Category Archives: Māori

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Today marks the start of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week (14-19 Rima | September)! Get involved in all of the epic activities on offer at UC to celebrate over the week.

Activities begin at 12pm today with the Whakatuwhera | Opening of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori in Te Puna Mātauraka | Central Library, Puaka-James Hight.

There is also a chance to join the Te Reo Māori Moment at 12pm on Monday 14 September, and have a conversation in Te Reo! Find out more here>

Have a look at everything going on at UC over the week, click here>

Keen to make your kawhe (coffee) order in te reo? Here’s a guideline to get you started:

Ngāi Tahu Postgraduate and Doctoral Scholarships

Applications are open now for Ngāi Tahu Research Centre scholarships.

Scholarships are available for postgraduate and doctoral students.

Scholarship recipients may be studying any discipline at the University of Canterbury, but applicants whose projects promote mātauranga Māori within the sciences, commerce, law or engineering and are linked to the mission and current research foci of the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre will be given preference.

Find more information and to apply click here.

Applications for 2021 close on 31 October 2020.

Be part of the Māori Language Moment

People across Aotearoa will come together at 12pm on Monday 14 September to speak, sing or play te reo Māori. Join this historic moment and celebrate te reo at UC!

You can get involved in any way you like – this could be simply saying “kia ora” to mate, starting lunch with a karakia, or teaching yourself a new phrase. Use the resources provided by UC Māori to help you get started (available here). 

Māori Language Moment marks the start of Te Wiki o te reo Māori, and there are lots of events and activities coming up on campus. Have a look at the timetable for activities around UC here.