UC students start their 21-day Challenge

4 May 2015 Thirty students tomorrow start their 21-day International Challenge tomorrow, working with NZ business leaders to change the lives of a struggling community in the Philippines (read article)

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Michael Copeland talks about what he loves about studying Law at university of Canterbury and the opportunities it provides for law internships and community engagement.

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What if... More people could understand the law?

In the April What if... public lecture Associate Professor Chris Gallavin explored where we might profitably focus our attention for the future development of our criminal justice system - a focus governed by a better understanding of the criminal law and not merely by emotion and irrationality (read more or watch the lecture on YouTube)

Honorary Doctorates awarded

A policewoman and a chief executive were awarded honorary doctorates at the University of Canterbury graduation ceremonies in April. Superintendent Sandra Manderson, a graduate of the University of Canterbury, was awarded a Doctor of Laws. She was the first female District Commander to be appointed in New Zealand and served as Canterbury District Commander from 2002-2007. Arguably one of New Zealand’s most influential business leaders of his generation, chief executive of clothing manufacturer Icebreaker and former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe was awarded a Doctor of Commerce (read more)

Canterbury wins the new University Challenge

The University of Canterbury has won the new University Challenge television quiz series. The new series marked the return of the long-running New Zealand television quiz show which ran between 1976 and 1989. Canterbury last won the series in 1988. Congratulations to the winning team that included Master of Laws student Rachael Harris (read more)