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.

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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.


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.

Tracy Clelland

20 December 2021

A mobile app being developed by the University of Canterbury (UC) will provide a ‘one-stop shop’ answering young people’s questions about sexuality.

Cam Wilson

10 December 2021

A Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree from the University of Canterbury (UC) combined with years of voluntary work have helped Cam Wilson shoot for, and land, his dream job.

Professor Nick Draper rugby concussion study

29 November 2021

Young female rugby players will join a world-leading trial to find out whether headgear can help prevent collision-related injuries on the field.

Autism research in Aotearoa

08 November 2021

A University of Canterbury research project in partnership with the Autistic and autism communities will co-produce a set of autism research priorities – a first in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Innovation jumpstart

03 November 2021

Seaweed-based plasterboard, an app to help young people navigate sex and relationships, and a system to make houses safer in an earthquake are some of the innovative University of Canterbury projects to win a funding boost this week.

Julia Rucklidge

02 November 2021

Two internationally renowned academics at the University of Canterbury have been named as finalists in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards 2021, recognising women making a difference in the work they do, and paving the way for others to follow.

Teenagers on devices

28 October 2021

University of Canterbury Health Lecturer Tracy Clelland to present at The Collaborative Trust Research Seminar Series.

Manawa talks

27 October 2021

Does where you live affect how much you weigh?, and what can parents do to help teach their children about sex and relationships in the digital age?

Dr Ben Wamalili

13 October 2021

Students are vaping more since nicotine-containing e-cigarettes became legal in New Zealand in 2018, a research team led by University of Canterbury Health Sciences Adjunct Fellow Dr Ben Wamamili has found.


06 October 2021

The University of Canterbury’s pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic has been extended due to popular demand from students and staff.

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20 September 2021

The University of Canterbury (UC) has created a new doctoral degree specifically designed to suit working professionals with a background in health.

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26 August 2021

Students at the University of Canterbury are getting valuable, real-life experience working for one of the country’s leading rugby teams, the Crusaders.

Tracy Clelland

13 August 2021

The University of Canterbury is bringing an innovative sexuality education theatre show to the campus, giving educators and parents an insight into the cutting edge of how teenagers are being better helped to navigate relationships and sexuality.

UCE Future Health Challenge

12 August 2021

Canterbury tertiary students have come up with innovative ideas to reimagine New Zealand’s healthcare system.

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