02 July 2019
An $11m fully immersive dark sky experience is now open to the public in Takapō (Tekapo). Dark Sky Project, formerly Earth & Sky, has opened the doors to its new 1140sqm building on the Takapō lakefront. The centre will be the departure point for the astro-tourism business’s outdoor, evening stargazing experiences at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory.
19 June 2019
The University of Canterbury (UC) has continued to prove its international position, improving four places to 227th in the latest QS World University Rankings.
10 June 2019
A 23-year-old Commerce graduate may be the youngest woman to have earned her doctorate in the University of Canterbury’s almost 150-year history.
30 May 2019
Former University of Canterbury staff member Maureen Ahern has bequeathed 12 Roman and Judaean coins to the UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, located in the Christchurch Arts Centre.
21 May 2019
Antarctica continues to call bright young researchers to her icy shores, and scholarships at the University of Canterbury are making their ground-breaking research possible.
20 May 2019
The Media and Communication journalism programme at the University of Canterbury (UC) was recognised with an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2019 Voyager Media Awards on Friday.
20 May 2019
Sprinkled in star dust, four University of Canterbury scientific alumni and staff have been honoured, featuring among six Kiwis chosen to appear on new ‘New Zealand Space Pioneers’ postage stamps.
16 May 2019
The University of Canterbury aims to craft the future of immersive gaming in New Zealand by assembling an international team of experts, thanks to a Government funding boost of over $3 million and University funding of $4.5 million.
13 May 2019
‘Wikipedian in Residence’ Mike Dickison, is being hosted at the University of Canterbury (UC) as he’s spreading the word around the country about how to use and develop Wikipedia.
13 May 2019
Aotearoa New Zealand will have to seriously consider gene editing to improve crop production if it is to meet future sustainability targets, according to the University of Canterbury’s newest Professor Emerita, plant biologist Paula Jameson.
09 May 2019
Innovation is good for the world, and University of Canterbury (UC) researchers will explain how their innovative technological solutions are making a difference – from Antarctica to Africa – during Techweek on 22 and 23 May.
06 May 2019
In this upcoming free public lecture, in conjunction with TechWeek19, University of Canterbury mechanical and biomedical engineer, Senior Lecturer Dr Deborah Munro, will talk about her work designing everything from robotic dinosaurs to orthopaedic implants and prostheses, and also how studying natural movement informed her best solutions.
03 May 2019
Octophonic compositions? They are eight-channel electronic music works that are best performed in 8.1 channel surround sound for a truly immersive experience, explains University of Canterbury School of Music senior lecturer Reuben de Lautour.
30 April 2019
UC continues to produce top quality research despite challenges resulting from the Canterbury earthquakes.
17 April 2019
A century ago, two New Zealand-Chinese, University of Canterbury engineering brothers, turned ANZAC soldiers, left their ground-breaking legacy for generations to come.
15 April 2019
The English editor and publisher who discovered some of the greatest writers of our times, including Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes and Anita Brookner, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) by the University of Canterbury at the University’s Arts and Science graduation ceremony.
11 April 2019
Astronomers have captured the first image of a black hole, heralding a revolution in our understanding of the universe’s most enigmatic objects, and proving the University of Canterbury’s Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr’s 56-year-old solution correct.
03 April 2019
The ancient Greeks and Romans were obsessed with food. For most, food was a matter of daily survival. However, for the fortunate few, food was a matter of status and a way of expressing their superior tastes or lifestyles. The new exhibition at the University of Canterbury’s Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities focuses on food in the ancient world.
08 March 2019
The University of Canterbury is understood to be the first and only New Zealand university to be led by two women. For the first time in its nearly 150-year history, UC is led by two women – lawyer and UC alumna Sue McCormack as its new Chancellor, and former Vice-Chancellor of South Africa’s largest research university Professor Cheryl de la Rey as UC’s new Vice-Chancellor.
07 March 2019
The Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern has presented Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau (Te Uru Rākau Forestry Scholarships) to eight outstanding new students at a special forestry scholarship awards ceremony at the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC).
21 February 2019
A unique bronze spoon and patera from the early period of the Roman Empire have been gifted to the University of Canterbury.
31 January 2019
A collaborative partnership between Canterbury’s health and education sectors, Manawa brings together the University of Canterbury’s health research, Ara’s nursing, midwifery and medical imaging programmes and Canterbury District Health Board’s professional development training in one state-of-the-art facility.
17 December 2018
About 1800 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury this week, with over 1500 graduating in person at four official ceremonies held at the Horncastle Arena in Addington, in what may be the last UC graduation ceremonies held at the arena.
29 November 2018
The University of Canterbury will be led by two women for the first time in its history after the election of Susan McCormack, a partner at Mortlock McCormack Law, as its next Chancellor.
22 November 2018
A new book, Rising from the Rubble: A health system’s extraordinary response to the Canterbury earthquakes, reveals untold stories of courage, compassion and creativity.
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