School of Social and Political Sciences
Welcome to the School of Social and Political Sciences
Kia ora, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni sa Bula
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Our School encompasses the disciplines of: Anthropology, Human Services, Journalism, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, Social Work and Sociology. Here you will find some links to useful resources and information.
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| Althea Carbon, studying towards a BA in European Union Studies and Political Science and an LLB(Hons)
Expert to talk about captive elephants (6 May 2013)
Erin Ivory, one of the world's leading experts on zoo elephants, will talk about the care of captive elephants at the south and Southeast Asian elephant conference.
Serious consequences for NZ if war breaks out (17 April 2013)
With no sign of tensions easing on the Korean peninsula, a University of Canterbury political scientist says if war broke out there would be significant consequences for NZ.
Study into the rise of women in racing industry (4 April 2013)
A UC researcher is investigating New Zealand's thoroughbred racing industry, which contributes extensively towards the country's economy.
with help from the Ministry of Youth Development, presents 'What would YOUth do?': The aim is to re-engage youth in Christchurch by giving practical support and encouragement from young leaders at UC and other young professionals. It involves four workshops:
Music, Culture and Activism, Enviro-Youth, Innovation and Inspiration, Human Rights, Law and Youth. Places are limited. Participants must be between 12 and 24 years old. REGISTER @ http://ucpols.co.nz/youth. Please contact Nathalie Blakely firstname.lastname@example.org if you or any of your students have any questions regarding these events. [more]
Annabel Taylor (Social Work and Human Services), along with Professor Lori Sudderth (Sociology and Criminal Justice) from Qunnipiac University in Connecticut, USA, has been successful in receiving the Galpin International Exchange Fellowship award, aimed at international exchanges for academics. Lori will be focusing on domestic violence safety plans for women in the US and NZ while Annabel is looking at therapeutic justice in care and protection and domestic violence.
The NZIRI (New Zealand India Research Institute) of which Aditya Malik (Anthropology) is Associate Director, has announced its first annual round of research and travel grants. A total of $256,669 in grant funds has been awarded in 2013. Ninety-eight applications (67 for seed funding and 31 for travel grants) were received from New Zealand universities in the areas of Social Sciences, Humanities, and the Sciences from which five for seed funding and fourteen for travel grants were successful. Five PhD students from UC (including three from Anthropology) were awarded travel grants for field research and conference participation in India.
Congratulations to the following individuals on their successful applications.
- Aditya Malik (Anth) American Academy of Religion Conf, Baltimore, USA
"A proliferation of friends: Hindu, Muslims and Jains in History, Narrative and Ritual in South Asia"
- Linda Jean Kenix (Media & Coms) Int'l Conference on Humanities, Culture & Sociality, Sri Lanka. "The influence of local culture on the ideology of Samoan Journalism"
- Anne Scott (Soci) Int'l Society for Critical Health Psychology 8th Biennial Conf 2013, Bradford, UK. "Contesting professionalism: Discourses on Training and Qualifications in Peer Support".
- Mark Francis (Phil-Pols) Int'l Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester, UK."Herbert Spencer and American Social Science and Psychology"
- Mike Grimshaw (Soci) American Academy of Religion (AAR) & North American Assn for the Study of Religion (NASSR), Baltimore, USA.
(1) "Gabriel Vahanian's Saeculum: Secularity and the death of God 1960-2012; (2)" The irrelevance and relevance of the radical, impure Tillich"
Congratulations to academic staff in the School on a very strong 2012 Performance Based Research Fund Assessment ranking. In Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy, Canterbury University is second in the country, and in Communication, Journalism and Media Studies it is second equal. In foreign Languages and Linguistics, we came third and in the Sociology and Social Work category fourth. Overall, nine researchers were ranked as A (leading international scholars). The School of Social and Political Sciences achieved the sixth-highest research ranking in the university. The PBRF measures each academic’s published research, as well as the contribution they have made to research and how highly they are regarded within academia. Click here to view the Interim Report.
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