Tom Logan

17 June 2020

UC lecturer Tom Logan discusses his research in response to the 11 projects announced as the first tranche of infrastructure developments to kickstart New Zealand's economic recovery. His research makes the case that communities become more resilient to future crises when people have access to basic services such as supermarkets, hospitals and schools in article on The Conversation.


Trees

17 June 2020

UC Postdoctoral fellow Warwick Allen co-authors article on The Conversation discussing his research relating to the ongoing debate about whether to prioritise native or non-native plants to fight climate change.


Marketing in the new normal

16 June 2020

Join a panel of local experts to discuss business marketing post-COVID-19 in the next University of Canterbury (UC) Business School Hihiko Webinar event, Marketing in the New Normal.


Kali Zygmant

12 June 2020

Internships with professional sporting organisations are helping bridge the gap between study and work for UC Sport Coaching students. A strong relationship has developed between the University of Canterbury and the Crusaders in recent years, with UC interns learning on the job and making a valuable contribution.


James Titterington

11 June 2020

Campylobacter jejuni is a common cause of food poisoning in New Zealand. Yet the biomolecular interactions at play when this bacterial infection strikes are poorly understood. With the support of a Fast-Start grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Dr Timothy Allison is taking a closer look at this human pathogen in order to expose the complex interactions of its membrane-bound machinery.


Chris Chen and Crusaders

05 June 2020

Growing ties between the Crusaders and the University of Canterbury (UC) College of Business and Law are bringing invaluable real-world experiences for marketing and sports management students, as well as collaborative research ventures and conference opportunities.


Lardelli art

04 June 2020

Two pioneering University of Canterbury academics, a new Dame who champions Māori women, a new Knight who champions Māori art, a Pasifika poet, a former All Blacks captain, and many other alumni and friends of the University have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020.


Matavai Bay Nina Oberg Humphries

04 June 2020

Nina Oberg Humphries has been announced as the 2020 Pacific Artist in Residence at the University of Canterbury’s Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.


Paige Newnham-Shaw

03 June 2020

UC PACE intern, Paige Newnham-Shaw supported the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project from February to May this year by helping them tap into the insights of young people when it comes to the Cathedral. According to the team, her "amazing" contributions helped to fine tune their strategy in order to build strong relationships between younger audiences and the Cathedral.


UC NEWS logo

02 June 2020

SIGNAL ICT Graduate School, in conjunction with UC, LU, OU, Institute of Canterbury and Otago Polytechnic launched research report "Horizons 2020, Trends in Technology Education" on Monday 1 June, and is challenging business, government and academia to work together to create the technology education system we need to thrive in an increasingly technological world.


NgāKarahipi2020

02 June 2020

The Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships will be open from June to the 15th August.


Ekant Veer

01 June 2020

Will we see a rise in gambling post Covid-19 In New Zealand? Professor Ekant Veer suggests people experiencing hardship are more likely to gamble.


Jake Galasso

27 May 2020

Canadian students have been coming to the University of Canterbury (UC) to complete their teaching qualifications for some 15 years. This year the experience was quite different, but the Canadians chose to stay at UC through lockdown say they’re glad they did.


Brett Morell teaching photo

27 May 2020

The disruptions of COVID-19 presented many challenges for New Zealanders. Schoolteachers needed to adapt swiftly to operating in a virtual environment. Here are the reflections of three Canterbury teachers: PE teacher and Head of Dept: Health at Riccarton High School, Sarah Eaton; Clearview Primary School Year 1 and 2 teacher, Esther Marshall (both graduates of UC teaching programmes); and Parkview School Year 5/6 Team Leader, Brett Morell (currently studying a Master of Education in Leadership)


Chase ventilator

20 May 2020

A simple, low-cost technology developed by University of Canterbury (UC) engineers could save thousands of patients’ lives around the world by doubling the capacity of ventilators in hospital intensive care units, boosting their capacity to treat surges of Covid-19 patients during outbreaks.


Sally Gaw

18 May 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) has launched a new science podcast series to meet public demand for answers to the big issues facing our world.


Bannister

15 May 2020

Internationally renowned University of Canterbury astrophysicist Dr Michele Bannister will take us on a journey to explore interstellar worlds in her upcoming free UC Connect public talk at the University of Canterbury.


Professor Gail Gillon

15 May 2020

A new series of stories for young Kiwis, released by the University of Canterbury (UC) Child Well-being Research Institute, provides a perfect resource for the whole family, based on extensive research.


Julia Rucklidge

14 May 2020

According to government reporting, increasing numbers of New Zealand adolescents struggle with mental health issues. In response, a new University of Canterbury study will test whether better nutrition can help ease the burden of mental illness for youth aged 12 to 18.


Conan Fee

14 May 2020

When New Zealand went into COVID-19 lockdown, University of Canterbury staff had to quickly find new ways to teach and support students remotely. This was a particular challenge for lab based courses. However, unique solutions have enabled students to carry on learning in lockdown.


Daniel Foley

13 May 2020

Discoveries made by a University of Canterbury (UC) organic chemist could be a springboard to new treatments for cancers and antibiotic resistant infections.


HIT Lab VR conference

12 May 2020

The world’s largest and most prestigious virtual reality conference will be held in Ōtautahi Christchurch in 2022.


Tufulasi Taleni

12 May 2020

Learning at home under lockdown has tested parents up and down the country as they attempt to support children’s online learning, but Pasifika families also have additional challenges to navigate.


Dr Antonio Herrera Martin

11 May 2020

Astronomers at the University of Canterbury (UC) have found an incredibly rare new Super-Earth planet towards the centre of the galaxy. The planet is one of only a handful that have been discovered with both size and orbit comparable to that of Earth.


FutureU

11 May 2020

People facing redundancy, suspension or significant reductions in work hours as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19 can now upskill or change careers with the help of a University of Canterbury Study Grant. Called FutureU, the UC initiative will provide grants of up to $7500 per person to subsidise tuition fees.


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