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cricket ball

24 June 2021

While the prevalence of injuries doesn't necessarily predict outcomes at the elite level, there is no doubt that preventing injuries is in the interest of individual players and the international teams they play for.


Covid-19

23 June 2021

A culture of complacency, new variants and vulnerability at the border - we are more susceptible to a Covid-19 outbreak than ever before. Less than an hour after Wellington's precautionary move to alert level 2, University of Canterbury academics Matthew Hobbs, Malcolm Campbell and University of Otago's Lesley Gray published an article to The Conversation, explaining the current risks to our community.


Dr Te Hurinui Karaka-Clarke

21 June 2021

A new guide will help empower Aotearoa New Zealand's secondary teachers to engage students and facilitate culturally sensitive and inclusive learning settings, at their own pace and to suit their teaching needs.


Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane

09 June 2021

Congratulations to all the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021 recipients, including several University of Canterbury academics, staff, graduates and friends of the university.


Te Papa Hauora Future Leaders Programme 2021

03 June 2021

Congratulations to the six UC Health Sciences students who joined 15 other enthusiastic final-year health students and took part in the Future Leaders Programme recently! Four Masters of Health Science Professional Practice (Nursing) students and two Bachelor of Health Science students (majoring in Public Health and Policy) proudly represented the university.


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02 June 2021

The IELTS test centre at the University of Canterbury is the first IDP IELTS test centre to offer Computer-delivered IELTS in the South Island.


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01 June 2021

Nurses working in New Zealand’s Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) facilities are going above and beyond the requirements of their roles, despite challenging working conditions and being ostracised by their communities, non-MIQ colleagues and friends.


Francesca Howard

24 May 2021

She is friends with Kiwi Olympian Sir Mark Todd and once trained the champion horse Charisma, but now Francesca Howard is taking the reins as the oldest student currently enrolled at the University of Canterbury (UC).


Dr Amy Scott and Ivy

24 May 2021

Dr Amy Scott gets excited when her five-year-old daughter Ivy brings home her book bag from school.


Dr Brad Miles

05 May 2021

Can Crusaders fans help their team triumph in the Super Rugby Aotearoa final against the Chiefs this weekend? University of Canterbury (UC) sports psychology lecturer Dr Brad Miles explores the advantage of playing at home.


India Covid-19

05 May 2021

UC's Dr Kaaren Mathias writes about the lack of investment in India's public sector, which has led to an unaffordable, failing healthcare system, in a new article on The Conversation.


Arindam Basu

21 April 2021

The government has announced sweeping changes to the health system. University of Canterbury public health expert, epidemiologist Associate Professor Arindam Basu comments on this major shake-up.


Judge Becroft

21 April 2021

The 2021 symposium brought together world-renown researchers across fields of education, children's language development, psychology, Pasifika, nutrition, quality sleep, pre-term baby support, public health, and speech-language therapy, and highlighted the exciting interdisciplinary developments in facilitating young children’s success and well-being. Hon Judge Andrew Becroft, Children’s Commissioner, inspired the audience in his keynote address on Day 1 of the symposium.


Nina Pernus

12 April 2021

Her first encounter with biomechanics was training humanoid robots to perform human-like motion – and since then Nina Pernus hasn’t looked back. The University of Canterbury (UC) Biomechanics in Sports Coaching teaching assistant, and Bioengineering PhD student, now wants to show young people - and especially young women - the many opportunities available in the multidisciplinary field of biomechanics.


Said Zohairy

09 April 2021

Determined is the word that comes to mind listening to the story of Said Zohairy who will graduate next week with a PhD in Education from the University of Canterbury’s (UC) College of Education, Health and Human Development.


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08 April 2021

The scope of education has expanded beyond focusing on academic progress to include children’s social and emotional development. Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) are going one step further, however, to develop a framework for socio-emotional well-being that is culturally and linguistically responsive and fosters children’s sense of belonging.


Professor Gail Gillon

07 April 2021

From quality sleep to developing language, experts will share their expertise on many aspects of child well-being at a symposium at the University of Canterbury (UC) this week.


Rachel Dixon and Tracy Clelland

01 April 2021

New relationships and sexuality education (RSE) guidelines are out – and teachers and leaders are getting support to bring the guidelines to life in their schools.


Associate Professor Laurie McKay

30 March 2021

One in four children on the autism spectrum in Aotearoa New Zealand are given melatonin to help them sleep, a new University of Canterbury (UC) study has found.


Digital Learning

25 March 2021

Can children develop a love of reading by sitting alone with an e-book? In a new article on The Conversation, Associate Professor Kathryn MacCallum argues that real books are more engaging.


David Pomeroy

17 March 2021

Not all students in Aotearoa New Zealand are free to dream about their future it seems, with many limiting themselves to harmful and outdated gender and ethnicity-based stereotypes.


“Daybreak at Christchurch, New Zealand, 19 April 2007” by In Memoriam: PhillipC

17 March 2021

New research led by the University of Canterbury (UC) takes a closer look at Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID-19 response to determine whether our one-size-fits-all ‘lockdown’ policy is fit for purpose.


Ratuva

11 March 2021

Warm congratulations to University of Canterbury (UC) Professor Gail Gillon FRSNZ and Professor Steven Ratuva FRSNZ on being elected Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows of the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.


Valerie Sotardi

05 March 2021

Young New Zealanders who are experiencing stress are more likely to seek help from friends and families than from counsellors or other specialists, according to a new study published in Stress and Health journal, raising questions about how effective the help they receive may be.


Elman Poole

24 February 2021

A distinguished neurologist and philanthropist’s generous gift of NZ$3 million will support southern students to pursue their studies in Science, Music, Health Sciences and Engineering at the University of Canterbury (UC) and University of Otago. It will also allow more postgraduate students from both universities to undertake overseas fieldwork.


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