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.
10 September 2020
Refurbishments of the College of Arts’ Elsie Locke and James Logie buildings on the University of Canterbury (UC) campus have been completed, with the star of the project, showcased at a small event last Friday 25 September, was definitely the artistic lifts.
08 September 2020
Life for Japanese prisoners of war in Australia and New Zealand was not easy, and as new research from Flinders University and UC shows, some of them turned to art as a distraction.
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.
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.
31 August 2020
Indigenous knowledge has always been interdisciplinary, UC’s Professor Steven Ratuva explains in this insightful piece by Dale Husband for E Tangata, the online Māori and Pacific media platform.
25 August 2020
The University of Canterbury’s (UC) School of Fine Arts (SoFA) welcomed back printmaking artist Barry Cleavin with an exhibition in the Ilam Campus Gallery and an artist talk. UC students, staff and members of the local arts community heard anecdotes about Cleavin’s practice and life experience, from developing his skills in the SoFA from 1963 to 1966 to his life as a practising artist.
25 August 2020
Detailed memories of the Canterbury earthquakes, captured in video interviews of some 750 Canterbury residents, are safely preserved in the University of Canterbury (UC)’s QuakeBox archive and publicly available.
18 August 2020
UC socialogy and anthropology graduate Java Katzur talked to Stuff about the vibrant community she created when she introduced Yo, Vocal in 2019 - a print magazine for young people.
13 August 2020
Lesson‐Drawing from New Zealand and Covid‐19: The Need for Anticipatory Policy Making
13 August 2020
Drawing on influences as diverse as K-Pop, Orientalism and queer politics, University of Canterbury (UC) Fine Arts student Aaron Kong wowed judges to win the 2020 Iris Fisher scholarship.
12 August 2020
UC Associate Professor of American History Peter Field discusses Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden's selection of running mate for Vice President, names senator and former state prosecutor Kamala Harris on The Panel on RNZ National.
11 August 2020
Two UC academics have developed a unique multilingual data set, based on World Wide Web and Twitter traffic. “It’s probably the biggest multilingual data set available in the world and we’re making it available for free for other people to use,” says Linguistics Lecturer Dr Jonathan Dunn.
10 August 2020
A new music work exploring post-war PTSD is one of the unexpected offerings in a programme of premieres on Sunday 16 August at 2pm when the University of Canterbury (UC) School of Music presents Arts Centre Chamber Series - cLoud Collective in the Great Hall of the Arts Centre.
07 August 2020
Upcoming concerts keep the flame of exciting, new and original contemporary music burning brightly at the University of Canterbury’s (UC) School of Music.
04 August 2020
“One legacy of the March 15 attack should be that political campaigns are conducted carefully on any issues that relate to race, religion, immigration and refugees.” Dr Jeremy Moses writes in a gripping piece for The Conversation.
31 July 2020
A panel of University of Canterbury experts will discuss why anti-racism and black lives matter in Aotearoa, in a special extended public lecture on Wednesday evening, 5 August.
30 July 2020
Honing professional skills before even graduating and trying out career options were a couple of the benefits of an internship, according to the co-winners of the inaugural PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) internship Excellence Prize.
27 July 2020
In the introduction to this warm and informative book about the life and the practice of Christchurch’s beloved sculptor Llew Summers, published by Canterbury University Press, author John Newton urges us to reconsider the artist’s legacy - and to let go of our preconceptions. Then he takes us on a journey to help us do just that.
24 July 2020
Award-winning author Behrouz Boochani has been granted refugee status by Immigration New Zealand and is to become a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Canterbury.
23 July 2020
A University of Canterbury (UC) expert on sustainability, youth, climate and democracy is the only New Zealander appointed to the prestigious Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Core Writing Team of thirty world experts.
23 July 2020
Music for gaming has grown up and found its place in the world of music composition. Unlike music composed for film or theatre, music for gaming presents unique challenges, says University of Canterbury (UC) Music Lecturer Hamish Oliver.
16 July 2020
Eleven years after graduating with a Masters in Fine Arts (Printmaking) with distinction from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts Kim Lowe returns for The Silence of the Brush, an exhibition of brushwork created during her 2019 Olivia Spencer Bower Award year.
10 July 2020
The University of Canterbury is hosting two special Graduation Celebrations in September for hundreds of graduates who missed out on graduating in person in April due to the pandemic lockdown.
09 July 2020
A new study is seeking feedback from Australasian food banks on how they are coping with growing demand in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The survey, led by University of Canterbury (UC) researchers, aims to find out more about the economic and social impacts of the virus.
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