Town hall book

09 December 2019

Through the tortuous beginnings of the original project to the battle to save the complex after the earthquakes of 2010-11, a new book, published by Canterbury University Press, captures an intimate story of the Town Hall.


Food

06 December 2019

‘Food for Thought’ is a five-day series of 15-minute talks in the city, bringing the university’s thought leaders to the public, so people can feed their minds while filling their tummies.


IndiGEN conference 2019

02 December 2019

A group of UC academic staff and doctoral students recently returned from the highly successful IndiGEN 2019 conference, hosted at the University of Melbourne. The aim of this conference was to develop an Indigenous network and to showcase new and emerging research, particularly from doctoral scholars.


Ella_Sutherland_NWS

29 November 2019

Visual artist and University of Canterbury (UC) alumna Ella Sutherland will travel to Germany next October, spending a year researching, networking and developing new work as recipient of the 2020/2021 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Arts Residency.


Charlotte Walker is completing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) double major in Linguisti

27 November 2019

Practical training and applied language learning opportunities, with specialisation on crisis translation and interpreting, are being offered to graduates from 2020 through UC’s new Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting (MATI).


political_scientists_nws

26 November 2019

Christchurch’s political science experts are leading conversations about terrorism, refugees and inclusive societies in the context of a community forever changed by the terrorist attack on two city Mosques on 15 March.


Anne-Marie-Brady-NWS

21 November 2019

The first female professor of political science at the University of Canterbury (UC) has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, it was announced today.


Anne-Marie Brady

20 November 2019

Professor of political science at University of Canterbury (UC) Anne-Marie Brady was recently named the 2019 Women of Influence - Global category. The annual awards, sponsored by Stuff and Westpac, recognise the passionate women who are creating real change and forging a path for others.


Talking_Baby_NWS

19 November 2019

How babies learn to talk and how parents and grandparents can assist this process is the fascinating basis for Talking Baby: Helping your child discover language, by child language specialists Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley.


Min-Young Her

12 November 2019

Cam McCracken, Director of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, returned to his arts school recently – University of Canterbury’s Ilam School of Fine Arts - as a judge for SELECT 19, and reflected on how a Bachelor of Fine Arts shaped his career.


Steven_Ratuva_NWS

12 November 2019

Who we are, where we come from, who we love, who we hate, what we live for and what we would be willing to die for – our ethnicity underlies our identity and drives many of the conflicts and challenges in our world today, says University of Canterbury (UC) political sociologist Professor Steven Ratuva.


RicePMflu

08 November 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled the national memorial to 9,000 New Zealand victims of the 1918 influenza pandemic in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, on 6 November, assisted by University of Canterbury Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Rice, former Head of History in the College of Arts.


Philip_Armstrong_NWS

07 November 2019

Lyttelton poet and University of Canterbury (UC) academic Professor Philip Armstrong has won the 2019 Kathleen Grattan Award with his poetry manuscript Sinking Lessons.


Tyron Love

05 November 2019

Twelve University of Canterbury-led research projects have been green-lit by the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau to the total of $6.54 million in diverse fields of research. The research covers four of UC’s five colleges, and includes research in engineering, management, computer science and software engineering, linguistics, political science and te reo as well as physical, chemical and biological sciences.


Peace

01 November 2019

University of Canterbury archivists and researchers are welcoming an exciting new acquisition donated by renowned international peace campaigners to the Archives Collection of UC’s Macmillan Brown Library.


Ogino_NWS

30 October 2019

Japanese language students at the University of Canterbury (UC) chat to students in Thailand, Korea and Japan in online forums and mentor younger Japanese language students as part of ground-breaking initiatives that develop better proficiency and create enduring communities of learners.


Balinese_concert_NWS

25 October 2019

Every Wednesday and Thursday night students and members of the community gather at the University of Canterbury (UC) and, under the direction of Balinese postgraduate student, Made Kartawan, they practice traditional Gamelan music and prepare for their big night.


Rosemarie Martin and Kate Prendergast

17 October 2019

UNICEF’s shocking 2019 State of the World’s Children report reveals that at least two out of three children in the world are not fed the minimum of a healthy diverse diet. University of Canterbury researchers from the interdisciplinary Food, Policy and Wellbeing group comment on the wide-reaching implications.


Lawrence Patchett talk 2019

15 October 2019

Come and hear Lawrence Patchett's korero about his new book 'The Burning River'


Eleanor Hurton

14 October 2019

The Outstanding Contribution to Equity and Diversity award at the 2019 Blues Awards went to the incredible young disability advocate and University of Canterbury (UC) Master’s of Sociology student Eleanor Hurton.


Natalie_Looyer_NWS

10 October 2019

In the past 146 years, University of Canterbury (UC) students of many disciplines have benefited from some truly remarkable teachers of classics, whose influence continues to echo through the generations.


JMB-Russo-Jap-war 2019

08 October 2019

Final days to view the exhibition. Now extended until October 18.


sing_sing_sing_NWS

08 October 2019

The University of Canterbury (UC) School of Music and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora present Sing! Sing! Sing! on Sunday 13 October, featuring almost all UC’s performance music students on stage in The Great Hall at the same time.


Jan Evans-Freeman, Bronwyn Hayward and Cheryl de la Rey

03 October 2019

Globally, locally, through their research and via community platforms, academics are leading climate change action, and none more so than University of Canterbury (UC)’s Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward.


Steve Carr

01 October 2019

Creating art in the place where influential New Zealand artist Colin McCahon painted many of his most celebrated artworks is senior lecturer Steve Carr’s new summer plan.


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