Two Christchurch writers named 2020 UC Writers in Residence

This year the University of Canterbury’s annual Ursula Bethell Writer’s Residency is being split between two award-winning Christchurch writers, author Amy Head and playwright Nathan Joe, who will each take up residence for six months.

Marsden Fund grant supports UC study on ‘killer robots’ debate

First there was gunpowder, then nuclear weapons. Now another revolution in warfighting is under way with the rise of algorithmic warfare using robots and precision targeting technology. Their use is highly...

UC-led research wins grant for study on te reo, adult language acquisition

Without being aware of it, New Zealanders who can’t speak Māori build up a surprisingly sophisticated knowledge of the word forms of te reo (the language). This type of knowledge, acquired...

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.