Education


Arindam Basu

21 April 2021

The government has announced sweeping changes to the health system. University of Canterbury public health expert, epidemiologist Associate Professor Arindam Basu comments on this major shake-up.


Judge Becroft

21 April 2021

The 2021 symposium brought together world-renown researchers across fields of education, children's language development, psychology, Pasifika, nutrition, quality sleep, pre-term baby support, public health, and speech-language therapy, and highlighted the exciting interdisciplinary developments in facilitating young children’s success and well-being. Hon Judge Andrew Becroft, Children’s Commissioner, inspired the audience in his keynote address on Day 1 of the symposium.


Iveren Abiem

15 April 2021

After graduating with a doctorate in Ecology, Iveren Abiem will return home to Nigeria, where she will share her knowledge and expertise with students at the University of Jos.


Kiwi illustration

14 April 2021

A new article on The Conversation from Adjunct Professor Paul Schofield and UC Fellow Vanesa De Pietri sheds light on the 200 year old mystery surrounding where the first kiwi specimen was collected, and the repercussions this could have for kiwi conservation.


learning generic photo

08 April 2021

The scope of education has expanded beyond focusing on academic progress to include children’s social and emotional development. Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) are going one step further, however, to develop a framework for socio-emotional well-being that is culturally and linguistically responsive and fosters children’s sense of belonging.


Climate change cloud

07 April 2021

In the latest 'Climate Explained' piece for The Conversation, Dr Laura Revell writes that while rising carbon emissions won’t make Earth uninhabitable, it’s difficult to predict what the climate will do if a runaway greenhouse effect takes over.


Professor Gail Gillon

07 April 2021

From quality sleep to developing language, experts will share their expertise on many aspects of child well-being at a symposium at the University of Canterbury (UC) this week.


Rachel Dixon and Tracy Clelland

01 April 2021

New relationships and sexuality education (RSE) guidelines are out – and teachers and leaders are getting support to bring the guidelines to life in their schools.


Digital Learning

25 March 2021

Can children develop a love of reading by sitting alone with an e-book? In a new article on The Conversation, Associate Professor Kathryn MacCallum argues that real books are more engaging.


UC student Charlie Ikosi

25 March 2021

A goal of giving back to his developing home country, Papua New Guinea, has motivated Charlie Ikosi to study at the University of Canterbury (UC).