09 October 2020

UC students are fighting Aotearoa's period poverty crisis by donating sanitary products to Te Puna Oranga and Aviva Families.


09 October 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) has been awarded $31.5 million of government funding over seven years to continue hosting Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE, a national centre of research excellence for earthquake resilience.

Lake Tasman, New Zealand

09 October 2020

Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to a new study. But the effects of these glacial lakes are not represented in current ice loss models, warn the study authors.

UC Grad Shawn Thomas

08 October 2020

With a passion for making positive change to family life in Aotearoa New Zealand, University of Canterbury (UC) graduate Shawn Thomas believes “dance can change the world”.

Climate explained

07 October 2020

In the latest Climate Explained article for The Conversation, UC's Professor Simon Kingham considers the real impact of building and expanding motorways when it comes to the reduction of congestion and emissions.

'Labour's conscience'

06 October 2020

University of Canterbury's Professor Bronwyn Hayward, Geoffrey Ford and Associate Professor Kevin Watson discuss Hipkins' recent suggestion that Green policies help keep Labour honest on environmental and social issues in article on The Conversation. They explore the significance of language and words as vehicles for articulating new ideas and provoking transformative action, and how the Greens have been influential in Labour's use of language.


05 October 2020

E-learning specialist Associate Professor Cheryl Brown said that internet access needs to be available to all students to avoid creating systemic inequities in NZ Herald article, which showed evidence that the student internet rollout was too slow for most in need.

UC Connect skinheads

05 October 2020

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury sociologists will explore right-wing extremism from the perspective of the 1990s and the modern resurgence.

Pam Kilmartin and Alan Gilmore

05 October 2020

From moonbows and asteroids to everything between and beyond – the astronomical half-century adventures of University of Canterbury Adjunct Fellows Alan Gilmore and Pam Kilmartin have been profiled in an excellent new article from Education reporter, Lee Kenny.


05 October 2020

University of Canterbury Professor Elisabeth McDonald talks to RNZ's Jesse Mulligan about the historic killing of David McNee and the partial ‘provocation defence’ the killer used.

Chch night gallery

04 October 2020

University of Canterbury graduate, Reuben Woods, of art company Watch This Space, led transformative project - turning the streets of Christchurch into a night gallery by illuminating 11 murals across the city with solar-powered lights.

Jason Long & Jack Copeland

01 October 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland is delighted his work on the restoration of the earliest known recording of computer-generated music – created 70 years ago using note-playing routines devised by Alan Turing – has been selected for the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation's (WIPO) virtual exhibition on Artificial Intelligence, which opened a few days ago.

Richard Green

01 October 2020

Announced today, a group of international scientists from New Zealand and Singapore is collaborating on a three-year project, funded by MBIE, to use data science and remote sensing to automatically model and analyse tree species and their interactions with environment.

Elena Moltchanova, Christoph Bartneck

01 October 2020

Would you trust your life to an autonomous vehicle? Do you understand how it will respond in dangerous situations? Are you willing to get in without knowing the risks?

Mark Menzies

01 October 2020

Beethoven would be proud. Celebrating 250 years since the great German composer’s birth, the University of Canterbury’s (UC) next gala concert features a fortepiano, or early piano, replicating the exact sounds of Ludwig van Beethoven’s early work.

In Bloom Britomart

30 September 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) film lecturer and artist Steve Carr has unveiled a significant new artwork in Britomart’s Takutai Square.

UC Glaciologist Heather Purdie

30 September 2020

What do we do when our glaciers are on a constant retreat, but people still flock to them? “We need to work with nature not against it. As things get warmer, people will have to adapt their expectations.” caught up with Dr Heather Purdie from UC’s School of Earth and Environment to discuss the state of Aotearoa New Zealand’s glacier tourism.

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.

Design for the cover of the Group Shoe Catelogue

30 September 2020

Ilam Campus Gallery’s upcoming exhibition celebrates the five-decade career of graphic artist, painter and publisher Leo Bensemann (1912–1986) and connects current students to an inspiring University of Canterbury’s (UC) Fine Arts alumni.

Sonia Yee

29 September 2020

Award-winning Podcast and Series Producer at Radio New Zealand, Sonia Yee, reflects on how her experience at UC helped to build her foundations as a passionate storyteller.

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.

Alessandro Palermo, Cain Stratford, UC Engineering

29 September 2020

Surrounded by ocean, most of New Zealand’s reinforced-concrete infrastructure lies close to the coast, making it susceptible to corrosion. Could new glass-based reinforcing hold the answer?


29 September 2020

One of the women leading Canterbury into the future, the University of Canterbury Students’ Association President Tori McNoe has been shortlisted for the Women of Influence Young Leader award.

Minister Eugenie Sage and Dr Michael Jackson

24 September 2020

A long-term, novel solution to help New Zealand achieve its predator free ambitions is a step closer, thanks to $1.4 million in Department of Conservation (DOC) funding for University of Canterbury (UC) research.

Damage on Auckland Harbour Bridge

22 September 2020

University of Canterbury structural engineering Professor Alessandro Palermo talked to RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan about repairing the damage to the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the long term viability of the bridge.

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