News archive 2020


Ekant Veer

01 June 2020

Will we see a rise in gambling post Covid-19 In New Zealand? Professor Ekant Veer suggests people experiencing hardship are more likely to gamble.


Jake Galasso

27 May 2020

Canadian students have been coming to the University of Canterbury (UC) to complete their teaching qualifications for some 15 years. This year the experience was quite different, but the Canadians chose to stay at UC through lockdown say they’re glad they did.


Arindam Basu

26 May 2020

Associate Professor Arindam Basu tells NZ Herald that it's an opportune time for rules to relax, but he says that people need to be completely up front and honest about their health to maintain strict contact-tracing mechanisms.


Chase ventilator

20 May 2020

A simple, low-cost technology developed by University of Canterbury (UC) engineers could save thousands of patients’ lives around the world by doubling the capacity of ventilators in hospital intensive care units, boosting their capacity to treat surges of Covid-19 patients during outbreaks.


Tasman Pulp and Paper Mill

19 May 2020

Charles Finny's work as part of the SSANSE Project at the University of Canterbury features on The Spinoff covering trade opportunities for New Zealand in a Post-Covid Future.


Health Pod

19 May 2020

Imagining a HealthPod located in the community, where patients with chronic illnesses could more easily monitor their symptoms, has won a team of health students the University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) Digital Doctors Disrupt Challenge for 2020.


Sally Gaw

18 May 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) has launched a new science podcast series to meet public demand for answers to the big issues facing our world.


Bannister

15 May 2020

Internationally renowned University of Canterbury astrophysicist Dr Michele Bannister will take us on a journey to explore interstellar worlds in her upcoming free UC Connect public talk at the University of Canterbury.


Julia Rucklidge

14 May 2020

According to government reporting, increasing numbers of New Zealand adolescents struggle with mental health issues. In response, a new University of Canterbury study will test whether better nutrition can help ease the burden of mental illness for youth aged 12 to 18.


Conan Fee

14 May 2020

When New Zealand went into COVID-19 lockdown, University of Canterbury staff had to quickly find new ways to teach and support students remotely. This was a particular challenge for lab based courses. However, unique solutions have enabled students to carry on learning in lockdown.


Daniel Foley

13 May 2020

Discoveries made by a University of Canterbury (UC) organic chemist could be a springboard to new treatments for cancers and antibiotic resistant infections.


HIT Lab VR conference

12 May 2020

The world’s largest and most prestigious virtual reality conference will be held in Ōtautahi Christchurch in 2022.


Dr Antonio Herrera Martin

11 May 2020

Astronomers at the University of Canterbury (UC) have found an incredibly rare new Super-Earth planet towards the centre of the galaxy. The planet is one of only a handful that have been discovered with both size and orbit comparable to that of Earth.


FutureU

11 May 2020

People facing redundancy, suspension or significant reductions in work hours as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19 can now upskill or change careers with the help of a University of Canterbury Study Grant. Called FutureU, the UC initiative will provide grants of up to $7500 per person to subsidise tuition fees.


Virtually Together

08 May 2020

A recent two-week Challenge for students called ‘Virtually Together – Creating Social Connections in an Increasingly Isolated World’ produced some exciting new ideas on how to reduce loneliness and enhance community wellbeing.


Human-Robot Interaction

08 May 2020

An expert international consortium, including University of Canterbury researchers, has written the first textbook on Human-Robot Interaction to be published by Cambridge University Press in May 2020.


Engineering Core - UC Logo

07 May 2020

New fund launched by the UC Foundation to support students suffering hardship or challenges that make it difficult for them to continue or return to their studies in the COVID-19 environment.


Professor Peter Holland

07 May 2020

The late Emeritus Professor Peter Holland, who was a leading expert in biogeography and environmental change, has left a significant bequest that will benefit science research at the University of Canterbury for generations to come. Starting next year, the bequest will fund scholarship support for two full-time Māori or Pasifika postgraduate students in Ecology or Environmental Science at UC.


Dr Amy Osbourne

06 May 2020

Heavy cannabis use has an impact on human DNA but the effect is stronger in people who smoke tobacco as well, according to new University of Canterbury (UC) research.


Shayne Gooch

05 May 2020

The University of Canterbury’s College of Engineering is offering a new opportunity that fast-tracks entry into a professional engineering degree, especially tailored for technically skilled workers whose jobs may have been impacted by the pandemic.


Steven Gieseg

04 May 2020

A University of Canterbury (UC) research team has found that measuring antioxidant chemicals generated by white blood cells is important for monitoring inflammation and free radical damage during diseases such as heart disease or SARS.


Min-Young

01 May 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) 2019 Fine Arts graduate Min-Young Her starts this week with a $15,000 gift and a new mentor to support her next stage of innovative creative output, thanks to an Arts Foundation Springboard Award.


temp imaging

01 May 2020

University of Canterbury Mechanical Engineering experts are among the Kiwi innovators battling against COVID-19.


Arindam Basu

01 May 2020

UC Associate Professor Arindam Basu discusses how new clusters of COVID-19 cases can emerge, and what New Zealand can do to prevent large clusters and eliminate outbreaks after lockdown.


Zhang

30 April 2020

High speed, accurate 3D printing is becoming a reality thanks to new technology being developed by a University of Canterbury (UC) mechanical engineer.


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