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UC awards 2017 Teaching Medal to marketing academic Ekant Veer

23 June 2017 The University of Canterbury will present Associate Professor Ekant Veer, from the Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship department, with the Teaching Medal for 2017. (read article)

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Study Speech-Language Therapy at UC – Thane Pullan tells us why

Study Speech-Language Therapy at UC – Thane Pullan tells us why

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Study Speech-Language Therapy at UC – Eric Owsley tells us why

Study Speech-Language Therapy at UC – Eric Owsley tells us why

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‘I enjoy that I have the chance to help a person improve their quality of life...’

Paige Thomas Studying towards a PhD in Speech and Language Sciences
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Groundbreaking swallowing training software now available!BiSSkiT

The long-awaited release of the Biofeedback in Strength and Skill Training (BiSSkiT) software and treatment protocol is finally here. It has CE certification and is now available to the European economic area. For further information, see the BiSSkiT page, watch the video, or email bisskit@canterbury.ac.nz. Prof. Maggie-Lee Huckabee extends great thanks to colleagues who have waited patiently for its release, as her team worked through an enormous learning curve.

BSLP student wins aphasia prizeEmma Hoekstra

Year 4 BSLP student Emma Hoekstra has won a 2015/16 Tavistock Trust Award. The £300 prize was awarded for her outstanding academic and clinical work in the field of aphasia, and was accompanied by a congratulatory letter from Henrietta, the Duchess of Bedford. The Tavistock Trust, founded in the UK in 1992, aims to help improve the quality of life for those with aphasia, their families and carers.

UC students win speech therapy communication video competitionrk

We're pleased to announce that our 3rd year BSLP students Sophia Cormack and Annalise Brown were the overall winners of the NZSTA International Communication Project Video Competition – "What communication means to me". Check out their winning entry here! In addition, Imogen Alpe and Natasha Correa won the People’s Choice Award for their fantastic entry. Well done to both teams!

Success at the University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke and Recovery and Researchrk

Ten-year-old New Plymouth boy Dayton Preston made national headlines in July, when his family went public with the story of how he had never been able to eat food, and his successful rehabilitation at UC's Rose Centre. After being fed through a tube in his stomach for 10 years, Dayton has now enjoyed his first taste of birthday cake at age 11 thanks to the efforts of UC researchers and therapists.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

We are now enrolling new clients for Hearing and/or Speech & Language services of all ages. To make an appointment please contact us on

Phone: (03) 364-2408
Fax: (03) 364 2760
Email: Clinic@cmds.canterbury.ac.nz

If you would like to find our more about our Clinic, please visit this site: University of Canterbury Speech and Hearing Clinic

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