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24 November 2017

University of Canterbury Pasifika Education specialist Tufulasi Taleni has been awarded the 2017 NZARE Rae Munro Award for excellence for his Master’s thesis – the first Pasifika researcher to receive the award.


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20 November 2017

A University of Canterbury academic, Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane, has been recognised for her contributions to Māori education, becoming the 2017 recipient of the Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award.


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15 November 2017

University of Canterbury Summer School is in, with hundreds of students getting ahead in dozens of subjects in degree and preparatory courses that run between November and February, ranging from Accounting, Art History and Antarctic Studies to Politics, Sport Coaching and Law.


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06 November 2017

PE is returning as a major available at UC.


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05 October 2017

Congratulation to Glynne Mackey, from the School of Teacher Education.


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02 October 2017

Part treasure hunt, part orienteering mission, the upcoming All Right? Amble is a fun, family-friendly walk with a difference, created by University of Canterbury (UC) students to improve wellbeing.


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27 September 2017

The UC Student Volunteer Army’s proactive response to the Canterbury earthquakes led to the creation of CHCH101: Rebuilding Christchurch. This new course included studying citizenship, post-disaster response and volunteering. In six years, CHCH101 evolved to include community service, has partnered with more than 30 organisations, has been taken by over 1000 students, and its impact has rippled around the world.


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20 September 2017

2018 will see Physical Education (PE) return to the University of Canterbury as one of a series of new majors within the popular Bachelor of Sport Coaching degree. Professor Ian Culpan says that highly experienced lecturing staff and a well-established history in leading physical education in New Zealand provides the ideal environment for students who are passionate about PE.


Literacy and Learning Symposium

19 September 2017

A two day programme of exciting presentations, including an interactive poster session on Day 1 allowing researchers and students to present related findings and participate in discussions with conference participants.


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13 September 2017

Teachers and children in indigenous language immersion classrooms around the world will benefit from an international partnership involving the University of Canterbury.


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