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Graduation

12 December 2022

It’s Graduation time in Ōtautahi Christchurch with 2000 University of Canterbury graduates celebrating successfully completing their studies this week in full regalia.


Kim Driscoll and Huirong (Suki) Yi

05 December 2022

For both Kim Driscoll and Huirong (Suki) Yi, the pandemic sparked a new direction by unlocking a passion to study for careers in early childhood education.


UC Teaching Awards Winners

01 December 2022

Exceptional Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) teachers who students describe as “life-altering”, “energetic” and “inspiring”, have been honoured with prestigious awards.


Academic Promotions 2022

01 December 2022

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury celebrated seventeen newly appointed professors at the staff celebration Hui Whakamānawa | Celebrating Excellence this Wednesday.


Medal-winning group creates innovative cultural guides for teachers

28 October 2022

Young Māori learners across Aotearoa New Zealand are benefiting from teachers with better tikanga and cultural skills thanks to an award-winning team of University of Canterbury (UC) education researchers.


University of Canterbury PhD candidate geologist Dr Sriparna Saha

14 October 2022

New University of Canterbury (UC) research into a virtual volcano field trip highlights the immense value of taking a bicultural approach to science education.


George teaching hero shot

10 October 2022

In an article on The Conversation, academics including University of Canterbury Dr David Pomeroy, Kay-Lee Jones and Associate Professor Sara Tolbert explore the decision to end classroom streaming,


Indigenous Narrative

05 October 2022

Two new University of Canterbury (UC) courses will empower ākonga to explore indigenous representation as we move from traditional storytelling to digital and mainstream media.


Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll

04 October 2022

On The Conversation, Dr Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll highlights some of the deeper questions about Māori identity that lie behind the political discourse.


Building Resilience Class

30 September 2022

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) students put their theory into practice when passing on valuable wellbeing knowledge to over 100 Ilam School students this week.


Child psychology

30 September 2022

The University of Canterbury (UC) celebrates 20 years of the Child and Family Psychology programme today. The sought-after qualification trains psychologists specifically to work with children, adolescents and families, and remains unique in Aotearoa.


Toursim New Zealand dinner

28 September 2022

Six successful Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) conference bids were celebrated last night at the Tourism New Zealand Business Events National Awards in Wellington.


Saili Aukuso and Levi Simeona Tavita

31 August 2022

Surrounded by family members and wearing colourful ula around their necks, a Samoan couple has celebrated achieving their PhDs together at a graduation event in Christchurch.


QS World Rankings Logo 2023

09 June 2022

The University of Canterbury (UC) is again ranked among the top 300 universities in the world.


Mātauranga Māori

11 May 2022

A critical need for more reo Māori-speaking teachers will be addressed next year when a new training course launches at the University of Canterbury.


Technology teacher numbers boosted by new University of Canterbury entry system

03 May 2022

There has been a dramatic upswing in the number of students training to become technology teachers at the University of Canterbury after a new entry system launched this year.


Melbourne University Visit

14 April 2022

Latest research into what makes Māori flourish has highlighted the need to change the narrative in Aotearoa New Zealand from a negative bias to one of recognising Māori success.


Māori approaches to Māori health issues required

07 April 2022

Dr Kaaren Mathias and Dr Sarah Lovell highlight the importance of meaningful community co-design of health services in an article on The Conversation.


University of Canterbury Associate Professor Cheryl Brown (foreground) and Assoc

05 April 2022

Digital technologies in education will be a hot talking point in Ōtautahi Christchurch in late 2023 as hundreds of education and technology experts come together for the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) annual conference.


UC Connect | Tauhere Adoption reform

23 March 2022

In 2022, the time is nigh for change. Testimonies from Māori survivors have been heard in the Royal Commission on Abuse in Care this month, calls for action on uplifts by Oranga Tamariki persist, and the second phase of consultation into reform of the Adoption Act 1955 will begin.


Ngā Hau e Whā o Tāwhirimātea:

10 March 2022

An innovative new resource developed at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) offers educators across Aotearoa New Zealand practical help to develop or deepen their culturally responsive teaching in the tertiary sector.


Olympics

11 February 2022

On The Conversation, University of Canterbury lecturer in Sports Management and Marketing and co-author Dr Nick Maitland explains how pioneers of action sport continue to reshape expectations of what is possible - regardless of age.


Elizabeth Kay grad story

21 December 2021

Inspired by the experience of helping her own children learn to read and write, Elizabeth Kay has qualified as a teacher so she can help other Deaf students learn and feel pride in their identity.


Child Health

15 December 2021

Two University of Canterbury research projects to improve outcomes for young learners will share half of the $1.5 million 2021 Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) funding.


Dr Kiri Solomon

10 December 2021

The importance of emotions in adult learning should not be underestimated, according to an exceptional new Doctor of Education.


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