Education


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.


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.


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.


Julia Rucklidge

14 May 2020

According to government reporting, increasing numbers of New Zealand adolescents struggle with mental health issues. In response, a new University of Canterbury study will test whether better nutrition can help ease the burden of mental illness for youth aged 12 to 18.


Daniel Foley

13 May 2020

Discoveries made by a University of Canterbury (UC) organic chemist could be a springboard to new treatments for cancers and antibiotic resistant infections.


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.


FutureU

11 May 2020

People facing redundancy, suspension or significant reductions in work hours as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19 can now upskill or change careers with the help of a University of Canterbury Study Grant. Called FutureU, the UC initiative will provide grants of up to $7500 per person to subsidise tuition fees.


Professor Peter Holland

07 May 2020

The late Emeritus Professor Peter Holland, who was a leading expert in biogeography and environmental change, has left a significant bequest that will benefit science research at the University of Canterbury for generations to come. Starting next year, the bequest will fund scholarship support for two full-time Māori or Pasifika postgraduate students in Ecology or Environmental Science at UC.