Professor Philip Butler

11 January 2022

World-renowned University of Canterbury Physics Professor Philip Butler has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to science, education and health.

Green roofs

05 January 2022

In an article on The Conversation, University of Canterbury History Professor Katie Pickles argues for a green rooftop revolution as New Zealand faces homes in short supply and shifts to medium-density-developments.

Distinguished Professors

17 December 2021

The University of Canterbury has appointed four new Distinguished Professors: the world’s first Pacific Distinguished Professor, the innovating founder of the UC Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research, a leading international sustainability and tourism researcher, and a leading international mathematical modeller for the evolutionary history of species.

Michelle Hay

15 December 2021

The opportunity to turn an interest in Spanish into a new career pathway has made a huge difference to the life of one University of Canterbury (UC) mature student.

Hannah Witkinson

10 December 2021

Master of Fine Arts graduate Hannah Watkinson cares deeply about the arts and the environment, and her years at the University of Canterbury have equipped her to make a positive difference.

Justin DeHart

09 December 2021

University of Canterbury Senior Lecturer in Music Performance, percussionist Dr Justin DeHart, will commission five new works for solo percussion from five prominent composers, thanks to a $74,000 Creative New Zealand Arts grant.

UC graduate Abbas Nazari

07 December 2021

The University of Canterbury Young New Zealander of the Year Te Mātātahi o te Tau Award semi-finalists have been announced, with two UC graduates among the 10 inspiring young kiwis.

Long Service Award 2021

02 December 2021

The University of Canterbury has celebrated its 16 longest-serving staff members, awarded five teaching development scholarships for exciting new projects, recognised an impressive new health and safety initiative and honoured 12 newly appointed professors through the Hui Whakamānawa | Celebrating Excellence awards.

2021 Professorial appointments

02 December 2021

Promotion to the rank of Professor is a significant accomplishment, recognising academics who work at the forefront of their discipline with sustained excellence in teaching, research, and engagement with communities.

2021 Teaching Development Scholarships

02 December 2021

Five exciting, future-focussed projects have earned Teaching Development scholarships for University of Canterbury staff.

Wellington’s first radio station broadcast from the roof of O’Neill’s Buildings,

01 December 2021

Sarah Johnston, a librarian at the University of Canterbury’s Macmillan Brown Library, is looking back at the past 100 years of Aotearoa New Zealand's broadcasting.

Policy-making Under Pressure

29 November 2021

A new book examines why all governments ‘stuff up’, why policies often fail and what practical steps we might take to improve policy-making in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Alyce Lysaght

22 November 2021

The passion and hard work of University of Canterbury (UC) students has been recognised by the community through the Waitaha – Canterbury Youth Awards.

Sacha McMeeking

19 November 2021

The first Australasian Digital Humanities (aaDH) conference hosted in Aotearoa New Zealand, is set to open on Monday with a distinguished all-women panel discussing Indigenous Data Sovereignty.

CLoud Collective

16 November 2021

A composer’s dream come true; the new-music group cLoud Collective, composed of University of Canterbury music faculty staff, is dedicated to collaborating and sharing new music in Ōtautahi.

Welcome at MMB for Dr Christina La'ala'ai-Tausa

10 November 2021

Dr Christina La’ala’ai-Tausa is the new UC based research manager for the Pacific Ocean-Climate Crisis Assessment team –a joint multi-disciplinary research project between UC and the University of the South Pacific.

UC & South Pacific partnership

04 November 2021

Researchers and academics from the University of Canterbury (UC) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) joined a discussion on issues that matter for the Pacific in the COP26 climate meetings.

Dr Fiona Cross

03 November 2021

What will we do with the knowledge that spiders can count and make calculated decisions?

Julia Rucklidge

02 November 2021

Two internationally renowned academics at the University of Canterbury have been named as finalists in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards 2021, recognising women making a difference in the work they do, and paving the way for others to follow.

climate change researcher Bronwyn Hayward

02 November 2021

UC political science professor, IPCC author & climate change researcher Bronwyn Hayward summaries the challenges ahead while the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) is underway.

The Conversation

02 November 2021

Dr Erin Harrington gives a quick overview of both new drama shows, one from New Zealand and the other from America, and explains how they both explore the questions of sufferings, loss and inequalities in an article on The Conversation.

Teece Museum

01 November 2021

Enough visitors to fill the colosseum – that’s how the UC Teece Museum of Antiquities is describing its milestone of 50,000 visitors since it relocated to the Christchurch Arts Centre in 2017.

Ursula Bethell

29 October 2021

A collection of artworks, personal papers and more than 1200 letters written to Canterbury poet and artist Ursula Bethell will be the sole item added to a UNESCO heritage register this year.

Thomas and Eva Bedggood.

04 October 2021

Thomas and Eva Bedggood have been playing music together since they were young children and they’re excited to share the experience of taking part in an award for young composers.

Angela Merkel

24 September 2021

Angela Merkel's long era of 16 years is nearing an end with elections in Germany on 26 September. Senior lecturer Serena Kelly and senior research fellow Mathew Doidge look into Germany's leading parties and explain the impacts they could have on other countries, including Aotearoa, on The Conversation.

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