Magma chamber

03 March 2021

A collaborative study from an international team of researchers has determined the conditions needed for an earthquake to trigger a volcanic eruption.


Elman Poole

24 February 2021

A distinguished neurologist and philanthropist’s generous gift of NZ$3 million will support southern students to pursue their studies in Science, Music, Health Sciences and Engineering at the University of Canterbury (UC) and University of Otago. It will also allow more postgraduate students from both universities to undertake overseas fieldwork.


Professor Simon Brown

24 February 2021

Nanotechnology is poised to transform today’s conventional information processing systems. University of Canterbury (UC) researchers are leading the way in developing such technology, using nanoparticle networks. Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund, has granted $889,000 for an exciting new study at UC to test the power of these next generation ‘neuromorphic’ computer chips. Professor Simon Brown of UC's School of Physical and Chemical Sciences is heading the research team.


Changing flows of the Waimakariri river

23 February 2021

Professor James Brasington, Director of the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, a joint partnership between the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, has joined colleagues from Auckland University, NIWA and Massey for an article on The Conversation NZ, discussing this very topic.


Cass Field Station

09 February 2021

The University of Canterbury (UC) is proud to welcome hundreds of snow and ice researchers to campus this week, as hosts of a special combined event from Antarctica New Zealand and the Snow and Ice Research Group (SIRG).


Moana

02 February 2021

Over the summer, Cantabrians have seen painted penguins ‘popping up’ around the streets and public spaces of Christchurch, Lyttelton and Banks Peninsula. However, one small penguin has a special solo mission – to help fund penguin research.


Magela Creek Floodplain

26 January 2021

Ancient food scraps found at Australia’s earliest site of human occupation, in the Kakadu region, are helping researchers generate rainfall records dating back 65,000 years.


TomWilson

20 January 2021

University of Canterbury scientists unleashing volcanic ballistics onto Kiwi roofs hope to help Aucklanders understand and manage their volcanic hazards.


beach

18 January 2021

A new study has found that two-thirds of people who could spot a rip current in photographs could not pick one out in real life.


EM Bird

21 December 2020

A Kiwi research team has, for the first time ever, used a fixed wing aircraft to measure the thickness of a huge area of sea ice in Antarctica.


Environmental Science with Hons UC

18 December 2020

In a first for Aotearoa New Zealand, the University of Canterbury (UC) is offering a new four-year degree to upskill environmental scientists during a time of rising concern about climate change.


UC Graduate Hinerangi Curtis

17 December 2020

At the age of 18, Hinerangi Curtis embarked on a five-year journey to achieve an ambitious goal: to complete a double degree - BSc/BA – majoring in Astronomy and Māori studies/te reo Māori at the University of Canterbury.


Roy Kerr

16 December 2020

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is awarding the Oskar Klein Medal to the University of Canterbury’s renowned Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr.


UC expert on The Conversation about the world's oceans

15 December 2020

World leaders pledged to establish a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) with the goal to protect 10% of the world's oceans by 2020, but MPAs only cover 7.66% of the ocean across the globe. University of Canterbury's Natasha Blaize Gardiner and University of Colorado Boulder's Cassandra Brooks weigh in on what we can do to improve the situation on The Conversation.


UC Graduate Victoria Watt

11 December 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) is hosting two special Graduation Celebrations on Monday 14 December for hundreds of graduates who missed graduating in person in April and again in September.


Dr Jonathan Tonkin

10 December 2020

Dr Jonathan Tonkin, from the University of Canterbury (UC)’s School of Biological Sciences, has won the University’s 2020 Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award in recognition of his outstanding research contribution over the past decade.


Dr Leighton Watson

02 December 2020

Alpine avalanches, viewed from afar, are spectacular but can be extremely hazardous for anyone in their vicinity. Funded by a 2020 Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Dr Leighton Watson hopes to build a better understanding not just of avalanches but also of their volcanic cousins, lahars and pyroclastic flows.


Claire Dong

01 December 2020

Dozens of the University of Canterbury’s best and brightest students have been awarded Aho Hīnātore | Accelerator scholarships in a new scheme worth more than $1.5 million in its first year.


Aukaha Tau 10

24 November 2020

A record number of taiohi (young) Māori from schools across Ōtautahi Christchurch took part in science experiments, tested their Law knowledge and played Arts bingo in an interactive day designed to inspire students to further their study.


Engineering Core

23 November 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) has announced two new Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) programmes for postgraduate students from 2021.


Professors Phil and Anthony Butler

19 November 2020

The ground-breaking MARS Bioimaging scanner, a revolutionary 3-D X-ray machine invented in Ōtautahi Christchurch, will undergo its first ‘real-world’ clinical trials early next year. It’s the latest development for this exciting kiwi initiative from UC and Otago Professors [and father and son scientists] Phil and Anthony Butler.


Food Transitions 2050

19 November 2020

A new postgraduate school focusing on food sustainability has launched in Canterbury. The University of Canterbury (UC), Lincoln University (LU), Plant & Food Research, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, and AgResearch have jointly announced the school; the result of a multilateral partnership dedicated to supporting the transition of our regional, national and international food systems – the first for postgraduate research in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Woodchip bioreactor trial

18 November 2020

Reducing nitrates in waterways is the focus of a new trial in Waitaha Canterbury that’s being backed by DoC and Fonterra through their 10-year Living Water partnership, with support from the University of Canterbury.


Scott Base Antartica

17 November 2020

A group of New Zealand scientists, including Professor Adrian McDonald from UC’s Gateway Antarctica, will fly to Antarctica this week, but only after completing 14 days in managed isolation – ensuring the last COVID-free place on Earth, remains that way.


Mauritian wood pigeon illustration

16 November 2020

Tammana Begum from The Natural History Museum reports on international research, led by UC Science graduate Dr Jo Carpenter and University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Don Drake, exploring how the impact of colonisation has resulted in the disappearance of endemic birds in Hawaii, the Mascarenes and Aotearoa New Zealand, affecting unique island flora.


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