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Richard Lobb

30 September 2020

A Computer Science lecturer who developed an innovative open-source teaching tool that has taken off around the world has won the University of Canterbury’s highest award for tertiary teaching excellence.


Vxt

30 September 2020

Christchurch startup Vxt is tackling the pet hate of many — having to check voicemail messages — announcing on Tuesday it raised $600,000 in its first ever capital raise to help it on its mission.


Design for the cover of the Group Shoe Catelogue

30 September 2020

Ilam Campus Gallery’s upcoming exhibition celebrates the five-decade career of graphic artist, painter and publisher Leo Bensemann (1912–1986) and connects current students to an inspiring University of Canterbury’s (UC) Fine Arts alumni.


Sonia Yee

29 September 2020

Award-winning Podcast and Series Producer at Radio New Zealand, Sonia Yee, reflects on how her experience at UC helped to build her foundations as a passionate storyteller.


Alessandro Palermo, Cain Stratford, UC Engineering

29 September 2020

Surrounded by ocean, most of New Zealand’s reinforced-concrete infrastructure lies close to the coast, making it susceptible to corrosion. Could new glass-based reinforcing hold the answer?


Staff of the Year

29 September 2020

Some of the most inspiring and dedicated staff from the University of Canterbury have received awards in the UCSA’s 2020 Staff of the Year Awards celebration. Students from all over campus voted on their most enthusiastic and dedicated lecturers, as well as non-academic staff who have also gone above and beyond their role as they support students.


McNoe

29 September 2020

One of the women leading Canterbury into the future, the University of Canterbury Students’ Association President Tori McNoe has been shortlisted for the Women of Influence Young Leader award.


SDG

24 September 2020

Aotearoa New Zealand’s third SDG Summit Series, which was announced in Ōtautahi Christchurch on 25 September to mark five years since the world committed to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), will stimulate sustainability action across Aotearoa New Zealand, according to the summit’s chairperson.


Minister Eugenie Sage and Dr Michael Jackson

24 September 2020

A long-term, novel solution to help New Zealand achieve its predator free ambitions is a step closer, thanks to $1.4 million in Department of Conservation (DOC) funding for University of Canterbury (UC) research.


Bronwyn Hayward

23 September 2020

Prime Minister and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Judith Collins have met for the first televised debate of the 2020 election campaign. UC's Professor Bronwyn Hayward was one of five experts watching the debate closely for what it revealed about policy, performance and the likely tone of the campaign to come.


Damage on Auckland Harbour Bridge

22 September 2020

University of Canterbury structural engineering Professor Alessandro Palermo talked to RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan about repairing the damage to the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the long term viability of the bridge.


Dr Lukas Marek

22 September 2020

Family wealth and geography are major factors determining childhood vaccination rates around New Zealand, according to new research. University of Canterbury (UC) GeoHealth Laboratory Post-Doctoral Fellow Lukas Marek has investigated immunisation trends around the country from 2006 to 2017 using millions of records from the National Immunisation Register (NIR) and census data.


US Supreme Court

22 September 2020

University of Canterbury Politics Professor Amy Fletcher talks to Bryan Crump on RNZ National Nights about the impact of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s passing, on the supreme court and the upcoming US elections.


Surrogacy

21 September 2020

Passionate surrogacy researcher and campaigner UC Law Associate Professor Debra Wilson expresses her excitement in RNZ article now that surrogacy law is on the Law Commission’s work programme.


Covid-19 testing

21 September 2020

Experts Alex James (UC) and Shaun Hendy (UoA) say preventing major outbreaks requires a significant change in public behaviour. They recommend the use of masks on public transport and suggest that restrictions on large gatherings, particularly indoors, may need to be kept in place in the longer term to protect Aotearoa.


Flynn Adcock

18 September 2020

A three-minute ‘elevator pitch’ on converting methane waste to bioplastics has taken out the top prize at UC’s Three Minute Thesis competition for Biological Sciences postgraduate student Flynn Adcock.


Jenny Clarke

18 September 2020

Croquet may bring to mind lazy summer afternoons on the lawn or Alice in Wonderland’s flamingo mallets, however University of Canterbury (UC) Sport Coaching academic Dr Jenny Clarke takes it far more seriously. The world’s top-ranked female player and New Zealand’s 2019 Player of the Year, she is also one of the top international researchers on croquet coaching and performance techniques.


Yutika Rangari TaxCOOP competition winner

17 September 2020

A plan to introduce a unique eco-tax on waste has won a University of Canterbury (UC) Business student a virtual place at an international conference.


Neville Watson

16 September 2020

University of Canterbury Engineering Professor Neville Watson is leading a seven-year project to ensure modern renewable energy can be integrated into the country’s century-old electrical grid to future-proof the power supply and benefit every New Zealander.


Ventilators

16 September 2020

A simple, low-cost, open source, 3D-printed solution developed by University of Canterbury engineers could save thousands of patients’ lives around the world.


Climate explained

16 September 2020

The tropics are expected to experience rising temperatures and changes to rainfall. The question is: could this make the region uninhabitable? UC's Professor James Shulmeister explains the likelihood of this and the impact to the 3.3B people living across the Equator, in article on The Conversation.


Dr Adam Forbes

15 September 2020

More landowners will get access to expert advice on planting native trees with the expansion of a Restoration Ambassadors programme led by the University of Canterbury (UC).


UC Aerospace club

11 September 2020

UC Aerospace, one of the largest academic clubs at the University of Canterbury is aiming to make Canterbury a hub for aerospace talent by building career pathways for students. The club runs multiple outreach programmes at both primary and high-school levels to grow student interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and rocketry.


Education Minister Chris Hipkins: streaming is incompatible with Treaty of Waita

11 September 2020

The research is clear - academic streaming in NZ schools is disadvantaging many children, write UC Education experts David Pomeroy, Kay-Lee Jones, Mahdis Azarmandi & Sara Tolbert in this excellent, collaborative piece for The Conversation.


Word2020

11 September 2020

The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is about to burst forth with stories, ideas, poetry and song. The recently announced festival line-up features many University of Canterbury scholars and writers, including Canterbury University Press authors, and is selling out fast.


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