Graduation Dec 2019

10 July 2020

The University of Canterbury is hosting two special Graduation Celebrations in September for hundreds of graduates who missed out on graduating in person in April due to the pandemic lockdown.


RUFIT

09 July 2020

Professional rugby players are not the only ones who have been working up a sweat in the Crusaders’ high performance gym. Local rugby fans have been training there, too, as participants in a healthy lifestyles initiative called RUFIT-NZ. The University of Canterbury (UC) is working alongside the Crusaders to investigate the programme’s impact, with UC Sport Science students making a positive contribution.


Headgear

09 July 2020

ABC News talk with UC Health Professor Nick Draper about his research into the effectiveness of headgear in contact sport. He told ABC News how the research stemmed from his personal interest in the safety of his own children playing contact sports like rugby.


Feeding the mind

09 July 2020

UC Professor Julia Rucklidge and Master’s student Taryn Hale have collaborated on a new paper for The ACU Review which explores the link between nutrition and mental health and asks, could a Māori philosophy of wellbeing hold some clues?


Dr Rosemarie Martin

09 July 2020

A new study is seeking feedback from Australasian food banks on how they are coping with growing demand in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The survey, led by University of Canterbury (UC) researchers, aims to find out more about the economic and social impacts of the virus.


Recent research shows that west Antarctica is now melting

08 July 2020

UC Professor James Shulmeister answers the question "what was the climate and sea level like at times in Earth's history when carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was at 400ppm?"


EQ memorial

07 July 2020

Lessons learned from the Canterbury earthquakes will be shared widely and preserved for the future when a collection of reports and information moves to a new digital home.


stay home

06 July 2020

A global study is under way to compare how information about Covid-19 is delivered by authorities and the media, and how it is understood and used by people in different countries.


child wellbeing Phd group shot

06 July 2020

The disruptions from the COVID-19 lockdown may have causes headaches for many, but the innovative practices of UC academics and the enthusiasm from a cohort of doctoral students showed that adaptability provides new opportunities.


UC Grad Sheila Hailstone

06 July 2020

Sheila Hailstone, UC graduate and award-winning Christchurch author, has launched her book, Dancing Around Cancer. Her book is a celebration of her successful fight with cancer and a form of encouragement for those fighting the disease. Her hope is the book will contribute towards progressing research into breast cancer. “I’m only here because of breast cancer research,”


Kate Sheppard

03 July 2020

The family of pioneering New Zealand suffragist Kate Sheppard kept an important secret – one that possibly explains a lot about her life, her beliefs and her motivation.


UC building

02 July 2020

Imagine an organisation that performs thousands of transactions, but has no governing structure, no board, no chief executive and no middle managers.


Dr Matt Hobbs

01 July 2020

Research from the University of Canterbury (UC) GeoHealth Laboratory shows that children in our most deprived areas benefit from better dental health if water is fluoridated.


Ben Wamalili

30 June 2020

University students in New Zealand would be more likely to quit smoking if the price of cigarettes increases, a University of Canterbury (UC) study suggests.


Brain

30 June 2020

University of Canterbury-led research that could help Parkinson’s disease patients learn more about their risk of dementia has received a million-dollar funding boost.


Kea

30 June 2020

Can animals experience joy? Thanks to a US$600,000 (almost NZ$1m) funding grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation an international team of researchers, including University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor Ximena Nelson, hope to find out.


Healt Tech Challenge

29 June 2020

The HealthTech Supernode Challenge, delivered by UCE and the Ministry of Awesome with support from ChristchurchNZ, KiwiNet, and Ryman Healthcare aims to position Christchurch as NZ’s centre of health innovation.


UC image

29 June 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) economists Associate Head of Economics and Finance Stephen Hickson and Associate Professor Alfred Guender discuss the role of the Reserve Bank amid the pandemic’s economic upheaval.


Teece - Marion Steven gown modelled by Naomi van den Broek

26 June 2020

Aotearoa New Zealand’s second oldest university is launching a survey of its historical objects in the lead-up to its 150th birthday, thanks to a $12,000 grant from Lottery Environment and Heritage.


Mofreh Saleh

26 June 2020

An improved testing system for road materials could make our state highways safer and more robust to withstand years of heavy traffic. A new, modified “wheel tracker” device developed by University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Mofreh Saleh is a more accurate way of testing the strength and durability of the materials used to construct new roads.


Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau - Forestry Scholarships

25 June 2020

Being awarded a scholarship to study forestry at the University of Canterbury (UC) has brought more than financial benefits for first year student Anna Manning.


Geoff Rodgers

25 June 2020

A "magic bullet" from Professor Geoffrey Rodgers of UC's College of Engineering provided the key for leading US engineer David Mar to demonstrate that more resilient buildings in earthquake zones do not need to cost more than conventional buildings.


Climate explained

24 June 2020

UC Environmental Physics lecturer Laura Revell contributes to new article series Climate Explained on The Conversation. Revell answers two similar questions; if humans had not contributed to greenhouses gases in any way at all, what would the global temperature be today, compared to the 1800s before industrialisation? and, what happens when all the greenhouse gases are eliminated? What keeps the planet from cooling past a point that is good?


Flax

24 June 2020

Human impacts on the environment are changing many biological responses, with effects on rare species and human health, but predicting such responses is complicated, according to a new paper by a University of Canterbury ecologist.


The press bench in court room one

24 June 2020

UC Law Professor Ursula Cheer joins Katheryn Ryan on RNZ to talk about upcoming changes to New Zealand contempt law and what it means for media and the public.


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