The GRI Director, Prof Matthew Wilson awarded with one of four IIT-Delhi Fellowships

  Te Whare Wānanga of Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) academics have been awarded two of four inaugural IIT-Delhi India-New Zealand Centre Fellowships.  For more information go to:     Congratulations Matt!  

Andrew Kindom – PhD student took the 1st place at the HRSC Emerging Researcher Awards 2023

On Thursday 26th October, Te Papa Hauora hosted the Health Research Society of Canterbury’s 2023 Emerging Researcher Awards Evening. Andrew Kindom was awarded with the 1st prize, presenting: A geospatial analysis of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)  ruptures to guide screening in NZ. Andrew is currently a PhD student at the University of Canterbury – Faculty […]

UC team scoops third place in the TakiWaehere Geospatial hackathon!

The hackathon, which took place over the weekend of 17-18 April was a great success, with 40 submissions received. Key judging criteria included creativity, the problem/ opportunity addressed, the novelty of the solution, and the potential competitive advantage of the solution. During the award ceremony on 23 April, Joe McKay (MBIE) mentioned that this was […]

Professor Wendy Lawson as winner of their Outstanding Contribution to Spatial Award for 2019


The New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA) have named Assistant Vice-Chancellor Strategic Projects Professor Wendy Lawson as winner of their Outstanding Contribution to Spatial Award for 2019. The Outstanding Contribution to Spatial Award recognises an individual who has contributed significantly to the spatial sector throughout their career, including furthering the reach of the sector, driving […]

GRI researcher Dr Matthew Hobbs awarded for research in obesity

Dr Matthew Hobbs, a researcher in the GeoHealth Laboratory within the GRI at the University of Canterbury, was awarded by The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) the New Investigator Public Health Award, which marks out rising stars of obesity and public health in Europe. He received the award at the EASO 2019 Annual Congress on […]

GRI’s Envision Scenario Planner is NZSEA finalist

Finalists for the 2018 New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards have been announced today. [blockquote text=”“This year’s entrants have continued to deliver world class examples of how using geospatial technology is delivering tangible benefits and increasing productivity for a diverse range of businesses, communities, local and central governments.””]Included in the list of finalists is the exciting […]

Pro-Vice-Chancellor wins geospatial award

[dropcaps style=’square1′ background_color=”]T[/dropcaps] he University of Canterbury’s College of Science Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Wendy Lawson has received national recognition for her longstanding commitment to growing the geospatial sector in New Zealand, advocacy and partnership building. Prof Lawson won the Professional of the Year Award at the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA) held at Te Papa […]