Rucklidge

03 April 2020

We asked University of Canterbury psychology academics Associate Professor Gini McIntosh and Professor Julia Rucklidge, who specialises in mental health and nutrition and is giving a livestreamed talk today, for some advice about staying on track during a time of uncertainty and stress.


UC core

02 April 2020

The University of Canterbury aims to support people’s wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown, livestreaming a weekly speaker series, on a different topic each Friday.


JodieJohnston

23 March 2020

A team of New Zealand researchers led by a University of Canterbury (UC) scientist has discovered a novel mechanism of controlling vitamin K2 production in the bacterial pathogen that causes tuberculosis (known as TB or the white plague).


Andrew Cockburn Zhe Chen

11 March 2020

As computing systems become integral to our modern world, interfaces are growing more ‘intelligent’. A University of Canterbury-led, international research project, supported with a $530,000 grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, seeks to better understand both positive and negative factors in our experience of these interactive interfaces permeating our work, play and social lives.


Ngārie_Scartozzi_NWS

11 March 2020

A desire to preserve waterways as taonga for future generations has motivated a University of Canterbury (UC) student to develop an innovative, low cost and effective device to remove pollution from our streams, lakes and rivers.


UC NEWS logo

09 March 2020

On Friday 6 March the University of Canterbury (UC) held an event for students and staff to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 and the University’s commitment to gender pay parity.


Lianne_Woodward_NWS

09 March 2020

There is a need for the health and education system to adopt a more proactive approach in addressing the developmental needs of children born very pre-term, a University of Canterbury (UC) child health development expert says.


Sarah_Whitcombe-Dobbs_NWS

06 March 2020

How do we talk to our children about coronavirus to keep them informed, but not alarmed? How much do they need to know and how much do our reactions affect them?


Dr Sarah Flanagan

05 March 2020

Why does the colourful peacock look so splendid compared to the drab peahen? Charles Darwin came up with sexual selection as a way to explain the difference, yet the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. A University of Canterbury (UC)-led research study of pipefish, supported with a three-year Fast-Start grant of $300,000 from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, aims to finally resolve the factors underpinning Darwin’s greatest puzzle.


Kessans

03 March 2020

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury (UC) academic Dr Sarah Kessans will share the lessons learned from a life of science and adventure, testing the limits of the human spirit, from rowing the Atlantic to launching a space laboratory.


Ren Dobson

02 March 2020

A University of Canterbury (UC)-led study taking a close-up look at how bacteria import essential nutrients, aims to provide new insights on harmful bacteria and the processes that enable them to thrive. Its findings could support the future development of new antibiotics. The leading-edge biomolecular research has won a three–year $890,000 grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden.


Dr Matt Hobbs

02 March 2020

What type of toothpaste are you using? A new paper from award-winning University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Dr Matt Hobbs may have those of us preferring a ‘fluoride-free’ or ‘natural’ approach to oral health, questioning that choice.


Dr Vanessa Morris

26 February 2020

Current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease can help manage symptoms but are unable to slow the progression of this devastating disease. With the assistance of a $300,000 Fast-Start grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, UC biochemist and lecturer Dr Vanessa Morris is seeking to unravel the molecular interactions driving Alzheimer’s disease. Her work could pave the way to new and more effective therapies.


Paula Brooksby

24 February 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) chemistry researcher Dr Paula Brooksby is at the forefront of research to refine fast-advancing solar cell technology. Together with Dr Noel Duffy from CSIRO in Australia, she is exploring the potential of a carbon-based material to revolutionise photovoltaic technology and performance.


Toby Macrae

19 February 2020

A unique, new app that analyses speech patterns could provide a leap forward in the assessment and treatment of children with speech difficulties.


Seeds

11 February 2020

Climate change is negatively affecting tree reproduction by throwing seed production systems out of synchronisation, according to a new international study co-authored by a University of Canterbury scientist.


Haha Retallick Brown

10 February 2020

Findings from a new study offer a way forward for women seeking choice in how they safely manage premenstrual syndrome (PMS).


Bulldogs at the URC

04 February 2020

Come on down Monday 17th & Monday 24th February from 5pm to 6pm to get your dog and cuddle fix!


Scanner

01 February 2020

There is no known cure for stuttering and other speech disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia of speech, but new research by a University of Canterbury (UC) academic involves scanning the brain to find out what causes speech production problems.


Catherine Theys

31 January 2020

There is no known cure for stuttering and other speech disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia of speech, but new research by a University of Canterbury (UC) academic involves scanning the brain to find out what causes speech production problems.


Ann Brower

23 January 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have found two types of gender disparities in New Zealand universities – a gender pay gap, and a gender performance pay gap.


Butlers

15 January 2020

The MARS Scanner, invented by UC Professor Phil Butler and his son, University of Otago Professor Anthony Butler, is the world's first colour 3-D x-ray and will one day replace many of the medical scanners being used today, including PET and MRI.


Laura Revell

15 January 2020

Could microplastics in the atmosphere play a role in climate change? UC atmospheric chemist Dr Laura Revell is leading an investigation into this important question, with the support of a $300,000 Fast-Start grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden.


Kelly

20 December 2019

This year has been called a mega-mast, as more than half of all beech forests are seeding across New Zealand. The amount of seed and fruit available has been boosted even further by the simultaneous flowering of rimu and tussock. University of Canterbury Professor Dave Kelly, School of Biological Sciences, comments on what stage of the masting cycle we’re in now, and how the mega mast will affect native bird and predator numbers over summer.


Dr Wafaa Al-Hussainni

19 December 2019

An Iraqi woman with a PhD from the University of Canterbury (UC) is being recognised as a trailblazing graduate for her work in disease prevention and biosecurity in her home country.


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