Latest alumni news


Jonathan Scragg

21 November 2022

Jonathan has worked as a lawyer for the past 20 years, both in London and New Zealand. He is currently one of three litigation partners in the Duncan Cotterill Wellington office and served as the most recent chair for the law firm. This year he was recognised amongst NZ Lawyer Most Influential Lawyers 2022.

Katie Pickles

12 September 2022

Katie Pickles is a Professor of History at the University of Canterbury. A scholar of feminist and postcolonial history, Katie completed her undergraduate studies at UC before traveling overseas to gain her MA and PhD. Her new book, Heroines in History: A Thousand Faces has recently been published by Routledge and she is currently writing a new biography of Kate Sheppard.

Joe Zhu 1

12 September 2022

Joe is a lead statistical programming analyst and lead software engineer at Roche, a pioneer in healthcare and pharmaceuticals. He spoke to us about his career so far and how he hopes to improve the drug discovery process with AI.

Tā Tipene O'Regan

09 June 2022

Two University of Canterbury (UC) Honorary Doctorates have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list, among other remarkable University of Canterbury alumni and former staff.

QS World Rankings Logo 2023

09 June 2022

The University of Canterbury (UC) is again ranked among the top 300 universities in the world.

Amy Adams capping UC graduate

08 June 2022

University of Canterbury students who graduated in absentia have been donning their caps and regalia this week to take part in UC’s graduate photo opportunities.

Vanessa O'Brien

02 June 2022

Vanessa is the CEO and co-founder of OrbViz - a data visualisation programme helps businesses visualise their data and turn it into meaningful insights.

Jack Musgrave

02 June 2022

Jack is a human rights lawyer, working as a Researcher for Progressive Voice – a participatory rights-based policy, research, and advocacy organisation connected with grassroots civil society and community-based organisations in Burma/Myanmar.

Jitendra Bhata

30 May 2022

It is important that the design and detailing of the panel-to-structure connections ensure that their strength and displacement capacity are adequate to meet the corresponding seismic demands, at least during design level earthquakes says UC PhD successor Dr Jitendra Bhatta.

John Holt

25 May 2022

John is the Founder and Executive Chair of All Things Considered - a global platform for considerate consumers of fashion.


24 May 2022

Nina has been the CEO of Enterprise Angels since 2019, who earlier this year invested in their 100th start-up.

Paul Charteris

19 May 2022

Paul is the co-founder and CEO of saveBOARD, a low carbon sustainable building materials company whose ambition is to upcycle as much packaging and construction waste into building materials as possible.

Tā Tipene O'Regan

01 April 2022

Tā Tipene O’Regan (Ngāi Tahu) has recevied the prestigious national accolade, the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award – Te Pou Whakarae o Aotearoa.

Kirsten Norquay

21 February 2022

Kirsten Norquay, a graduate of UC Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, talks about her role as a Principal Process Engineer at Stantec.

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.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>