Minister Verrall

17 March 2023

It was a pleasure to welcome the NASA delegation led by Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy and the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, and Minister of Health Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall to the Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha I University of Canterbury (UC).

Bronwyn Hayward

16 March 2023

Five Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury researchers and a graduate have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi today.


15 March 2023

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student has been selected by NASA and the New Zealand Space Agency for an internship at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in the United States, supported by a New Zealand Space Scholarship.

UC Connect

15 March 2023

UC Erskine Fellow Ray Jayawardhana from Cornell University will discuss The Quest for Alien Worlds and Life Beyond Earth, in a free public lecture.

Andy Nicol and David Dempsey

07 March 2023

Is New Zealand the next Glass Onion? The famous movie depicts a false idea of the future, using tiny particles of crystallised hydrogen for energy.

Sample Image forest

22 February 2023

On The Conversation, Emeritus Professor David Norton discuss how native forests need to replace pine forests as a long term solution to soil erosion in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Grace and Kemp

22 February 2023

You might not think you’re good with numbers, but University of Canterbury researchers believe people use instinctive mathematical knowledge to navigate their environment.


17 February 2023

A newly published University of Canterbury study may help town planners and policymakers design better services for those who live in their communities.


10 February 2023

From a fun card game to affordable clothing and sustainable fishing gear, students have pitched their business ventures in front of a live audience and vied for the top spot in a tough competition.

Krzysztof Maliszewski

08 February 2023

New eye imaging software technology developed by a Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) student could help identify eye problems and 50 other diseases, including diabetes and cancer.

A natural dam and glacial lake in Bhutan

08 February 2023

A new study identifying regions around the world where people are most at risk from flooding caused by melting glaciers could help save vulnerable lives.


03 February 2023

On The Conversation, Associate Professor Laura Revell, Dr Michele Bannister and Master's student Tyler Brown discuss the impacts of the rapidly growing rocket industry on our currently recovering ozone layer.

Michele Bannister

02 February 2023

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have summarised the threats that future rocket launches would pose to Earth’s protective ozone layer, in a new review article published in the Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Wolfgang Rack

01 February 2023

Pioneering airborne technology developed by University of Canterbury (UC) researchers will be used to map and measure a vast stretch of Antarctic sea ice, revealing more about the critical role it plays in the global climate system.

Stink bug

31 January 2023

Two University of Canterbury students have spent their summer developing and 3D printing a model stink bug to help raise awareness of the potential for a costly invasion of the pest in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Possum puzzle

23 January 2023

Using a $9 dog treat toy, University of Canterbury (UC) Master’s student Emma Godfrey has conducted research showing, for the first time, that common brushtail possums can learn from their peers.

Dr David Towns

18 January 2023

An innovative conservation effort conducted over decades has eradicated mammalian pests on all seven Mercury Islands, providing a haven for native plants and animals, 8km off the coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.

George Glover swimming

17 January 2023

While most people are taking it easy over the summer break, a University of Canterbury student is gearing up to swim 300km around a South Island lake, making a splash for mental health.

Laura Revell

17 January 2023

A University of Canterbury scientist is leading a world-first study exploring how microplastics in our air and oceans could be influencing the global climate.

Mt John sky cropped

16 January 2023

University of Canterbury researchers are exploring galaxies far, far away to solve the mystery of what powers the fastest explosions in the universe.

Ariana Tikao

16 January 2023

An ‘eco-fiction’ writer and a musician-poet who plans to explore the current te reo Māori renaissance will bring their creativity to the University of Canterbury this year.

cows, agricultural emissions

23 December 2022

On The Conversation, Professors Sally Gaw and Brett Robinson discuss the impacts of palm kernel on cows together with PhD student Hadee Thompson-Morrison.


12 December 2022

It’s Graduation time in Ōtautahi Christchurch with 2000 University of Canterbury graduates celebrating successfully completing their studies this week in full regalia.

UC Twin graduates

12 December 2022

Twin students Alyssa and Breanna Greaney are graduating from Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | the University of Canterbury this month with different degrees but a shared desire to serve their community.

Academic Promotions 2022

01 December 2022

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury celebrated seventeen newly appointed professors at the staff celebration Hui Whakamānawa | Celebrating Excellence this Wednesday.