Professor Peter Holland

07 May 2020

The late Emeritus Professor Peter Holland, who was a leading expert in biogeography and environmental change, has left a significant bequest that will benefit science research at the University of Canterbury for generations to come. Starting next year, the bequest will fund scholarship support for two full-time Māori or Pasifika postgraduate students in Ecology or Environmental Science at UC.

Jeff Field

15 April 2020

Change and evolution has transformed the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC) over the past three decades. UC Registrar Jeff Field has actively led and managed much of this change, through times of both growth and adversity. Now he is preparing to retire, bringing to a close a remarkable career of distinguished service to the University.


23 March 2020

A team of New Zealand researchers led by a University of Canterbury (UC) scientist has discovered a novel mechanism of controlling vitamin K2 production in the bacterial pathogen that causes tuberculosis (known as TB or the white plague).


06 March 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) is the first and remains the only New Zealand university to be led by women.

Percussion Justin DeHart

27 February 2019

Senior Lecturer in Music Performance, Dr. Justin DeHart just returns from the USA after performing in Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Fluxus Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall on 15th of February.

UCE Graham Dockrill speaking

19 December 2018

The excitement of becoming an entrepreneur can full you with enthusiasm. Focusing on the opportunities and creating your own business is incredibly fun! Like all things in life, this embryonic stage is the most crucial and mistakes made here can have serious ramifications as your business develops.

UCE Communication in Business

08 June 2018

We all know that good communication is the success of any project, big or small. The team behind the scenes at UCE are big fans of a couple of tools to keep us all on track. Here’s a quick run-down of our top two favourites.


01 June 2018

Last week astronomers, physicists and other staff members at the University of Canterbury were saddened to farewell Graeme Kershaw, who served as a technician in the mechanical workshop of the Physics and Astronomy department for 51 years.

UCE Minister visit 2018

09 May 2018

Identifying the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) as an exciting, innovative hub for youth to engage in, Minister for Youth, Hon Peeni Henare, chose to visit UCE during his time in Christchurch last weekend.

UCE Indian Students visit NZ

28 March 2018

We were incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Arun Shanbhag and a number of his students visit the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) earlier this week from Manipal Academy of Higher Education. At this private University in India, Dr. Shanbhag has the role of Chief of Innovation.