Flynn Adcock

18 September 2020

A three-minute ‘elevator pitch’ on converting methane waste to bioplastics has taken out the top prize at UC’s Three Minute Thesis competition for Biological Sciences postgraduate student Flynn Adcock.


Climate explained

16 September 2020

The tropics are expected to experience rising temperatures and changes to rainfall. The question is: could this make the region uninhabitable? UC's Professor James Shulmeister explains the likelihood of this and the impact to the 3.3B people living across the Equator, in article on The Conversation.


Biology Field Trip

09 September 2020

A significant bequest by the late Emeritus Professor Peter Holland has paved the way to an exciting new postgraduate scholarship at the University of Canterbury (UC) for Māori and/or Pasifika students in Ecology or Environmental Science.


Emeritus Professor Neville Blampied

07 September 2020

Emeritus Professor Neville Blampied has retired from UC's School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing following an academic career spanning 50 years.


UC Connect Cannabis

07 September 2020

In a live, online, UC Connect panel discussion on Wednesday 9 September, University of Canterbury experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the Cannabis legislation and control referendum, due to take place in the 2020 general election.


UC Teaching Awards 2020

07 September 2020

The University of Canterbury are pleased to announce the 2020 UC Teaching Award winners.


UC Core

04 September 2020

Over the last decade, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | the University of Canterbury has moved and evolved to respond to a rapidly changing world.


Tait

31 August 2020

Scholarships enabling aspiring young students from Timaru Boys’ High School to pursue tertiary studies at the University of Canterbury have been made possible through the generosity of Philippa, Lady Tait.


Greenland Ice sheet

31 August 2020

British academics have found that trillions of tonnes of ice have disappeared from Earth since 1994. Radio New Zealand’s Karyn Hay caught up with the Head of UC’s School of Earth and Environment, Professor Jamie Shulmeister to discuss.


UC Science Summer Camp 2020

31 August 2020

The University of Canterbury’s Summer Science Camp puts the world of science at your fingertips.


Mask wearers

24 August 2020

In a recent article for Stuff.co.nz, Dr Andrew Vonasch of UC’s School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing discussed the social norms some kiwis may require to feel comfortable wearing a mask when they were out and about in our communities.


Diverse view of science

19 August 2020

An international team of academics, including Associate Professor Sarah Masters of UC’s School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, have collaborated on an excellent new paper from Nature Chemistry, ‘A diverse view of science to catalyse change’.


Antarctica Crabeater seal

13 August 2020

A New Zealand-led international study of the crabeater seal population in Antarctica aims to understand environmental impacts on one of the southern-most mammals in the world.


Healthy waterways

11 August 2020

Senior lecturer Dr Ed Challis contributed to opinion piece on Stuff about the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge project ‘New Models of Collective Responsibility - Te Whakakotahitanga mō te Taiao’. The article describes a co-ordinated approach that links adjacent farm plans and focuses on outcomes will help heal NZ waterways.


Pop up penguins

10 August 2020

Pop Up Penguins are arriving to Christchurch schools as part of the PUP Learning Programme. Stuff journalist, Lee Kenny delves into the programme that provides opportunity for children to explore, learn and celebrate in the citywide art event.


Tūtaepatu Lagoon at Tūhaitara Coastal Park.

05 August 2020

Wildlife translocations will have better results if they are led, or genuinely co-led, by Indigenous peoples. That’s the premise of a recently published paper by researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) and South Island environmental practitioners.


Levi Collier-Robinson

30 July 2020

In a new article for Te Karaka, UC doctoral student Levi Collier-Robinson shares how he is using genomics to understand the kōwaro, an endangered taonga species.


PeterKuma Ross Sea RV Tangaroa research-vessel

28 July 2020

Clouds above the Southern Ocean could hold the key to more accurate global climate change predictions. University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have led a Deep South National Science Challenge project to collect information about cloud formations near Antarctica.


Good Nights

22 July 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have made a major step forward in treatment of sleep problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in new research recently published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.


Hooker River

16 July 2020

Insights from bicultural research can enhance practical applications from a palaeotsunami database to land-use decisions, according to a new review in Earth Surface Dynamics


Graduation Dec 2019

10 July 2020

The University of Canterbury is hosting two special Graduation Celebrations in September for hundreds of graduates who missed out on graduating in person in April due to the pandemic lockdown.


Feeding the mind

09 July 2020

UC Professor Julia Rucklidge and Master’s student Taryn Hale have collaborated on a new paper for The ACU Review which explores the link between nutrition and mental health and asks, could a Māori philosophy of wellbeing hold some clues?


Recent research shows that west Antarctica is now melting

08 July 2020

UC Professor James Shulmeister answers the question "what was the climate and sea level like at times in Earth's history when carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was at 400ppm?"


Dr Matt Hobbs

01 July 2020

Research from the University of Canterbury (UC) GeoHealth Laboratory shows that children in our most deprived areas benefit from better dental health if water is fluoridated.


Brain

30 June 2020

University of Canterbury-led research that could help Parkinson’s disease patients learn more about their risk of dementia has received a million-dollar funding boost.


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