News archive 2019


Kelly

20 December 2019

This year has been called a mega-mast, as more than half of all beech forests are seeding across New Zealand. The amount of seed and fruit available has been boosted even further by the simultaneous flowering of rimu and tussock. University of Canterbury Professor Dave Kelly, School of Biological Sciences, comments on what stage of the masting cycle we’re in now, and how the mega mast will affect native bird and predator numbers over summer.


Pons

20 December 2019

The Pons family of five would make an intimidating quiz team. Between them, they hold 11 university degrees, including four from the University of Canterbury (UC), with more on the way.


Dr Wafaa Al-Hussainni

19 December 2019

An Iraqi woman with a PhD from the University of Canterbury (UC) is being recognised as a trailblazing graduate for her work in disease prevention and biosecurity in her home country.


RileyPayne

18 December 2019

Riley Payne is already putting his University of Canterbury (UC) degree into action, testing water quality in local rivers, beaches and lakes. He is one of the first graduates from UC’s new Environmental Science programme, which launched in 2017.


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18 December 2019

The University of Canterbury (UC) is amidst an exciting week celebrating the hard work of students who are graduating over the next two days.


Christchurch city

17 December 2019

University of Canterbury (UC) is getting a headstart on one of its New Year resolutions – to better engage with the community, local businesses and the city of Ōtautahi Christchurch.


PrernaSingh

17 December 2019

University of Canterbury doctoral student Prerna Singh’s academic adventures in computer science have taken her from working with hospital sonographers on ultrasound image enhancement to her current job, data wrangling for Weta Digital in Wellington.


Sonam_Zam_NWS

17 December 2019

New Zealand expertise in renewable energy will be put to good use in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan when a University of Canterbury (UC) engineering student returns to her homeland.


Sati and Cameron

16 December 2019

Two different roads led University of Canterbury (UC) graduands Sati Ravichandiren and Cameron Hart to internships with law firm Lane Neave and now full-time roles.


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16 December 2019

Hundreds of proud University of Canterbury (UC) students wearing academic regalia will parade through central Christchurch this week for the first time since before the 2011 earthquakes.


SClair

13 December 2019

Since founding natural healthcare company Artemis in 1998, Sandra Clair has played a key role in advocating for plant-based medicines to be recognised and regulated in New Zealand. Her latest successful endeavour is earning a PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury (UC), where she has been researching ways to integrate centuries of empirical knowledge with today’s pharmaceutically based regulatory approach.


Harris

12 December 2019

A third of the 21 New Zealand students and recent graduates embarking on internships to learn how Asia does business are from the University of Canterbury.


Rose_Centre_NWS

12 December 2019

New developments in rehabilitation research from the University of Canterbury (UC)’s Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research has been made possible thanks to the generosity of Jim and Dr Susan Wakefield.


UC Motorsport_NWS

11 December 2019

The University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team took home five trophies from the Formula Student competition in Victoria, Australia, in which students from across Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan took part in race events.


Jacob Blokland

10 December 2019

A paper from University of Canterbury (UC) alumnus Jacob Blokland published in United States palaeontology journal 'Palaentologica Electronica' this week, shows how an ancient penguin species discovered on the Rēkohu Chatham Islands helps bridge the gap between extinct giant penguins and their modern relatives.


Food

06 December 2019

‘Food for Thought’ is a five-day series of 15-minute talks in the city, bringing the university’s thought leaders to the public, so people can feed their minds while filling their tummies.


Niki Davis

06 December 2019

Distinguished Professor of e-Learning Niki Davis’s stellar career in e-learning has taught her there is cause for both optimism and caution as education evolves further and faster into online spaces.


Keith Alexander

05 December 2019

From 2020, two final year UC students achieving at the highest level in industrial product design will be rewarded with a prestigious new prize. Donated by Springfree NZ Ltd, the prize recognises product design excellence and also honours outstanding UC academic, engineer and inventor, Professor Keith Alexander.


Associate Professor Justin Morgenroth

04 December 2019

Associate Professor Justin Morgenroth, from the University of Canterbury’s School of Forestry, has won the 2019 University of Canterbury (UC) Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award. The award recognises outstanding contributions to research made by a UC academic in the first decade of their career.


Ella_Sutherland_NWS

29 November 2019

Visual artist and University of Canterbury (UC) alumna Ella Sutherland will travel to Germany next October, spending a year researching, networking and developing new work as recipient of the 2020/2021 Creative New Zealand Berlin Visual Arts Residency.


Dr Tyron Love

28 November 2019

“It looks grim,” says Dr Tyron Love, a senior lecturer of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury (UC) College of Business and Law, of the preliminary findings of his research into the future of Māori academics in New Zealand universities.


Strategy banner

28 November 2019

2019 the University of Canterbury (UC) took the first steps towards establishing a new strategic plan to carry us forward to our milestone 150th anniversary, and beyond.


KessansNASA

27 November 2019

Working with the University of Canterbury, Christchurch aims to be at the centre of New Zealand’s burgeoning aerospace sector by 2025, according to the city’s new aerospace strategic plan. UC research and facilities have the potential to make it easier, faster and cheaper to launch rockets into space, with wide-ranging benefits for other technology.


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26 November 2019

Christchurch’s political science experts are leading conversations about terrorism, refugees and inclusive societies in the context of a community forever changed by the terrorist attack on two city Mosques on 15 March.


Josh McSkimming

25 November 2019

‘Straight A’ University of Canterbury (UC) student Josh McSkimming is New Zealand’s top economics student and was recently honoured with the prestigious Sir Frank Holmes award in recognition.


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