Matt Hobbs fluoride

28 July 2020

Kiwi kids are suffering unnecessarily from severe tooth decay that could be prevented, according to research published today in JAMA Paediatrics, the highest-ranking journal of Paediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health in the world.


Firdaus Shairi

27 July 2020

Malaysian-born UC student Firdaus Shairi earned the right to represent New Zealand in a global esports tournament centred around the football video game, FIFA 20, where competitors play each other by each taking control of a virtual team.


Is robot abuse immoral

27 July 2020

In a new study, University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have found that participants considered abusive behaviour towards a robot just as immoral as abusive behaviour towards a human.


John Newton

27 July 2020

In the introduction to this warm and informative book about the life and the practice of Christchurch’s beloved sculptor Llew Summers, published by Canterbury University Press, author John Newton urges us to reconsider the artist’s legacy - and to let go of our preconceptions. Then he takes us on a journey to help us do just that.


Behrouz

24 July 2020

Award-winning author Behrouz Boochani has been granted refugee status by Immigration New Zealand and is to become a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Canterbury.


Bronwyn Hayward

23 July 2020

A University of Canterbury (UC) expert on sustainability, youth, climate and democracy is the only New Zealander appointed to the prestigious Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Core Writing Team of thirty world experts.


Hamish Oliver at the piano

23 July 2020

Music for gaming has grown up and found its place in the world of music composition. Unlike music composed for film or theatre, music for gaming presents unique challenges, says University of Canterbury (UC) Music Lecturer Hamish Oliver.


Child playing game

22 July 2020

We’re back in level one and counting our blessings, but what effect has the lockdown period had on our children? What do they need from us now?


Aotearoa Rockstars

22 July 2020

A passion for normalising te reo is driving two researchers from University of Canterbury (UC), whose next project with school children at Burnside Primary School will take te reo out of the school and into the west Christchurch community.


Good Nights

22 July 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have made a major step forward in treatment of sleep problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in new research recently published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.


Tracy Clelland

17 July 2020

The Keep It Real Online campaign aimed at encouraging parents to talk to their children about pornography has gone viral, but it's still hard to know where to start. UC sexuality educator Tracy Clelland provides further advice on how to best tackle this complicated topic in The Conversation.


Hooker River

16 July 2020

Insights from bicultural research can enhance practical applications from a palaeotsunami database to land-use decisions, according to a new review in Earth Surface Dynamics


Covid-19: Government Response Stringency Index

16 July 2020

Stringent border controls and mandatory quarantine give New Zealand a good chance to remain free of #COVID19 for months to come, according to UC and AoU researchers in the latest article on The Conversation.


Korari study II

16 July 2020

Eleven years after graduating with a Masters in Fine Arts (Printmaking) with distinction from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts Kim Lowe returns for The Silence of the Brush, an exhibition of brushwork created during her 2019 Olivia Spencer Bower Award year.


Geoff Chase Lui Holder Pearson

14 July 2020

A simple, low-cost piece of technology developed by UC engineers could save the lives of thousands of Covid-19 patients around the world by doubling the capacity of ventilators in hospital intensive care units.


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.


Law Courts

08 July 2020

The fact that [media] might not be able to report something does not impact on their general right to be there,” Professor Cheer, UC School of Law, comments on the Mama Hooch sexual assault allegation court proceedings for Stuff.


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.


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