News archive 2020


Sunita Gautam

23 October 2020

“It is the people” says the newly elected representative for the Christchurch Central Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board when asked what inspired her to run for election again in 2020.


Dr Deb Munro

23 October 2020

Several University of Canterbury (UC) innovators and their health technology solutions are among the inaugural winners of the first HealthTech Supernode Challenge, a national innovation challenge, announced at an awards ceremony in Christchurch last night.


Bannister

22 October 2020

University of Canterbury, Dr Michele Bannister, is one of the ten early-to-mid-career researchers to be awarded a 2020 Royal Society Te Apārangi Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. “How planetary systems form and change is crucial to understanding our place in the Universe.”


Adrienne Paul, UC

22 October 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) Law Lecturer Adrienne Paul (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tuhoe) has only been with the University of Canterbury (UC) since January but is already changing how bicultural lessons are woven into the Bachelor of Laws programme.


Sacha McMeeking

21 October 2020

Powerhouse change agent and head of the University of Canterbury Aotahi School of Māori & Indigenous Studies, Sacha McMeeking (Kāi Tahu) talks to Stuff's Philip Matthews about the gap between knowing and doing, and UC’s role in Māori employability and community engagement.


BenKen_NWS

21 October 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) is joining global online learning platform edX to offer free, short courses to the world.


Chloe Swarbrick

19 October 2020

There is much to digest in New Zealand's election results and the likely shape of the next parliament. UC’s Professor Bronwyn Hayward & Dr Lindsey Te Ata o Tau MacDonald deliver their initial responses and predictions alongside other poltical experts in an article on The Conversation.


Assoc Prof Aaron Marshall

16 October 2020

Two University of Canterbury engineering innovations were among the 12 finalists selected for the eighth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards held last night.


Minor party leaders at pre-election debate

16 October 2020

After a long and COVID-delayed campaign, New Zealand’s general election is just a day away. For the fourth and final time, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Judith Collins met last night for a televised debate. University of Canterbury Professor Bronwyn Hayward offers her concluding thoughts alongside four other political experts in article on The Conversation.


Covid responses

15 October 2020

"It shows that New Zealanders need to have a conversation about what things we would give up to stop the impact of the lockdown," disaster expert, Professor John Hopkins, tells RNZ in response to our ‘old fashioned’ COVID19 methods.


Annual global greenhouse gas emissions

15 October 2020

“It is time to stop saying New Zealand is a small contributor to climate change, and start getting serious about it… If we’re more honest about it, getting serious about climate change is not about protecting the planet. It’s about keeping the planet habitable for humans.” This sobering new opinion piece on Stuff NZ from Dr Laura Revell and Associate Professor Ann Brower from UC’s College of Science, is a must read for all New Zealanders. 


Pink Shirt in the College of Engineering

15 October 2020

Anti-bullying expert Dr Cara Swit is delighted to see University of Canterbury (UC) students supporting the annual Pink Shirt Day tomorrow, but would like people to feel empowered to confront bullying every day.


COMNAP UC MOU

15 October 2020

A renewed agreement between the University of Canterbury (UC) and the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) will see the international Antarctic headquarters housed at UC until 2027.


Team creating event for students to meet political candidates

15 October 2020

Students at the University of Canterbury (UC) have organised a number of events to connect young voters with political candidates in the lead-up to the 2020 elections.


Professor John Hopkins

14 October 2020

New report on foreign bribery describes New Zealand as having ‘limited enforcement’. UC Law Professor John Hopkins is the author of the New Zealand report as part of Exporting Corruption 2020: Assessing Enforcement of the OCED Anti-Bribery Convention.


UC Grad Corban Tupou

13 October 2020

With his passion of filmmaking and music UC Business graduate Corban Tupou created an entire online music community - Sounds of the Local.


Tourism and Earthquakes

13 October 2020

New book Tourism and Earthquakes, edited by Professor C. Michael Hall and Professor Girish Prayag explores the relationship between tourism and earthquakes through the different stages of a disaster.


UC Law Professor Karen Scott

13 October 2020

You might think as a nation New Zealand would actively protect an environment that contributed over $7 billion to the economy, but University of Canterbury (UC) Law Professor Karen Scott says we aren’t doing enough to protect New Zealand’s maritime zone – something that could be addressed, in part, with an oceans policy.


Grace Steinmetz

12 October 2020

University of Canterbury Law and Business student Grace Steinmetz is keeping her career options open. As a force to be reckoned with on a rugby seven’s field she’s eyeing the 2024 Olympics in Paris too.


UC Graduate Daryl Gibson

12 October 2020

University of Canterbury graduate & ex-All Blacks rugby midfielder Daryl Gibson has written a thesis on how to break a losing streak after leaving his coaching position with the Waratahs, NZ Stuff reports.


Michael Plank

12 October 2020

A new article from the New York Times discusses how New Zealand has stamped out the COVID19 virus for a second time. They spoke to University of Canterbury Engineering Professor Michael Plank who said, “We need to be really careful not to let our guard down. We think we’ve got a high chance now that we’ve eliminated community transmission of the virus. But that doesn’t mean it won’t come back.”


Presidents

12 October 2020

In an upcoming free UC Connect | Tauhere public talk, University of Canterbury Political Science and International Relations academic Associate Professor Amy Fletcher will discuss the 2020 Presidential Election in a Divided United States.


Period

09 October 2020

UC students are fighting Aotearoa's period poverty crisis by donating sanitary products to Te Puna Oranga and Aviva Families.


Lake Tasman, New Zealand

09 October 2020

Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to a new study. But the effects of these glacial lakes are not represented in current ice loss models, warn the study authors.


UC Grad Shawn Thomas

08 October 2020

With a passion for making positive change to family life in Aotearoa New Zealand, University of Canterbury (UC) graduate Shawn Thomas believes “dance can change the world”.


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