Bella Franks

23 January 2020

Being a young woman in a male-dominated field hasn’t stopped Bella Franks carving out a successful international career as an engineer.


Ann Brower

23 January 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have found two types of gender disparities in New Zealand universities – a gender pay gap, and a gender performance pay gap.


Jeanette_King_NWS

21 January 2020

New Zealand adults who don’t speak te reo Māori nevertheless grow up hearing and seeing Māori words throughout their lives. With the support of a $660,000 grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau, a University of Canterbury-led research team will explore whether adult language acquisition can be facilitated by awakening this latently acquired knowledge called ‘a proto-lexicon’.


Kathleen Quinlivan

16 January 2020

A Festschrift where International and New Zealand scholars honour and celebrate Professor Kathleen Quinlivan’s contribution to the field of Critical Sexuality Education Studies over the course of her lifetime.


Riccarton_Garden_NWS

16 January 2020

Police, firefighters and other emergency personnel from Utah, United States of America, are visiting the University of Canterbury (UC) this week to learn from academics who have transformed their experiences during Canterbury’s earthquakes into valuable lessons to share with others.


Robin_Palmer_NWS

16 January 2020

An innovative research project that detects brain activity revealing individuals’ knowledge of criminal behaviour is delivering positive results for a University of Canterbury (UC) led research team.


Annelies_Kamp_NWS

15 January 2020

New Zealand is conducting its most wide-ranging review of education in 30 years. Coinciding with this moment in history, current and former University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have collaborated to explore education from different disciplines, and shed light on challenging contemporary issues such as the benefits and risks of digital technologies in education, the development of ‘innovative’ learning environments, working with diversity and teacher education.


Butlers

15 January 2020

The MARS Scanner, invented by UC Professor Phil Butler and his son, University of Otago Professor Anthony Butler, is the world's first colour 3-D x-ray and will one day replace many of the medical scanners being used today, including PET and MRI.


Laura Revell

15 January 2020

Could microplastics in the atmosphere play a role in climate change? UC atmospheric chemist Dr Laura Revell is leading an investigation into this important question, with the support of a $300,000 Fast-Start grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau.


Fergus_Simpson_NWS

10 January 2020

Fergus Simpson, 22, from UC’s School of Forestry planned to spend his summer in Australia on a forestry internship but instead found himself among fire fighters battling the blaze to help the community of rural town Tumut.


Kelly

20 December 2019

This year has been called a mega-mast, as more than half of all beech forests are seeding across New Zealand. The amount of seed and fruit available has been boosted even further by the simultaneous flowering of rimu and tussock. University of Canterbury Professor Dave Kelly, School of Biological Sciences, comments on what stage of the masting cycle we’re in now, and how the mega mast will affect native bird and predator numbers over summer.


Pons

20 December 2019

The Pons family of five would make an intimidating quiz team. Between them, they hold 11 university degrees, including four from the University of Canterbury (UC), with more on the way.


Dr Wafaa Al-Hussainni

19 December 2019

An Iraqi woman with a PhD from the University of Canterbury (UC) is being recognised as a trailblazing graduate for her work in disease prevention and biosecurity in her home country.


RileyPayne

18 December 2019

Riley Payne is already putting his University of Canterbury (UC) degree into action, testing water quality in local rivers, beaches and lakes. He is one of the first graduates from UC’s new Environmental Science programme, which launched in 2017.


UC NEWS logo

18 December 2019

The University of Canterbury (UC) is amidst an exciting week celebrating the hard work of students who are graduating over the next two days.


Christchurch city

17 December 2019

University of Canterbury (UC) is getting a headstart on one of its New Year resolutions – to better engage with the community, local businesses and the city of Ōtautahi Christchurch.


PrernaSingh

17 December 2019

University of Canterbury doctoral student Prerna Singh’s academic adventures in computer science have taken her from working with hospital sonographers on ultrasound image enhancement to her current job, data wrangling for Weta Digital in Wellington.


Sonam_Zam_NWS

17 December 2019

New Zealand expertise in renewable energy will be put to good use in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan when a University of Canterbury (UC) engineering student returns to her homeland.


Sati and Cameron

16 December 2019

Two different roads led University of Canterbury (UC) graduands Sati Ravichandiren and Cameron Hart to internships with law firm Lane Neave and now full-time roles.


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16 December 2019

Hundreds of proud University of Canterbury (UC) students wearing academic regalia will parade through central Christchurch this week for the first time since before the 2011 earthquakes.


SClair

13 December 2019

Since founding natural healthcare company Artemis in 1998, Sandra Clair has played a key role in advocating for plant-based medicines to be recognised and regulated in New Zealand. Her latest successful endeavour is earning a PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury (UC), where she has been researching ways to integrate centuries of empirical knowledge with today’s pharmaceutically based regulatory approach.


Harris

12 December 2019

A third of the 21 New Zealand students and recent graduates embarking on internships to learn how Asia does business are from the University of Canterbury.


Rose_Centre_NWS

12 December 2019

New developments in rehabilitation research from the University of Canterbury (UC)’s Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research has been made possible thanks to the generosity of Jim and Dr Susan Wakefield.


UC Motorsport_NWS

11 December 2019

The University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team took home five trophies from the Formula Student competition in Victoria, Australia, in which students from across Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan took part in race events.


Jacob Blokland

10 December 2019

A paper from University of Canterbury (UC) alumnus Jacob Blokland published in United States palaeontology journal 'Palaentologica Electronica' this week, shows how an ancient penguin species discovered on the Rēkohu Chatham Islands helps bridge the gap between extinct giant penguins and their modern relatives.


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