Graduation Dec 2019

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.


Dr Rosemarie Martin

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.


EQ memorial

07 July 2020

Lessons learned from the Canterbury earthquakes will be shared widely and preserved for the future when a collection of reports and information moves to a new digital home.


Kate Sheppard

03 July 2020

The family of pioneering New Zealand suffragist Kate Sheppard kept an important secret – one that possibly explains a lot about her life, her beliefs and her motivation.


Teece - Marion Steven gown modelled by Naomi van den Broek

26 June 2020

Aotearoa New Zealand’s second oldest university is launching a survey of its historical objects in the lead-up to its 150th birthday, thanks to a $12,000 grant from Lottery Environment and Heritage.


Jenny & Trevor Agnew

19 June 2020

A timely new book provides insight into a lesser known chapter of New Zealand history, including the impact of anti-Chinese legislation, through the life and times of an extraordinary man.


Lily Doak

18 June 2020

Young gun musician Lily Doak has earned a soloist spot in two prestigious classical music concerts, where she is keen to show what her favourite instrument, the recorder, can do.


Robert Edward Lee

17 June 2020

The global furore about the meaning and relevance of statues, memorials and place names from a racist, imperial past presents a special challenge to Aotearoa-New Zealand.


Lardelli art

04 June 2020

Two pioneering University of Canterbury academics, a new Dame who champions Māori women, a new Knight who champions Māori art, a Pasifika poet, a former All Blacks captain, and many other alumni and friends of the University have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020.


Matavai Bay Nina Oberg Humphries

04 June 2020

Nina Oberg Humphries has been announced as the 2020 Pacific Artist in Residence at the University of Canterbury’s Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.


Paige Newnham-Shaw

03 June 2020

UC PACE intern, Paige Newnham-Shaw supported the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project from February to May this year by helping them tap into the insights of young people when it comes to the Cathedral. According to the team, her "amazing" contributions helped to fine tune their strategy in order to build strong relationships between younger audiences and the Cathedral.


Conan Fee

14 May 2020

When New Zealand went into COVID-19 lockdown, University of Canterbury staff had to quickly find new ways to teach and support students remotely. This was a particular challenge for lab based courses. However, unique solutions have enabled students to carry on learning in lockdown.


FutureU

11 May 2020

People facing redundancy, suspension or significant reductions in work hours as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19 can now upskill or change careers with the help of a University of Canterbury Study Grant. Called FutureU, the UC initiative will provide grants of up to $7500 per person to subsidise tuition fees.


Ricky Townsend

07 May 2020

UC student Ricky Townsend’s 2019 sci-fi film TRUTH.exe has won Best Student Film at the 2020 Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival.


Professor katie Pickles

04 May 2020

Tuia 250, a government-sponsored series of events to commemorate 250 years since Captain James Cook arrived in New Zealand, focused on Pacific voyaging and first onshore encounters between Māori and Pākehā (non-Māori) during 1769–70, at the expense of reconsidering private history.


Min-Young

01 May 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) 2019 Fine Arts graduate Min-Young Her starts this week with a $15,000 gift and a new mentor to support her next stage of innovative creative output, thanks to an Arts Foundation Springboard Award.


Andre Hemer

23 April 2020

Award-winning Ilam School of Fine Arts graduate André Hemer is the subject of the first essay in a new series by online publishing platform Contemporary HUM, focusing on New Zealand arts activity in the Asia region.


UC core

02 April 2020

The University of Canterbury aims to support people’s wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown, livestreaming a weekly speaker series, on a different topic each Friday.


Young Lives NWS

18 March 2020

How can we live well in cities so young people can flourish but not stress the planet? Research teams in seven cities around the world, including Ōtautahi Christchurch, are exploring this question.


Janna van Hasselt

12 March 2020

Christchurch-based artist and University of Canterbury (UC) fine arts graduate Janna van Hasselt has won the annual Zonta Ashburton Female Art Awards (ZAFAA) with a brightly coloured, glazed porcelain artwork called Totter.


Ngārie_Scartozzi_NWS

11 March 2020

A desire to preserve waterways as taonga for future generations has motivated a University of Canterbury (UC) student to develop an innovative, low cost and effective device to remove pollution from our streams, lakes and rivers.


McNoe

06 March 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) is the first and remains the only New Zealand university to be led by women.


Tessa_Malcolm_NWS

06 March 2020

New Zealand Suffragist Kate Sheppard is a national feminist heroine and it’s the right time for a new biography telling her story, says University of Canterbury (UC) historian Professor Katie Pickles.


Kessans

03 March 2020

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury (UC) academic Dr Sarah Kessans will share the lessons learned from a life of science and adventure, testing the limits of the human spirit, from rowing the Atlantic to launching a space laboratory.


Sophie_Chappell_NWS

03 March 2020

Acclaimed Oxford philosopher Professor Sophie Grace Chappell, who is currently an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury (UC), makes a case for allowing ourselves to be transformed by beauty in order to better respond to the climate crisis.


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