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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.


Uni Cycle

24 May 2022

In a new article on The Conversation, University of Canterbury Professor Simon Kingham says improvements to cycle infrastructure could help more people become healthier and happier.


Cathy Andrew image

23 May 2022

Rising living costs, increasing workloads, whānau and relationship worries, Covid-19 – all of these factors can make everyday living a real challenge at the best of times. But for many people, depression, anxiety and other mental health problems can arise, making the activities and interactions of daily life harder to manage.


Margaret Paterson Subject Librarian for Health Sciences and Dr Wendy Maddocks

23 May 2022

Dr Wendy Maddocks donates her book "The Right Girls a History of Registered Nurse Training at Palmerston North Hospital 1895-1986" to The University of Canterbury library.


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.


Michael Plank, Matt Hobbs, Arandim Basu

28 March 2022

Looking back over the first two years of the country’s pandemic path, how do University of Canterbury experts sum it up – and what do they want to see next?


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.


Geospatial map

01 March 2022

The neighbourhood we live in can influence our health, wellbeing and even whether we vape or smoke, according to new Canterbury research.


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