21 January 2020
New Zealand adults who don’t speak te reo Māori nevertheless grow up hearing and seeing Māori words throughout their lives. With the support of a $660,000 grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau, a University of Canterbury-led research team will explore whether adult language acquisition can be facilitated by awakening this latently acquired knowledge called ‘a proto-lexicon’.
20 December 2019
Call for applications - MA Scholarship: History of Canterbury Environmental and Conservation Leadership and Heritage
18 December 2019
The University of Canterbury (UC) is amidst an exciting week celebrating the hard work of students who are graduating over the next two days.
16 December 2019
Hundreds of proud University of Canterbury (UC) students wearing academic regalia will parade through central Christchurch this week for the first time since before the 2011 earthquakes.
16 December 2019
A day at the office can mean interviewing gang members or quizzing politicians for young journalist Katie Harris, who loves the excitement of her job.
12 December 2019
A third of the 21 New Zealand students and recent graduates embarking on internships to learn how Asia does business are from the University of Canterbury.
10 December 2019
The High Commissioner of India, Muktesh K. Pardeshi, paid a special visit to the University of Canterbury (UC) campus recently. During the visit, a new $15,000 scholarship was announced.
09 December 2019
Through the tortuous beginnings of the original project to the battle to save the complex after the earthquakes of 2010-11, a new book, published by Canterbury University Press, captures an intimate story of the Town Hall.
06 December 2019
‘Food for Thought’ is a five-day series of 15-minute talks in the city, bringing the university’s thought leaders to the public, so people can feed their minds while filling their tummies.
02 December 2019
A group of UC academic staff and doctoral students recently returned from the highly successful IndiGEN 2019 conference, hosted at the University of Melbourne. The aim of this conference was to develop an Indigenous network and to showcase new and emerging research, particularly from doctoral scholars.
29 November 2019
Visual artist and University of Canterbury (UC) alumna Ella Sutherland will travel to Germany next October, spending a year researching, networking and developing new work as recipient of the 2020/2021 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Arts Residency.
27 November 2019
Practical training and applied language learning opportunities, with specialisation on crisis translation and interpreting, are being offered to graduates from 2020 through UC’s new Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting (MATI).
26 November 2019
Christchurch’s political science experts are leading conversations about terrorism, refugees and inclusive societies in the context of a community forever changed by the terrorist attack on two city Mosques on 15 March.
21 November 2019
The first female professor of political science at the University of Canterbury (UC) has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, it was announced today.
20 November 2019
Professor of political science at University of Canterbury (UC) Anne-Marie Brady was recently named the 2019 Women of Influence - Global category. The annual awards, sponsored by Stuff and Westpac, recognise the passionate women who are creating real change and forging a path for others.
19 November 2019
How babies learn to talk and how parents and grandparents can assist this process is the fascinating basis for Talking Baby: Helping your child discover language, by child language specialists Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley.
12 November 2019
Cam McCracken, Director of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, returned to his arts school recently – University of Canterbury’s Ilam School of Fine Arts - as a judge for SELECT 19, and reflected on how a Bachelor of Fine Arts shaped his career.
12 November 2019
Who we are, where we come from, who we love, who we hate, what we live for and what we would be willing to die for – our ethnicity underlies our identity and drives many of the conflicts and challenges in our world today, says University of Canterbury (UC) political sociologist Professor Steven Ratuva.
08 November 2019
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled the national memorial to 9,000 New Zealand victims of the 1918 influenza pandemic in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, on 6 November, assisted by University of Canterbury Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Rice, former Head of History in the College of Arts.
07 November 2019
Lyttelton poet and University of Canterbury (UC) academic Professor Philip Armstrong has won the 2019 Kathleen Grattan Award with his poetry manuscript Sinking Lessons.
05 November 2019
Twelve University of Canterbury-led research projects have been green-lit by the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau to the total of $6.54 million in diverse fields of research. The research covers four of UC’s five colleges, and includes research in engineering, management, computer science and software engineering, linguistics, political science and te reo as well as physical, chemical and biological sciences.
01 November 2019
University of Canterbury archivists and researchers are welcoming an exciting new acquisition donated by renowned international peace campaigners to the Archives Collection of UC’s Macmillan Brown Library.
30 October 2019
Japanese language students at the University of Canterbury (UC) chat to students in Thailand, Korea and Japan in online forums and mentor younger Japanese language students as part of ground-breaking initiatives that develop better proficiency and create enduring communities of learners.
25 October 2019
Every Wednesday and Thursday night students and members of the community gather at the University of Canterbury (UC) and, under the direction of Balinese postgraduate student, Made Kartawan, they practice traditional Gamelan music and prepare for their big night.
17 October 2019
UNICEF’s shocking 2019 State of the World’s Children report reveals that at least two out of three children in the world are not fed the minimum of a healthy diverse diet. University of Canterbury researchers from the interdisciplinary Food, Policy and Wellbeing group comment on the wide-reaching implications.
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