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Aukaha Tau 10

24 November 2020

A record number of taiohi (young) Māori from schools across Ōtautahi Christchurch took part in science experiments, tested their Law knowledge and played Arts bingo in an interactive day designed to inspire students to further their study.


Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll

23 November 2020

Being adopted as a Māori baby into a Pākehā family is an experience that has shaped the rest of Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll’s life.


better start logo

20 November 2020

Microcredential course options are now available for schools or specialists wishing to implement Better Start Literacy Approach in their school or cluster.


Cara Swit

18 November 2020

Parenting can be a demanding and stressful job at any time, however parenting through a pandemic can pile additional pressure on parents, according to new research.


Youth and community leadership

16 November 2020

Leaders in the youth development sector are delighted that the University of Canterbury (UC) has responded to the need for more qualified youth workers...


Literacy studies in children

14 November 2020

The UC study, led by Director of the Child Well-being Research Institute Professor Gail Gillon, is part of the Better Start Literacy project, which aims to both boost vocabulary and help children distinguish the individual sounds within words (phonemes).


Bronwyn Dibbs trampoline

06 November 2020

If anyone can rebound from the challenges of 2020 it’s champion trampoline athlete and University of Canterbury (UC) student Bronwyn Dibb.


children

04 November 2020

Three University of Canterbury academics have won grants of over $80,000 to research autism, sleep problems, brain injuries and their impact on children and parents.


Alice Hyun Min Kim

04 November 2020

New Zealand schools can do more to bridge cultural and language barriers and improve academic outcomes for Pacific children, a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher says.


BenKen_NWS

21 October 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) is joining global online learning platform edX to offer free, short courses to the world.


Pink Shirt in the College of Engineering

15 October 2020

Anti-bullying expert Dr Cara Swit is delighted to see University of Canterbury (UC) students supporting the annual Pink Shirt Day tomorrow, but would like people to feel empowered to confront bullying every day.


Team creating event for students to meet political candidates

15 October 2020

Students at the University of Canterbury (UC) have organised a number of events to connect young voters with political candidates in the lead-up to the 2020 elections.


UC Graduate Daryl Gibson

12 October 2020

University of Canterbury graduate & ex-All Blacks rugby midfielder Daryl Gibson has written a thesis on how to break a losing streak after leaving his coaching position with the Waratahs, NZ Stuff reports.


Student

05 October 2020

E-learning specialist Associate Professor Cheryl Brown said that internet access needs to be available to all students to avoid creating systemic inequities in NZ Herald article, which showed evidence that the student internet rollout was too slow for most in need.


Jenny Clarke

18 September 2020

Croquet may bring to mind lazy summer afternoons on the lawn or Alice in Wonderland’s flamingo mallets, however University of Canterbury (UC) Sport Coaching academic Dr Jenny Clarke takes it far more seriously. The world’s top-ranked female player and New Zealand’s 2019 Player of the Year, she is also one of the top international researchers on croquet coaching and performance techniques.


Education Minister Chris Hipkins: streaming is incompatible with Treaty of Waita

11 September 2020

The research is clear - academic streaming in NZ schools is disadvantaging many children, write UC Education experts David Pomeroy, Kay-Lee Jones, Mahdis Azarmandi & Sara Tolbert in this excellent, collaborative piece for The Conversation.


Matt Hobbs

08 September 2020

The 6-7% of children and adults who use natural toothpaste may not realise that using these fluoride-free products is contributing to NZ’s ‘neglected epidemic’ of tooth decay, says UC's Dr Matt Hobbs in The Conversation.


UC Connect Cannabis

07 September 2020

In a live, online, UC Connect panel discussion on Wednesday 9 September, University of Canterbury experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the Cannabis legislation and control referendum, due to take place in the 2020 general election.


UC Teaching Awards 2020

07 September 2020

The University of Canterbury are pleased to announce the 2020 UC Teaching Award winners.


UC Core

04 September 2020

Over the last decade, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | the University of Canterbury has moved and evolved to respond to a rapidly changing world.


UC Campus

28 August 2020

In article on The Conversation, University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor Cheryl Brown discusses student needs for lockdown learning.


Cara Swit

24 August 2020

Some parents are not coping with their young children’s challenging behaviour, and even experienced teachers are struggling, according to Dr Cara Swit from the University of Canterbury’s (UC) School of Health Sciences.


Gail Gillon

20 August 2020

A new research project involving nearly 600 pre-schoolers from Canterbury and Central Otago is aiming to improve Kiwi kids’ early literacy development.


Gail Gillon

17 August 2020

Professor Gail Gillon and her team have received funding to trial an innovative new assessment tool after finding that 61.5% of children starting school in some areas of Canterbury have poor oral language skills.


Kay-Lee Jones Ako Aotearoa award winner

13 August 2020

Kay-Lee Jones has helped nurture a love for te ao Māori in over 2000 student teachers in the University of Canterbury’s (UC) School of Teacher Education.


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