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Effects of the Kaikoura quakes on coastal marine systems

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:06 pm | University of Canterbury

UC Connect public lecture on the effects of the Kaikoura quakes on coastal marine systems: More >>

UC marine scientist named NZ's first Pew Conservation Fellow

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:40 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Antarctic marine scientist Dr Regina Eisert has been recognised for her work protecting the world’s oceans with a prestigious Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship. More >>

UC planet hunters search the galaxy’s centre

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 10:06 am | University of Canterbury

With the help of international researchers and three identical telescopes in Chile, Australia and South Africa, the UC Physics and Astronomy team is helping answer some of the great unknowns about the planets in our galaxy. More >>

UC academic to write Global Warming Special Report for UN

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 2:58 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward is the only New Zealander among the world experts appointed by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) to prepare the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. More >>

UC physicists take a (nano)chip off the old block

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 10:09 am | University of Canterbury

Computer components can’t just keep getting smaller forever. So how does the computer then continue to become faster, lighter and more energy efficient? A team of University of Canterbury physicists think they have the answer – in the human brain. More >>

UC research: Are we all intuitive maths geniuses?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 12:47 pm | University of Canterbury

Is there mathematical knowledge built in to how we perceive the world? Are all of us essentially geniuses at maths, even if we didn’t do well at maths in school? University of Canterbury psychologists have a Marsden Grant of $705,000 to conduct ... More >>

UC research targets dozens of incurable diseases

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:56 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers are working on a revolutionary drug-targeting system that could one day be used to treat a range of fatal, inherited diseases caused by genetic enzyme deficiencies. More >>

UC researchers look into what makes plant communities tick

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 12:29 pm | University of Canterbury

What makes diverse plant communities like New Zealand's iconic grasslands tick? What allows so many competing species to co-exist? A team of University of Canterbury (UC) scientists and overseas collaborators are working to find out. More >>

UC Pacific academic wins Fulbright award

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 12:29 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Professor Steven Ratuva has won a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to carry out research as a visiting professor in the United States next year. More >>

From didymo and drones to 3D, VR and yaks

Friday, 10 February 2017, 3:14 pm | University of Canterbury

Save the Future From didymo and drones to 3D, VR and yaks What did you do this summer? If you were in the University of Canterbury’s Summer Startup Programme, you may well have started your own award-winning business aimed at changing the world. This ... More >>

Drone swarm to locate people post-disaster

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 10:42 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers are working with Japanese colleagues to develop technologies that will enable swarms of drones to locate and potentially triage people buried in the wreckage and debris of natural disasters. More >>

Icetronauts use old bird to measure Antarctic ice

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 4:22 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury glaciologist Dr Wolfgang Rack is leading the world’s first EM-bird measurement of sea-ice thickness, towed by a 75-year-old fixed-wing aircraft in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. More >>

How can we live well on a finite planet?

Friday, 3 February 2017, 11:13 am | University of Canterbury

It is rare for an economics text to become a best-seller, but when it was first published in 2009, Professor Tim Jackson’s Prosperity Without Growth - Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow did just that. More >>

Creative opportunity for Pacific artists

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 1:59 pm | University of Canterbury

Traditional or contemporary Pacific artists can apply now to develop new directions in their artistic practice through anart residency at the University of Canterbury (UC). More >>

UC takes top spot in University Challenge

Monday, 23 January 2017, 9:26 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) team has won New Zealand academia’s top trivia quiz show, University Challenge for the second year since the show returned to New Zealand screens in 2014. The UC team, team captain Stewart Alexander (PhD student ... More >>

Reading New Zealand Poetry around the world

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 11:24 am | University of Canterbury

One of the world’s leading literary critics and poets Harvard Professor Stephen Burt, who has a particular interest in New Zealand poet James K Baxter, will discuss New Zealand poetry in an event hosted by the University of Canterbury’s English ... More >>

UC research influences Government’s microbead ban

Monday, 16 January 2017, 4:57 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury research has influenced a Government proposal to ban personal care products containing plastic microbeads, announced today. More >>

McConnell family engineers the future at UC

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 12:46 pm | University of Canterbury

Three generations of the McConnell family share more than just a last name – they all studied at the University of Canterbury (UC), with a strong passion for engineering also running through the family. More >>

UC experts’ uplifting news for Kaikōura reefs

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 4:34 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury scientists have been keenly observing the effects of the seismic uplift of 14 November on the coastal areas of Kaikōura. More >>

UC scientist bugs out for Te Papa exhibition

Monday, 19 December 2016, 11:56 am | University of Canterbury

From shaving the eye of a bee to zombie cockroaches, University of Canterbury Adjunct Professor Simon Pollard has spent the last year advising Te Papa and Weta Workshop on the new science exhibition, Bug Lab. More >>

 

 

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