories before it’s too late.
Have a very Happy Holiday season from your grateful Collection Technicians Meredith and Kieran. We look forward to hearing from you all in the New Year.
Find out more about the Canterbury College Collection online here>