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.

Tracy Clelland

20 December 2021

A mobile app being developed by the University of Canterbury (UC) will provide a ‘one-stop shop’ answering young people’s questions about sexuality.

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.

Cam Wilson

10 December 2021

A Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree from the University of Canterbury (UC) combined with years of voluntary work have helped Cam Wilson shoot for, and land, his dream job.

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.

Professor Nick Draper rugby concussion study

29 November 2021

Young female rugby players will join a world-leading trial to find out whether headgear can help prevent collision-related injuries on the field.

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.

Innovation jumpstart

03 November 2021

Seaweed-based plasterboard, an app to help young people navigate sex and relationships, and a system to make houses safer in an earthquake are some of the innovative University of Canterbury projects to win a funding boost this week.

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.

Julia Rucklidge

02 November 2021

Two internationally renowned academics at the University of Canterbury have been named as finalists in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards 2021, recognising women making a difference in the work they do, and paving the way for others to follow.

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?

Dr Ben Wamalili

13 October 2021

Students are vaping more since nicotine-containing e-cigarettes became legal in New Zealand in 2018, a research team led by University of Canterbury Health Sciences Adjunct Fellow Dr Ben Wamamili has found.

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.


06 October 2021

The University of Canterbury’s pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic has been extended due to popular demand from students and staff.

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.

Sonja Macfarlane, Benita Rarere-Briggs Professor Angus Macfarlane

23 September 2021

University of Canterbury’s Adjunct Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane was awarded this year’s New Zealand Psychological Society Dame Marie Clay Award, while her husband Professor Angus Macfarlane was named a Fellow of the Society, it was announced this week.

crowd health image

20 September 2021

The University of Canterbury (UC) has created a new doctoral degree specifically designed to suit working professionals with a background in health.

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26 August 2021

Students at the University of Canterbury are getting valuable, real-life experience working for one of the country’s leading rugby teams, the Crusaders.

Tracy Clelland

13 August 2021

The University of Canterbury is bringing an innovative sexuality education theatre show to the campus, giving educators and parents an insight into the cutting edge of how teenagers are being better helped to navigate relationships and sexuality.

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