Matthew Cowan

20 February 2020

Many raw materials used in everyday consumer goods are produced using industrial separation and purification processes that are incredibly energy-intensive. With the support of a $300,000 Fast-Start grant from the Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, UC researcher Dr Matthew Cowan is leading a project to develop innovative energy saving alternatives.

UC Connect public talk: A cross-examination of rape myths

20 February 2020

Despite more than 40 years of law reform aimed at improving the experience of giving evidence for adult rape complainants, Ministry of Justice research in 2018 re-confirmed that the process remains distressing and re-traumatising.


19 February 2020

Poetic inspiration comes in many forms, and across many centuries. Even an ardent, if ancient, Roman poet still managed to influence the work of beloved New Zealand poets James K. Baxter and C.K. Stead.

Toby Macrae

19 February 2020

A unique, new app that analyses speech patterns could provide a leap forward in the assessment and treatment of children with speech difficulties.


17 February 2020

The University of Canterbury is expanding its near decade-long partnership with New Zealand’s largest student club, the Student Volunteer Army, to help spread its culture of meaningful volunteering to schools throughout the country with a new Service Award.

Jeremy Richardson

13 February 2020

A collection of environmental campaign case studies published 45 years ago has been reprinted by Routledge, surprising and delighting co-editor Professor Jeremy Richardson, former Oxford University Professor of Comparative European Politics and currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury’s National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE).


11 February 2020

Climate change is negatively affecting tree reproduction by throwing seed production systems out of synchronisation, according to a new international study co-authored by a University of Canterbury scientist.

Haha Retallick Brown

10 February 2020

Findings from a new study offer a way forward for women seeking choice in how they safely manage premenstrual syndrome (PMS).


07 February 2020

This year the University of Canterbury’s annual Ursula Bethell Writer’s Residency is being split between two award-winning Christchurch writers, author Amy Head and playwright Nathan Joe, who will each take up residence for six months.

Abel Goremusandu with Professor Sonia Mazey and Professor Cheryl de la Rey

05 February 2020

The Piano was humming with exciting new ideas on Tuesday night, with the University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship’s (UCE) biggest ever Showcase pulling a crowd of over 300 people into central Christchurch to hear from the top 11 ventures from this year’s UCE Summer Startup Programme.

Assoc. Prof Amy Fletcher

05 February 2020

First there was gunpowder, then nuclear weapons. Now another revolution in warfighting is underway with the rise of algorithmic warfare using robots and precision targeting technology. Their use is highly controversial but to date there has been no systematic attempt made to map the debate unfolding in academic, intergovernmental, corporate and social media domains.


01 February 2020

There is no known cure for stuttering and other speech disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia of speech, but new research by a University of Canterbury (UC) academic involves scanning the brain to find out what causes speech production problems.

MGM 228 students with 10th birthday cake

31 January 2020

Twenty students recently returned from an enlightening trip to China as part of the MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture course, marking its 10th anniversary.

Catherine Theys

31 January 2020

There is no known cure for stuttering and other speech disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia of speech, but new research by a University of Canterbury (UC) academic involves scanning the brain to find out what causes speech production problems.

Summer Startup Programme finalists 2020

31 January 2020

After ten busy weeks in the UCE Summer Startup Programme, 24 students pitched their ideas to a panel of local experts, who selected the top ventures, who will pitch at the Summer Startup Showcase.

Tree tops

31 January 2020

Professor of Accounting, Markus Milne, was a recent guest on the podcast series 'Podcast or Perish' where he discussed his work looking at corporate social and environmental reporting.

UC Engineering Masters’ student Jonathan Ring and UC Associate Professor Aaron M

30 January 2020

An industrial prototype to recycle acid waste from Christchurch’s galvanized steel industries is just the beginning for researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) who have a global vision for their eco innovation. Called Zincovery, their exciting project is a finalist for Callaghan Innovation’s prestigious C-Prize.

Every moment counts ticket

30 January 2020

Small moments can make big differences in how children feel and function in school. This is a key driver behind a one-day workshop on mental health held at Manawa in the Christchurch health precinct.

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29 January 2020

University of Canterbury sport coaching lecturer Piet Van Hasselt has been named Head Coach of the New Zealand men’s 3x3 team and is tasked with taking the national side to two big fixtures in 2020.

Geoff Brash Validation Workshop

27 January 2020

Every year, we are lucky to have many successful entrepreneurs generously give their time and expertise to mentor our UCE Summer Startup Programme students. This year, we have had an amazing line-up of resident entrepreneurs - Geoff Brash, Glenn Renwick, and Richard Doyle. We spoke to Geoff and Richard about their entrepreneurial backgrounds, and experiences as UCE mentors.

Bella Franks

23 January 2020

Being a young woman in a male-dominated field hasn’t stopped Bella Franks carving out a successful international career as an engineer.

Ann Brower

23 January 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have found two types of gender disparities in New Zealand universities – a gender pay gap, and a gender performance pay gap.

Katie Young

21 January 2020

As we race towards the end of our Summer Startup Programme, we’ve asked students from three ventures to share what they’ve been up to, some of their experiences so far, and their thoughts on the programme!


21 January 2020

New Zealand adults who don’t speak te reo Māori nevertheless grow up hearing and seeing Māori words throughout their lives. With the support of a $660,000 grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, a University of Canterbury-led research team will explore whether adult language acquisition can be facilitated by awakening this latently acquired knowledge called ‘a proto-lexicon’.

Kathleen Quinlivan

16 January 2020

A Festschrift where International and New Zealand scholars honour and celebrate Professor Kathleen Quinlivan’s contribution to the field of Critical Sexuality Education Studies over the course of her lifetime.

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