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Two UC professors Women of Influence finalists

29 September 2015 Two University of Canterbury professors are among the finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015. (read article)

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Staff and students talk about their research in the Humanities.

James Logie Memorial Collection.

The James Logie Memorial Collection is one of the finest teaching collections of Greek and Roman antiquities to be found in the Southern Hemisphere.

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‘Doing a double degree in Arts and Law is a great combination as it provides a lot of variety...’

Ryan Keen Studying towards a BA in English and History
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Announcements and Events

Visiting Edo - Views of the City Through Japan’s Printed Culture: Exhibition

25 September 2015 12:00PM until 09 October 2015 05:00PM

Joyce Campbell: HIDE

06 October 2015 05:00PM until 29 October 2015 05:00PM

UC School of Music Composition Workshop: Student Works

12 October 2015 03:30PM until 12 October 2015 05:00PM

Sean Welsh - Towards the Reasonable Robot: Mechanizing Complex Normative Decisions

13 October 2015 10:00AM until 13 October 2015 12:00PM

'How many times have you made this journey[?]' - Nicholas Wright: Canterbury School of Continental Philosophy Seminar

16 October 2015 11:00AM until 16 October 2015 12:30PM

School of Music Internship Presentations

19 October 2015 12:00PM until 19 October 2015 01:30PM

School of Music Final Exam Recital – Sasha Henderson – Harp

22 October 2015 12:00PM until 22 October 2015 01:00PM

How do you schizoanalyse film? Erin Harrington: Canterbury School for Continental Philosophy Seminar

23 October 2015 11:00AM until 23 October 2015 12:30PM

Curating Under Pressure: A symposium on the ethics of curating

05 November 2015 09:00AM until 08 November 2015 05:00PM

Dr Kim Socha: Challenging Compulsory Speciesism: Religion, Atheism and Animals

23 November 2015 12:00PM until 23 November 2015 01:00PM

James Logie Memorial Collection Tours

01 July 2015 01:00PM until 03 November 2015 02:00PM

UC Music Has Two NZ Trio Competition Winners

2 October 2015: Lecturer Alex van den Broek and third year composition student Matthew Everingham were recently announced among the ten winners of the inaugural NZTrio composing competition. Read more...

UC School of Music Diamond Jubilee Performance

2 October 2015: On the 26th of September the Christchurch School of Music celebrated their Diamond Jubilee with an evening concert in the Isaac Theatre Royal, including a performance from the University of Canterbury Christchurch Youth Orchestra. Read more...

Scholarship Music Workshop Held For Secondary Schools

2 October 2015: On the 16th of September, Head of Music Associate Professor Glenda Keam presented a Scholarship Music workshop to eleven students and five teachers from six local Secondary Schools. Feedback from the workshop was extraordinarily positive. Read more...

Dr Rosie Ibbotson Wins College of Arts Lecturer of the Year

1 October 2015: Dr Rosie Ibbotson (Art History and Theory) received well-deserved recognition for her outstanding teaching on Friday evening, winning the 2015 ‘Lecturer of the Year’ award for the College of Arts. Read more...

Radio interview on Earthquake Film Book

24 September 2015: Alan Wright was recently interviewed on PlainsFM about Film on the Faultline, a collection of essays that he has edited on quakes on screen. The full interview can be accessed here: Plains FM interview with Alan Wright

Jim Gardner Memorial Lecture Published

18 September 2015: Dr Chris Jones has published an annotated text of his 2015 Jim Gardner Memorial Lecture: ‘Magna Carta – 800 Years and Beyond’. Read more...

Professor Patrick Evans Delivers Last Lecture

18 September 2015: Last Friday Professor Patrick Evans brought his truly remarkable teaching career to a close with a final lecture to a room of students and friends. Read more...

UC Arts On The Rise In QS World Rankings

18 September 2015: The extent to which the College of Arts has risen to challenges presented by the 2010/11 earthquakes is reflected in the latest QS World Rankings. QS rank the top 800 universities in the world out of many thousands of universities, and overall the University of Canterbury has improved 31 places to 211 – well inside the top 3% of the world’s universities. Much of this improvement reflects significantly improved rankings for Arts. Read more...

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