News

Pounamu and fern

06 December 2019

Teachers and educators have an innovative opportunity to develop their knowledge of te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, Māori pedagogies and culturally responsive practice through a pilot suite of new courses.


Food

06 December 2019

‘Food for Thought’ is a five-day series of 15-minute talks in the city, bringing the university’s thought leaders to the public, so people can feed their minds while filling their tummies.


news

06 December 2019

A University of Canterbury (UC) project that aims to support young people to engage in debates about science and technology issues has received $29,872 in funding from the 2020 Unlocking Curious Minds funding round.


Niki Davis

06 December 2019

Distinguished Professor of e-Learning Niki Davis’s stellar career in e-learning has taught her there is cause for both optimism and caution as education evolves further and faster into online spaces.


SClair

04 December 2019

Since founding natural healthcare company Artemis in 1998, Sandra Clair has played a key role in advocating for plant-based medicines to be recognised and regulated in New Zealand. Her latest successful endeavour is earning a PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury (UC), where she has been researching ways to integrate centuries of empirical knowledge with today’s pharmaceutically based regulatory approach.


IndiGEN conference 2019

02 December 2019

A group of UC academic staff and doctoral students recently returned from the highly successful IndiGEN 2019 conference, hosted at the University of Melbourne. The aim of this conference was to develop an Indigenous network and to showcase new and emerging research, particularly from doctoral scholars.


Niki Davis and family

25 November 2019

The UC College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora celebrated Distinguished Professor Niki Davis with a farewell morning tea during November.


Talking_Baby_NWS

19 November 2019

How babies learn to talk and how parents and grandparents can assist this process is the fascinating basis for Talking Baby: Helping your child discover language, by child language specialists Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley.


Steven_Ratuva_NWS

12 November 2019

Who we are, where we come from, who we love, who we hate, what we live for and what we would be willing to die for – our ethnicity underlies our identity and drives many of the conflicts and challenges in our world today, says University of Canterbury (UC) political sociologist Professor Steven Ratuva.


pat shepard

11 November 2019

The University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development is proud to acknowledge the efforts of Dr Patrick Shepherd (School of Teacher Education) who, after fifteen years, is stepping down from his role with the Christchurch Schools' Music Festival and was awarded a CSMFA life membership.


Tracy_Clelland_NWS

05 November 2019

You don’t have to be an expert in sexuality education to help your young person make sense of relationships and sex, says University of Canterbury’s (UC) Health Sciences lecturer Tracy Clelland.


CHCH101 students

01 November 2019

A chance conversation at the shared Manawa facility has resulted in a mutually beneficial project to transform an assessment room at community mental health service Whakataka House.


child learening

31 October 2019

New research funded by A Better Start National Start Challenge advances science at international levels and addresses an urgent need to reduce inequalities in educational and mental health outcomes for Māori, Pasifika and those from low-income families.


Coral Bryant

18 October 2019

New Horizons for Women: Hine Kahukura is a national charitable trust that supports education, innovation and research that benefits women. Their Second-Chance Education Awards are for women engaging in tertiary education for the first time, and one award has been granted to a UC Primary Teaching student studying in Rotorua.


Rosemarie Martin and Kate Prendergast

17 October 2019

UNICEF’s shocking 2019 State of the World’s Children report reveals that at least two out of three children in the world are not fed the minimum of a healthy diverse diet. University of Canterbury researchers from the interdisciplinary Food, Policy and Wellbeing group comment on the wide-reaching implications.


Youth_and_Community_Leadership_NWS

24 September 2019

A unique new degree from the University of Canterbury (UC) serves to inspire future leaders in our community, providing them with vital building blocks to champion change in a changing world.


Dawn Raids exhibition

18 September 2019

Powerful, insightful and coming to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, The Dawn Raids – Educate to Liberate exhibition seeks to inform people about a little-known event in New Zealand history.


Piet van Hasselt

05 September 2019

Popular basketball coach and Senior Tutor in Sport Coaching at the University of Canterbury (UC), Piet van Hasselt, has been named Head Coach of the New Zealand Under 23 men’s basketball team.


Gillon

02 September 2019

A Better Start National Science Challenge team has been researching effective ways to accelerate early reading and writing success for children who enter school with lower levels of oral language. “Early literacy success is critical to children’s wellbeing from many perspectives,” says Professor Gail Gillon, University of Canterbury Child Well-Being Research Institute Director and Deputy Director for A Better Start Challenge.


Primary Teaching - female teacher

01 September 2019

Rotorua student-teachers studying with the University of Canterbury (UC) will receive direct support, including their own kaihautū (leader) from UC, a designated local study space, mentorship through local schools, and lecturers delivering study workshops face-to-face.


Lianne_Woodward_NWS

16 August 2019

Increased opioid and other drug use in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world is affecting children’s readiness for learning when they start school, according to a new five-year study by a leading child development expert at the University of Canterbury (UC).


Krista Malott

08 August 2019

How do White Americans who are actively antiracist cope with the backlash they sometimes experience? This is the focus of the upcoming Prestige Lecture – Whites Engaged in Antiracist Action: Struggles and Coping Mechanisms, at the University of Canterbury (UC) on 12 August.


Haere-roa

08 August 2019

How does a university walk the talk of building a sustainable future? University of Canterbury Sustainability Officer Dr Matt Morris looks at how one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary institutions is overcoming the challenges of moving to clean energy, not just in its research, but on its campuses.


Polly_Hoskins_NWS

05 August 2019

Dame Ngaio Marsh’s fast-paced, successful war-time production script of Hamlet is being published for the first time, along with the original musical score and a selection of archival photographs, in a new book from Canterbury University Press.


Letitia Fickle

19 July 2019

The Government will fund 240 student places to enable teachers to earn while they work towards their teacher qualification. Letitia Fickel, Chair of the NZ Council of Deans of Education, comments.


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