Burning Matches

27 June 2018

Seven year ago 10,000 education staff became first responders for the 150,000 school students of Christchurch. UC Education’s Dr Veronica O’Toole spoke with twenty teachers about their experiences during the ensuing aftermath. The results of her study include recommendations for New Zealand educators’ emotion regulation strategies, in line with worldwide post-disaster research


20 June 2018

The University of Canterbury’s Chair of Cancer Epidemiology, Professor Ann Richardson, is on a mission to discover if there is a link between common viruses and breast cancer.


19 June 2018

The University of Canterbury continues to see a surge of interest in its upcoming Open Day with record numbers of people registering to find out more about the learning opportunities across the five Colleges.


14 June 2018

Sixteen University of Canterbury alumni and friends of the University, including a UC Law professor and a QC, have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List this year.


21 May 2018

Digital Technologies has just been added to the New Zealand curriculum. Also bewilderingly referred to as computing, computational thinking, computer science or coding, the subject is being taught from primary school level. But what's the real purpose of introducing it, especially to such young students?


18 May 2018

Using evidence to inform leadership practice? Friday 20th July 9am-4pm, Saturday 21st July 9am-1.30pm


17 May 2018

Innovative research that is good for the world is set to fascinate participants at the University of Canterbury's Techweek18 event: UC People Making a Difference.

Professor Paul Moon

04 May 2018

Prestige Lecture Series 2018 with Professor Paul Moon, Tuesday 22nd May 4.30pm

Professor Angus Macfarlane

04 May 2018

University of Canterbury Professor Angus Macfarlane is among the 20 new Fellows who have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi for their distinction in research and advancement of science, technology or the humanities.

Early Childhood The Gathering

04 May 2018

On Saturday 9th June Early Childhood teachers from around Canterbury will gather to discuss how they can support new generations for a more just and sustainable future.


28 March 2018

The University of Canterbury is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as school leavers from around New Zealand head to the Christchurch campus.

UC Child Well-being Research Institute launched

26 March 2018

Professor Gail Gillon and Professor Angus Macfarlane officially launched the UC Child Well-being Research institute last week. Guest speakers included UC Chancellor and chair of CDHB Dr John Wood and Honourable Ruth Dyson, Labour MP. Both spoke about the importance of this kaupapa for improving outcomes for children across New Zealand. Guests were also treated to a stirring kapa haka performance by award-winning group, Te Kapa Haka o te Toi Huarewa.

Kathleen Quinlivan

19 March 2018

What more can sexuality and relationships education become in an era of consumption and digital technologies? That was the focus of the State of the Art: New Directions in Sexuality Education/ Current Social Science Theories In Practice Symposium at the University of Canterbury on 15-16 March.

Kathleen Quinlivan

14 March 2018

School based sexuality education programmes are struggling to engage with young people on sexuality and relationship issues.

Michael Tarren-Sweeney

13 March 2018

“Unnatural childhoods – growing up in impermanent, statutory care” – Presented by Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney, School of Health Sciences

Kathleen Liberty

12 March 2018

Dr Kathleen Liberty has developed successful strategies to help school children with post-traumatic stress.


08 March 2018

What more can sexuality and relationships education become in an era of consumption and digital technologies? That’s the focus of the State of the Art: New Directions in Sexuality Education/ Current Social Science Theories In Practice Symposium at the University of Canterbury on 15-16 March.


01 March 2018

The University of Canterbury’s campus is buzzing with new students as 2018 enrolments increase across all five of its Colleges.

Professor Lynne Schrum

23 February 2018

Professor Lynne Schrum, 4.30pm Thursday 8 March Research on the impact of ICT shows that one teacher can accomplish a great deal. This talk brings examples from recent research and investigations in schools throughout the US and other countries that demonstrate educators, informal community institutions, and other organizations’ efforts to support student learning, engagement, and outcomes.

Trees and growth

23 February 2018

This two day symposium draws on the expertise of internationally respected academics in the field of sexuality education and local youth workers to explore a range of new directions in the field. 15th - 16th March 2018, 10am - 5pm


22 February 2018

On the seventh anniversary of the 22 February earthquake, the University of Canterbury dedicated the Unicycle pathway along University Drive as a commemorative pathway to acknowledge of the courage and contribution of the University community, and the losses and injuries sustained by students, staff, alumni and friends of the University in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Community Engagement Hub

04 February 2018

January 2019 saw the first Education students move into their new building, Rehua. The home of the College of Education, Health and Human Development, Rehua is in the heart of the Ilam Campus.

Maggie-Lee Huckabee

10 January 2018

The innovative University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research, which has saved the New Zealand health sector millions with its stroke recovery protocols, is hosting the 2nd International Stroke Rehab: From No-Tech to Go Tech Conference at the Christchurch Art Gallery this month.


05 January 2018

Several University of Canterbury alumni, including a former parliamentarian and a former UC fine arts lecturer, have been recognised in the 2018 New Year Honours List.


13 December 2017

Three innovative University of Canterbury science projects featuring 3D-hologram magma drilling, sport science and crafty maths have won government funding to aid them in their aim to inspire curious young minds.

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