New Zealand Brain Research Institute staff working

16 January 2017

University of Canterbury Professor in Linguistics Dr Jennifer Hay has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.


16 January 2017

On Monday, 9 August Dr Patrick O’Sullivan was interviewed by Susie Ferguson on Morning Report to discuss the use of 3D printing for the Classics Department’s collection of ancient Mediterranean artefacts which feature in many courses offered by the department.

UC Journalisim Graduates at 2016 Canon Media Awards

16 January 2017

Congratulations to the UC journalism graduates who were honoured at the 2016 Canon Media Awards and New Zealand Radio Awards.

Criminal Justice_Prisons and Corrections field trip

16 January 2017

A University of Canterbury academic’s latest book examines recent crime trends and the social, political, and legal changes in New Zealand from the end of the 20th century to the present – the first book of its type published in New Zealand.

Donald Matheson

16 January 2017

Associate Professor Donald Matheson won the UCSA College of Arts Supervisor of the Year Award. This is a well-deserved recognition of the outstanding supervision that Assoc Prof Matheson has provided for MA and PhD students throughout the college over the years.


01 November 2016

In 2017 The German Programme at UC will continue to offer beginner German courses by distance.


02 November 2016

The Russian Programme at UC are pleased to announce the launch of Beginner Russian courses delivered by distance.

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03 November 2016

This year Martha Hardy-Ward's popular summer school paper, ‘Creative Writing for the Screen’ returns to UC.

Daniel Bernardi block

02 November 2016

We are pleased to announce that Professor Daniel Bernardi will be joining us as a Canterbury Fellow in Semester One, 2017.

Maori carving face culture

21 November 2016

An applied professional programme dedicated to supporting the advancement of Māori and Indigenous self-determination.

Award-winning US percussionist to join UC Music

15 November 2016

UC has appointed the award-winning American percussionist Dr Justin DeHart as the new Senior Lecturer of Performance in the School of Music.

Virtuoso violinist adds new string to his bow

20 June 2016

With an established international music career based in the United States, Professor Mark Menzies is answering a trans-Pacific calling from his alma mater, UC.

Old Chemistry Building

19 April 2016

UC has received a substantial donation to support the relocation of Music Performance, Classics and the James Logie Collection of antiquities to the Arts Centre.

Southland Accent News

16 November 2016

Southland English is arguably the only regional accent in New Zealand, yet UC linguist Dr Lynn Clark is leading the first large-scale, comprehensive study into the accent.

Simon Todd

13 October 2016

UC graduate Simon Todd (Ngāi Tahu) is using his Fulbright Award to complete his PhD in Linguistics at Stanford University in California.

Homosexual Law Reform

13 October 2016

A new exhibition uses archival material from UC's Macmillan Brown Library collection to mark 30 years since the Homosexual Law Reform Bill was passed in New Zealand.

Man posing in the Macmillan Brown Centre of Pacific Studies

13 October 2016

The issues of free trade, poverty, climate change and governance in the Pacific will be explored at this year's Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Lecture.

masayoshi ogino news block

30 August 2016

A new book co-edited by UC Lecturer in Japanese Dr Masayoshi Ogino gives insight into issues around Japanese language learning and teaching in New Zealand at tertiary level.

Richard Bullen

28 April 2016

A UC art historian is unravelling the stories behind New Zealand's most extensive collection of Chinese art with assistance from a $434,000 Marsden grant.

Voices Against War

28 April 2016

UC's School of Humanities and Creative Arts and the Disarmament and Security Centre have created a new website focusing on Cantabrians' untold WWI stories.

Nikki Kutyn fine arts graduate

26 February 2016

A recent UC School of Fine Arts graduate is heading to Germany for her first art residency, fulfilling her goal of traveling the world with her painting.

Polly Hoskins

26 January 2017

Congratulations to Polly Hoskins, the winner of the Howard McNaughton Prize in Cultural Studies for 2016.

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26 January 2017

To mark the six-year anniversary of the February 22 earthquake, the University of Canterbury's CEISMIC Digital Archive project team have created an online challenge which asks users to guess the location of a given photograph from the archive.

Jen-Bowmast Poetics of Space

26 January 2017

Jen Bowmast, a Masters student at UC School of Fine Arts has had her work "Poetics of Space" accepted as one of the finalists for the Arte Laguna Prize.

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill

21 April 2017

Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Director of Research in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge, will present the Inaugural Graham Zanker Lecture in The Great Hall at The Arts Centre of Christchurch on 16th May. The title of the talk is Herculaneum: new discoveries from old excavations.


07 August 2017

A new exhibition introduces Christchurch architect Samuel Hurst Seager’s work as New Zealand’s official battlefield memorial architect from 1920 –1925 through his own photographs.


18 August 2017

Dr. William Allan of University College, Oxford will visit UC in 2018.

Graeme Wynn holding carving

03 October 2017

Graeme Wynn looks back on his NZ past after 40 years on the faculty of The University of British Columbia

Joseph Mansell News item

12 October 2017

UC Arts student, Joseph Mansell, has recently been selected as Head Delegate for UN Youth’s 2018 US Leadership Tour

College of Arts logo

18 October 2017

Amanda Deacon and Jack Hayes beat students from around NZ to take out first and second place at the 2017 JSANZ Tertiary Japanese Language Speech Contest

Confucius Institute wins global Institute award

14 December 2017

Competing against over 500 Confucius Institutes in 140 countries, Confucius Institute at the UC has won the Confucius Institute of the Year award.


21 December 2017

Criminal Justice: A New Zealand Introduction was launched on 12 December along with a panel discussion with six leading experts on the biggest challenges facing New Zealand's criminal justice system.

UC Journalisim Graduates at 2016 Canon Media Awards

16 May 2017

The Canon Media Awards this week feature many UC Graduate Diploma in Journalism alumni among the 2017 finalists.

Ashley Stuart receiving 2017 NZ Top Student Award

08 September 2017

UC B.A. student Ashley Stuart has won the top student prize for Arts and Humanities in the 2017 New Zealand Student Awards