Minister Eugenie Sage and Dr Michael Jackson

24 September 2020

A long-term, novel solution to help New Zealand achieve its predator free ambitions is a step closer, thanks to $1.4 million in Department of Conservation (DOC) funding for University of Canterbury (UC) research.


Damage on Auckland Harbour Bridge

22 September 2020

University of Canterbury structural engineering Professor Alessandro Palermo talked to RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan about repairing the damage to the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the long term viability of the bridge.


Dr Lukas Marek

22 September 2020

Family wealth and geography are major factors determining childhood vaccination rates around New Zealand, according to new research. University of Canterbury (UC) GeoHealth Laboratory Post-Doctoral Fellow Lukas Marek has investigated immunisation trends around the country from 2006 to 2017 using millions of records from the National Immunisation Register (NIR) and census data.


Surrogacy

21 September 2020

Passionate surrogacy researcher and campaigner UC Law Associate Professor Debra Wilson expresses her excitement in RNZ article now that surrogacy law is on the Law Commission’s work programme.


Covid-19 testing

21 September 2020

Experts Alex James (UC) and Shaun Hendy (UoA) say preventing major outbreaks requires a significant change in public behaviour. They recommend the use of masks on public transport and suggest that restrictions on large gatherings, particularly indoors, may need to be kept in place in the longer term to protect Aotearoa.


Flynn Adcock

18 September 2020

A three-minute ‘elevator pitch’ on converting methane waste to bioplastics has taken out the top prize at UC’s Three Minute Thesis competition for Biological Sciences postgraduate student Flynn Adcock.


Jenny Clarke

18 September 2020

Croquet may bring to mind lazy summer afternoons on the lawn or Alice in Wonderland’s flamingo mallets, however University of Canterbury (UC) Sport Coaching academic Dr Jenny Clarke takes it far more seriously. The world’s top-ranked female player and New Zealand’s 2019 Player of the Year, she is also one of the top international researchers on croquet coaching and performance techniques.


Neville Watson

16 September 2020

University of Canterbury Engineering Professor Neville Watson is leading a seven-year project to ensure modern renewable energy can be integrated into the country’s century-old electrical grid to future-proof the power supply and benefit every New Zealander.


Ventilators

16 September 2020

A simple, low-cost, open source, 3D-printed solution developed by University of Canterbury engineers could save thousands of patients’ lives around the world.


Climate explained

16 September 2020

The tropics are expected to experience rising temperatures and changes to rainfall. The question is: could this make the region uninhabitable? UC's Professor James Shulmeister explains the likelihood of this and the impact to the 3.3B people living across the Equator, in article on The Conversation.


Dr Adam Forbes

15 September 2020

More landowners will get access to expert advice on planting native trees with the expansion of a Restoration Ambassadors programme led by the University of Canterbury (UC).


Education Minister Chris Hipkins: streaming is incompatible with Treaty of Waita

11 September 2020

The research is clear - academic streaming in NZ schools is disadvantaging many children, write UC Education experts David Pomeroy, Kay-Lee Jones, Mahdis Azarmandi & Sara Tolbert in this excellent, collaborative piece for The Conversation.


Word2020

11 September 2020

The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is about to burst forth with stories, ideas, poetry and song. The recently announced festival line-up features many University of Canterbury scholars and writers, including Canterbury University Press authors, and is selling out fast.


Arts lifts

10 September 2020

Refurbishments of the College of Arts’ Elsie Locke and James Logie buildings on the University of Canterbury (UC) campus have been completed, with the star of the project, showcased at a small event last Friday 25 September, was definitely the artistic lifts.


Biology Field Trip

09 September 2020

A significant bequest by the late Emeritus Professor Peter Holland has paved the way to an exciting new postgraduate scholarship at the University of Canterbury (UC) for Māori and/or Pasifika students in Ecology or Environmental Science.


Cybele Freitas

09 September 2020

New Zealand should be wary of making a leap into electronic voting in the future, despite hopes it could boost voter turnout and speed up results, a University of Canterbury (UC) Masters student says.


Matt Hobbs

08 September 2020

The 6-7% of children and adults who use natural toothpaste may not realise that using these fluoride-free products is contributing to NZ’s ‘neglected epidemic’ of tooth decay, says UC's Dr Matt Hobbs in The Conversation.


Figure viewing Mt Fuji, 1943-1945, colour on wood. Courtesy Featherston Heritage

08 September 2020

Life for Japanese prisoners of war in Australia and New Zealand was not easy, and as new research from Flinders University and UC shows, some of them turned to art as a distraction.


Seismic Safety

08 September 2020

UC's Dr Toni Collins has worked with EQC and Resilient Organisations to find new research which will help businesses better protect their their staff and customers in future earthquakes.


Michael Plank

07 September 2020

"Our results show that if COVID-19 were allowed to become more widespread in New Zealand, it would have a devastating impact on Māori and Pacific communities."


Gabriele Chiaro

07 September 2020

Led by a University of Canterbury engineer, researchers are drilling deep into Marlborough land to gain new understanding of liquefaction in gravelly soils, and the impact of their findings will reach beyond our shores.


Emeritus Professor Neville Blampied

07 September 2020

Emeritus Professor Neville Blampied has retired from UC's School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing following an academic career spanning 50 years.


UC Connect Cannabis

07 September 2020

In a live, online, UC Connect panel discussion on Wednesday 9 September, University of Canterbury experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the Cannabis legislation and control referendum, due to take place in the 2020 general election.


UC Teaching Awards 2020

07 September 2020

The University of Canterbury are pleased to announce the 2020 UC Teaching Award winners.


UC Core

04 September 2020

Over the last decade, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | the University of Canterbury has moved and evolved to respond to a rapidly changing world.


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