14 November 2019
Two outstanding University of Canterbury researchers are among the ten nationwide who have been awarded 2019 Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships - Dr Azadeh Hashemi and Dr Rodrigo Martinez Gazoni.
13 November 2019
University of Canterbury (UC) Ecology Professor Jason Tylianakis will receive the 2019 UC Research Medal, one of the highest awards the University Council can bestow.
12 November 2019
University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Dr Sarah Kessans has been funded $500,000 to take biochemistry to new heights.
08 November 2019
Unless climate change is slowed, emperor penguins will be marching towards extinction, according to a newly published study co-authored by a University of Canterbury (UC) scientist.
07 November 2019
Children born to mothers treated with methadone during pregnancy are experiencing educational challenges, according to a new paper by University of Canterbury (UC) Psychology researcher Dr Samantha Lee.
06 November 2019
A team lead by Professor Simon Brown at the University of Canterbury (UC) has developed computer chips with brain-like functionality, that could significantly reduce global carbon emissions from computing.
05 November 2019
Twelve University of Canterbury-led research projects have been green-lit by the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau to the total of $6.54 million in diverse fields of research. The research covers four of UC’s five colleges, and includes research in engineering, management, computer science and software engineering, linguistics, political science and te reo as well as physical, chemical and biological sciences.
05 November 2019
Virtual field trips and a hi-tech game developed at the University of Canterbury (UC) are opening up new and inspiring horizons in science teaching. The projects have been shortlisted for a prestigious global competition in education innovation.
31 October 2019
Connecting students to the environment is as important as their education in the classroom, according to award-winning glaciologist Dr Heather Purdie, who received New Zealand tertiary teaching excellence honours at the 2019 Ako Aotearoa Awards last night.
29 October 2019
Marking 50 years since the Moon landing, NASA astronaut Dr Anna Fisher is coming to the University of Canterbury to give an inspiring public lecture to a capacity audience.
29 October 2019
The University of Canterbury scientist Professor Emerita Paula Jameson was awarded the 2019 Marsden Medal by the New Zealand Association of Scientists at its recent awards ceremony.
14 October 2019
The year 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, declared by the United Nations to raise awareness of its beauty and significance. The periodic table is known around the world to scientists and non-scientists. But how did we get here? Find out in an explosive free public lecture.
07 October 2019
Magma is humanity’s final frontier. We have been to the moon, to the deepest oceans, but we have never ventured into a magma chamber. In this UC Connect public lecture, award-winning educator University of Canterbury volcanologist Associate Professor Ben Kennedy will encourage the audience to explore with him the different paths magma can take to the surface and the consequences.
04 October 2019
The official opening of the Beatrice Tinsley building this week marked a significant milestone for the University of Canterbury (UC) – the completion of the Rutherford Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RRSIC).
03 October 2019
This summer, a University of Canterbury Chemistry and Law student is heading to Chile and Antarctica to represent Christchurch and New Zealand at the Antarctic Cities Youth Expedition.
02 October 2019
Quick, clear and succinct – just a few things that University of Canterbury (UC) doctoral student Eloise Smith needs to keep in mind as she prepares for this week’s 2019 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition in Brisbane.
02 October 2019
In his upcoming UC Connect public lecture, Artemis: The Future of Deep Space Exploration, NASA Senior Engineer and University of Canterbury (UC) Erskine Fellow Tim Atkins will explain how, working with American and international partners, the Artemis Program will establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon.
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?
16 September 2019
The University of Canterbury has just announced nearly $1M of investment in a cutting-edge mass spectrometer to be housed in the newly established Rutherford Regional Science and Innovation Centre.
11 September 2019
The University of Canterbury is pleased to announce plant physiological ecologist Professor Matthew Turnbull has been chosen to represent New Zealand at the International Union of Biological Sciences.
06 September 2019
Both science and religion seek after truth. But are they compatible? Can belief in God and belief in science be combined into one worldview? The University of Canterbury is pleased to host British physicist Sir Colin Humphreys, Professor of Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London. Sir Colin will look into the subject of our fine-tuned Universe from the perspective of a scientist and a Christian.
04 September 2019
In a new paper, published today by Royal Society Open Science, University of Canterbury (UC) researchers looked into decades of research from 28 scientific societies in four countries covering five science disciplines and found the science gender gap is real. The data shows: Science is sexist.
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.
28 August 2019
Weka are often portrayed as little more than sandwich-stealing scallywags. However, a new study by University of Canterbury and Department of Conservation researchers has found that these charismatic birds also perform important services for Aotearoa New Zealand forests.
27 August 2019
The University of Canterbury is investing $2.6 million in cutting edge new research equipment which will strengthen research and teaching excellence in diverse fields, including biomedicine, engineering, drug design, and nanotechnology.
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