White Island

22 October 2021

Volcanologist Professor Ben Kennedy had spent 12 years studying why Whakaari erupts and is now sharing his thoughts on the disaster in an article on The Conversation.


21 October 2021

In a new article on The Conversation, University of Canterbury's Dr Laura Revell explains how widespread microplastic pollution is, and how it could impact the world's climate in the future.

Laura Revell

21 October 2021

Aotearoa New Zealand scientists recently found that microplastics – which are in our rivers, oceans, and land – are also in the air we breathe. Now local scientists have discovered airborne microplastic pollution is likely to directly affect climate change.

UC offers first internationally accredited BSc Biology major

14 October 2021

The University of Canterbury is offering the first Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree biological sciences major in Australasia to be internationally accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, announced today.

Associate Professor Laurie McLay

12 October 2021

Canterbury researchers are exploring how web-based support could benefit children on the autism spectrum and their families as demand for services grows.

White horse

11 October 2021

An international research team, led by University of Canterbury's Professor Rudi Marquez, has developed a new treatment that could help heal horses and humans alike.

Children live online more than ever

08 October 2021

In an article on The Conversation, University of Canterbury Associate Professors Kathryn MacCallum and Cheryl Brown explain how the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to redefine good and bad screen time and recommended hourly use for tamariki.

UC Connect Little genes, big conservation

08 October 2021

When nature is in trouble, so are we. Nature can only thrive when biodiversity thrives, and we are facing a biodiversity crisis in in Aotearoa New Zealand. Nearly 4,000 species – many which are found nowhere else in the world – are classified as Threatened or At Risk in this country.

MichelleLaRue Weddell Seal

06 October 2021

An international research team led by a University of Canterbury Antarctic scientist has completed the world’s first global population estimate of Weddell seals in Antarctica, showing that there are significantly fewer seals than previously thought. Documenting the seals’ population trends over time will help scientists better understand the effects of climate change and commercial fishing.

Gaming technology natural disasters

30 September 2021

Skills learned playing video games, building virtual worlds and dodging imaginary enemies could be harnessed to help people survive real life hazards.