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Ian Culpan

20 September 2017

2018 will see Physical Education (PE) return to the University of Canterbury as one of a series of new majors within the popular Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree. Professor Ian Culpan says that highly experienced lecturing staff and a well-established history in leading physical education in New Zealand provides the ideal environment for students who are passionate about PE.


Literacy and Learning Symposium

19 September 2017

A two day programme of exciting presentations, including an interactive poster session on Day 1 allowing researchers and students to present related findings and participate in discussions with conference participants.


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13 September 2017

Teachers and children in indigenous language immersion classrooms around the world will benefit from an international partnership involving the University of Canterbury.


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01 September 2017

The University of Canterbury has welcomed more than 1000 full-time equivalent students in masters’ programmes and record numbers of doctoral students in 2017, with over 700, with more expected to enrol before the end of the year.


Kathleen Liberty

30 August 2017

Children who started school in the years after the Canterbury earthquakes were "neurologically different" – and a city-wide focus on resilience has only deepened the crisis, researchers Kathleen Liberty and Maureen Allan found.


Nicola Surtees

15 August 2017

Radio NZ's Jesse Mulligan interviews Dr Nicola Surtees about her thesis, "Narrating connections and boundaries: Constructing relatedness in lesbian known donor familial configurations".


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08 August 2017

An upcoming UC Connect public lecture by a visiting Canterbury Fellow will focus on how athletes can develop and adapt and, as a result, have the potential to be future leaders.


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25 July 2017

In an upcoming UC Connect/Hight Memorial lecture, University of Canterbury Associate Professor of Marketing Dr Ekant Veer discusses why it is so difficult to promote positive mental health in New Zealand.


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05 July 2017

University of Canterbury researchers looking into strategies for addressing dyslexia and related language learning disabilities have been awarded $350,000 in funding by the National Science Challenge, A Better Start, in partnership with the child health research charity Cure Kids.


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06 June 2017

University of Canterbury researcher Dr Laurie McLay has received an emerging researcher first grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) valued at $160,825 over three years.


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