Kate Sheppard Memorial

17 September 2021

In a new article on The Conversation, University of Canterbury's Professor Katie Pickles explores the legacy of Kate Sheppard and those who paved the way for women's rights in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Margaret Stoddart, The Old Almond Tree

17 September 2021

Opening in Women’s Suffrage week, a special exhibition titled ‘Margaret Stoddart, Garden Scene’ is highlighting the connection between Canterbury artist Margaret Stoddart and famous suffragist Kate Sheppard.


David Wells

15 September 2021

New Zealand’s “most innovative lecturer” in Japanese has his heart and soul in the Japanese community and is a great role model, according to the judges for a national award.


UCMeXL programme

07 September 2021

A growing number of Pacific students from Canterbury high schools are signing up for a free tutoring programme giving them extra support with NCEA.


Simon_sees from Australia, Wikimedia Commons

02 September 2021

The University of Canterbury and University of the South Pacific, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are partnering on a unique research project to help Pacific countries and the global community understand how climate change will impact the Pacific, and how indigenous knowledge can help Pacific communities to adapt.


Maddi Williams

01 September 2021

A new book by University of Canterbury historian Madi Williams offers a fresh perspective on the history of Polynesia during the medieval period, focusing on Aotearoa New Zealand, Chatham Islands (Rēkohu) and Easter Island (Rapanui).


ER Nobel

27 August 2021

The University of Canterbury is commemorating 150 years since the birth of one of its most famous scientists, academics and alumni, despite the postponement of some of the planned celebratory events due to the Covid-19 lockdown.


Austin Mitchell 2016

19 August 2021

The Hon Dr Austin Mitchell ONZM, a former academic member and friend of the University of Canterbury’s Political Science and International Relations department has died at the age of 86 in Grimsby, England, a city he served as a Member of Parliament for 38 years.


Autonomous weapons

19 August 2021

University of Canterbury's Associate Professor Jeremy Moses, Dr Geoffrey Ford and Dr Sian Troath explore NZ's political and economic barriers to regulating autonomous weapons in a new article on The Conversation.


Masha: Galadriel by way of Gwyneth Paltrow. Amazon Prime

18 August 2021

This review contains minor spoilers for the first six episodes of Nine Perfect Strangers. Nine Perfect Strangers is a polished take on wellness culture that is less “eat the rich” than “pass the Kool-Aid”. Adapted from Liane Moriarty’s bestselling 2018 novel, it takes place at a secretive, high-end wellness retreat called Tranquillum, an on-trend Scandi dream of bare light wood and open spaces overseen by a mysterious Russian woman, Masha (Nicole Kidman).


Shaun Ogilvie

17 August 2021

The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre has appointed its first Professor, Dr Shaun Ogilvie, Te Arawa (Ngāti Whakahemo), Ngāti Awa (Ngāti Pūkeko) and Pākehā, as Professor of Ecology and the Environment, a co-appointment with the College of Science, at the University of Canterbury.


Rakuto Kurano at the UC Gala concert

16 August 2021

An award-winning University of Canterbury music student will be joined on stage by his mentor and professor when they tour the country with a new show over the next few weeks.


School Strike for Climate 2019

16 August 2021

Business leaders are welcoming Aotearoa New Zealand’s first undergraduate sustainability degree, saying the sector is crying out for more expertise as it faces new targets and competing goals.


Three Minute Thesis winners

11 August 2021

Antarctic research, predicting volcanic eruptions, and local anti-nuclear campaigners were the winning topics in a fast-paced University of Canterbury competition for postgraduate students.


Takere scholarship

05 August 2021

A unique scholarship supporting Māori and Pacific students to navigate their first year at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury is returning bigger and better in 2022.


Justin DeHart

03 August 2021

The latest release from international, Christchurch-based, percussionist Justin DeHart, Landfall, is a deep dive into the possibilities of percussion, inviting listeners to soak up the creative ideas of nine innovative New Zealand composers.


Coastline near Ōpōtiki

02 August 2021

Nearly two decades on from the bitter political battle over ownership of the seabed and foreshore, a recent precedent-setting High Court decision passed almost without comment in the mainstream media.


UC Arts Gala Concert

27 July 2021

Over 50 students and University of Canterbury music staff, including singer/songwriter LA Mitchell, perform music from the 16th century to today at the university’s second annual Gala Concert at The Piano: Centre for Music & the Arts on 2 August at 7pm.


EU Brexit

22 July 2021

This upcoming UC Connect public lecture looks at how New Zealand’s relationship with the EU and the potential impact of Britain leaving the EU on New Zealand.


UC Connect public talk: Left to their own devices

16 July 2021

Our ability to connect and communicate helps us to thrive and contribute to society in meaningful ways. What can parents do today to ensure a bright future for our tamariki in a fast-changing digital world?


Word 2021

09 July 2021

The University of Canterbury is a proud principal partner of the WORD Christchurch Festival 2021, which is set to spring forth with stories, histories, ideas, poetry and song, 25-29 August.


Celebrating the humans of Otautahi

07 July 2021

A project that created 1,500 images, taken by University of Canterbury student photographers over five years, has resulted in a new exhibition that captures and celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary.


Dr Wei Teng. chinese language

25 June 2021

Making sure translations of healthcare information make sense to linguistically diverse audiences has become more important than ever during Covid-19 outbreaks.


Mummy shroud wrap fragment

24 June 2021

A 2,300-year old fragment of linen from the wrap of an Egyptian mummy, which is held in the University of Canterbury’s Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, has been matched with a fragment in the United States, at the Getty Institute.


JC Sturm

23 June 2021

A recently-discovered poem by Māori writer J.C. Sturm explains why colonisation wasn’t good for Māori. It was written seventy years ago.


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