UC Connect

29 May 2023

What if we’re looking for solutions to mental health problems in some of the wrong places? What if we changed what we eat and how we feed our brains?

Sarah Sale

15 May 2023

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury PhD student Sarah Sale gave an award-winning presentation on myrtle rust at the recent International Conference on Biological Invasions (ICBI).

Don Hine

08 May 2023

What are the biggest influences on youth mental health and how does experiencing climate change-related events, such as floods and bushfires, affect young people?

Grace and Kemp

22 February 2023

You might not think you’re good with numbers, but University of Canterbury researchers believe people use instinctive mathematical knowledge to navigate their environment.

Academic Promotions 2022

01 December 2022

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury celebrated seventeen newly appointed professors at the staff celebration Hui Whakamānawa | Celebrating Excellence this Wednesday.

The Family Programme at the Pukemanu Centre

11 August 2022

Philanthropy@UC An exciting new programme to help children living with anxiety is able to go ahead following a generous donation from the Sir Campbell and Lady Leita Wylie Foundation.

Prof Don Hine Low

13 July 2022

#PlasticFreeJuly The purposefully positive approach used by international action campaigns such as Plastic Free July (PFJ) is characteristic of the direction sustainability social marketing is going, according to environmental psychology researcher and Head of Psychology at University of Canterbury (UC) Professor Don Hine.

Ann Ballin building

07 March 2022

#IWD #BreakTheBias A University of Canterbury graduate and staff member who was a life-long advocate for victims and people with disabilities will be honoured when a building on the Ilam Campus is renamed after her.


04 March 2022

In the wake of the recent occupation of parliament grounds, University of Canterbury senior lecturer in psychology Andrew Vonasch and senior lecturer in philosophy Michael-John Turp explain the balance of positive and negative liberty and the risks that come with it on The Conversation.

Business employees talking with tab

14 January 2022

As we get back to the daily grind, University of Canterbury Professor Katharina Näswall has some great insights that could be useful for business leaders as they support their team this year.

Grace Walker

15 December 2021

Young parents can be as successful as older parents if they have supportive relationships and financial security, according to new University of Canterbury (UC) research.


09 December 2021

University of Canterbury Professor of Clinical Psychology Julia Rucklidge and University of Calgary Professor Emerita Bonnie Kaplan share some insights into the research about the correlation of nutrients and irritability, explosive rage and unstable moods on The Conversation.

Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee and Esther Guiu Hernandez

18 November 2021

University of Canterbury Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee has been presented the MacDiarmid Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi for sustained excellence in translational research to improve outcomes for individuals with swallowing impairment.

Sonja Macfarlane, Benita Rarere-Briggs Professor Angus Macfarlane

23 September 2021

University of Canterbury’s Adjunct Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane was awarded this year’s New Zealand Psychological Society Dame Marie Clay Award, while her husband Professor Angus Macfarlane was named a Fellow of the Society, it was announced this week.

Julia Rucklidge

06 September 2021

Free, online courses offered by the University of Canterbury are proving popular, with more than 19,000 enrolments so far for a paper exploring mental health and nutrition.

Better Brain

30 July 2021

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, a world-leading scientist will share her knowledge of how nutrition can help overcome stress, ADHD, and depression.

Building a Better Brain

01 May 2021

This UC Connect public lecture is postponed.

Engineering Core

23 November 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) has announced two new Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) programmes for postgraduate students from 2021.


04 November 2020

Three University of Canterbury academics have won grants of over $80,000 to research autism, sleep problems, brain injuries and their impact on children and parents.

UC Grad Shawn Thomas

08 October 2020

With a passion for making positive change to family life in Aotearoa New Zealand, University of Canterbury (UC) graduate Shawn Thomas believes “dance can change the world”.

Emeritus Professor Neville Blampied

07 September 2020

Emeritus Professor Neville Blampied has retired from UC's School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing following an academic career spanning 50 years.

UC Connect Cannabis

07 September 2020

In a live, online, UC Connect panel discussion on Wednesday 9 September, University of Canterbury experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the Cannabis legislation and control referendum, due to take place in the 2020 general election.

Mask wearers

24 August 2020

In a recent article for, Dr Andrew Vonasch of UC’s School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing discussed the social norms some kiwis may require to feel comfortable wearing a mask when they were out and about in our communities.


30 June 2020

University of Canterbury-led research that could help Parkinson’s disease patients learn more about their risk of dementia has received a million-dollar funding boost.

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.