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Mānawatia a Matariki Ka rewa mai te kāhui whetū o Matariki, me ōna whetū e iwa, ka tau mai Te Tau Hou. The appearance of the Matariki star cluster – made up of nine stars – welcomes in Te Tau Hou, the New Year.

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To mark its 150th anniversary in 2023, the University of Canterbury has announced hundreds of new scholarships, covering full course fees for 150 school-leaving students from South Island decile 1-7 schools, with a further 150 full-fee scholarships to be offered in 2024. Te Kakau a Māui scholarships are in line with government plans to focus on equity in education: “To ensure UC is part of enabling a better future for all and promoting social cohesion, we want to ensure that these historically under-represented students have a greater opportunity for university education,” says Brett Berquist, Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Engagement.

 

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The University of Canterbury has been ranked in the top 300 universities in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2023. Professor Ian Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, says collaborating on research projects with other international unis was seen as a key strength.

“We’re immensely proud of our researchers and the international partnerships they have forged. They work collaboratively with integrity, vigour, and impact to achieve the best possible research outcomes.”

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Explore the emerging NFT scene in Aotearoa New Zealand through a new exhibition at the Ilam Campus Gallery. Featuring works by three artists and two University of Canterbury Fine Arts students, the Presentation Layer: NFT forms, platforms and transference exhibition is open now until 15 July

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Members of the Student Research  Hub – under- and post-graduate students Margrethe Bendsen, Margaret Vernygora, Caitlyn Penney and Emma     Hartshaw  and Sreerenjini Nair (team coordinator) – presented the key findings on the evolution of the framing of France over time tracking its framing in the reports of the French presidential elections 2022, France’s presidency of European Council, and France in the context of the Russia’s war against Ukraine.   This research project was organized and led by Professor Natalia Chaban.

 

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#VirtualScreenProduction is heralded as a revolution in the future of film production, so when offered the chance to collab on a VSP pilot with Ōtautahi screen partners, we couldn’t say no. Here’s just a taste of what will be possible at @UCNZ_DSC.
Huge thanks to our exceptionally talented collaborators – #Resonate, @CerebralFix, #Pixel and @FilmSCNZ. https://vimeo.com/711487247

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Views

As pressure mounts to farm more sustainably and reduce emissions, town and country groups are becoming increasingly polarised on the future of dairy farming in New Zealand. University of Canterbury political scientist Professor Bronwyn Hayward says the environmental crisis needs to be viewed as a shared problem, and we need to find more opportunities to connect across communities on this issue.

“We also have to be very thoughtful and targeted about this, because it’s too easy to inflame our differences.”

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Following seven shootings in Auckland overnight, University of Canterbury Dr Jarrod Gilbert talked to RNZ about possible solutions, including identifying the groups involved, cracking down on firearms and giving young people alternatives to gangs

 

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US President Biden’s comments on Taiwan military defence don’t mark a major change in policy according to University of Canterbury political scientist Professor Alex Tan, as the Taiwan Relations Act already states the US can provide weapons directly to the country.

Professor Tan told RNZ that ensuring political and economic stability in the region is important to advanced industrial democracies, as high-tech product supply chains could be disrupted.

 

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Events

Join University of Canterbury Professor Peter Field at the UC Teece Museum next Thursday when he will explore comedy and tragedy in the contrasting tales of two heroes – Homer’s warrior king Odysseus and James Joyce’s Dubliner Leopold Bloom.

  •  Date: Thursday, 16 June 2022
  •  Time: 07:00PM to 08:00PM
  •  Location: UC Teece Museum, 3 Hereford St
  •  Ticket: Free
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Student club MCSoc and the COMS department ran a careers panel on 1 June. Third-year Bachelor of Communication students ended the semester with a careers panel of some of the more senior communication professionals in Ōtautahi Christchurch. The speed-dating event was designed to introduce students to the range of professional options the degree gives them […]

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