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Graduation Dec 2019

10 July 2020

The University of Canterbury is hosting two special Graduation Celebrations in September for hundreds of graduates who missed out on graduating in person in April due to the pandemic lockdown.


RUFIT

09 July 2020

Professional rugby players are not the only ones who have been working up a sweat in the Crusaders’ high performance gym. Local rugby fans have been training there, too, as participants in a healthy lifestyles initiative called RUFIT-NZ. The University of Canterbury (UC) is working alongside the Crusaders to investigate the programme’s impact, with UC Sport Science students making a positive contribution.


Headgear

09 July 2020

ABC News talk with UC Health Professor Nick Draper about his research into the effectiveness of headgear in contact sport. He told ABC News how the research stemmed from his personal interest in the safety of his own children playing contact sports like rugby.


stay home

06 July 2020

A global study is under way to compare how information about Covid-19 is delivered by authorities and the media, and how it is understood and used by people in different countries.


child wellbeing Phd group shot

06 July 2020

The disruptions from the COVID-19 lockdown may have causes headaches for many, but the innovative practices of UC academics and the enthusiasm from a cohort of doctoral students showed that adaptability provides new opportunities.


Ben Wamalili

30 June 2020

University students in New Zealand would be more likely to quit smoking if the price of cigarettes increases, a University of Canterbury (UC) study suggests.


Sandy Richardson

23 June 2020

UC health lecturer and Chair of the College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand, Sandy Richardson, is warning that we cannot get complacent about Covid-19. Richardson told TVNZ’s Breakfast programme that emergency nurses are worried about a second wave and that New Zealanders are no longer practising Covid-19 measures such as social distancing and washing their hands regularly.


Headgear

19 June 2020

While concussion is a recognised problem in contact sports like rugby, it is generally accepted that wearing padded headgear does little to mitigate the risk. Collaborative research at the University of Canterbury is now putting that to the test, with an innovative prototype set to be trialled by young rugby players next year.


Kali Zygmant

12 June 2020

Internships with professional sporting organisations are helping bridge the gap between study and work for UC Sport Coaching students. A strong relationship has developed between the University of Canterbury and the Crusaders in recent years, with UC interns learning on the job and making a valuable contribution.


Lardelli art

04 June 2020

Two pioneering University of Canterbury academics, a new Dame who champions Māori women, a new Knight who champions Māori art, a Pasifika poet, a former All Blacks captain, and many other alumni and friends of the University have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020.


Jake Galasso

27 May 2020

Canadian students have been coming to the University of Canterbury (UC) to complete their teaching qualifications for some 15 years. This year the experience was quite different, but the Canadians chose to stay at UC through lockdown say they’re glad they did.


Brett Morell teaching photo

27 May 2020

The disruptions of COVID-19 presented many challenges for New Zealanders. Schoolteachers needed to adapt swiftly to operating in a virtual environment. Here are the reflections of three Canterbury teachers: PE teacher and Head of Dept: Health at Riccarton High School, Sarah Eaton; Clearview Primary School Year 1 and 2 teacher, Esther Marshall (both graduates of UC teaching programmes); and Parkview School Year 5/6 Team Leader, Brett Morell (currently studying a Master of Education in Leadership)


Health Pod

19 May 2020

Imagining a HealthPod located in the community, where patients with chronic illnesses could more easily monitor their symptoms, has won a team of health students the University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) Digital Doctors Disrupt Challenge for 2020.


Professor Gail Gillon

15 May 2020

A new series of stories for young Kiwis, released by the University of Canterbury (UC) Child Well-being Research Institute, provides a perfect resource for the whole family, based on extensive research.


Tufulasi Taleni

12 May 2020

Learning at home under lockdown has tested parents up and down the country as they attempt to support children’s online learning, but Pasifika families also have additional challenges to navigate.


FutureU

11 May 2020

People facing redundancy, suspension or significant reductions in work hours as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19 can now upskill or change careers with the help of a University of Canterbury Study Grant. Called FutureU, the UC initiative will provide grants of up to $7500 per person to subsidise tuition fees.


Arindam Basu

01 May 2020

UC Associate Professor Arindam Basu discusses how new clusters of COVID-19 cases can emerge, and what New Zealand can do to prevent large clusters and eliminate outbreaks after lockdown.


Arindam Basu

09 April 2020

New Zealanders returning to the country will be placed into mandatory quarantine, and the Ministry of Health is developing a contact tracing app. University of Canterbury epidemiologist Associate Professor Arindam Basu said it was an accurate assessment by the Government to say that loosening restrictions now, after two weeks, would allow the virus to spread rapidly again. At least another two weeks of Level 4 lockdown was required to maintain momentum.


UC core

02 April 2020

The University of Canterbury aims to support people’s wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown, livestreaming a weekly speaker series, on a different topic each Friday.


Arindam Basu

27 March 2020

Epidemiologist, Associate Professor Arindam Basu, explains why the number of New Zealanders testing positive for COVID-19 will continue to rise, despite the strict conditions of the four-week lockdown that began this week. As of today, there are 368 cases in New Zealand, up from 39 recorded a week ago, and just over three weeks after the first case was reported on March 3.


BYCL_NWS

20 March 2020

How does today’s education system prepare young people for a world that is rapidly changing in ways we may not yet fully comprehend? From COVID-19’s community implications to climate change to technology-driven disruption to work, modern challenges have global and local consequences, and solving them requires collaboration and new models of leadership.


Tracy_Clelland_NWS

17 March 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) Health Lecturer Tracy Clelland is bringing an innovative sexuality education theatre show to the campus, giving educators and parents an insight into new and highly effective approaches to better help teenagers to navigate sexuality.


Sandy Richardson

13 March 2020

The University of Canterbury is leading research into the psychological wellbeing and support of health workers who were among the first responders after the mosque attacks on 15 March 2019.


CUCPgrad2019

13 March 2020

Children’s University Canterbury Partnership (CUCP) programme is expanding to include hundreds more young learners thanks to Rātā Foundation and Riccarton Rotary Youth Trust donations of $25,000 each.


Ngārie_Scartozzi_NWS

11 March 2020

A desire to preserve waterways as taonga for future generations has motivated a University of Canterbury (UC) student to develop an innovative, low cost and effective device to remove pollution from our streams, lakes and rivers.


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