Keller

23 March 2021

More used to handling rare antiquities thousands of years old, the curator of the University of Canterbury’s Teece Museum and James Logie Memorial Collection describes a recent discovery as a “thrilling moment of wonder”.


Dr Zhiyan Basharati

12 March 2021

After spending her childhood in a Kurdish refugee camp, Dr Zhiyan Basharati arrived in New Zealand with her family at age 11, not speaking a word of English. Now, this UC graduate has a PhD in forensic psychology, is a dedicated advocate for refugees and migrants, and award finalist.


Sacha McMeeking

08 March 2021

Ngāi Tahu and the University of Canterbury have today committed to establishing a centre for indigenous social innovation led by Tokona Te Raki Māori Futures Collective.


Elman Poole

24 February 2021

A distinguished neurologist and philanthropist’s generous gift of NZ$3 million will support southern students to pursue their studies in Science, Music, Health Sciences and Engineering at the University of Canterbury (UC) and University of Otago. It will also allow more postgraduate students from both universities to undertake overseas fieldwork.


EU Brexit

23 February 2021

This upcoming UC Connect public lecture looks at how New Zealand’s relationship with the EU and the potential impact of Britain leaving the EU on New Zealand.


Moana

02 February 2021

Over the summer, Cantabrians have seen painted penguins ‘popping up’ around the streets and public spaces of Christchurch, Lyttelton and Banks Peninsula. However, one small penguin has a special solo mission – to help fund penguin research.


Roy Kerr

16 December 2020

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is awarding the Oskar Klein Medal to the University of Canterbury’s renowned Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr.


PM Kate Sheppard house

15 December 2020

The Ilam house where pioneering suffragist Kate Sheppard lived and worked during her years of activism has been officially opened by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today.


Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi | Children’s University 2020 graduates.

27 November 2020

A record number of tamariki have graduated from Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi | Children’s University over two nights of celebrations recognising their achievements in 2020.


Mauritian wood pigeon illustration

16 November 2020

Tammana Begum from The Natural History Museum reports on international research, led by UC Science graduate Dr Jo Carpenter and University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Don Drake, exploring how the impact of colonisation has resulted in the disappearance of endemic birds in Hawaii, the Mascarenes and Aotearoa New Zealand, affecting unique island flora.


David Faitaua

04 November 2020

Studying at the University of Canterbury (UC) opened TV reporter Daniel Faitaua’s mind to the world around him and helped spark his dream of living and working overseas.


Brianne West

27 October 2020

In a new article for Stuff.co.nz, Ethique founder and University of Canterbury graduate Brianne West shares why cardboard straws and paper bags may not be as eco-friendly as we think.


UC Grad Corban Tupou

13 October 2020

With his passion of filmmaking and music UC Business graduate Corban Tupou created an entire online music community - Sounds of the Local.


UC Graduate Daryl Gibson

12 October 2020

University of Canterbury graduate & ex-All Blacks rugby midfielder Daryl Gibson has written a thesis on how to break a losing streak after leaving his coaching position with the Waratahs, NZ Stuff reports.


UC Grad Shawn Thomas

08 October 2020

With a passion for making positive change to family life in Aotearoa New Zealand, University of Canterbury (UC) graduate Shawn Thomas believes “dance can change the world”.


Design for the cover of the Group Shoe Catelogue

30 September 2020

Ilam Campus Gallery’s upcoming exhibition celebrates the five-decade career of graphic artist, painter and publisher Leo Bensemann (1912–1986) and connects current students to an inspiring University of Canterbury’s (UC) Fine Arts alumni.


Sonia Yee

29 September 2020

Award-winning Podcast and Series Producer at Radio New Zealand, Sonia Yee, reflects on how her experience at UC helped to build her foundations as a passionate storyteller.


McNoe

29 September 2020

One of the women leading Canterbury into the future, the University of Canterbury Students’ Association President Tori McNoe has been shortlisted for the Women of Influence Young Leader award.


Word2020

11 September 2020

The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is about to burst forth with stories, ideas, poetry and song. The recently announced festival line-up features many University of Canterbury scholars and writers, including Canterbury University Press authors, and is selling out fast.


UC Connect Cannabis

07 September 2020

In a live, online, UC Connect panel discussion on Wednesday 9 September, University of Canterbury experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the Cannabis legislation and control referendum, due to take place in the 2020 general election.


UC Core

04 September 2020

Over the last decade, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | the University of Canterbury has moved and evolved to respond to a rapidly changing world.


SVA 2010

04 September 2020

In the decade since 4 September 2010, the SVA has grown from a University of Canterbury student club into a nationwide movement of young people ‘getting off the couch’ and helping others.


MBA

01 September 2020

Moves to see the University of Canterbury (UC) deliver the most advanced, smart cities focused MBA programme are under way as the University becomes the first university globally to sign as a Research and Knowledge Partner with the Smart Cities Council.


Tait

31 August 2020

Scholarships enabling aspiring young students from Timaru Boys’ High School to pursue tertiary studies at the University of Canterbury have been made possible through the generosity of Philippa, Lady Tait.


Aaron Marshall

27 August 2020

Two University of Canterbury innovations are among the 12 finalists selected for the eighth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, designed to celebrate impact from science through successful research commercialisation within New Zealand’s universities, Crown research institutes and other research organisations.


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