Breanna and Alyssa Greaney

06 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.

Climate change protest

29 November 2022

On The Conversation, University of Canterbury Professor Jack Heinemann and PhD candidate Tessa Hiscox explain why we can't rely on technology to solve climate change.

Suli Tuitaupe

28 November 2022

He’s been a literal ‘posterboy’ for the University of Canterbury (UC), Les Mills, ChristchurchNZ, All Right? and Covid-19 vaccination campaigns – now UC doctoral student Suli Tuitaupe’s passion for wellbeing and health equity has earned him a research fellowship to improve health outcomes for Pacific people.

Matthew Hobbs

25 November 2022

Wanting people to live healthier and happier lives is a big motivation for public health researcher Dr Matt Hobbs, who has been recognised for outstanding work in his field.

Sarah Flanagan

24 November 2022

A University of Canterbury biologist reeled in by the genetic quirks of the native pipefish has won an award for her work.

Ann Brower Royal Society

22 November 2022

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Professor Ann Brower’s tenacity in putting her research in front of decision-makers has successfully changed laws in Aotearoa New Zealand. Through tough journeys achieving wins for high-country pastoral land and making building facades safer, she’s learnt some valuable lessons about impact, advocacy and choosing her battles.

•	Dr Ryan Ridden-Harper

17 November 2022

Three University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha postdoctoral researchers have been awarded two-year Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships worth $170,000 each.

Whataroa River

17 November 2022

New University of Canterbury research aims to save lives in West Coast communities by predicting high-hazard zones where landslide dams may form, potentially resulting in major flooding.

Christchurch city

17 November 2022

Professor of Human Geography Simon Kingham says slowing traffic down has further benefits to reducing crash-related deaths and injuries on The Conversation.

Essie Rodgers

16 November 2022

Christchurch scientist, University of Canterbury Lecturer Dr Essie Rodgers has been awarded the 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science New Zealand fellowship to further her research into conservation and how the quality of waterways impacts human mental health and wellbeing.

Great Barrier Reef

16 November 2022

On The Conversation, University of Canterbury Professor Jamie Shulmeister and Stockholm University Daniel Ellerton explain how K'gari formed Great Barrier Reef.

Professor Jamie Shulmeister

15 November 2022

Sea-level changes caused by melting ice sheets hundreds of thousands of years ago triggered the formation of K’gari (Fraser Island) – the world’s largest sand island – and the creation of Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef, a new study has found.

Bronwyn Hayward

03 November 2022

As the world turns its attention to the UN Climate Change Conference, political scientists Professor Bronwyn Hayward comments for the Science Media Centre on what she sees on the horizon for this event.

Matthew Hobbs

03 November 2022

Senior Lecturer in Public Health Dr Matt Hobbs outlines the case for both changing the appeals process and restricting alcohol sponsorship of broadcast sports, in a collaborative article on The Conversation.

Elissa Cameron

28 October 2022

As a child Elissa Cameron loved to sit and watch animals in her Christchurch backyard, and her dream job was to study giraffes in Africa.

Heather Purdie

28 October 2022

From guiding tourists on glaciers to guiding students around glaciology, Associate Professor Heather Purdie’s standout teaching earns glowing student feedback every semester, which is one of the reasons she has been named the University of Canterbury Council’s Teaching Medal recipient for 2022.

Ann Brower

28 October 2022

A passion for the environment and problem-solving sparked Professor Ann Brower’s interest in New Zealand’s land tenure review process, research that culminated in the passing of new legislation earlier this year.

Leighton Watson

20 October 2022

New research using infrasound to monitor volcanic activity could be used to help warn of potential eruptions.

David Schiel

10 October 2022

Kiwis love gathering seafood, but one expert is calling for more consideration of the impacts of our enthusiasm in the wake of a summer of devastation for Kaikōura’s pāua population, combined with increasing stress on marine species.

UC Connect the ethics of animal emotions

06 October 2022

Can animals feel emotions? When we look into the eyes of the creatures around us, even ones as distantly related to us as birds, we often feel there are emotions hidden beneath the surface. But is this intuition correct?

Ryan Ridden and Michele Bannister

27 September 2022

University of Canterbury astronomers and students keenly watched the DART mission in real time at a watch party on campus, including UC researchers who are part of the DART mission.


19 September 2022

Late last year, an international research team led by a University of Canterbury Antarctic scientist completed the world’s first global population estimate of Weddell seals in Antarctica, showing that there are significantly fewer seals than previously thought.

Dr Leanne Morgan

19 September 2022

New research shows there is a high likelihood that coastal freshwater aquifers extend offshore in the Greater Wellington, Canterbury, Tasman, Hawkes Bay and Marlborough regions.

Underwater, ocean

19 August 2022

University of Canterbury's Dr Katharina Peters, Flinders University's Dr Frédérik Saltré and Massey University's Professor Karen Stockin look at what the future holds for NZ's whales.

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