21 May 2018
In a world-first, University of Canterbury Hydrological and Ecological Engineering researchers have filed a patent application for their invention the Storminator™, which could be exactly the weapon that our waterways need.
21 May 2018
Digital Technologies has just been added to the New Zealand curriculum. Also bewilderingly referred to as computing, computational thinking, computer science or coding, the subject is being taught from primary school level. But what's the real purpose of introducing it, especially to such young students?
17 May 2018
Innovative research that is good for the world is set to fascinate participants at the University of Canterbury's Techweek18 event: UC People Making a Difference.
14 May 2018
In early 2019, University of Canterbury researchers will be part of an international effort to explore one of the coldest, harshest and most remote locations in the world: the Weddell Sea off Antarctica.
10 May 2018
Two researchers from the University of Canterbury have developed machine-learning software that can predict how dangerous a particular strain of Salmonella will be, according to a paper published in PLOS Genetics this week.
24 April 2018
A University of Canterbury historian’s new research into historical German forensic psychology may give insight into the reliability of witness testimony, particularly in cases where children appear as prosecution witnesses.
18 April 2018
A new study about New Zealand’s extinct moa, involving acid baths and concrete mixers, by researchers from the University of Canterbury and Landcare Research, has revealed a surprising finding about their ability to disperse tree seeds.
17 April 2018
Scientists internationally are puzzled by the 2016 Kaikōura quake that ruptured more than 17 active faults, but did not break some other active faults in the area. EQC has funded Structural Geology Professor Andy Nicol at the University of Canterbury to study the mystery, and what it could mean for forecasting future earthquakes.
05 April 2018
A project that is revolutionising the way x-ray technology will detect, diagnose and monitor many diseases, including cancer, has been awarded Gold Status for research excellence by MBIE.
05 April 2018
University of Canterbury doctoral researcher Emily Laing has been selected as a ‘talent’ to take part in UNLEASH, a global program for innovation, hosted in Singapore.
29 March 2018
Changes in climate and land use are bringing significant changes to mosquitoes’ habitats and life cycles, which may increase exotic, potentially disease-carrying, mosquitoes in New Zealand, University of Canterbury research has found.
23 March 2018
A team of researchers led by the University of Canterbury’s Electric Power Engineering Centre (UC EPECentre) has struck gold again, receiving MBIE’s Gold Status for the second year running.
21 March 2018
University of Canterbury researchers monitoring glacier mass have confirmed that this summer’s extreme heat has been catastrophic for New Zealand’s alpine glaciers. A research team, led by glaciologist and Geography senior lecturer Dr Heather Purdie, hiked into the Rolleston Glacier in Arthurs Pass National Park for their annual end-of-summer glacier survey.
20 March 2018
Dr Regina Eisert, marine mammal expert at the University of Canterbury's Gateway Antarctica, still can’t believe the underwater footage her team captured on a recent Antarctic expedition to study killer whales.
05 March 2018
In a joint teaching initiative between the University of Helsinki and the University of Canterbury, students from New Zealand and Finland are working together on assignments and lectures delivered via Facebook and a chat app.
26 February 2018
In the upcoming UC Connect public lecture Horror for the faint-hearted, University of Canterbury English and Cultural Studies lecturer Dr Erin Harrington offers a funhouse ride through the pleasures and perils of the horror genre.
20 February 2018
The University of Canterbury, which first launched its world-leading digital archive documenting the Canterbury earthquakes in 2012, has released its new, improved UC QuakeStudies research repository.
15 February 2018
University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Mike Steel has been elected as a distinguished Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).
14 February 2018
A research team from the University of Canterbury has just returned from an Antarctic expedition to find out more about the secret lives of whales, specifically Type-C killer whales.
12 February 2018
University of Canterbury Physics Professor Simon Brown is developing a neuromorphic computer chip that may solve one of the biggest problems in the computer industry – power consumption – and create a New Zealand semiconductor industry.
05 February 2018
University of Canterbury researchers have created a comprehensive, online, annotated bibliography of writing by Māori in English, and released it free to the world.
02 February 2018
University of Canterbury Professor Simon Kingham has been named the first Chief Science Adviser for the Ministry of Transport | Te Manatū Waka.
25 January 2018
In a significant astronomical discovery, a University of Canterbury scientist has made the very first detection of a jet from a very young, massive star in a galaxy that is not our own.
24 January 2018
An award-winning, pioneering technique for assessing earthquake damage to steel in buildings or bridges will allow engineers to give faster, more reliable information to engineers, with tangible flow-on results for insurers and building owners.
18 January 2018
The University of Canterbury and Regenerate Christchurch have teamed up to support Christchurch’s continued recovery from the earthquakes.
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