Covid Response


Travel post Covid-19

31 December 2020

Will travel ever look the same again? Professor Colin Michael Hall and colleagues from University of Oulu and Wakayama University provide expert insight in article on The Conversation.


UC Graduate Victoria Watt

11 December 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) is hosting two special Graduation Celebrations on Monday 14 December for hundreds of graduates who missed graduating in person in April and again in September.


Sandy Richardson

23 June 2020

UC health lecturer and Chair of the College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand, Sandy Richardson, is warning that we cannot get complacent about Covid-19. Richardson told TVNZ’s Breakfast programme that emergency nurses are worried about a second wave and that New Zealanders are no longer practising Covid-19 measures such as social distancing and washing their hands regularly.


Kelly Phillips and Luz Guevara

22 June 2020

Community minded UC Law student has opened up her home to two struggling migrants workers who were made redundant during Covid-19 fallout.


Probability of Covid-19 elimination

17 June 2020

UC's Professor Michael Plank and Associate Professor Alex James join four academics in co-authoring article on The Conversation discussing how Covid-19 elimination is not the end, rather it's the start of the next phase, and we can't let our guard down.


SVA volunteer

10 June 2020

Under lockdown, the University of Canterbury's Student Volunteer Army has mobilised to assist vulnerable people in the community.


Jake Galasso

27 May 2020

Canadian students have been coming to the University of Canterbury (UC) to complete their teaching qualifications for some 15 years. This year the experience was quite different, but the Canadians chose to stay at UC through lockdown say they’re glad they did.


Arindam Basu

26 May 2020

Associate Professor Arindam Basu tells NZ Herald that it's an opportune time for rules to relax, but he says that people need to be completely up front and honest about their health to maintain strict contact-tracing mechanisms.


Chase ventilator

20 May 2020

A simple, low-cost technology developed by University of Canterbury (UC) engineers could save thousands of patients’ lives around the world by doubling the capacity of ventilators in hospital intensive care units, boosting their capacity to treat surges of Covid-19 patients during outbreaks.


Tasman Pulp and Paper Mill

19 May 2020

Charles Finny's work as part of the SSANSE Project at the University of Canterbury features on The Spinoff covering trade opportunities for New Zealand in a Post-Covid Future.