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MIQ Covid-19

21 April 2021

In a new article on The Conversation, UC's Professor Michael Plank and UoA's Nicholas Steyn write that we need to constantly evalaute and improve our border systems to minimise the risk of Covid-19 to Aotearoa New Zealand.


Judge Becroft

21 April 2021

The 2021 symposium brought together world-renown researchers across fields of education, children's language development, psychology, Pasifika, nutrition, quality sleep, pre-term baby support, public health, and speech-language therapy, and highlighted the exciting interdisciplinary developments in facilitating young children’s success and well-being. Hon Judge Andrew Becroft, Children’s Commissioner, inspired the audience in his keynote address on Day 1 of the symposium.


Vice-Chancellor Professor Cheryl de la Rey 2020

21 April 2021

In a year full of extraordinary challenges, the University of Canterbury (UC) found opportunities, fast-forwarding plans to provide a more accessible, flexible education and contributing innovative research to help protect New Zealand from Covid-19.


UC grad Mohammed Adbelbassit

16 April 2021

Mohammed Abdelbassit published six research papers during his PhD study at the University of Canterbury, an extraordinary achievement for a student. He graduates with his doctorate in Chemistry this Friday.


Iveren Abiem

15 April 2021

After graduating with a doctorate in Ecology, Iveren Abiem will return home to Nigeria, where she will share her knowledge and expertise with students at the University of Jos.


Events Discovery Day

15 April 2021

Over 1600 year 12 students from across Waitaha Canterbury seized the opportunity to explore their study options, discover career pathways and get a feel for uni life in an interactive day at the University of Canterbury (UC) on Tuesday 13 April.


Kiwi illustration

14 April 2021

A new article on The Conversation from Adjunct Professor Paul Schofield and UC Fellow Vanesa De Pietri sheds light on the 200 year old mystery surrounding where the first kiwi specimen was collected, and the repercussions this could have for kiwi conservation.


Covid-19

13 April 2021

A national research team, including several University of Canterbury (UC) researchers, has won the Prime Minister’s Science Prize 2020 for their mathematical simulation of Covid-19 infection modelling and their communication work.


UC Rec&Sport Step Class

12 April 2021

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Nina Pernus

12 April 2021

Her first encounter with biomechanics was training humanoid robots to perform human-like motion – and since then Nina Pernus hasn’t looked back. The University of Canterbury (UC) Biomechanics in Sports Coaching teaching assistant, and Bioengineering PhD student, now wants to show young people - and especially young women - the many opportunities available in the multidisciplinary field of biomechanics.