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16 August 2018

University of Canterbury Associate Professor of Community Engagement Dr Billy Osteen was an integral part of the recent Youth Leadership Summit that brought together American high school students from Parkland, Florida and UC’s Student Volunteer Army to discuss how young citizens can continue to make a lasting difference in the world. He talks about why they came together in Christchurch, what they did and why they inspire him.


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16 August 2018

Limited experience with horses initially made Rupert nervous about his volunteer work placement with North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled.


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15 August 2018

It’s an artistic, religious, mathematical puzzle worth contemplating. There will soon be a uniquely New Zealand mathematical contribution to a Japanese shrine, thanks to a University of Canterbury doctoral graduate.


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01 August 2018

University of Canterbury student numbers have received a further boost this year with a 22% increase in mid-year enrolments compared to last year.


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23 July 2018

University of Canterbury research into the ability of teachers to regulate their emotions in a disaster has resulted in invaluable insights and practical recommendations.


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17 July 2018

A University of Canterbury researcher is positioning literacy as a human right linked with health and wellbeing, community engagement, cultural imperatives and lifelong learning; and making a difference in the lives of the children participating in the study.


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12 July 2018

Four University of Canterbury (UC) graduates are among the latest scholars to be granted Fulbright scholarships to study in the United States, while an American engineering academic has won a scholar award to conduct research at UC.


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27 June 2018

Seven year ago 10,000 education staff became first responders for the 150,000 school students of Christchurch. UC Education’s Dr Veronica O’Toole spoke with twenty teachers about their experiences during the ensuing aftermath. The results of her study include recommendations for New Zealand educators’ emotion regulation strategies, in line with worldwide post-disaster research


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20 June 2018

The University of Canterbury’s Chair of Cancer Epidemiology, Professor Ann Richardson, is on a mission to discover if there is a link between common viruses and breast cancer.


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19 June 2018

The University of Canterbury continues to see a surge of interest in its upcoming Open Day with record numbers of people registering to find out more about the learning opportunities across the five Colleges.


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