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Acclaimed scholar wins 2019 UC Research Medal

University of Canterbury (UC) Ecology Professor Jason Tylianakis will receive the 2019 UC Research Medal, one of the highest awards the University Council can bestow. The UC Research Medal...

Without Paris Accord, emperor penguins are in dire straits: new study

“Basically, if we don’t hit the Paris Accord emissions goals, emperor penguins are in deep trouble,” says paper co-author UC scientist Dr Michelle LaRue, a Lecturer of Antarctic Marine Science in the School of...

A Better Start: Māori and Pasifika children to benefit from early learning research

New research funded by A Better Start National Start Challenge advances science at international levels and addresses an urgent need to reduce inequalities in educational and mental health outcomes for Māori, Pasifika and those from...

UC professor wins award for carbon forestry research

The University of Canterbury’s Head of the School of Forestry, Professor Bruce Manley, has won a Forestry Science Award for his dedication to, and leadership within, forestry research, and his innovative work on...

Statement from Professor Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae

Coroner Johnson has today delivered her finding on the cause and place of death of University of Canterbury (UC) student Mason Pendrous. We are devastated by the findings and once again we express our...

Hon. Kit Toogood QC Statement 11th December 2019

The University has received an updated statement from former High Court Judge Hon. Kit Toogood QC, who is leading the independent investigation into the delay in discovering the death of...

Findings & Recommendations by Hon. Kit Toogood QC

The Hon. Kit Toogood QC has requested the University to share his Findings and Recommendations following his independent investigation into the delay in discovering the death of UC Student Mason Pendrous.

University Response to Findings & Recommendations

On behalf of The University of Canterbury (UC), Chancellor Sue McCormack, and Vice- Chancellor Professor Cheryl de la Rey once again wish to express their sadness and share their deepest sympathy with the family...

Award winning “sensei” connects Japanese students globally

Teaching Japanese means creating communities both locally and globally for Dr Masayoshi Ogino from UC’s Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies, who will receive an Ako Aotearoa award for teaching excellence on 30 October.

UC finance students top New Zealand on their way to Korea

The University of Canterbury’s (UC) top finance students have won the biggest finance competition in the country to secure their place representing New Zealand in South Korea. The CFA Society of...

A Better Start: Māori and Pasifika children to benefit from early learning research

New research funded by A Better Start National Start Challenge advances science at international levels and addresses an urgent need to reduce inequalities in educational and mental health outcomes for Māori, Pasifika and those from...

UC Connect public lecture: NASA Astronaut Dr Anna Fisher – Women in STEM

Marking 50 years since the Moon landing, NASA astronaut Dr Anna Fisher is coming to the University of Canterbury to give an inspiring public lecture on Tuesday, 29 October. Now retired,...

UC professor wins award for carbon forestry research

The University of Canterbury’s Head of the School of Forestry, Professor Bruce Manley, has won a Forestry Science Award for his dedication to, and leadership within, forestry research, and his innovative work on...

UC academics recognised in 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list

University of Canterbury (UC) Emeritus Professors John Blunt and Murray Munro have been named among the top 1% of cited researchers worldwide. From left: Emeritus Professors Murray Munro and John Blunt

Acclaimed scholar wins 2019 UC Research Medal

University of Canterbury (UC) Ecology Professor Jason Tylianakis will receive the 2019 UC Research Medal, one of the highest awards the University Council can bestow. The UC Research Medal...