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Sue McCormack

08 March 2021

A University of Canterbury (UC) graduate, Sue McCormack has been Chancellor | Tumu Kaunihera of UC since 2018. With her tenure coming to an end, Sue reflected on her UC education, her career and what leading her alma mater has meant to her.


Valerie Sotardi

05 March 2021

Young New Zealanders who are experiencing stress are more likely to seek help from friends and families than from counsellors or other specialists, according to a new study published in Stress and Health journal, raising questions about how effective the help they receive may be.


Three of UC’s bike challenge champions – from left: Diana Hinterleitner, Moira F

04 March 2021

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge has wrapped up for another year and UC staff have again excelled, clocking up 25,500km during February.


Young New Zealander of the Year Finalists

04 March 2021

The Young New Zealander of the Year Award finalists for 2021 are Brianna Fruean, Jazz Thornton and Dr. Zhiyan Basharati. This award celebrates young people who are working hard to make a positive impact within our community.


Stephanie Post

03 March 2021

University of Canterbury (UC) student Stephanie Post has been selected in the Team Universities of New Zealand (TUNZ) team to represent New Zealand, competing in the Global Case Competition 2021.


Magma chamber

03 March 2021

A collaborative study from an international team of researchers has determined the conditions needed for an earthquake to trigger a volcanic eruption.


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Dr Christian Walsh speaking to secondary school teachers in 2020

03 March 2021

Learning through experience is at the heart of University of Canterbury (UC) lecturer Dr Christian Walsh’s award-winning teaching philosophy – preparing students to easily enter and apply what they have learned in a business setting.


Michael Plank

01 March 2021

Professor Michael Plank, and Shaun Hendy and Siouxsie Wiles (UoA) comment on the change of alert levels in @ConversationEDU – saying that the “go hard and go early” approach puts us in the best position to track any epidemiological links to the new case, and prevent a large undetected outbreak.


Plato and Aristotle, detail of a Luca Della Robbia sculpture. Wikimedia Commons.

26 February 2021

In the US today, a fundamentally ill-informed public produces inferior laws & weak administration, writes Professor Peter Field for The Conversation, in an article that claims compares the ‘fake news’ of today with Athens 26 centuries ago.


Christian Lamont

26 February 2021

Promising young artist Christian Lamont features in an innovative screen-based collaboration with his former University of Canterbury (UC) lecturer Steve Carr at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, from tomorrow.


A new startup is helping seniors join the digital age.

25 February 2021

Helping older people use technology to connect with their friends and family is the goal of a new business venture set up by three University of Canterbury (UC) graduates.


University of Canterbury Professor Karen Scott

25 February 2021

Who is legally responsible for protecting our ice caps? Could a Polar approach to climate change strengthen political and legal responses to climate change and other human activities in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions?


Bethany Kaye-Blake is going on a BLAKE Expedition to the Kermadec Islands

24 February 2021

An 18-year-old with a passion for conservation is about to jump on board an ocean adventure to the subtropical Kermadec Islands.


Elman Poole

24 February 2021

A distinguished neurologist and philanthropist’s generous gift of NZ$3 million will support southern students to pursue their studies in Science, Music, Health Sciences and Engineering at the University of Canterbury (UC) and University of Otago. It will also allow more postgraduate students from both universities to undertake overseas fieldwork.


Rebecca Lindsay

24 February 2021

A University of Canterbury engineering project has helped to develop the first prototype of a portable power unit to help deploy more effective mobile radio transmitters into emergency situations for the Red Cross.


Professor Simon Brown

24 February 2021

Nanotechnology is poised to transform today’s conventional information processing systems. University of Canterbury (UC) researchers are leading the way in developing such technology, using nanoparticle networks. Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund, has granted $889,000 for an exciting new study at UC to test the power of these next generation ‘neuromorphic’ computer chips. Professor Simon Brown of UC's School of Physical and Chemical Sciences is heading the research team.