Open Chch PJH 2021

11 May 2021

Celebrating all things Puaka-James Hight

Building a Better Brain

01 May 2021

This UC Connect public lecture is postponed.

GradFest Oct 2020

19 October 2020

Spring GradFest is here


11 September 2020

The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is about to burst forth with stories, ideas, poetry and song. The recently announced festival line-up features many University of Canterbury scholars and writers, including Canterbury University Press authors, and is selling out fast.

te wiki o te reo 2020

10 September 2020

Hīkina te mānuka! Take up the challenge and use te reo Māori

Makerspace lego

17 August 2020

*** Cancelled*** Help build New Zealand's longest LEGO train track on Sunday 23rd August

UC Connect: Earthquakes + Innovation = Resilience

10 August 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) Engineering technology is being used to quake-proof buildings, build the “Ferrari of bridges”, and predict the future in order to save lives in these shaky isles and around the world.

cartoon workshop

30 July 2020

Always wanted to have a go at drawing comic strips?

LEGO tower competition

14 July 2020

Calling all LEGO fans!

Lily Doak

18 June 2020

Young gun musician Lily Doak has earned a soloist spot in two prestigious classical music concerts, where she is keen to show what her favourite instrument, the recorder, can do.

Makerspace sew mask event

02 June 2020

The brand new Te Rua Makerspace in PJH Central Library is OPEN.

UC core

02 April 2020

The University of Canterbury aims to support people’s wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown, livestreaming a weekly speaker series, on a different topic each Friday.


17 March 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) Health Lecturer Tracy Clelland is bringing an innovative sexuality education theatre show to the campus, giving educators and parents an insight into new and highly effective approaches to better help teenagers to navigate sexuality.

Library Tower Race 2020

16 March 2020

It's back for 2020!

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09 March 2020

On Friday 6 March the University of Canterbury (UC) held an event for students and staff to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 and the University’s commitment to gender pay parity.


06 March 2020

“A community that excludes even one member is no community at all.” In this upcoming free UC Connect public lecture, Ableism – Same Struggle, Different Differences, visiting American activists, authors and compelling storytellers Janice Fialka and Rich Feldman will share what it takes to create a journey of inclusion and community for all.


05 March 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) is investigating gender pay parity for academics following recent findings by UC researchers Associate Professor Ann Brower and Associate Professor Alex James showing that female academics in New Zealand are likely to earn $200,000 less than male counterparts over their career, despite equivalent research performance.


03 March 2020

Acclaimed Oxford philosopher Professor Sophie Grace Chappell, who is currently an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury (UC), makes a case for allowing ourselves to be transformed by beauty in order to better respond to the climate crisis.


27 February 2020

What happens to artists’ proofs and archives? In this glimpse into the secret world of art creation, Ilam School of Fine Arts lecturers at University of Canterbury (UC) share their highly individual art practice in this first exhibition for 2020, at the Ilam campus gallery.


26 February 2020

Cross-examination strategies in rape trials remain resistant to reforms, which continues to negatively impact on complainants despite initiatives to improve the legal process, a University of Canterbury (UC) expert says.


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.

UC Motorsport_NWS

11 December 2019

The University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team took home five trophies from the Formula Student competition in Victoria, Australia, in which students from across Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan took part in race events.


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.

gradfest summer 2019

18 October 2019

Summer GradFest is coming

Lawrence Patchett talk 2019

15 October 2019

Come and hear Lawrence Patchett's korero about his new book 'The Burning River'