Jack Heinemann

20 January 2022

Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics Jack Heinemann explains in an article on The Conversation, what other potential catastrophes are being measured in the Doomsday Clock.

Academic freedom

14 January 2022

In an article on the Conversation, Professor Jack Heinemann discusses his concerns around academic freedom and the risks that have presented themselves, particularly in relation to a recent complaint made by two high-profile UoA academics and the Employment Relations Authority’s initial determination of this complaint.

Business employees talking with tab

14 January 2022

As we get back to the daily grind, University of Canterbury Professor Katharina Näswall has some great insights that could be useful for business leaders as they support their team this year.

Vanesa de Pietri

13 January 2022

Canterbury researchers are on the hunt for rare, ancient fossils from the Waipara River area that could shed new light on the evolution of modern birds.

Professor Philip Butler

11 January 2022

World-renowned University of Canterbury Physics Professor Philip Butler has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to science, education and health.

An artist’s impression of an elasmosaur. Flickr/Peter Montgomery, CC BY-ND

05 January 2022

Adjunct Professor Paul Scofield takes us on a short dive into New Zealand's fossil history and explains the impact of a newly taken scan of found fossils on The Conversation.

Adrian Tan & Associate Professor Wolfgang Rack and Field Support Malaika Davies

20 December 2021

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…It’s a laser-shooting electromagnetic ice device!

Distinguished Professors

17 December 2021

The University of Canterbury has appointed four new Distinguished Professors: the world’s first Pacific Distinguished Professor, the innovating founder of the UC Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research, a leading international sustainability and tourism researcher, and a leading international mathematical modeller for the evolutionary history of species.

Professor Ben Kennedy and Dr Jonathan Davidson

15 December 2021

In only its first year offering massive open online courses (MOOCs), the University of Canterbury has won an international prize for an exceptional volcanic online course.

Grace Walker

15 December 2021

Young parents can be as successful as older parents if they have supportive relationships and financial security, according to new University of Canterbury (UC) research.


09 December 2021

University of Canterbury Professor of Clinical Psychology Julia Rucklidge and University of Calgary Professor Emerita Bonnie Kaplan share some insights into the research about the correlation of nutrients and irritability, explosive rage and unstable moods on The Conversation.

Photo by Arno Retief on Unsplash

08 December 2021

On The Conversation University of Canterbury senior lecturer Matthew Hobbs and lecturer Lukas Marek analyse how prepared Aotearoa is for an Omicron outbreak.

Long Service Award 2021

02 December 2021

The University of Canterbury has celebrated its 16 longest-serving staff members, awarded five teaching development scholarships for exciting new projects, recognised an impressive new health and safety initiative and honoured 12 newly appointed professors through the Hui Whakamānawa | Celebrating Excellence awards.

2021 Professorial appointments

02 December 2021

Promotion to the rank of Professor is a significant accomplishment, recognising academics who work at the forefront of their discipline with sustained excellence in teaching, research, and engagement with communities.

2021 Teaching Development Scholarships

02 December 2021

Five exciting, future-focussed projects have earned Teaching Development scholarships for University of Canterbury staff.

Luke Campbell

02 December 2021

An innovative University of Canterbury student has been named the winner of the Momentum Student Entrepreneur prize in the 2021 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee and Esther Guiu Hernandez

18 November 2021

University of Canterbury Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee has been presented the MacDiarmid Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi for sustained excellence in translational research to improve outcomes for individuals with swallowing impairment.

Laura Revell

18 November 2021

University of Canterbury scientist Dr Laura Revell has been presented the Cooper Award – the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Technology, Applied Science and Engineering – for her chemistry-climate interactions modelling work and pioneering research on understanding how microplastics might impact the Earth's climate.

Gilles Seropian

18 November 2021

University of Canterbury Geological Sciences doctoral candidate Gilles Seropian has received the Hatherton Award for his paper, published in Nature Communications, that provides a framework to understand how earthquakes can trigger volcanic eruptions, and has recently defended his PhD thesis.

Associate Professor Kelly Dombroski on-site with the team at Cultivate Christchu

11 November 2021

A University of Canterbury researcher plans to use her Rutherford Discovery Fellowship to explore how community investment can lead towards a more caring, holistic economy.

Innovation jumpstart

03 November 2021

Seaweed-based plasterboard, an app to help young people navigate sex and relationships, and a system to make houses safer in an earthquake are some of the innovative University of Canterbury projects to win a funding boost this week.

Dr Fiona Cross

03 November 2021

What will we do with the knowledge that spiders can count and make calculated decisions?

Charles Ching

27 October 2021

A University of Canterbury Master of Science student, who hopes his research will help predict volcanic eruptions and ultimately save lives, has won a national competition.

White Island

22 October 2021

Volcanologist Professor Ben Kennedy had spent 12 years studying why Whakaari erupts and is now sharing his thoughts on the disaster in an article on The Conversation.


21 October 2021

In a new article on The Conversation, University of Canterbury's Dr Laura Revell explains how widespread microplastic pollution is, and how it could impact the world's climate in the future.

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