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Pink Shirt Day 2024

13 May 2024
Event Details

calendar_todayMonday 13 May 2024 to Friday 17 May 2024

location_onIlam and Dovedale campus, University of Canterbury


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About the Event

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About the Event

Show your support and wear a pink shirt on Friday 17 May!

At the University of Canterbury we are supporting the Mental Health Foundation's annual campaign, Pink Shirt Day with events on campus running from Monday 13 May to Friday 17 May.

Pink Shirt Day is more than just wearing pink. It's a commitment to upholding our values of whanaungatanga, manaakitanga, and aroha to create a kinder, more inclusive Aotearoa where everyone feels safe, valued, and respected, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, or cultural background.

Wear pink to the Rec Centre T&C’s apply

Any UC or UCSA staff member can workout for free during Pink Shirt Week if they are wearing Pink!:  Monday 13 May – Friday 17 May inclusive

Connect Zone, Smoothie Wednesday and Toastie Thursday

Our Kaiwhakatere Oranga I Wellbeing Navigators are hosting two events focused on connection. In this space you can have a chat, meet new people or find out more about support available on campus, while enjoying fruit, smoothies and toasties. 

Photobooth & Treats

Pink-themed treats and a photobooth will be available in The Living Room (located next to the bookshop). 

Positivity Board 

Puaka James Hight Library and The Living Room (located next to the bookshop) will have a wall of positivity where students and staff can display quotes, affirmations, and kind words to support Pink Shirt Day.

T-shirt Making Workshop 

Unleash your creativity with our Te Rua Makerspace T-Shirt Design workshop to create your own tee for Pink Shirt Day!


Find out how you can get involved and what else is on  
Students or through our socials


Together, we can make a positive impact and build a culture of kindness and respect.

UC is committed to an inclusive campus where everyone can thrive. We offer comprehensive support services so if you would like to talk to someone about your anything that is impacting your wellbeing, please contact the teams below:

Student support services:


Staff support services:


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