News and events
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.
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.
07 September 2021
A growing number of Pacific students from Canterbury high schools are signing up for a free tutoring programme giving them extra support with NCEA.
02 September 2021
The University of Canterbury and University of the South Pacific, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are partnering on a unique research project to help Pacific countries and the global community understand how climate change will impact the Pacific, and how indigenous knowledge can help Pacific communities to adapt.
01 September 2021
A new book by University of Canterbury historian Madi Williams offers a fresh perspective on the history of Polynesia during the medieval period, focusing on Aotearoa New Zealand, Chatham Islands (Rēkohu) and Easter Island (Rapanui).
05 August 2021
A unique scholarship supporting Māori and Pacific students to navigate their first year at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury is returning bigger and better in 2022.
27 April 2021
Knowledge should be a common inheritance for the growth and sustainability of humanity, not a market commodity for the benefit of the few, writes Professor Steven Ratuva, Director of the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury.
11 March 2021
Warm congratulations to University of Canterbury (UC) Professor Gail Gillon FRSNZ and Professor Steven Ratuva FRSNZ on being elected Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows of the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
11 March 2021
Hundreds of new Māori and Pacific students are enrolling at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) this year, in a sharp increase from 2020.
16 November 2020
A University of Canterbury (UC) Professor has won recognition from the Royal Society Te Apārangi for his passion for equality and outstanding research into ethnicity and racism.
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.
31 August 2020
Indigenous knowledge has always been interdisciplinary, UC’s Professor Steven Ratuva explains in this insightful piece by Dale Husband for E Tangata, the online Māori and Pacific media platform.
24 July 2020
Award-winning author Behrouz Boochani has been granted refugee status by Immigration New Zealand and is to become a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Canterbury.
09 July 2020
A new study is seeking feedback from Australasian food banks on how they are coping with growing demand in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The survey, led by University of Canterbury (UC) researchers, aims to find out more about the economic and social impacts of the virus.
04 June 2020
Two pioneering University of Canterbury academics, a new Dame who champions Māori women, a new Knight who champions Māori art, a Pasifika poet, a former All Blacks captain, and many other alumni and friends of the University have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020.
04 June 2020
Nina Oberg Humphries has been announced as the 2020 Pacific Artist in Residence at the University of Canterbury’s Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.
20 September 2019
Salome Fa’aso’o was one of two University of Canterbury (UC) Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) students to receive Kupe Māori and Pacific High Achievers scholarships from the Honourable Kelvin Davis, Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education), at an award celebration at Parliament Buildings last night (Thursday 19 September).
18 September 2019
Powerful, insightful and coming to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, The Dawn Raids – Educate to Liberate exhibition seeks to inform people about a little-known event in New Zealand history.
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.
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.”
20 September 2018
Tanu Gago, a prominent photographer, curator, producer, film maker, photographer, visual artist and queer activist has been appointed the 2018 artist in residence for the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury.
05 April 2018
University of Canterbury doctoral researcher Emily Laing has been selected as a ‘talent’ to take part in UNLEASH, a global program for innovation, hosted in Singapore.
14 August 2017
A new exhibition displaying the work of renowned architect Samuel Hurst Seager as the designer of New Zealand’s First World War battlefield memorials has opened in the Matariki Gallery at the University of Canterbury.
16 June 2017
With the dramatically changing political and security dynamics in the world, the conference provides an opportunity to review and critically examine the role of the military in democratisation in the contemporary world.
16 June 2017
South Auckland artist Ema Tavola will be the University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Artist in Residence for 2017.
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