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Brett Morell teaching photo

27 May 2020

The disruptions of COVID-19 presented many challenges for New Zealanders. Schoolteachers needed to adapt swiftly to operating in a virtual environment. Here are the reflections of three Canterbury teachers: PE teacher and Head of Dept: Health at Riccarton High School, Sarah Eaton; Clearview Primary School Year 1 and 2 teacher, Esther Marshall (both graduates of UC teaching programmes); and Parkview School Year 5/6 Team Leader, Brett Morell (currently studying a Master of Education in Leadership)


digital doctors

25 May 2020

Imagining the future of the General Practice was never going to be an easy task - especially tackling it in one weekend! Four teams of students from across Canterbury were given 48 hours to reimagine the way GPs were using digital tools and delivering virtual consultations.


Health Pod

19 May 2020

Imagining a HealthPod located in the community, where patients with chronic illnesses could more easily monitor their symptoms, has won a team of health students the University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) Digital Doctors Disrupt Challenge for 2020.


Sally Gaw

18 May 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) has launched a new science podcast series to meet public demand for answers to the big issues facing our world.


Bannister

15 May 2020

Internationally renowned University of Canterbury astrophysicist Dr Michele Bannister will take us on a journey to explore interstellar worlds in her upcoming free UC Connect public talk at the University of Canterbury.


Professor Gail Gillon

15 May 2020

A new series of stories for young Kiwis, released by the University of Canterbury (UC) Child Well-being Research Institute, provides a perfect resource for the whole family, based on extensive research.


Conan Fee

14 May 2020

When New Zealand went into COVID-19 lockdown, University of Canterbury staff had to quickly find new ways to teach and support students remotely. This was a particular challenge for lab based courses. However, unique solutions have enabled students to carry on learning in lockdown.


HIT Lab VR conference

12 May 2020

The world’s largest and most prestigious virtual reality conference will be held in Ōtautahi Christchurch in 2022.


Tufulasi Taleni

12 May 2020

Learning at home under lockdown has tested parents up and down the country as they attempt to support children’s online learning, but Pasifika families also have additional challenges to navigate.


Dr Antonio Herrera Martin

11 May 2020

Astronomers at the University of Canterbury (UC) have found an incredibly rare new Super-Earth planet towards the centre of the galaxy. The planet is one of only a handful that have been discovered with both size and orbit comparable to that of Earth.