Better Start kids 2

19 May 2023

Don’t miss out on this fascinating Webinar showcasing the exciting outcomes of our talented junior school teachers across the country who are implementing a Better Start Literacy Approach.

Don Hine

08 May 2023

What are the biggest influences on youth mental health and how does experiencing climate change-related events, such as floods and bushfires, affect young people?

Adrian Clark

31 March 2023

Belief in the importance of effective teaching and a desire to enrich the learning experience compelled Associate Professor Adrian Clark to gain his latest tertiary qualification.

Mengping Cheng

27 March 2023

Student, lecturer and international student supporter, Mengping Cheng graduates with a Doctor of Education from the University of Canterbury (UC) in April.

Kay-Lee Jones

27 March 2023

An exceptional ‘teacher of teachers’ is celebrating her own scholarly success, graduating with a Doctorate in Education from the University of Canterbury (UC).

Isla Reeves

27 March 2023

Isla Reeves didn’t grow up with te reo Māori. Now, with a Master of Teaching and Learning, she’s inspiring the next generation as a specialist te reo Māori teacher.

Nat Young and Amber Jones

26 February 2023

Rainbow community members in Aotearoa could soon be able to jump online to find doctors who are friendly and well-informed when it comes to meeting their health needs.


12 December 2022

It’s Graduation time in Ōtautahi Christchurch with 2000 University of Canterbury graduates celebrating successfully completing their studies this week in full regalia.

Medal-winning group creates innovative cultural guides for teachers

28 October 2022

Young Māori learners across Aotearoa New Zealand are benefiting from teachers with better tikanga and cultural skills thanks to an award-winning team of University of Canterbury (UC) education researchers.

University of Canterbury PhD candidate geologist Dr Sriparna Saha

14 October 2022

New University of Canterbury (UC) research into a virtual volcano field trip highlights the immense value of taking a bicultural approach to science education.

George teaching hero shot

10 October 2022

In an article on The Conversation, academics including University of Canterbury Dr David Pomeroy, Kay-Lee Jones and Associate Professor Sara Tolbert explore the decision to end classroom streaming,

Indigenous Narrative

05 October 2022

Two new University of Canterbury (UC) courses will empower ākonga to explore Indigenous representation as we move from traditional storytelling to digital and mainstream media.

Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll

04 October 2022

On The Conversation, Dr Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll highlights some of the deeper questions about Māori identity that lie behind the political discourse.

Building Resilience Class

30 September 2022

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) students put their theory into practice when passing on valuable wellbeing knowledge to over 100 Ilam School students this week.

Child psychology

30 September 2022

The University of Canterbury (UC) celebrates 20 years of the Child and Family Psychology programme today. The sought-after qualification trains psychologists specifically to work with children, adolescents and families, and remains unique in Aotearoa.

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.