22 August 2019
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows.
21 August 2019
Could we be close to having sustainable, continuously rechargeable batteries that power our lives?
08 August 2019
How does a university walk the talk of building a sustainable future? University of Canterbury Sustainability Officer Dr Matt Morris looks at how one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary institutions is overcoming the challenges of moving to clean energy, not just in its research, but on its campuses.
06 August 2019
UC Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase is working on world-first insulin sensor technology to enable ‘right now’ measurement for those managing type 2 diabetes.
05 August 2019
In what could be a world-first, UC researchers Associate Professors Daniel Holland and Matthew Watson, along with PhD student Tenaya Driller, have imaged live maple saplings at the Australian Synchrotron.
05 August 2019
Associate Professor Tammy Steeves, University of Canterbury, College of Science, School of Biological Sciences, comments on the new DOC biodiversity strategy.
01 August 2019
In her upcoming UC Connect public talk, University of Canterbury Engineering Professor Philippa Martin will look at the every day reality for many women in engineering. In particular, she will look at the impact of the thousand ‘paper cuts’ many women experience before even graduating.
31 July 2019
When assessing a patient’s health, one of the first things a doctor does is measure the patient’s vital signs. But how do you measure vital signs when your patient is a huge, endangered paikea humpback whale? New University of Canterbury (UC) research suggests drones might be the solution.
26 July 2019
The Dementia Prevention Research Clinic will be officially opened in Christchurch today – the third in a national network of clinics established by Brain Research New Zealand| Rangahau Roro Aotearoa (BRNZ).
24 July 2019
Volcanologist Associate Professor Ben Kennedy has won the University of Canterbury’s highest award for tertiary teaching excellence, the UC Teaching Medal.
22 July 2019
Death is a big business, which is one reason why Silicon Valley billionaires such as Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Sergey Brin hope to disrupt the aging process and unlock the secrets of immortality. In an upcoming UC Connect | Tauhere public talk, Associate Professor Amy Fletcher will discuss the use of emerging technology in age extension and the future of life and death.
17 July 2019
Two native planting and restoration projects in Canterbury have received support from the One Billion Trees Fund, including a unique project led by the University of Canterbury (UC).
16 July 2019
The 2019 Stats NZ Prize for a paper with “the best use of official statistics” has been awarded to University of Canterbury researchers whose work concluded that the timing of a child’s fifth birthday, and when they typically first start school, may impact on their NCEA results and University Entrance (UE) later on.
15 July 2019
This year marks 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon, 20 July 1969. The University of Canterbury (UC) has a strong history of excellence in engineering, astronomy and physics. The following reflections are from members of the UC community with an interest in what happens next.
11 July 2019
Like some confused migratory bird, a jumbo jet containing NASA’s flying observatory leaves its sunny home in the California desert every year to spend the winter in Christchurch, New Zealand.
10 July 2019
The University of Canterbury team, ‘Electric Sheep’, was the only New Zealand team to compete and qualify at the international RoboCup 2019 competition, in Sydney, Australia, recently.
09 July 2019
An accounting professor’s boyhood love of the outdoors has inspired 30 years of research into the social and environmental impacts of organisations, and how they account for and communicate those impacts.
08 July 2019
New research shows that international visitors to New Zealand value sustainability and protecting the environment but there are gaps and opportunities for local tourism service providers to do more to promote eco-friendly practices.
05 July 2019
Adapting new data technologies may lead to fairer food prices for consumers and producers, by increasing transparency.
05 July 2019
A more balanced approach to harvesting fish could slow down fisheries-induced evolution and result in other conservation benefits, according to collaborative research from UC’s School of Mathematics and Statistics.
04 July 2019
An ingenious new solution being engineered at the University of Canterbury (UC) aims to turn food waste into valuable chemical components that could be used to make bioplastics.
02 July 2019
University of Canterbury (UC) Research and Innovation Commercial Director Elizabeth Hopkins is one of two new appointments to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE) Science Board, announced today by Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Hon Dr Megan Woods.
01 July 2019
Associate Professor David Leung’s biodegradable coating can help achieve food security in an environmentally friendly and consumer-conscious way.
28 June 2019
The first conference of the Australasian Animal Studies Association to be held in New Zealand takes place in Christchurch this week, following a successful bid from UC’s New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies (NZCHAS) and TourismNZ.
27 June 2019
A Master of Geography student at University of Canterbury (UC) is one of four postgraduate students from across New Zealand to receive the NZ Post Antarctic Scholarship 2019.
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