University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha; postnominal abbreviation Cantuar. or Cant. for Cantuariensis, the Latin name for Canterbury) was initiated and founded by some scholars from the University of Oxford in 1873 and is New Zealand's second-oldest university. It operates its main campus in the suburb of Ilam in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. It offers degrees in Arts, Commerce, Education (physical education), Engineering, Fine Arts, Forestry, Law, Music, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy, Science, Sports Coaching and Teaching. The University has a main campus of 76 hectares at Ilam, a suburb of Christchurch: about 5 km from the centre of the city. Adjacent to the main campus stands the University's College of Education, with its own sports-fields and grounds. The University maintains five libraries, with the Central Library (Māori: Te Puna Mātauraka o Waitaha) housed in the tallest building on campus, the 11-storey James Hight building.


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Biomedical technology

Wearable, 3D printed tech could become physiotherapy tool

Stretchy and with built-in sensing capability, interactive surfaces that act like fabric are being developed by Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Computer Science and Software Engineering Lecturer ...


Taking the guess work out of spinal surgery

Spinal fusion is a highly invasive surgery where an implant is placed in the spine to prevent movement between bones. The treatment has a high failure rate after only five years, however Te Whare Wānanga o Waitahi | University ...


New disease surveillance can inform public health responses

A team of researchers, including Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Dr. Leighton Watson and Professor Michael Plank, combined wastewater data with reported case numbers to create a statistical model ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New study finds gaps in maternal immunization data sets

A study led by a University of Canterbury geospatial and population health expert has uncovered gaps in nationwide data that tracks maternal immunization rates. The study has been published in the New Zealand Medical Journal.


Refining NMR technique to work toward new drug testing tool

University of Canterbury Chemical and Process Engineering Professor Daniel Holland and his team are refining a technique called nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and plan to use it to measure the content and concentration ...


How much screen time is too much in early childhood?

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers Dr. Megan Gath and Professor Gail Gillon of UC's Child Well-being Research Institute, Education Professor Brigid McNeill, and Health Professor Lianne Woodward studied the impacts ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Research links youth mental health and the environment

Global statistics on youth mental health make for sobering reading, with depression a leading cause of adolescent illness, and suicide estimated as the third most common cause of death among 15- to 19-year-olds. A recent ...

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