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.


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.


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.


13 July 2017

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


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.

Julia Rucklidge presented with the Ballin Award

07 September 2015

Professor Julia Rucklidge from the University of Canterbury has been presented with the Ballin Award.

Positive thoughts potentially dangerous

14 July 2015

Positive images of the Christchurch recovery are a "time travel dream machine", but more distracting than negative ones, according to UC research findings.

Potential boost for high performance sport

15 June 2015

The preliminary research findings of UC PhD student Megan Blakely have the potential to improve sporting performance, as well as health and safety in occupations.

Micronutrients trial for smokers to give up

12 March 2015

A substantial University of Canterbury smoking trial has begun to see if smokers are more likely to quit if they consume micronutrients.

Can micronutrients eliminate the symptoms of PMS?

09 March 2015

A University of Canterbury psychology research team is testing whether or not a micronutrient formula can be effective in eliminating symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

Serious science robot Baxter helping UC research

02 February 2015

University of Canterbury psychology researchers are working with a revolutionary Baxter robot to understand human-robot interaction such as trust and cooperation.

Computer information getting closer

15 January 2015

In the next five years people will be able to search for information using their glasses, a wrist watch, or even a computer built into the clothes they wear.

Methadone exposed children's learning at risk

03 December 2014

UC PhD psychology student Samantha Lee has been awarded a three year $120,000 Lotteries Health Research scholarship.

Study to help children with ADHD

04 August 2014

A UC PhD student is investigating micronutrients to see if they can help children with ADHD, and improve their social skills and cognitive functions.

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30 July 2014

Support from partners, husbands, wives and spouses softened the impacts of depression following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, University of Canterbury research has found.

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18 July 2014

University of Canterbury researchers are investigating a brain protein which may impact on the memory of people with Alzheimer's disease.

Canterbury students develop a personal robot

11 July 2014

A group of University of Canterbury students are developing a personal robot with the aim of bringing robotics to people to improve quality of life.

Research on the impact of brain injury on adults

03 July 2014

A University of Canterbury research project is seeking to find out the impact of traumatic brain injury on adults aged 50 to 65.

Researchers to present psychological quake finding

30 June 2014

University of Canterbury researchers who for three years have been investigating the psychological effects of people who survived the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes will present their findings to the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris next month.