Professor Philip Butler

11 January 2022

World-renowned University of Canterbury Physics Professor Philip Butler has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to science, education and health.

Elizabeth Kay grad story

21 December 2021

Inspired by the experience of helping her own children learn to read and write, Elizabeth Kay has qualified as a teacher so she can help other Deaf students learn and feel pride in their identity.

Tracy Clelland

20 December 2021

A mobile app being developed by the University of Canterbury (UC) will provide a ‘one-stop shop’ answering young people’s questions about sexuality.

Michelle Hay

15 December 2021

The opportunity to turn an interest in Spanish into a new career pathway has made a huge difference to the life of one University of Canterbury (UC) mature student.

Grace Walker

15 December 2021

Young parents can be as successful as older parents if they have supportive relationships and financial security, according to new University of Canterbury (UC) research.

Hannah Witkinson

10 December 2021

Master of Fine Arts graduate Hannah Watkinson cares deeply about the arts and the environment, and her years at the University of Canterbury have equipped her to make a positive difference.

Dr Kiri Solomon

10 December 2021

The importance of emotions in adult learning should not be underestimated, according to an exceptional new Doctor of Education.

Stefano Barfucci

10 December 2021

Bringing new design concepts to life – from fishing trawl gear to titanium hip implants - is what inspires University of Canterbury graduate Stefano Barfucci.

Cam Wilson

10 December 2021

A Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree from the University of Canterbury (UC) combined with years of voluntary work have helped Cam Wilson shoot for, and land, his dream job.


23 November 2021

A UC Alumnus who studied at UC as an overseas student in the 1990s has “given back” to the University of Canterbury by establishing a scholarship for international students.

Alyce Lysaght

22 November 2021

The passion and hard work of University of Canterbury (UC) students has been recognised by the community through the Waitaha – Canterbury Youth Awards.

James Horrocks

27 October 2021

After returning to NZ with a wide variety of offshore experience, James Horrocks joined Spring Sheep Milk Company, the company that his friend and fellow Canterbury alum started in 2015.


06 October 2021

The University of Canterbury’s pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic has been extended due to popular demand from students and staff.

ER Nobel

27 August 2021

The University of Canterbury is commemorating 150 years since the birth of one of its most famous scientists, academics and alumni, despite the postponement of some of the planned celebratory events due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Shaun Ogilvie

17 August 2021

The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre has appointed its first Professor, Dr Shaun Ogilvie, Te Arawa (Ngāti Whakahemo), Ngāti Awa (Ngāti Pūkeko) and Pākehā, as Professor of Ecology and the Environment, a co-appointment with the College of Science, at the University of Canterbury.

Janina Konia

17 August 2021

Jania is passionate about supporting communities to innovate, strengthen, and reshape a system that supports all to feel a sense of belonging and be seen for their strengths, uniqueness and potential, by working together.

Jo-Marie Baker

03 August 2021

Jo-Marie Baker was a daily newspaper journalist for almost a decade before launching Tailor-Made Media in 2008.

Ben and Penny Gough

28 July 2021

A new scholarship providing financial support and leadership coaching is being offered to outstanding University of Canterbury business students, thanks to the generosity of a high-profile Christchurch family.

EU Brexit

22 July 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.

Word 2021

09 July 2021

The University of Canterbury is a proud principal partner of the WORD Christchurch Festival 2021, which is set to spring forth with stories, histories, ideas, poetry and song, 25-29 August.

Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane

09 June 2021

Congratulations to all the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021 recipients, including several University of Canterbury academics, staff, graduates and friends of the university.

Patricia Donovan

19 May 2021

Drawing on her personal experience in the Syrian desert, Patricia tells the story of Jane Digby's life she traveled to the Middle East

Canterbury History Foundation plaque

04 May 2021

Over the past two decades, the Canterbury History Foundation Inc. has served as an important support group for the History Department and the University of Canterbury.


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.

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