UC offers first internationally accredited BSc Biology major

14 October 2021

The University of Canterbury is offering the first Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree biological sciences major in Australasia to be internationally accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, announced today.


White horse

11 October 2021

An international research team, led by University of Canterbury's Professor Rudi Marquez, has developed a new treatment that could help heal horses and humans alike.


UC Connect Little genes, big conservation

08 October 2021

When nature is in trouble, so are we. Nature can only thrive when biodiversity thrives, and we are facing a biodiversity crisis in in Aotearoa New Zealand. Nearly 4,000 species – many which are found nowhere else in the world – are classified as Threatened or At Risk in this country.


MichelleLaRue Weddell Seal

06 October 2021

An international research team led by a University of Canterbury Antarctic scientist has completed the world’s first global population estimate of Weddell seals in Antarctica, showing that there are significantly fewer seals than previously thought. Documenting the seals’ population trends over time will help scientists better understand the effects of climate change and commercial fishing.


Gaming technology natural disasters

30 September 2021

Skills learned playing video games, building virtual worlds and dodging imaginary enemies could be harnessed to help people survive real life hazards.


Canterbury health research projects win funding boost

28 September 2021

Five University of Canterbury academics have won grants of over $100,000 each towards their research, with topics including cancer treatments, stuttering in children, and the effects of cannabis use during pregnancy.


Laura Revell

24 September 2021

Two University of Canterbury academics from the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences will receive the UC Early & Emerging Career Researcher Award this year – one is a pioneer in airborne microplastics research and the other has an asteroid named in her honour.


Sonja Macfarlane, Benita Rarere-Briggs Professor Angus Macfarlane

23 September 2021

University of Canterbury’s Adjunct Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane was awarded this year’s New Zealand Psychological Society Dame Marie Clay Award, while her husband Professor Angus Macfarlane was named a Fellow of the Society, it was announced this week.


Plants can be genetically modified to develop new traits

23 September 2021

Professor Jack Heinemann, technician Brigitta Kurenbach, Master candidate Deborah Paull, and guest lecturer Sophie Walker explain the risks that come with not regulating gene technologies that have similarities with what occurs naturally in an article on The Conversation.


Emergency workers on Colombo Street

23 September 2021

In an article on The Conversation, Associate Professor Ann L Brower shares her own experiences of the Christchurch Earthquakes, which led her to put pressure on the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The Ministry listened to her advice which would later be known as the 'Brower Amendment" and now she is asking Australians to do the same.


MichelleLaRue Weddell Seal

08 September 2021

A University of Canterbury-led international study, published today in Global Change Biology, reveals how climate change may impact seals in one of the world’s most remote ocean regions, Antarctica’s Weddell Sea.


UAV research

07 September 2021

Ten University of Canterbury research projects tackling the big issues have been green-lit with funding worth $23 million.


Julia Rucklidge

06 September 2021

Free, online courses offered by the University of Canterbury are proving popular, with more than 19,000 enrolments so far for a paper exploring mental health and nutrition.


Tarāpuka | Black-billed gulls

03 September 2021

University of Canterbury's School of Earth and Environment lecturer Lindsey Conrow discusses the Tarāpuka | Black-billed gulls and their contention with urban developers over an Armagh Street site in Ōtautahi Christchurch.


ER Nobel

27 August 2021

The University of Canterbury is commemorating 150 years since the birth of one of its most famous scientists, academics and alumni, despite the postponement of some of the planned celebratory events due to the Covid-19 lockdown.


Shaun Ogilvie

17 August 2021

The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre has appointed its first Professor, Dr Shaun Ogilvie, Te Arawa (Ngāti Whakahemo), Ngāti Awa (Ngāti Pūkeko) and Pākehā, as Professor of Ecology and the Environment, a co-appointment with the College of Science, at the University of Canterbury.


Three Minute Thesis winners

11 August 2021

Antarctic research, predicting volcanic eruptions, and local anti-nuclear campaigners were the winning topics in a fast-paced University of Canterbury competition for postgraduate students.


Covid UC Connect

05 August 2021

What do a mathematician, a chemist, an epidemiologist and a law expert have in common? These University of Canterbury academics are all involved in vital aspects of the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.


Teaching Awards

05 August 2021

Bringing gaming technology and real-world examples into the classroom are some of the strategies used by award-winning University of Canterbury teachers to engage their students.


Professor Renwick Dobson

02 August 2021

A joint University of Canterbury and ESR research team is investigating whether a new enzyme treatment could help solve the global problem of antibiotic resistance.


Luke Campbell

02 August 2021

Two innovative University of Canterbury students have been named as finalists in the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards 2021, competing for the Momentum Student Entrepreneur prize.


Better Brain

30 July 2021

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, a world-leading scientist will share her knowledge of how nutrition can help overcome stress, ADHD, and depression.


LaRue

28 July 2021

A first-of-its-kind research project will use data collected from high-resolution satellite images to help scientists gain insights into Weddell Seal populations in Antarctica’s Ross Sea region.


Wild pig soil

23 July 2021

Assessing the threat of invasive species is an important tool to reducing carbon emissions, as researchers from the University of Canterbury, the University of Queensland and University of Canberra explain on The Conversation.


Nanoscience KidsFest

21 July 2021

The University of Canterbury (UC) was proud to once again partner with the Christchurch City Council and Tūranga for KidsFest 2021.


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