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.


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.


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.


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.


EU Brexit

23 February 2021

This upcoming UC Connect public lecture looks at how New Zealand’s relationship with the EU and the potential impact of Britain leaving the EU on New Zealand.


Changing flows of the Waimakariri river

23 February 2021

Professor James Brasington, Director of the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, a joint partnership between the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, has joined colleagues from Auckland University, NIWA and Massey for an article on The Conversation NZ, discussing this very topic.


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

22 February 2021

Fake news entered our collective vocabulary during the Trump presidency, but the concept is nothing new according to the Head of Humanities and Creative Arts at the University of Canterbury (UC), Associate Professor of History Peter Field.


Topped statue John Robert Godley

22 February 2021

UC's Professor Katie Pickles reflects on how ten years on, the earthquake still casts its shadow over Christchurch’s past, present and future, in article on The Conversation.


Helping young people develop healthy relationships and sexuality image

19 February 2021

How is viewing online pornography, which very often shows aggressive, non-consensual and ‘unhealthy’ or even illegal behaviour, affecting young people’s views on relationships?


Misko Cubrinovski

18 February 2021

A range of world-leading experts from the University of Canterbury have featured in podcasts discussing their earthquake research on the RNZ science programme Our Changing World with journalist Alison Ballance.


Associate Professor Allan Scott, Civil Engineering, UC Engineering

15 February 2021

A team of international researchers led by a University of Canterbury (UC) Engineering academic, believe they have discovered a potentially revolutionary key to reducing climate change impacts.


Covid test

15 February 2021

In an article on The Conversation, academics from UC and UoA explain that moving Auckland to Alert Level 3 is the right thing to do. They examine why close contact test results will be crucial to whether Auckland’s Level 3 lockdown is extended beyond three days.


Christoph Bartneck and robots

11 February 2021

How people interact with robots and virtual characters will be the hot topic at an international conference booked for Christchurch next year.


Cass Field Station

09 February 2021

The University of Canterbury (UC) is proud to welcome hundreds of snow and ice researchers to campus this week, as hosts of a special combined event from Antarctica New Zealand and the Snow and Ice Research Group (SIRG).


Travel post Covid-19

05 February 2021

COVID-19 is more prevalent now than ever. According to UC and UoA researchers on The Conversation, we need to do everything we can to reduce the risk of importing COVID-19 into the community.


Aisling O’Sullivan

04 February 2021

UC researchers have $3 million and three years to come up with new ways to clean up wastewater.


Moana

02 February 2021

Over the summer, Cantabrians have seen painted penguins ‘popping up’ around the streets and public spaces of Christchurch, Lyttelton and Banks Peninsula. However, one small penguin has a special solo mission – to help fund penguin research.


Summer Startup mentoring

01 February 2021

Student entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative business and social enterprise ideas to industry experts in a lively competition in central Christchurch this week.


UC Dr Lynnette Brice

29 January 2021

University of Canterbury (UC) Doctor of Education graduate, and previous Fulbright Distinguished Teacher, Lynnette Brice has collected and analysed stories from her career working in teen parent education, alternative education and education in Corrections facilities to better understand the powerful role that emotions can play in learning and in transforming lives.


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