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04 April 2017

For his PhD at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, Sibi Boycott Walter is working on developing a programme to help fast bowlers avoid shoulder injuries.

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31 March 2017

The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at the University of Canterbury (UC) has launched the Great KIWI English, mathematics and science competitions for New Zealand primary, intermediate and secondary schools.


24 March 2017

Measuring children’s progress in New Zealand schools has just become a bit more distinctly and competitively KIWI.

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22 March 2017

Principals from eight schools told the Papanui-Innes Community Board last week they were very concerned they were not getting enough support to help children with stress-related behavioural problems.

Ian Wright

10 March 2017

The University of Canterbury campus is booming once again, reflecting the increase in enrolments to attend UC in 2017, with an especially significant rise in international students.

Don Clucas teaching

09 March 2017

University of Canterbury 3D printing and scanning experts are keen to show high-school pupils that with modern technology the only limit is your imagination.

UC annual result for 2016

01 March 2017

The University of Canterbury's post-quake recovery is on track for a forecast return to a normal operating surplus in 2019, reports Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr.

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24 February 2017

Team members from A Better Start: E Tipu e Rea’s Literacy and Learning strand were delighted to welcome their newest PhD student to the team, Saili Aukuso.


16 February 2017

University of Canterbury and Growing up with Two Languages researchers Una Cunningham and Jin Kim, and activists/teachers Anya Filippochkina and Jawad Arefi, discuss community/heritage language bi- and multilingualism in a single language-dominant society.


10 February 2017

The Greens want to see compulsory Te Reo language classes in schools. Associate Professor Una Cunningham, a specialist in language learning at the University of Canterbury, says the idea is feasible but would have to overcome a big challenge – an almost complete lack of historical precedent.

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06 February 2017

Is it possible to have almost no knowledge of Maori, and completely master it within a month?

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31 January 2017

Arguing over whether sexuality education should be the role of parents or teachers (public or private) fails to get on with supporting our young people to critically analyse what they are seeing, what is real and, most importantly, what is needed for positive sexuality and healthy relationships.

Professor Gail Gillon

27 January 2017

The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) in the College of Education, Health and Human Development is delighted to become part of the IDP global network of IELTS test centres by gaining approval to open an IELTS test centre at UC.

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24 January 2017

Associate Professor Kathleen Liberty talked with the New Zealand Herald about counselling needs and post-traumatic stress disorder findings from her study of children through their first three years at school.

UC takes top spot in University Challenge

23 January 2017

The UC team has won New Zealand academia's top trivia quiz show, University Challenge for the second year since the show returned to New Zealand screens in 2014.

University releases future plans for campus

23 January 2017

A UC master plan to guide campus development for the next 30 years proves that the University has largely completed its earthquake recovery, according to the Vice-Chancellor.

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11 January 2017

Kathleen Quinlivan weighs in on the controversial topic of sex education in primary schools and whether it was age appropriate.

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04 January 2017

Congratulations to Dr David Mitchell, Adjunct Professor in the College of Education, Health and Human Development, who was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the New Year Honours

Michael Tarren-Sweeney awarded UC Innovation Medal

07 December 2016

UC's Innovation Medal has been awarded to Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney, who developed the Assessment Checklist Series.


08 November 2016

2017 promises to be an exciting year for the University of Canterbury’s College of Education, Health and Human Development as it moves from its current site in Dovedale Ave into a $78million building development on the main Ilam campus.

Cricket researcher makes game-changing app

12 October 2016

A University of Canterbury sport scientist has released a new mobile app that is set to change and improve the way cricket bowlers train.

UC study into how children with autism sleep

16 May 2016

Two University of Canterbury researchers are seeking participants for a study into the effectiveness of treatments for sleep disturbance in children with autism.

Spinal cord injury researcher seeks volunteers

18 April 2016

A University of Canterbury researcher wants to give people with spinal cord injuries the chance to improve their balance and ease of movement.

UC Connect: The future of tertiary education

24 March 2016

What can the five-year-old Productivity Commission add to a thousand-year-old institution?


17 November 2015

Congratulations to Danielle Dubien for being awarded a CSFP scholarship. The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer scholarships and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. She plans to begin her PhD in early 2016 and will be supervised by Distinguished Professor Niki Davis and Professor Lindsey Conner.

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