Laurie McLay

13 September 2023

A University of Canterbury-led research team is determined to create more accessible pipelines of support for autistic Kiwi kids and their caregivers.


30 August 2023

Congratulations to all our students who graduated on Tuesday with Qualifications from the UC Business School, the Faculty of Arts, Law, Engineering, Education, Health and Science.

AI Image

25 August 2023

Educators working in the dynamic Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning (AEOL) field are trained to assess risks and respond. But are they ready for the fast-emerging impacts of AI?

The conversation adoption

09 August 2023

UC senior lecturer Dr Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll explains NZ’s adoption paradox and history of inaction, on The Conversation.

Matt Hobbs

01 August 2023

Living close to fast-food outlets may be bad for your waistline, while living closer to a supermarket may be slightly better for your health, a new University of Canterbury study suggests.

Beyond the birds and bees

31 July 2023

A new online platform aims to bridge the gaps in sexuality education for young New Zealanders.


07 July 2023

A study led by a University of Canterbury geospatial and population health expert has uncovered gaps in nationwide data that tracks maternal immunisation rates.

Children's University

30 June 2023

Over a thousand tamariki from across Waitaha Canterbury participated in Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi I Children’s University’s On-Campus Experience Day.

Haeata scholars

15 June 2023

When three Christchurch friends found out they’d been awarded the same full-fee scholarship to study at university they called everyone they knew to share the news.

Professor Gail Gillon, Dr Megan Gath, Professor Lianne Woodward

31 May 2023

Higher levels of screen time in early childhood have been linked to poorer developmental outcomes for Kiwi kids.

UC Connect

03 May 2023

When imagining the stereotypical surfer, skateboarder or snowboarder, it’s likely we picture a young, dedicated, reckless male happily risking life and limb in pursuit of goals unimaginable to most.

Matt Hobbs

03 May 2023

Data from nearly one million young people used in a newly published study demonstrates a link between environmental factors, and youth mental health.

Child psychology

27 April 2023

On The Conversation Senior Lecturer in Child and Family Psychology Sarah Whitcombe-Dobbs considers the long-term impacts of child abuse and why New Zealand should require mandatory reporting.

Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll

17 April 2023

Survivors of abuse in care designing a redress system is of the utmost importance to achieve healing, Māori public health researcher Dr Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll says.

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.