Joanne Lee

27 March 2023

After several years as an oral health therapist in Ashburton, Joanne Lee, who graduates from UC this week with a Master’s in Health Science, was inspired to complete her postgraduate studies after noticing inequalities in access to dental care.

Unity Week banner

07 March 2023

Launched in 2022, Unity Week is a coordinated approach to remember and honor the lives lost, while also promoting a socially cohesive society.

Nat Young and Amber Jones

26 February 2023

Rainbow community members in Aotearoa could soon be able to jump online to find doctors who are friendly and well-informed when it comes to meeting their health needs.


17 February 2023

A newly published University of Canterbury study may help town planners and policymakers design better services for those who live in their communities.


10 February 2023

From a fun card game to affordable clothing and sustainable fishing gear, students have pitched their business ventures in front of a live audience and vied for the top spot in a tough competition.

Phillip Borell

12 December 2022

A desire to highlight the experiences of Polynesian men in professional rugby league has been the driving force for University of Canterbury lecturer Phillip Borell (Ngāti Ranginui) to complete his PhD and graduate this month.

Theresa Yamit

05 December 2022

Taking theory from the lecture theatre and putting it into practice has inspired University of Canterbury (UC) Health Sciences graduate Therese Yamit to work in community health.

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.

Dr Rachel Dixon

01 December 2022

University of Canterbury-led research has shown teachers experience significant barriers teaching Relationship and Sexuality Education, including lack of time and the subject not being prioritised in New Zealand schools.

Suli Tuitaupe

28 November 2022

He’s been a literal ‘posterboy’ for the University of Canterbury (UC), Les Mills, ChristchurchNZ, All Right? and Covid-19 vaccination campaigns – now UC doctoral student Suli Tuitaupe’s passion for wellbeing and health equity has earned him a research fellowship to improve health outcomes for Pacific people.

Matthew Hobbs

25 November 2022

Wanting people to live healthier and happier lives is a big motivation for public health researcher Dr Matt Hobbs, who has been recognised for outstanding work in his field.

Matthew Hobbs

03 November 2022

Senior Lecturer in Public Health Dr Matt Hobbs outlines the case for both changing the appeals process and restricting alcohol sponsorship of broadcast sports, in a collaborative article on The Conversation.

Mobile phone

20 October 2022

In a new article on The Conversation, Dr Kaaren Mathias says that while mental health apps are increasingly popular, human connection is still key.

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.

Pippa Sheppard Emily Ward

30 September 2022

Two students at the University of Canterbury (UC) want to play their part in creating an accessible, sustainable and people-orientated future for cities, and as they study towards a Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal (MURR), they’re hoping to play their part in making this a reality.

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.

Matthew Hobbs

28 September 2022

A New Zealand study using GPS devices to follow teenagers has found that those who spend more of their spare time in “healthy” areas are more likely to be physically active.

Covid-19 virus

16 August 2022

In an article on The Conversation, University of Canterbury Associate Professor Arindam Basu says we need a One Health approach to predict future outbreaks and pandemics.

The Family Programme at the Pukemanu Centre

11 August 2022

Philanthropy@UC An exciting new programme to help children living with anxiety is able to go ahead following a generous donation from the Sir Campbell and Lady Leita Wylie Foundation.

Caption: Photo by Ed Us on Unsplash

10 August 2022

Senior Lecturer in Public Dr Health Matthew Hobbs discusses the consequences children might face after missing important immunisations together with colleagues from the University of Auckland on The Conversation.

Professor Nick Draper rugby concussion study

29 June 2022

#Philanthropy@UC A world-leading University of Canterbury (UC) trial aims to tackle collisions in junior rugby and collision-related injuries on the rugby field.

Ruth Monk, Larah van der Meer, Associate Professor Laurie McLay, Lisa-Marie Emer

09 June 2022

Autistic people need to be actively involved in future research and don’t want it to focus on a cure or behaviour management.

Covid 19 young people vaccinated

01 June 2022

University of Canterbury's Dr Matt Hobbs and Dr Lukas Marek, and University of Auckland's Dr Alex Kazemi, ask how the country's health system will cope with the predicted surge in seasonal viruses on The Conversation.

Matthew Hobbs

30 May 2022

Three emerging University of Canterbury researchers have won HRC funding for their studies into coeliac disease in children; older unpaid caregiver experiences amid the pandemic; and air pollution’s impact on physical and mental health.