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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.


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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.


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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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19 July 2019

High Court of Australia Judge, Justice Stephen Gageler, will address recent criticism of court judgment delays in Australia, at the University of Canterbury (UC) on 23 July at 6.15pm.


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16 July 2019

The 2019 Stats NZ Prize for a paper with “the best use of official statistics” has been awarded to University of Canterbury researchers whose work concluded that the timing of a child’s fifth birthday, and when they typically first start school, may impact on their NCEA results and University Entrance (UE) later on.


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12 July 2019

Professor Gail Gillon and doctoral student Saili Aukuso (UC Child Wellbeing Research Institute) together with leaders and students from the College of Education Health and Human Development met in Apia Samoa this morning with the CEO of the Samoan Ministry of Education Sports and Culture.


Paul Mathews

09 July 2019

How can universities use their resources, knowledge, and student skill and passion to address real-world issues and challenges in their communities?


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24 June 2019

The Minister of Education Chris Hipkins officially opened the University of Canterbury’s award-winning Rehua building on Tuesday 25 June. Rehua brings the College of Education, Health and Human Development from the University’s Dovedale campus to the central Ilam campus for the first time, joined by the UC Business School’s UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE), and MBA and Business Taught Masters programmes.


Cheryl de la Rey

19 June 2019

The University of Canterbury (UC) has continued to prove its international position, improving four places to 227th in the latest QS World University Rankings.


Prof Laura Justice

05 June 2019

Interacting with adults is necessary for young brains to fully develop, however childhood education experts in the United States of America have found that under-fives need far more “back and forth” interaction than previously thought.


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28 May 2019

University of Canterbury School of Teacher Education academics, Associate Professor Misty Sato and Lecturer Desmond Breeze, discuss the upcoming teachers strike.


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24 May 2019

Wellbeing, kindness and compassion have been promoted by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as central to how her government makes policy and determines its budget. But how can a government budget for wellbeing?


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23 May 2019

University of Canterbury researchers are leading the way in early years education with a new guidebook focusing on culturally responsive learning and teaching.


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16 May 2019

Ten topics, ten researchers, one great evening. Watch videos of the talks online.


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13 May 2019

‘Wikipedian in Residence’ Mike Dickison, is being hosted at the University of Canterbury (UC) as he’s spreading the word around the country about how to use and develop Wikipedia.


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09 May 2019

Innovation is good for the world, and University of Canterbury (UC) researchers will explain how their innovative technological solutions are making a difference – from Antarctica to Africa – during Techweek on 22 and 23 May.


Allright Amble heads

03 May 2019

The first UC All Right? Amble is being held right here on campus for staff and students as part of Universities Mental Health Day, 7 May.


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02 May 2019

University of Canterbury Professor Letitia Fickel, who is the Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College of Education, Health & Human Development, says she is pleased the Education Minister is responding to the national need to prepare the next generation of teachers for Aotearoa New Zealand schools.


Cheryl de la Rey

30 April 2019

UC continues to produce top quality research despite challenges resulting from the Canterbury earthquakes.


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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