Cara Swit

18 November 2020

Parenting can be a demanding and stressful job at any time, however parenting through a pandemic can pile additional pressure on parents, according to new research.


Professor Annie Potts

18 November 2020

Director of the Centre for Human-Animal Studies, Professor Annie Potts, joined Jesse Mulligan on RNZ to speak about her all-time favourite songs, films, books and TV shows.


Woodchip bioreactor trial

18 November 2020

Reducing nitrates in waterways is the focus of a new trial in Waitaha Canterbury that’s being backed by DoC and Fonterra through their 10-year Living Water partnership, with support from the University of Canterbury.


Scott Base Antartica

17 November 2020

A group of New Zealand scientists, including Professor Adrian McDonald from UC’s Gateway Antarctica, will fly to Antarctica this week, but only after completing 14 days in managed isolation – ensuring the last COVID-free place on Earth, remains that way.


Mauritian wood pigeon illustration

16 November 2020

Tammana Begum from The Natural History Museum reports on international research, led by UC Science graduate Dr Jo Carpenter and University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Don Drake, exploring how the impact of colonisation has resulted in the disappearance of endemic birds in Hawaii, the Mascarenes and Aotearoa New Zealand, affecting unique island flora.


UC climate researcher comments on new research

16 November 2020

Climate researcher Dr Laura Revell of UC’s School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, has cast doubt on new, apocalyptic research that suggests we’ll miss our goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius saying, “It’s just one model and it’s a very simple model.”


Mt Taranaki

16 November 2020

Given the time that has passed since its last eruption, Professor Tom Wilson of UC’s School of Earth and Environment believes the next one could be “on the bigger side of what Taranaki can produce”.


Youth and community leadership

16 November 2020

Leaders in the youth development sector are delighted that the University of Canterbury (UC) has responded to the need for more qualified youth workers...


Dr Sunghul Jung

16 November 2020

The death of a respected psychiatrist in Seoul motivated UC postdoctoral fellow Dr Sungchul Jung to improve the safety of psychiatry appointments by bringing them into the virtual world.


Jack Copeland

16 November 2020

Groundbreaking research exploring the early history of computers and artificial intelligence has won a University of Canterbury (UC) Professor recognition from the Royal Society Te Apārangi.


ACTIV

16 November 2020

Innovative medical technology that could help thousands of Covid-19 patients recover is being offered to hospitals around the world for free by University of Canterbury researchers.


Literacy studies in children

14 November 2020

The UC study, led by Director of the Child Well-being Research Institute Professor Gail Gillon, is part of the Better Start Literacy project, which aims to both boost vocabulary and help children distinguish the individual sounds within words (phonemes).


Leighton Watson

12 November 2020

Congratulations to Dr Leighton Watson from Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment, who has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for his research in snow avalanches and particle-laden gravity currents.


UC Engineering Core

11 November 2020

Six University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have been awarded a total of $3.85 million in 2020 Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Funding towards five ground-breaking research projects.


UC Law Grad Emma Higgins

10 November 2020

University of Canterbury Law graduate Emma Higgins tells NZ Herald's David Hill about how she traded corporate clients for working in agriculture.


Forestry_NWS

10 November 2020

Professor Bruce Manley and UC alum Adrian Loo have been named as two of Aotearoa New Zealand’s 2020 forestry heroes.


Thomas Bedggood

10 November 2020

Promising young composer University of Canterbury (UC) student Thomas Bedggood can’t wait to hear his orchestral composition Smoking Mirror | Tezcatlipoca performed live by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO), next month.


Michael Plank

09 November 2020

UC's Professor Michael Plank discusses NZ's COVID-19 contact tracing system, potential travel bubbles and pre-departure quarantines with RNZ.


Patiti Point erosion

06 November 2020

A study by UC's Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment undergrad students has revealed that the coastline at Patiti Point has experienced accelerated erosion over a three-year period, but the effects seem to have stalled in the last 12 months.


Bronwyn Dibbs trampoline

06 November 2020

If anyone can rebound from the challenges of 2020 it’s champion trampoline athlete and University of Canterbury (UC) student Bronwyn Dibb.


children

04 November 2020

Three University of Canterbury academics have won grants of over $80,000 to research autism, sleep problems, brain injuries and their impact on children and parents.


David Faitaua

04 November 2020

Studying at the University of Canterbury (UC) opened TV reporter Daniel Faitaua’s mind to the world around him and helped spark his dream of living and working overseas.


US Election 2020 postal votes

04 November 2020

In an article for The Conversation, UC Associate Professor Peter Field looks at how the role of the Electoral College, key swing states and postal votes could decide the 2020 US presidential election.


Alice Hyun Min Kim

04 November 2020

New Zealand schools can do more to bridge cultural and language barriers and improve academic outcomes for Pacific children, a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher says.


Grimshaw

03 November 2020

Even if American President Donald Trump loses this week’s election, the damage he has done to politics is something the United States – and the world - will have to reconcile in the years to come, says University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor of Sociology Mike Grimshaw.


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