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20 August 2019

Award-winning writer Frankie McMillan’s new collection, The Father of Octopus Wrestling, and other small fictions, traverses exciting new terrain between prose poetry and short fiction, delivering stories that are darkly comic, dynamic and surreal.


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16 August 2019

Student Series II Hīnātore, showing until 6 September at University of Canterbury’s SoFA Gallery, asks viewers to consider the way light transforms a space, along with their own sensory experience.


Sudesh Mishra

15 August 2019

Three very different visiting writers currently based at University of Canterbury (UC) will read both new and published work at Fellow Poets tonight, 15 August, 5 – 6.30pm.


Journalism

09 August 2019

The University of Canterbury is celebrating 50 years of postgraduate journalism excellence on 7 September, with graduates from all over the world congregating to celebrate the milestone.


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08 August 2019

How does a university walk the talk of building a sustainable future? University of Canterbury Sustainability Officer Dr Matt Morris looks at how one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary institutions is overcoming the challenges of moving to clean energy, not just in its research, but on its campuses.


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05 August 2019

Dame Ngaio Marsh’s fast-paced, successful war-time production script of Hamlet is being published for the first time, along with the original musical score and a selection of archival photographs, in a new book from Canterbury University Press.


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31 July 2019

A prominent Ōtautahi artist and University of Canterbury alumnus will be celebrated at an exhibition held in August. Canterbury artist Bill Hammond is best known for his hauntingly beautiful half-human, half-bird creatures.


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22 July 2019

Death is a big business, which is one reason why Silicon Valley billionaires such as Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Sergey Brin hope to disrupt the aging process and unlock the secrets of immortality. In an upcoming UC Connect | Tauhere public talk, Associate Professor Amy Fletcher will discuss the use of emerging technology in age extension and the future of life and death.


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15 July 2019

When nineteenth century pubs and hotels were rediscovered beneath Canterbury following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, few people would have made the connection to ancient Rome.


Conor Clarke

03 July 2019

Ground Water Mirror, on display in the Ilam gallery at the University of Canterbury (UC) School of Fine Arts until 19 July, features work by UC’s new photography lecturer Conor Clarke.


POLS_NEWS

01 July 2019

Politically minded Master’s students from the University of Canterbury have spent two enlightening days at Parliament.


Kirsty Dunn

28 June 2019

The first conference of the Australasian Animal Studies Association to be held in New Zealand takes place in Christchurch this week, following a successful bid from UC’s New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies (NZCHAS) and TourismNZ.


Professor Steven Ratuva

26 June 2019

University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Professor Steven Ratuva has secured research funding of more than $588,000 over three years from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) to investigate Pacific community health.


Kirsty Dunn

25 June 2019

Gathering together many different perspectives on kaupapa Māori veganism or plant-based kai and ethics is just a starting point for University of Canterbury Ngata Centenary Doctoral Scholar Kirsty Dunn.


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20 June 2019

The European Union’s Commissioner for the Security Union, Sir Julian Beresford King KCVO CMG, will present the annual National Centre for Research on Europe’s (NCRE) prestigious Europa Lecture at the University of Canterbury on Thursday 27 June. He will be speaking about ‘The Christchurch Call – bringing the conversation home’, along with New Zealand MPs Golriz Ghahraman and Gerry Brownlee.


Cheryl de la Rey

19 June 2019

The University of Canterbury (UC) has continued to prove its international position, improving four places to 227th in the latest QS World University Rankings.


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17 June 2019

Three exceptional University of Canterbury graduates have received prestigious 2019 Fulbright Awards to study postgraduate degrees in the United States in an awards presentation ceremony in Wellington.


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13 June 2019

What do we know about the Romans and sex? How prevalent was adultery? What do we know about Roman prostitution? And what can we say about the erotic images found in Pompeii and Herculaneum? In this free public (R18) talk we go under the proverbial covers to discuss Roman sexuality.


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05 June 2019

The TEU has presented an award of excellence to University of Canterbury Political Science and International Relations Professor Anne-Marie Brady.


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30 May 2019

Former University of Canterbury staff member Maureen Ahern has bequeathed 12 Roman and Judaean coins to the UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, located in the Christchurch Arts Centre.


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29 May 2019

Tuafale Tanoa’i is the 2019 Pacific Artist in Residence at the University of Canterbury: “It’s my first time living in Christchurch and I’m looking forward to meeting new communities here, exploring issues and capturing commentary with still and moving images while at UC for the next three months.”


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28 May 2019

Where would actors, authors, artists and musicians be without expert critics? But is traditional criticism even relevant in the digital age when opinions and platforms proliferate? To find out, spend an evening with three practising critics discussing what reviewers in New Zealand do, what deserves their time and opinion, and how to foster new critics and artists.


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27 May 2019

The University of Canterbury's Head of Music, Associate Professor Glenda Keam, has been elected the first female President of the International Society for Contemporary Music.


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24 May 2019

Wellbeing, kindness and compassion have been promoted by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as central to how her government makes policy and determines its budget. But how can a government budget for wellbeing?


Graphic Design

21 May 2019

Three publications from Christchurch Art Gallery won awards at the recent Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards (MAPDAs), which celebrate excellence and creativity in the museum and galleries sector.


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