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Kathleen Quinlivan

16 January 2020

A Festschrift where International and New Zealand scholars honour and celebrate Professor Kathleen Quinlivan’s contribution to the field of Critical Sexuality Education Studies over the course of her lifetime.


Riccarton_Garden_NWS

16 January 2020

Police, firefighters and other emergency personnel from Utah, United States of America, are visiting the University of Canterbury (UC) this week to learn from academics who have transformed their experiences during Canterbury’s earthquakes into valuable lessons to share with others.


Annelies_Kamp_NWS

15 January 2020

New Zealand is conducting its most wide-ranging review of education in 30 years. Coinciding with this moment in history, current and former University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have collaborated to explore education from different disciplines, and shed light on challenging contemporary issues such as the benefits and risks of digital technologies in education, the development of ‘innovative’ learning environments, working with diversity and teacher education.


Lorcan Fivet

14 January 2020

Taking up judo five years ago has changed the course of Lorcan Fivet’s life. He has the Olympics to work towards, he has changed his studies to a sports-related qualification and he has gained more personal confidence than he thought was possible.


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18 December 2019

The University of Canterbury (UC) is amidst an exciting week celebrating the hard work of students who are graduating over the next two days.


runner

18 December 2019

Do not underestimate the dangers of physical inactivity, warns University of Canterbury (UC) sports expert Professor Nick Draper, who has edited a new book to examine the causes of, and solutions to, physical inactivity.


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16 December 2019

Hundreds of proud University of Canterbury (UC) students wearing academic regalia will parade through central Christchurch this week for the first time since before the 2011 earthquakes.


SClair

13 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.


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.


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.


MP Kelvin Davis and Stacey Davies

20 September 2019

Stacey Davis was one of two University of Canterbury (UC) Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) students to receive Kupe Māori and Pacific High Achievers scholarships from the Honourable Kelvin Davis, Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education), at an award celebration at Parliament Buildings last night (Thursday 19 September).


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.


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