Health Sciences

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.


30 July 2021

University of Canterbury researchers are leading innovative studies to research and improve child health in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Wild pig soil

23 July 2021

Assessing the threat of invasive species is an important tool to reducing carbon emissions, as researchers from the University of Canterbury, the University of Queensland and University of Canberra explain on The Conversation.

Nick Draper and sons

21 July 2021

A new field trial investigating whether headgear can help prevent collision-related injuries in junior rugby players will kick off next year amid growing concern about health and safety in the sport.

UC Connect public talk: Left to their own devices

16 July 2021

Our ability to connect and communicate helps us to thrive and contribute to society in meaningful ways. What can parents do today to ensure a bright future for our tamariki in a fast-changing digital world?

UC Connect 2021

05 July 2021

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers are tackling the knock-on effects of playing rugby by engineering a better way to protect young players’ brains from concussion.

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.

Te Papa Hauora Future Leaders Programme 2021

03 June 2021

Congratulations to the six UC Health Sciences students who joined 15 other enthusiastic final-year health students and took part in the Future Leaders Programme recently! Four Masters of Health Science Professional Practice (Nursing) students and two Bachelor of Health Science students (majoring in Public Health and Policy) proudly represented the university.