Tag Archives: UC Māori

This is your place – watch the cultural narrative video

The Cultural Narrative is about how we reflect our distinct place and space at the University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha in Ōtautahi Christchurch, and we now have a video that shows how we do this.

Next time you take a walk around campus consider our environment, our buildings, our flora, our fauna, and how our naming and our signage  help create UC’s distinctiveness.

The Cultural Narrative ensures this reflects both the ideology of the University and also the mana of the Tūāhuriri, the people of this land, Ngāi Tahu of the south, and Māori as part of a global community. 

Check out the video here and the image gallery. 

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Māori Development Team here to help

Tēnā koutou katoa

The Māori Development Team are on campus until 16 December to tautoko your studies at UC.

If you have been impacted by the recent earthquakes and would like to have a kōrero then drop in to our office located on the 2nd Floor, Te Ao Mārama or send an email to maoridevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz.

Stay safe whānau.

NTRC Scholarships open – “I pursued a ground-breaking area of law”


Kā Waimaero, Ngāi Tahu Research Centre is offering scholarships for postgraduate study in 2017. Scholarship recipients may be studying any discipline at UC.

Rachael Harris tells us about the difference the scholarship has made .

Cant Mag, Rachael Harris, Law, investigating Crown/Maori co-governance, 3.10.13

“Kā Waimaero, Ngāi Tahu  Research Centre (NTRC) scholarship allowed me to pursue a Masters in Laws researching a ground-breaking area of law – legal personality for natural objects and the realm of co-governance. While I was studying, the scholarship meant I could afford to focus all my time and attention on my topic.

As well as financial aid through the Scholarship, the research centre provided invaluable moral and cultural support and encouraged me to travel to conferences, and to attend Select Committee hearings relevant to my research.

Having an LLM has propelled me into interesting and fulfilling jobs in the Legal Industry, and I would encourage anyone considering doing a Masters in an area relevant to the goals of the research centre to apply for a scholarship.

The NTRC is a special and supportive environment to make your journey into postgraduate study.”

Rachael Harris

Applications close 31 October 2016. For more information on the scholarships visit: www.ntrc.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarships.shtml