Toursim New Zealand dinner

28 September 2022

Six successful Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) conference bids were celebrated last night at the Tourism New Zealand Business Events National Awards in Wellington.

Saili Aukuso and Levi Simeona Tavita

31 August 2022

Surrounded by family members and wearing colourful ula around their necks, a Samoan couple has celebrated achieving their PhDs together at a graduation event in Christchurch.

QS World Rankings Logo 2023

09 June 2022

The University of Canterbury (UC) is again ranked among the top 300 universities in the world.

Mātauranga Māori

11 May 2022

A critical need for more reo Māori-speaking teachers will be addressed next year when a new training course launches at the University of Canterbury.

Technology teacher numbers boosted by new University of Canterbury entry system

03 May 2022

There has been a dramatic upswing in the number of students training to become technology teachers at the University of Canterbury after a new entry system launched this year.

Melbourne University Visit

14 April 2022

Latest research into what makes Māori flourish has highlighted the need to change the narrative in Aotearoa New Zealand from a negative bias to one of recognising Māori success.

Māori approaches to Māori health issues required

07 April 2022

Dr Kaaren Mathias and Dr Sarah Lovell highlight the importance of meaningful community co-design of health services in an article on The Conversation.

University of Canterbury Associate Professor Cheryl Brown (foreground) and Assoc

05 April 2022

Digital technologies in education will be a hot talking point in Ōtautahi Christchurch in late 2023 as hundreds of education and technology experts come together for the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) annual conference.

UC Connect | Tauhere Adoption reform

23 March 2022

In 2022, the time is nigh for change. Testimonies from Māori survivors have been heard in the Royal Commission on Abuse in Care this month, calls for action on uplifts by Oranga Tamariki persist, and the second phase of consultation into reform of the Adoption Act 1955 will begin.

Ngā Hau e Whā o Tāwhirimātea:

10 March 2022

An innovative new resource developed at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) offers educators across Aotearoa New Zealand practical help to develop or deepen their culturally responsive teaching in the tertiary sector.


11 February 2022

On The Conversation, University of Canterbury lecturer in Sports Management and Marketing and co-author Dr Nick Maitland explains how pioneers of action sport continue to reshape expectations of what is possible - regardless of age.

Elizabeth Kay grad story

21 December 2021

Inspired by the experience of helping her own children learn to read and write, Elizabeth Kay has qualified as a teacher so she can help other Deaf students learn and feel pride in their identity.

Child Health

15 December 2021

Two University of Canterbury research projects to improve outcomes for young learners will share half of the $1.5 million 2021 Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) funding.

Dr Kiri Solomon

10 December 2021

The importance of emotions in adult learning should not be underestimated, according to an exceptional new Doctor of Education.

Autistic Partnership Aotearoa New Zealand

06 December 2021

University of Canterbury Senior Lecturer Lisa Emerson explains on The Conversation how establishing research priorities of the autistic community in Aotearoa New Zealand will help change course.

Autism research in Aotearoa

08 November 2021

A University of Canterbury research project in partnership with the Autistic and autism communities will co-produce a set of autism research priorities – a first in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Dr Hilary Dutton

02 November 2021

A University of Canterbury researcher has received a prestigious fellowship to study the relationships between young people and their adult mentors.

Teenagers on devices

28 October 2021

University of Canterbury Health Lecturer Tracy Clelland to present at The Collaborative Trust Research Seminar Series.

Manawa talks

27 October 2021

Does where you live affect how much you weigh?, and what can parents do to help teach their children about sex and relationships in the digital age?

Hamish Dewar

14 October 2021

Whether it’s a child learning how to tackle or professional players at the Super Rugby Final, mouthguards are essential kit. But imagine if this rugby accessory could help improve performance as well as safety?

UC student Grace Brooker (left) and UC Kaihautū Taunaki Tangata Director – Equit

12 October 2021

Women’s rugby in New Zealand will take another leap forward in 2022, when Super Rugby Aupiki takes place over four weekends in March. The University of Canterbury is proud to support the combined South Island team, which will represent the whole of Te Waka o Aoraki, specifically the Crusaders and Highlanders regions.

Associate Professor Laurie McLay

12 October 2021

Canterbury researchers are exploring how web-based support could benefit children on the autism spectrum and their families as demand for services grows.

Children live online more than ever

08 October 2021

In an article on The Conversation, University of Canterbury Associate Professors Kathryn MacCallum and Cheryl Brown explain how the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to redefine good and bad screen time and recommended hourly use for tamariki.

Kaaren Mathias

24 September 2021

Kia Manawanui, a new 10-year plan for mental health unveiled this week, is welcome reading for University of Canterbury community mental health expert Dr Kaaren Mathias, but not comprehensive enough

Online learning

24 September 2021

In corporation with academics from other universities around Aotearoa, Associate Professor Cheryl Brown stresses the lack of consideration of students voices on online learning and introduces their Student Online Learning Experiences survey to rectify this issue in an article on The Conversation.

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