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15 March 2019

A University of Canterbury scientist is using Kiwi technology in her Antarctic research to capture fascinating footage of life beneath the surface in McMurdo Sound.


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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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08 March 2019

The University of Canterbury is understood to be the first and only New Zealand university to be led by two women. For the first time in its nearly 150-year history, UC is led by two women – lawyer and UC alumna Sue McCormack as its new Chancellor, and former Vice-Chancellor of South Africa’s largest research university Professor Cheryl de la Rey as UC’s new Vice-Chancellor.


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05 March 2019

Newly released enrolment figures for 2019 show student numbers continue to be on the rise at the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, with plans to build on this success with the largest residential building project in the University’s history.


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05 March 2019

A new paper, co-authored by University of Canterbury scientist Dr Mads Thomsen, recently published online in Nature Climate Change is the first to compare the strength and impacts of prominent marine heatwaves, reporting negative impacts on a broad range of marine organisms, possibly with major socioeconomic ramifications.


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28 February 2019

A University of Canterbury-led international study of the crabeater seal population in Antarctica aims to understand potential environmental and social impacts on one of the southern-most mammals in the world, and democratise science.


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25 February 2019

Earlier this month, a rocket blasted off from the Waikato countryside, firing up through the clouds to an altitude of 31,000 feet – carrying with it the first biological experiments launched and recovered from a rocket in New Zealand.


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20 February 2019

A University of Canterbury research team is another step closer to developing germ-proof surface coatings for environments such as hospitals, after an unexpected development in the lab.


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20 February 2019

University of Canterbury Antarctic scientist Dr Regina Eisert has captured extraordinary footage of her close encounter with a killer whale on the edge of the sea ice.


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19 February 2019

Snails could stop freshwater invertebrate populations from recovering, even after the stream habitat has been restored. That’s why a University of Canterbury student has spent much of her summer creating snail baskets.


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