Ten years on – UC marks earthquake anniversary
In memory of those lost in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the University of Canterbury’s Tumu Whakarae Vice-Chancellor Professor Cheryl de la Rey and Tumu Tuarua Kaunihera Pro-Chancellor Steve Wakefield laid a puapua whakamahara (wreath) and held a minute’s silence with staff and students at the Roimata memorial sculpture at the Ilam campus.
The Uni cycleway was dedicated to the Canterbury community following the Canterbury earthquakes.
CEISMIC archive continues to expand
On the 10th anniversary of the earthquake, Empowered Christchurch and the South Brighton Residents’ Association have donated documentation to the ever-growing CEISMIC archives, held at UC’s College of Arts.
The world-leading and award-winning earthquake archive, CEISMIC, has made an online collection of tens of thousands of stories, video, audio, documents and images relating to the Canterbury earthquakes publicly available.
CEISMIC includes the archives of 38 government, community and research organisations. This wide-ranging taonga includes GPS Boomerang’s aerial photos, the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA), the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC)’s Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Learning Legacy, and the Ministry of Culture and Heritage Quakestories archive, which alone offers some 500 stories and 200 photographs. Another archive is Movers and Shakers: Women’s Stories from the Christchurch Earthquakes: https://quakestudies.canterbury.ac.nz/store/object/194937.