Chris Boniface

07 July 2020

Robotic doctors and other artificial intelligence tools are coming to New Zealand’s healthcare system and we need to be ready for the ethical and legal challenges they will bring, warns a University of Canterbury (UC) PhD student.


Data Informed Strategy

06 July 2020

In a post-COVID business environment, the use of data to drive decisions will be key to making a greater impact. A new core course, Data informed Strategy, which is part of the University of Canterbury (UC) Connected MBA programme has been officially opened by New South Wales Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello, via video link from Australia.


Kate Sheppard

03 July 2020

The family of pioneering New Zealand suffragist Kate Sheppard kept an important secret – one that possibly explains a lot about her life, her beliefs and her motivation.


UC building

02 July 2020

Imagine an organisation that performs thousands of transactions, but has no governing structure, no board, no chief executive and no middle managers.


Dr Matt Hobbs

01 July 2020

Research from the University of Canterbury (UC) GeoHealth Laboratory shows that children in our most deprived areas benefit from better dental health if water is fluoridated.


Brain

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.


Kea

30 June 2020

Can animals experience joy? Thanks to a US$600,000 (almost NZ$1m) funding grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation an international team of researchers, including University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor Ximena Nelson, hope to find out.


Young New Zealander of the Year

29 June 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) Young New Zealander of the Year Award Te Mātātahi o te Tau recognises a young person brimming with the potential to produce a bright future for Aotearoa, striving across the last year to improve not only themselves but their whole community.


UC image

29 June 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) economists Associate Head of Economics and Finance Stephen Hickson and Associate Professor Alfred Guender discuss the role of the Reserve Bank amid the pandemic’s economic upheaval.


HealthTech Supernode

29 June 2020

The HealthTech Supernode Challenge, delivered by UCE and the Ministry of Awesome with support from ChristchurchNZ, KiwiNet, and Ryman Healthcare aims to position Christchurch as NZ’s centre of health innovation.


Mofreh Saleh

26 June 2020

An improved testing system for road materials could make our state highways safer and more robust to withstand years of heavy traffic. A new, modified “wheel tracker” device developed by University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Mofreh Saleh is a more accurate way of testing the strength and durability of the materials used to construct new roads.


Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau - Forestry Scholarships

25 June 2020

Being awarded a scholarship to study forestry at the University of Canterbury (UC) has brought more than financial benefits for first year student Anna Manning.


Geoff Rodgers

25 June 2020

A "magic bullet" from Professor Geoffrey Rodgers of UC's College of Engineering provided the key for leading US engineer David Mar to demonstrate that more resilient buildings in earthquake zones do not need to cost more than conventional buildings.


Climate explained

24 June 2020

UC Environmental Physics lecturer Laura Revell contributes to new article series Climate Explained on The Conversation. Revell answers two similar questions; if humans had not contributed to greenhouses gases in any way at all, what would the global temperature be today, compared to the 1800s before industrialisation? and, what happens when all the greenhouse gases are eliminated? What keeps the planet from cooling past a point that is good?


Flax

24 June 2020

Human impacts on the environment are changing many biological responses, with effects on rare species and human health, but predicting such responses is complicated, according to a new paper by a University of Canterbury ecologist.


The press bench in court room one

24 June 2020

UC Law Professor Ursula Cheer joins Katheryn Ryan on RNZ to talk about upcoming changes to New Zealand contempt law and what it means for media and the public.


Sandy Richardson

23 June 2020

UC health lecturer and Chair of the College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand, Sandy Richardson, is warning that we cannot get complacent about Covid-19. Richardson told TVNZ’s Breakfast programme that emergency nurses are worried about a second wave and that New Zealanders are no longer practising Covid-19 measures such as social distancing and washing their hands regularly.


Whale

23 June 2020

A new international study led by a University of Canterbury scientist has discovered paikea humpback whales stick to old migration routes despite ocean changes associated with climate change.


Kelly Phillips and Luz Guevara

22 June 2020

Community minded UC Law student has opened up her home to two struggling migrants workers who were made redundant during Covid-19 fallout.


I stood by

22 June 2020

How do male academics become allies in fighting sexism in the #metoo era, without ‘mansplaining’ or ‘white knighting’? Three University of Canterbury (UC) academics have looked into the necessary steps behind championing inclusivity and diversity in academia.


Headgear

19 June 2020

While concussion is a recognised problem in contact sports like rugby, it is generally accepted that wearing padded headgear does little to mitigate the risk. Collaborative research at the University of Canterbury is now putting that to the test, with an innovative prototype set to be trialled by young rugby players next year.


Jenny & Trevor Agnew

19 June 2020

A timely new book provides insight into a lesser known chapter of New Zealand history, including the impact of anti-Chinese legislation, through the life and times of an extraordinary man.


Lily Doak

18 June 2020

Young gun musician Lily Doak has earned a soloist spot in two prestigious classical music concerts, where she is keen to show what her favourite instrument, the recorder, can do.


Ancient forest discovery

18 June 2020

Christchurch City Council contractors have uncovered standing kahikatea stumps, which will be subject to radiocarbon dating to establish their age. UC students – led by fossil plant specialist Dr Matiu Prebble – plan to explore the site to understand what has caused the demise of the buried forest.


students on lawn

18 June 2020

A new system at the University of Canterbury (UC) has proven effective at identifying and contacting first-year students who may need support.


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Graphic Design

21 May 2019

Three publications from Christchurch Art Gallery won awards at the recent Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards (MAPDAs), which celebrate excellence and creativity in the museum and galleries sector.