Aukaha Tau 10

24 November 2020

A record number of taiohi (young) Māori from schools across Ōtautahi Christchurch took part in science experiments, tested their Law knowledge and played Arts bingo in an interactive day designed to inspire students to further their study.

first world war

23 November 2020

First World War commemorations missed a major opportunity to share with the public less well-known stories about the impact and significance of the war on former members of the British Empire.

Steven Ratuva

16 November 2020

A University of Canterbury (UC) Professor has won recognition from the Royal Society Te Apārangi for his passion for equality and outstanding research into ethnicity and racism.

Jack Copeland

16 November 2020

Groundbreaking research exploring the early history of computers and artificial intelligence has won a University of Canterbury (UC) Professor recognition from the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Thomas Bedggood

10 November 2020

Promising young composer University of Canterbury (UC) student Thomas Bedggood can’t wait to hear his orchestral composition Smoking Mirror | Tezcatlipoca performed live by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO), next month.

David Faitaua

04 November 2020

Studying at the University of Canterbury (UC) opened TV reporter Daniel Faitaua’s mind to the world around him and helped spark his dream of living and working overseas.

US Election 2020 postal votes

04 November 2020

In an article for The Conversation, UC Associate Professor Peter Field looks at how the role of the Electoral College, key swing states and postal votes could decide the 2020 US presidential election.


03 November 2020

Even if American President Donald Trump loses this week’s election, the damage he has done to politics is something the United States – and the world - will have to reconcile in the years to come, says University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor of Sociology Mike Grimshaw.

Sacha McMeeking

21 October 2020

Powerhouse change agent and head of the University of Canterbury Aotahi School of Māori & Indigenous Studies, Sacha McMeeking (Kāi Tahu) talks to Stuff's Philip Matthews about the gap between knowing and doing, and UC’s role in Māori employability and community engagement.


21 October 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) is joining global online learning platform edX to offer free, short courses to the world.

Bipulendra Adhikari

20 October 2020

Social media channels like Twitter and Facebook can hammer people with unreliable information in the wake of a disaster, a University of Canterbury (UC) PhD student has found.

Chloe Swarbrick

19 October 2020

There is much to digest in New Zealand's election results and the likely shape of the next parliament. UC’s Professor Bronwyn Hayward & Dr Lindsey Te Ata o Tau MacDonald deliver their initial responses and predictions alongside other political experts in an article on The Conversation.

Minor party leaders at pre-election debate

16 October 2020

After a long and COVID-delayed campaign, New Zealand’s general election is just a day away. For the fourth and final time, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Judith Collins met last night for a televised debate. University of Canterbury Professor Bronwyn Hayward offers her concluding thoughts alongside four other political experts in article on The Conversation.

Team creating event for students to meet political candidates

15 October 2020

Students at the University of Canterbury (UC) have organised a number of events to connect young voters with political candidates in the lead-up to the 2020 elections.


12 October 2020

In an upcoming free UC Connect | Tauhere public talk, University of Canterbury Political Science and International Relations academic Associate Professor Amy Fletcher will discuss the 2020 Presidential Election in a Divided United States.


09 October 2020

UC students are fighting Aotearoa's period poverty crisis by donating sanitary products to Te Puna Oranga and Aviva Families.

'Labour's conscience'

06 October 2020

University of Canterbury's Professor Bronwyn Hayward, Geoffrey Ford and Associate Professor Kevin Watson discuss Hipkins' recent suggestion that Green policies help keep Labour honest on environmental and social issues in article on The Conversation. They explore the significance of language and words as vehicles for articulating new ideas and provoking transformative action, and how the Greens have been influential in Labour's use of language.

UC Connect skinheads

05 October 2020

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury sociologists will explore right-wing extremism from the perspective of the 1990s and the modern resurgence.

Chch night gallery

04 October 2020

University of Canterbury graduate, Reuben Woods, of art company Watch This Space, led transformative project - turning the streets of Christchurch into a night gallery by illuminating 11 murals across the city with solar-powered lights.

Jason Long & Jack Copeland

01 October 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland is delighted his work on the restoration of the earliest known recording of computer-generated music – created 70 years ago using note-playing routines devised by Alan Turing – has been selected for the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation's (WIPO) virtual exhibition on Artificial Intelligence, which opened a few days ago.

Mark Menzies

01 October 2020

Beethoven would be proud. Celebrating 250 years since the great German composer’s birth, the University of Canterbury’s (UC) next gala concert features a fortepiano, or early piano, replicating the exact sounds of Ludwig van Beethoven’s early work.

In Bloom Britomart

30 September 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) film lecturer and artist Steve Carr has unveiled a significant new artwork in Britomart’s Takutai Square.

Design for the cover of the Group Shoe Catelogue

30 September 2020

Ilam Campus Gallery’s upcoming exhibition celebrates the five-decade career of graphic artist, painter and publisher Leo Bensemann (1912–1986) and connects current students to an inspiring University of Canterbury’s (UC) Fine Arts alumni.

Sonia Yee

29 September 2020

Award-winning Podcast and Series Producer at Radio New Zealand, Sonia Yee, reflects on how her experience at UC helped to build her foundations as a passionate storyteller.

Nancy Chu receiving award

29 September 2020

The students have voted. College of Arts lecturers received high praise in the annual UC Staff of the Year Awards, held last Friday 25 September, for their “obsession” for their subject areas, and “ridiculously captivating” ways of conveying information.

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