Humanities


Associate Professor Laurie McLay

12 October 2021

Canterbury researchers are exploring how web-based support could benefit children on the autism spectrum and their families as demand for services grows.


Kate Sheppard Memorial

17 September 2021

In a new article on The Conversation, University of Canterbury's Professor Katie Pickles explores the legacy of Kate Sheppard and those who paved the way for women's rights in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Margaret Stoddart, The Old Almond Tree

17 September 2021

Opening in Women’s Suffrage week, a special exhibition titled ‘Margaret Stoddart, Garden Scene’ is highlighting the connection between Canterbury artist Margaret Stoddart and famous suffragist Kate Sheppard.


David Wells

15 September 2021

New Zealand’s “most innovative lecturer” in Japanese has his heart and soul in the Japanese community and is a great role model, according to the judges for a national award.


Simon_sees from Australia, Wikimedia Commons

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.


Maddi Williams

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).


Austin Mitchell 2016

19 August 2021

The Hon Dr Austin Mitchell ONZM, a former academic member and friend of the University of Canterbury’s Political Science and International Relations department has died at the age of 86 in Grimsby, England, a city he served as a Member of Parliament for 38 years.


Autonomous weapons

19 August 2021

University of Canterbury's Associate Professor Jeremy Moses, Dr Geoffrey Ford and Dr Sian Troath explore NZ's political and economic barriers to regulating autonomous weapons in a new article on The Conversation.


School Strike for Climate 2019

16 August 2021

Business leaders are welcoming Aotearoa New Zealand’s first undergraduate sustainability degree, saying the sector is crying out for more expertise as it faces new targets and competing goals.


Justin DeHart

03 August 2021

The latest release from international, Christchurch-based, percussionist Justin DeHart, Landfall, is a deep dive into the possibilities of percussion, inviting listeners to soak up the creative ideas of nine innovative New Zealand composers.