Ross Calman family

27 March 2023

One of the country’s leading Māori history scholars will be awarded an honorary degree in recognition for his work revitalising te reo Māori as a researcher, translator, writer and editor.

Sustainable Development Goals 10

27 March 2023

Getting older is no reason to stop challenging your brain, and no barrier to notching up another degree, says 82-year-old Christchurch student Robert Walker.

Rehua building

23 March 2023

New international rankings have placed three University of Canterbury (UC) subjects in the Top 100 of all universities globally.

Bronwyn Hayward

21 March 2023

Climate change expert Professor Bronwyn Hayward comments on the latest IPCC report on The Conversation.

Bronwyn Hayward

16 March 2023

Five Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury researchers and a graduate have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi today.

Ring by DeHart

12 March 2023

In the hands of expert percussionist Justin DeHart even a 747-jet engine cowling can become an instrument.

UC Connect

07 March 2023

What does it mean to be a Māori or Polynesian male in Aotearoa New Zealand today? How is that shaped?

Steven Ratuva

27 February 2023

Distinguished Professor Steven Ratuva has added yet another first to his long list of accomplishments, becoming the University of Canterbury’s first Te Amorangi | Pro-Vice-Chancellor Pacific.

Kasar Middendorf and Kris Herbert

22 February 2023

A new digital audio experience using memories from the University of Canterbury CEISMIC archive launched today, connecting powerful quake memories to physical places in the city, giving residents and visitors a unique opportunity to understand human impact of the Canterbury earthquakes.

150th Patu

10 February 2023

The patu parāoa, carved from whale bone, is symbolic of the ocean voyaging migrations that have resulted in waves of settlement in Waitaha Canterbury.

UC Connect 30.01.2023

30 January 2023

Can the path to a sustainable future be found in the past? Global experts on water policy and management in the Pacific will gather on 7 February at The Piano in Christchurch for Tauhere UC Connect public talk, The Path to a Sustainable Future.

Ariana Tikao

16 January 2023

An ‘eco-fiction’ writer and a musician-poet who plans to explore the current te reo Māori renaissance will bring their creativity to the University of Canterbury this year.


04 January 2023

In an article on The Conversation, Professor Katie Pickles explains how women broke down the boy's club barriers to surf lifesaving in New Zealand.

Prof Steven Ratuva

19 December 2022

On The Conversation, University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Steven Ratuva says there now is a chance to bring back real democracy to Fiji.


12 December 2022

It’s Graduation time in Ōtautahi Christchurch with 2000 University of Canterbury graduates celebrating successfully completing their studies this week in full regalia.

Phillip Borell

12 December 2022

A desire to highlight the experiences of Polynesian men in professional rugby league has been the driving force for University of Canterbury lecturer Phillip Borell (Ngāti Ranginui) to complete his PhD and graduate this month.

Mike Grimshaw

06 December 2022

Keen to be taken seriously on the world stage, Canterbury University College began a post-World War II campaign to establish a culture of research and inquiry that changed the course of New Zealand history, according to University of Canterbury Associate Professor Mike Grimshaw.

Anna Pohatu

05 December 2022

Studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | the University of Canterbury has enabled Anna Pohatu (Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Rongowhakaata), to expand on her reo Māori, while providing a voice for tauira Māori.

UC Teaching Awards Winners

01 December 2022

Exceptional Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) teachers who students describe as “life-altering”, “energetic” and “inspiring”, have been honoured with prestigious awards.

Paul Millar Royal Society

23 November 2022

University of Canterbury Professor Paul Millar is the recipient of the 2022 Pou Aronui Award, for distinguished service to humanities-aronui, announced last night by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Ilam Open Studio Exhibition

17 November 2022

Ilam studios invite the community to enjoy the diverse works of University of Canterbury (UC) Fine Arts students at the end-of-year Open Studio Exhibition.

Samoa flood

09 November 2022

Dr Christina Tausa, Research Manager at the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury (UC), wants to see the Global North commit to the promises of the Paris Agreement at COP27, the 27th annual UN meeting on climate, which started on 6 November in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Ilam School of Fine Arts third-year painting students Olivia Pugh, Marie Porter,

11 October 2022

University of Canterbury (UC) arts-minded students were quick to respond to blank white hoardings going up around two building siteworks, posting up multi-coloured artworks and making art more accessible around campus.

Indigenous Narrative

05 October 2022

Two new University of Canterbury (UC) courses will empower ākonga to explore Indigenous representation as we move from traditional storytelling to digital and mainstream media.

UC Connect History

03 October 2022

As noted by Māori scholar Dr Nēpia Mahuika, “New Zealand history is Māori history” first and foremost. Despite this, the histories of Aotearoa New Zealand are often examined in connection to Britain and discussed in terms of colonisation.