UC academics, Māori and Tongan education champions among staff, alumni named in Queen’s Honours
Congratulations to all the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021 recipients, including several University of Canterbury academics, staff, graduates and friends of the university.
University of Canterbury Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane, has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to education, psychology and Māori.
Included among them are UC Māori education theorist Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane, leading plant scientist Professor Emerita Paula Jameson, Fine Arts Professor Emeritus John Simpson, and Geomechanics Laboratory manager Siale Faitotonu. Graduate of the Christchurch Teacher’s College (now the UC College of Education, Health and Human Technology), renowned artist Grahame Sydney received a knighthood to add to his ONZM. Professor Carolyn Waugh was made a Dame for her ecological research
DNZM Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit:
Professor Carolyn Waugh Burns, CBE, of Dunedin. For services to ecological research.
Dr Carolyn Burns is recognised as a leading international authority on the ecology of lakes. She graduated from UC with a BSc(Hons).