The UCSA O'Week 17: SVA Big Give is coming up this Saturday! The Student Volunteer Army is aiming to get 1000 volunteers to South Brighton for a day of giving back. UC students can register using the SVA app (search for 'SVA' on the App Store or Google Play) while members of the wider community can register via the Facebook event at [ Link ]
Best of luck to the mighty BNZ Crusaders as they kick off their 2017 Investec Super Rugby campaign tonight (BNZ Crusaders v Brumbies at ami Stadium, 7:35pm). UC is behind you all the way! #crusadeon #letsdothis
Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward is the only New Zealander among the world experts appointed by the UN's IPCC to prepare the Special Report on Global Warming.

UC academic to write UN Global Warming Report
Tomorrow is Pasifika Welcome Day at UC! This is a chance for Pacific students, families and friends to celebrate the start of the year, connecting with UC staff and each other. There will be scholarship presentations, student speakers, a performance, and a Pacific lunch will be provided!

UC Pasifika Welcome Day 2017
Congratulations to Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury marine scientist Dr Regina Eisert, who has been recognised for her work protecting the world's oceans with a prestigious Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship!

UC marine scientist named Pew Conservation Fellow
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith visited UC on Wednesday to open Kirkwood Avenue Hall – the University’s first self-catering hall. He also took the opportunity to mingle with students at Clubs Day, tour UC Engineering’s new facilities and place a flower in commemoration the 2011 earthquake.
With the help of international researchers and three identical telescopes in Chile, Australia and South Africa, the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC is helping answer some of the great unknowns about the planets in our galaxy.

UC planet hunters search the galaxy's centre
The UCSA O'Week 17 is delivering a fantastic mix of events, from BBQs and dress-up parties to hypnotists and BYC Tournaments and plenty in between. Today, the UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association introduced students to a range of support services at their Summer Start-up Wellness Expo in the Undercroft.
Using a network of nano-particles, a team of UC Science researchers is hoping to mimic some of the brain’s functionality to enhance future computer technology.

UC physicists take a (nano) chip off the old block
UC students and staff have decorated road cones around the campus with flowers today to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the February 22nd Christchurch earthquake.
Today is the first of two Clubs Days at UC! Over 120 UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association clubs have set up stalls on campus, telling students what they’re all about and inviting registrations. Sorry if we didn’t get a pic of your club's stall (there are quite a few) – feel free to comment and tell the world what makes your club awesome!
Look who's back! So good to see the campus abuzz with students for the first day of Semester One – we missed you guys!
UC Science researchers are working on a revolutionary drug-targeting system that could be used to treat a range of fatal, inherited diseases caused by genetic enzyme deficiencies.

UC research targets dozens of incurable diseases
It was sooooo much fun welcoming new students to UC at Orientation Day. Now there’s only one thing to do before the start of lectures on Monday… enjoy the weekend! Whoop!
You gotta love O Day! Music, new peeps, lawn games, free food... What's not to like? Thanks to the UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association for putting on an epic Lunch on the Lawn!
UC Orientation Day 2017 is underway! A massive UC welcome to all our new students!
On Orientation Day, UC students will enter one of NZ's most modern and exciting education facilities for the first time. Here's a look inside the Core; the vibrant new centre of UC Engineering.

Read more about this exciting development at [ Link ]
Good times at the UCSA - University of Canterbury Students' Association's Postgrad Welcome BBQ on Okeover Lawn today!
The Port Hills as seen from the University of Canterbury Library a short time ago. Our thoughts go out to those affected by the fires, and the University has offered support to affected students and staff.

UC is operating as normal, and we’re excited to be welcoming students to campus. Orientation Day will go head tomorrow as planned. Lectures for the 2017 academic year will commence on...
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