27 November 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.
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.
23 November 2020
The University of Canterbury (UC) has announced two new Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) programmes for postgraduate students from 2021.
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.
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.
12 November 2020
Congratulations to Dr Leighton Watson from Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment, who has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for his research in snow avalanches and particle-laden gravity currents.
06 November 2020
A study by UC's Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment undergrad students has revealed that the coastline at Patiti Point has experienced accelerated erosion over a three-year period, but the effects seem to have stalled in the last 12 months.
04 November 2020
Three University of Canterbury academics have won grants of over $80,000 to research autism, sleep problems, brain injuries and their impact on children and parents.
03 November 2020
Receiving a 2020 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship has capped a stellar year of success for University of Canterbury (UC) planetary astronomer, Dr Michele Bannister.
02 November 2020
For the fourth time in five years, a University of Canterbury (UC) student has received the prestigious Sir Frank Holmes Prize for economics.
27 October 2020
In a new article for Stuff.co.nz, Ethique founder and University of Canterbury graduate Brianne West shares why cardboard straws and paper bags may not be as eco-friendly as we think.
23 October 2020
Several University of Canterbury (UC) innovators and their health technology solutions are among the inaugural winners of the first HealthTech Supernode Challenge, a national innovation challenge, announced at an awards ceremony in Christchurch last night.
22 October 2020
University of Canterbury, Dr Michele Bannister, is one of the ten early-to-mid-career researchers to be awarded a 2020 Royal Society Te Apārangi Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. “How planetary systems form and change is crucial to understanding our place in the Universe.”
21 October 2020
The University of Canterbury (UC) is joining global online learning platform edX to offer free, short courses to the world.
15 October 2020
“It is time to stop saying New Zealand is a small contributor to climate change, and start getting serious about it… If we’re more honest about it, getting serious about climate change is not about protecting the planet. It’s about keeping the planet habitable for humans.” This sobering new opinion piece on Stuff NZ from Dr Laura Revell and Associate Professor Ann Brower from UC’s College of Science, is a must read for all New Zealanders.
15 October 2020
A renewed agreement between the University of Canterbury (UC) and the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) will see the international Antarctic headquarters housed at UC until 2027.
09 October 2020
Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to a new study. But the effects of these glacial lakes are not represented in current ice loss models, warn the study authors.
08 October 2020
With a passion for making positive change to family life in Aotearoa New Zealand, University of Canterbury (UC) graduate Shawn Thomas believes “dance can change the world”.
07 October 2020
In the latest Climate Explained article for The Conversation, UC's Professor Simon Kingham considers the real impact of building and expanding motorways when it comes to the reduction of congestion and emissions.
05 October 2020
From moonbows and asteroids to everything between and beyond – the astronomical half-century adventures of University of Canterbury Adjunct Fellows Alan Gilmore and Pam Kilmartin have been profiled in an excellent new Stuff.co.nz article from Education reporter, Lee Kenny.
30 September 2020
What do we do when our glaciers are on a constant retreat, but people still flock to them? “We need to work with nature not against it. As things get warmer, people will have to adapt their expectations.” Stuff.co.nz caught up with Dr Heather Purdie from UC’s School of Earth and Environment to discuss the state of Aotearoa New Zealand’s glacier tourism.
24 September 2020
A long-term, novel solution to help New Zealand achieve its predator free ambitions is a step closer, thanks to $1.4 million in Department of Conservation (DOC) funding for University of Canterbury (UC) research.
22 September 2020
Family wealth and geography are major factors determining childhood vaccination rates around New Zealand, according to new research. University of Canterbury (UC) GeoHealth Laboratory Post-Doctoral Fellow Lukas Marek has investigated immunisation trends around the country from 2006 to 2017 using millions of records from the National Immunisation Register (NIR) and census data.
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.
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.
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