Simon Kingham

29 June 2022

The impact of shared transport on two different Christchurch communities could determine transport goals for New Zealand.

Helena Ruffell

29 June 2022

#PlasticFreeJuly Household items that seem benign are some of the most common sources of microplastics, according to a University of Canterbury PhD student.

Tracy Hellaby

28 June 2022

#Philanthropy@UC Our Kiwi pride in our natural environment helped lure an American student to come to Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) for her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences.

Emperor penguin

28 June 2022

#Philanthropy@UC When Claire Cowles from Wild In Art approached Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury Associate Professor Michele La Rue to participate in the Pop-Up Penguin initiative little did she know it would create a valuable pathway to future funding.

Montane Forest

27 June 2022

#Philanthropy@UC Iveren Abiem’s homeland of Nigeria is set to benefit from all the knowledge and expertise she’s accumulated at the University of Canterbury (UC) over the past four years.

Townsend Teece telescope 5

27 June 2022

#Philanthropy@UC Stargazing is set to return to Ōtautahi Chirstchurch thanks to a generous donation and the careful restoration of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Townsend Teece six-inch refractor telescope.

Paula Jameson

23 June 2022

#Philanthropy@UC With funding from the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR) and the Seed Industry Research Centre (SIRC), students at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) can do valuable field and lab research aimed at supporting responsible and profitable farming.

QS World Rankings Logo 2023

09 June 2022

The University of Canterbury (UC) is again ranked among the top 300 universities in the world.

Snow sample site details being taken in Antarctica

08 June 2022

University of Canterbury researchers have published the world’s first study confirming the discovery of microplastics in fresh snow in Antarctica.

NZ Pacific Climate

03 June 2022

#Earth&Ocean Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) are using drones, satellite tracking and infrared sensors to improve ocean health.

Sarah Flanagan

03 June 2022

#Earth&Ocean They seem an unlikely pair but kororā (little blue penguins) and pipefish could reveal how Aotearoa’s native species adapt to major challenges – including climate change.

Killer whales in waters close to a Stellar sea lion colony

02 June 2022

#Earth&Ocean A citizen science project aims to identify the threat of killer whales to Stellar sea lion colonies on the Alaskan Western Aleutian Islands.

Sarah Chamberlain catio

01 June 2022

#Earth&Ocean New Zealand is a nation of cat lovers. We have one of the highest rates of cat ownership in the world, says University of Canterbury master’s student Sarah Chamberlain, who has dedicated her thesis to better understanding people’s engagement in and attitude towards cat-containment.

Matthew Hobbs

30 May 2022

Three emerging University of Canterbury researchers have won HRC funding for their studies into coeliac disease in children; older unpaid caregiver experiences amid the pandemic; and air pollution’s impact on physical and mental health.

Colin Merck and Darryl Cone

26 May 2022

Holes were dug and worms were wondered over as Ilam Primary School children planted native trees on the University of Canterbury’s (UC) campus next to their school yesterday.

Biodiversity box

20 May 2022

#WorldBiodiversityDay Hillmorton High School is the latest school to benefit from the University of Canterbury’s Biodiversity Box with students wading into streams to take measurements.

Ivy's team

19 May 2022

#WorldBiodiversityDay On a remote Nigerian plateau, in one of Africa’s rarest ecosystems, a kiwi scientist has created a model for biodiversity conservation that has created local jobs, accommodated PhD students, produced valuable research, discovered new species, and given hope to the community for a better future for their children.

Aaron Millar

17 May 2022

#WorldBiodiversityDay An invasive weed threatening to swamp our waterways is the focus of Aaron Millar, a master’s student at the University of Canterbury.

Professor Katharina Näswall, Dr Fleur Pawsey and Associate Professor Joana Kuntz

17 May 2022

Learning how to hone recruitment skills and create positive workplaces is just a click away, thanks to an innovative online MicroMasters programme. The Organizational Psychology MicroMasters programme is unique in Aotearoa New Zealand and already attracting a global following on UCx – the University of Canterbury’s online learning platform.


16 May 2022

#WorldBiodiversityDay Nature is taking with one hand and giving with the other when it comes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s freshwater ecosystems.

Sea ice can control Antarctic ice sheet stability

13 May 2022

An international team, including University of Canterbury Associate Professor Wolfgang Rack and researchers from Cambridge and Newcastle universities, UK, have used a combination of historical satellite measurements, along with ocean and atmosphere records, to gain the most detailed understanding of how ice conditions are changing along the 1400km-long eastern Antarctic Peninsula.

Canterbury astronomers spot quadruple stars which may spark supernova explosions

13 May 2022

A quadruple star system discovered in 2017 and recently observed at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory could represent a new channel by which thermonuclear supernova explosions can occur in the Universe, according to results published in Nature Astronomy today (13 May NZ time) by an international team of astronomers.

Airborne microplastics and climate change – free UC public lecture

13 May 2022

Since large-scale production of plastics began in the 1950s, around 5 gigatons (Gt) of plastic waste has amassed in landfills or the natural environment. As they age, plastics become brittle through exposure to sunlight and break down to produce microplastics (and even smaller nanoplastics). It is a well-established fact that microplastics are in our oceans, rivers, and soils. Over the past five years, we have also learned that microplastics are floating in the air we breathe.

Senior Lecturer Dr David Dempsey and Professor Andy Nicol

11 May 2022

The Aotearoa New Zealand goal of zero emissions by 2050 brings urgency and pressure to create enough green hydrogen and safely store it for the future.

Kaitlyn and Jess Lamb

11 May 2022

#WorldBiodiversityDay Autumn is the perfect time to start composting food waste and lift your sustainability game, say University of Canterbury (UC) students Kaitlyn and Jess Lamb, who will share their love of composting on 14 May for the Ako Ōtautahi Learning City Christchurch.

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