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Shooting Vigil

20 March 2019

We are deeply saddened by the events that occurred in Christchurch on Friday and our thoughts are with our Muslim community and with all of Christchurch as people deal with this terrible event. A free resource to help children and adolescents cope has been written by Associate Professor Kathleen Liberty, using strategies supported by recent research.


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08 March 2019

The University of Canterbury is understood to be the first and only New Zealand university to be led by two women. For the first time in its nearly 150-year history, UC is led by two women – lawyer and UC alumna Sue McCormack as its new Chancellor, and former Vice-Chancellor of South Africa’s largest research university Professor Cheryl de la Rey as UC’s new Vice-Chancellor.


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06 March 2019

International child developmental expert and University of Canterbury alumna, Professor Lianne Woodward has returned home from Harvard Medical School to lead UC’s School of Health Sciences.


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05 March 2019

Newly released enrolment figures for 2019 show student numbers continue to be on the rise at the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, with plans to build on this success with the largest residential building project in the University’s history.


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22 February 2019

Navigating contemporary gender issues is complicated for young people, and New Zealand’s traditional sexuality education is not keeping up, according to a University of Canterbury education expert.


John Everatt

18 February 2019

Professor John Everatt is an internationally acclaimed Professor in Dyslexia. An outstanding researcher in literacy learning, particularly for children and adolescents who are struggling learners, his research encompasses projects in New Zealand and in several countries internationally. He is continually highly sought after as a keynote speaker at many prestigious conferences worldwide each year.


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18 February 2019

Newly published research has shown the important role social media can play supporting health and wellbeing following a disaster.


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11 February 2019

UC Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Letitia Fickel believes the teacher shortage lifts student confidence of employment, post-study.


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05 February 2019

How do we improve learning and behaviour of school children after a natural disaster? On the eve of the eighth anniversary of the deadly 2011 Canterbury earthquake, in a free public lecture, a panel of mental health and education experts will discuss ways to help quake-affected children.


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31 January 2019

A collaborative partnership between Canterbury’s health and education sectors, Manawa brings together the University of Canterbury’s health research, Ara’s nursing, midwifery and medical imaging programmes and Canterbury District Health Board’s professional development training in one state-of-the-art facility.


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