Richard Lobb

30 September 2020

A Computer Science lecturer who developed an innovative open-source teaching tool that has taken off around the world has won the University of Canterbury’s highest award for tertiary teaching excellence.

Nancy Chu receiving award

29 September 2020

The students have voted. College of Arts lecturers received high praise in the annual UC Staff of the Year Awards, held last Friday 25 September, for their “obsession” for their subject areas, and “ridiculously captivating” ways of conveying information.


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.

Female deadlifting with trainer

10 August 2020

Get excited! If you've never tried a one-on-one training session, now is your chance to try it for a fraction of the price! For a limited time, we've slashed the price on our PushMe personal training service for First-Timers.

Battle rope pull

05 August 2020

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BAT class

03 August 2020

Need a boost? Exercise is a natural way to boost your immunity, happy hormones and energy levels. For a limited time, the RecCentre is having a sale on memberships for UC Staff - so it's even easier to get active on your doorstep!


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.

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).