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Valerie_Sotardi_NWS

18 September 2019

Anxiety is not new, so why is there such a focus on it now and how can we help our young people to cope with it?


Darling

03 September 2019

The results from a University of Canterbury (UC) study into the longer term effects of micronutrients on ADHD symptoms in children have been published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.


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16 August 2019

Increased opioid and other drug use in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world is affecting children’s readiness for learning when they start school, according to a new five-year study by a leading child development expert at the University of Canterbury (UC).


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12 March 2019

In recent decades, scientists discovered an uncomfortable truth: What we eat affects our mental health. University of Canterbury Psychology Professor Julia Rucklidge will explore the topic in her upcoming UC Connect public lecture – Feeding the brain: exploring nutrition’s role in mental health – which sold out of tickets early.


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27 September 2018

New research by University of Canterbury psychologists shows that minerals and vitamins may help to reduce cigarette consumption and promote successful quitting.


Julia Rucklidge

17 August 2018

Professor Julia Rucklidge recognized as a finalist in The Women of Influence Programme 2018


Julia Rucklidge

17 August 2018

Professor Julia Rucklidge recognized as a finalist in The Women of Influence Programme 2018


John Dalrymple-Alford

17 August 2018

Professor John Dalrymple-Alford awarded research funding


Vonasch, Andy

17 August 2018

Dr Andrew (Andy) Vonasch arrives at UC to take up academic position in Psychology.


John Dalrymple-Alford

17 August 2018

Professor John Dalrymple-Alford awarded research funding


Vonasch, Andy

17 August 2018

Dr Andrew (Andy) Vonasch arrives at UC to take up academic position in Psychology.


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08 August 2018

Professor Julia Rucklidge, the driving force behind the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group at the University of Canterbury (UC), is seeking pregnant participants for the latest study on anxiety and depression.


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16 February 2018

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has officially opened the new Ernest Rutherford building at the University of Canterbury.


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03 January 2018

Two University of Canterbury (UC) students are among the final 10 nominees shortlisted for 2018 Young New Zealander of the Year award, while UC alumni feature in other award categories.


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06 December 2017

A young Kiwi inventor has done it again. University of Canterbury student Logan Williams has invented 3D-printed polarised contact lenses providing sufferers of photosensitive epilepsy – where flashing light can cause epileptic seizure – with a tool to overcome the threat of the condition.


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03 October 2017

New Zealand researchers have shown that vitamin-mineral treatment improves aggression and emotional regulation in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), in the first published results from a new trial.


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09 August 2017

Six talented young University of Canterbury students from India have received New Zealand Excellence Awards from Education New Zealand.


Hayley Bradley

19 July 2017

A world-leading new University of Canterbury research trial aims to help pregnant women improve symptoms of anxiety and antenatal depression through better nutrition.


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13 July 2017

How do we tell the difference between science, pseudo-science, anti-science rhetoric and ‘alternative facts’?


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10 July 2017

Can a tiny spider with a brain that could fit on a pinhead tackle complex numerical tasks? University of Canterbury researchers have discovered that spiders are full of surprises.


Simulating friendly fire to learn how to avoid it

05 April 2016

In a laboratory used for human factors psychology research, doctoral students simulate friendly fire.


UC Connect: The future of tertiary education

24 March 2016

What can the five-year-old Productivity Commission add to a thousand-year-old institution?


World spotlight on UC ADHD micronutrient research

28 January 2016

UC psychology graduate Dr Heather Gordon's new research documents the findings of a study which treated 14 Canterbury children with ADHD with micronutrients.


Two UC professors Women of Influence finalists

29 September 2015

Two University of Canterbury professors are among the finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015.


UC composers win Douglas Lilburn contest

28 September 2015

Two University of Canterbury composers are among the winners of the inaugural NZTrio Composing Competition 2015: Celebrating Lilburn.


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