Professor David Schiel and co-workers © University of Canterbury 2017

Research Medal

The Research Medal is awarded annually by the University Council. Excellence is most likely to be demonstrated by a sustained record of research of the highest quality or by research of outstanding merit produced over a more limited timeframe.

Recipients can be either a full or part-time member of staff at UC or have been a member of UC staff and who have retired no longer than 12 months.

The Research Medal is presented at a special function and recipients deliver a public lecture.

For staff wishing to view the application process for the Research Medal please click here (staff only).

Innovation Medal

The Innovation Medal is for the proactive transformation of academic knowledge and ideas leading to their adoption by the wider community.

A maximum of one Innovation Medal is awarded each year. The award is open to all continuing staff or staff who have relinquished a continuing position within the past three years.

For staff wishing to view the application process for the Innovation Medal please click here (staff only).

Professor Tim Bell 2011

"When people think about computer science they often equate it with programming, but it's a lot more than that, and it's how to communicate this that got me thinking..."

Professor Keith Alexander 2010

"I made a pump system for getting gold out of rivers. I liked doing that stuff - although I only found enough gold for a filling, I think."

Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award

The Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award is awarded annually by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation. The Award recognises emerging researchers and their contributions to research.

The nominee must hold a continuing position at UC as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (including Senior Lecturer above the bar).  Nominees must be within 8 years of academic or research employment.

Recipients are invited to deliver a public lecture.

For staff wishing to view the application process for the Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award please click here (staff only).

Dr Laurie McLay 2017

Dr Laurie McLay, School of Health Sciences, won the Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award for her research on the efficacy of behavioural interventions for children and young people with autism spectrum disorder, with particular emphasis on sleep disturbance.

Kiwinet Awards

The KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards is New Zealand’s premier event celebrating the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations actively commercialising publicly funded research.

Research commercialisation is about turning scientific discoveries made at New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes and Entities into innovative products and services that will grow our economy.

The KiwiNet awards celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of those who strive to bridge the gap between research excellence and outstanding business leadership.