Maths Craft Day

07 May 2021

Chaos theory and crochet collide in Christchurch this month. University of Canterbury mathematicians are playfully promoting the art and craft of mathematics through a free public event on Sunday, 23 May. The Christchurch Maths Craft Day is free and open to everyone: experts and amateurs, maths-fans and maths-phobes, the crafty and the curious.


FENZ Ilam opening

06 May 2021

In a first for Australasia, two of Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s newest facilities are located on a University campus, in Christchurch.


Haipeng Li and Ramakrishnan Mukundan

05 May 2021

A University of Canterbury (UC) student has come up with a new computerised method of reading mammograms that could help radiologists detect warning signs of breast cancer.


Dr Brad Miles

05 May 2021

Can Crusaders fans help their team triumph in the Super Rugby Aotearoa final against the Chiefs this weekend? University of Canterbury (UC) sports psychology lecturer Dr Brad Miles explores the advantage of playing at home.


Spot the Dog

04 May 2021

In a new article on The Conversation, International Relations Associate Professor Jeremy Moses and Dr Geoffrey Ford write that we should remain wary of developers shaping our sentiment on quadrupeds.


Building a Better Brain

01 May 2021

This UC Connect public lecture is postponed.


Frank Tay and Alfred Guender

30 April 2021

A Conversation with Frank Tay by Alfred Guender.


College of Fine Arts & Music

29 April 2021

Explore the nooks and crannies of Jack, James, Ernest, Beatrice and parts of the original city campus including the new ‘Old Chemistry’, as the 147-year-old University of Canterbury (UC) opens its architecturally designed doors for Open Christchurch weekend, 15-16 May. Open Christchurch is a one-weekend-only festival of exceptional architecture. It’s for everyone to experience great building design from the inside, for free.


Steven Ratuva

27 April 2021

Knowledge should be a common inheritance for the growth and sustainability of humanity, not a market commodity for the benefit of the few, writes Professor Steven Ratuva, Director of the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury.


Harrington_NWS_block

23 April 2021

University of Canterbury's Dr Erin Harrington writes in The Conversation that though The Handmaid's Tale is horrrifying, the show's gleeful approach to violence feels exploitative.


Gretchen Perry

22 April 2021

Grandparents often play an important role in childcare, but some are more involved than others, University of Canterbury Social Work Associate Professor Gretchen Perry has found.


Arindam Basu

21 April 2021

The government has announced sweeping changes to the health system. University of Canterbury public health expert, epidemiologist Associate Professor Arindam Basu comments on this major shake-up.


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.


Huong Dang, Jedrzej Bialkowski, Xiaopeng Wei

20 April 2021

Three University of Canterbury (UC) financial economists have shed light on a puzzling relationship between economic policy uncertainty and the Volatility Index (VIX) - fear gauge of the stock market, and how the quality of political signals impacts on this relationship in a new research paper.


Moeraki

16 April 2021

From European studies and Russian language to a Whakapapa Studentship at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Ereni Pūtere has had an interesting journey of discovery at the University of Canterbury, leading to her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) with First Class Honours in History today (Friday 16 April).


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.


Suntia Gautam PhD graduate

14 April 2021

Community Board Member Sunita Gautam will be donning a cap and gown this week as she graduates with a PhD from the University of Canterbury (UC).


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.


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.


Said Zohairy

09 April 2021

Determined is the word that comes to mind listening to the story of Said Zohairy who will graduate next week with a PhD in Education from the University of Canterbury’s (UC) College of Education, Health and Human Development.


PhD engineering graduate Kyeong Te Kim

09 April 2021

A Christchurch study showing clear differences between the lungs of premature boy and girl babies has helped Kyeong Tae Kim achieve his PhD and could also lead to improvements in the treatment of infants born early.


Quinlan Meyerink

09 April 2021

Quinlan Meyerink will officially become a University of Canterbury graduate next week.


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