Professor Angus Macfarlane

04 May 2018

University of Canterbury Professor Angus Macfarlane is among the 20 new Fellows who have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi for their distinction in research and advancement of science, technology or the humanities.

Jacob Varghese

04 May 2018

A day in the office for recent UC Graduate, Jacob Varghese (Postgraduate Diploma in Business) involves one-on-one business mentoring with multiple Christchurch startups as Ministry of Awesome’s new Startup Activation Coordinator.


02 May 2018

This upcoming UC Connect public lecture will examine why there is concern about safe swimming in our freshwaters, what is being done about it, and what can be done to improve your chances of enjoying a refreshing dip without risking your health.


27 April 2018

To discuss and promote increased gender diversity in the New Zealand financial industry, the UC Business School Trading Room is hosting a symposium, Women in Finance.


26 April 2018

I think we can safely say FEC2018 was a success! We had 165 people from more than 20 countries attend the 4-day programme that included a day of workshops, a field trip and 2 days of technical sessions.


24 April 2018

An award-winning University of Canterbury marketing lecturer is the first New Zealand academic to be named one of the world’s Best 40 Under 40 Professors.

UCE Sustainability Challenge Winning Team

24 April 2018

When four festival-going flatmates were appalled at the amount of textile waste left at their campsite, they thought of a way to turn that waste into a sustainable business venture, taking out the UCE Sustainability Challenge 2018 in the process!


24 April 2018

A University of Canterbury historian’s new research into historical German forensic psychology may give insight into the reliability of witness testimony, particularly in cases where children appear as prosecution witnesses.


20 April 2018

The University of Canterbury has signed an agreement with one of China’s top ranked research universities to collaborate on research and teaching.

SDS Case Competition Round 1 2018

18 April 2018

Last weekend a team of University of Canterbury students travelled to Dunedin to compete against numerous Universities in the first round of the 2018 SDS (Student Development Society) Case Competition.


18 April 2018

A new study about New Zealand’s extinct moa, involving acid baths and concrete mixers, by researchers from the University of Canterbury and Landcare Research, has revealed a surprising finding about their ability to disperse tree seeds.


18 April 2018

New Zealand's first Global Humanitarian Engineering graduates have received their diplomas today at one of the University of Canterbury’s autumn graduation ceremonies.


17 April 2018

Scientists internationally are puzzled by the 2016 Kaikōura quake that ruptured more than 17 active faults, but did not break some other active faults in the area. EQC has funded Structural Geology Professor Andy Nicol at the University of Canterbury to study the mystery, and what it could mean for forecasting future earthquakes.

UCE Sustainability Plant Top Angle

16 April 2018

Sustainability has been said to have three pillars: economic development, social development and environmental protection. A balancing act of these three elements is often what sets businesses apart, providing them with a unique, socially-focused competitive advantage.

Zach Preston Imagine Cup

16 April 2018

Imagine Cup is Microsoft’s premier international competition for young developers. We congratulate UC student, Zach Preston, selected for the Imagine Cup Finals in Australia.

UCE Deloitte Business Case Competition 2018

12 April 2018

Last weekend UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) hosted a head to head case competition between The University of Canterbury and The University of Auckland, providing the perfect preparation for the national SDS Case Competition this coming weekend.


05 April 2018

A project that is revolutionising the way x-ray technology will detect, diagnose and monitor many diseases, including cancer, has been awarded Gold Status for research excellence by MBIE.


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.


29 March 2018

Changes in climate and land use are bringing significant changes to mosquitoes’ habitats and life cycles, which may increase exotic, potentially disease-carrying, mosquitoes in New Zealand, University of Canterbury research has found.


28 March 2018

The University of Canterbury is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as school leavers from around New Zealand head to the Christchurch campus.

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.

UCE 48-Hour Health Challenge 2018

26 March 2018

Imagine an artificial intelligence system guiding you through your stay in hospital and making sure you get the support you need when you get home. Or an app making suggestions that help you lead a healthier life by learning which ‘nudges’ work specifically for you. These are just some of the ideas that came out of the 48-Hour Health Challenge over the weekend.

UC Child Well-being Research Institute launched

26 March 2018

Professor Gail Gillon and Professor Angus Macfarlane officially launched the UC Child Well-being Research institute last week. Guest speakers included UC Chancellor and chair of CDHB Dr John Wood and Honourable Ruth Dyson, Labour MP. Both spoke about the importance of this kaupapa for improving outcomes for children across New Zealand. Guests were also treated to a stirring kapa haka performance by award-winning group, Te Kapa Haka o te Toi Huarewa.


23 March 2018

The University of Canterbury has officially opened its new School of Product Design.


23 March 2018

A team of researchers led by the University of Canterbury’s Electric Power Engineering Centre (UC EPECentre) has struck gold again, receiving MBIE’s Gold Status for the second year running.

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