Covid Response

Covid UC Connect

05 August 2021

What do a mathematician, a chemist, an epidemiologist and a law expert have in common? These University of Canterbury academics are all involved in vital aspects of the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Word 2021

09 July 2021

The University of Canterbury is a proud principal partner of the WORD Christchurch Festival 2021, which is set to spring forth with stories, histories, ideas, poetry and song, 25-29 August.

Covid 19 young people vaccinated

05 July 2021

In a new article on The Conversation, UC's Associate Professor Bernard Walker says the government may have to intervene if the Canterbury vaccination programme continues to fall behind.

Covid-19 vaccination

30 June 2021

UC's Professor Michael Plank, UoA's Professor Shaun Hendy and UoA's Nicholas Steyn argue that Aotearoa New Zealand needs to reach population immunity before any blanket border reopening. Find out more in their new article on The Conversation.

Covid test

30 June 2021

In a new article on The Conversation, UC's Associate Professor Arindam Basu examines how Aotearoa New Zealand has so far avoided a Covid-19 community outbreak.

Covid-19 Briefing

29 June 2021

With the trans-Tasman travel bubble burst, now is the time to upgrade our Covid response against the threat of a Delta variant outbreak. Read more from University of Canterbury's Dr Matt Hobbs in a new article on The Conversation.


23 June 2021

A culture of complacency, new variants and vulnerability at the border - we are more susceptible to a Covid-19 outbreak than ever before. Less than an hour after Wellington's precautionary move to alert level 2, University of Canterbury academics Matthew Hobbs, Malcolm Campbell and University of Otago's Lesley Gray published an article to The Conversation, explaining the current risks to our community.

Covid 19 young people vaccinated

22 June 2021

In a new article on The Conversation, UC's Professor Michael Plank writes that vaccinating young people is key to ensuring our community is protected from Covid-19.

Jamie Collins

17 June 2021

Business owners around the world are keen to learn from the way New Zealand has handled the Covid-19 crisis, a University of Canterbury (UC) academic says.


27 May 2021

University of Canterbury Professor Michael Plank, who has co-led essential Covid-19 modelling work in New Zealand, has won an Australasian award for outstanding research, expertise and distinguished service in the field of Applied Mathematics.