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150th events

03 August 2023

In 2023 we invited our community to join us for a variety of events to celebrate 150 years of UC. From academic symposiums and cultural performances to sports tournaments and art exhibitions, our events were about bringing people together - the wider community of Ōtautahi Christchurch and UC alumni, staff, students, and friends. 


To mark 150 years of UC we held a range of events throughout the year celebrating the significant milestone.

Explore all events and details below to see what we did to engage with our community. 

Date (2023)Event
29 JanuaryLocal Heroes 12 Bronze Busts installation opened 
8 Feburary Official opening ceremony of the 150th Anniversary 
24 Feburary 150th Crusaders Student Experience game 
4 March 150th activation at Matatu Rugby match
14 March 150th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception 
19 March Team UC at City2Surf 
5 April150th Graduation Street Parade 
24 April 150th Activations in Christchurch City centre
27 April 150th Anniversary Fundraising Gala 
28 April150th Anniversary Fundraising Golf Tournament 
28 AprilCommunity Feast 
29 April Anniversary Thanksgiving Service 
29 April150th UC vs LU Rugby Match 
2 May Raising the Bar 
16 June 150th Anniversary 
13 July 150th Anniversary Public Lecture ft. Supreme Court Chief Justice 
20 July - 10 Sept Whiri te tangata: Weaving the people together - 150th Anniversary Exhibition
26 August Noteworthy - Celebrating 150 years of UC with the CSO and UC Music 
September International Alumni celebrations in San Francisco, New York, Vancouver, London, Cambridge, Oxford
24 OctoberMulti-Faith Celebration
26 OctoberTe Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education 150th Anniversary Public Lecture by Dr Rae Si'ilata
27-29 OctoberAlumni & Community Weekend
12 December150th Anniversary Book Launch
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