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UC Engineering excels with $11.8m MBIE Endeavour Funding

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 11:38 am | University of Canterbury

Three University of Canterbury Engineering academics have been awarded Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise (MBIE) 2019 Endeavour Funding totalling $11.8 million to lead research in areas of renewable energy and advanced manufacturing. More >>

Solutions to Online Hate weekend brings experts together

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 9:36 am | University of Canterbury

A workshop exploring ‘Research-based solutions to online hate and offline consequences’ organised by University of Canterbury (UC) academics quickly attracted a range of academics, experts, government officials and students. More >>

Cutting-edge percussion strides into the spotlight

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 9:29 am | University of Canterbury

The sounds of over 60 percussion instruments from around the world, including drums, marimbas, conch shells, tin cans, cricket callers, wooden rulers and a lion’s roar (instrument), will fill the Great Hall at the Christchurch Arts Centre when the Grammy-nominated ... More >>

Wit and eroticism of the Greek Symposium, revealed

Monday, 9 September 2019, 9:56 am | University of Canterbury

The average party in 2019 would look rather tame alongside a Classical Greek symposium. What the Greeks got up to on these boozy social occasions is the subject of an illustrated talk at the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities on 13 September. More >>

UC students optimise Chch Airport’s parking

Friday, 6 September 2019, 5:47 pm | University of Canterbury

Ideas to use more detailed customer segments and profiles to improve parking options have taken the top spots this evening after a 48 hour data hackathon held at the airport. More >>

Science and Religion: are they compatible?

Friday, 6 September 2019, 12:13 pm | University of Canterbury

Both science and religion seek after truth. But are they compatible? Can belief in God and belief in science be combined into one worldview? More >>

UC Sport Coaching tutor named NZ U23 basketball coach

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 1:50 pm | University of Canterbury

Popular basketball coach and Senior Tutor in Sport Coaching at the University of Canterbury (UC), Piet van Hasselt, has been named Head Coach of the New Zealand Under 23 men’s basketball team. More >>

New data analysis proves: Science is sexist

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 12:06 pm | University of Canterbury

In a new paper, published today by Royal Society Open Science , University of Canterbury (UC) researchers looked into decades of research from 28 scientific societies in four countries covering five science disciplines and found the science gender gap ... More >>

UC recognises the School Strike 4 Climate NZ

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 5:01 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae Professor Cheryl de la Rey recognises the School Strike 4 Climate NZ on Friday 27 September. “Our staff have signalled the importance of addressing climate change in recent feedback for ... More >>

Child ADHD study shows longer term micronutrient benefits

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 9:20 am | University of Canterbury

The results from a University of Canterbury (UC) study into the longer term effects of micronutrients on ADHD symptoms in children have been published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology . More >>

Data sets and counter-insurgency: summer school in Chicago

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 9:18 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) student spent an American summer researching how insurgents in Afghanistan modify their terrorism techniques. More >>

Early literacy success is critical to children’s wellbeing

Friday, 30 August 2019, 1:42 pm | University of Canterbury

Early literacy success is critical to children’s wellbeing A Better Start National Science Challenge team have been researching effective ways to accelerate early reading and writing success for children who enter school with lower levels of oral language. ... More >>

Weka bring hidden benefits to New Zealand forests

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 11:10 am | University of Canterbury

Weka are often portrayed as little more than sandwich-stealing scallywags. The large, brown flightless bird’s tendency to be curious and gobble any food available (whether it be an unwatched biscuit, penguin egg or endangered gecko) also makes them troublesome ... More >>

UC investing $2.6m in cutting edge research equipment

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 11:56 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is investing $2.6 million over two years in cutting edge new research equipment which will strengthen research and teaching excellence in diverse fields, including biomedicine, engineering, drug design, and nanotechnology. More >>

Fellow poets’ new work on show at UC

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 9:50 am | University of Canterbury

Three very different visiting writers currently based at University of Canterbury (UC) will read both new and published work at Fellow Poets tonight, 15 August, 5 – 6.30pm. More >>

Children of opioid-dependent mothers have complex needs

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 9:06 am | University of Canterbury

Increased opioid and other drug use in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world is affecting children’s readiness for learning when they start school, according to a new five-year study by a leading child development expert at the University ... More >>

White and antiracist – stories of backlash from the US

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 11:02 am | University of Canterbury

How do White Americans who are actively antiracist cope with the backlash they sometimes experience? This is the focus of the upcoming Prestige Lecture: Whites Engaged in Antiracist Action: Struggles and Coping Mechanisms , at the University of Canterbury ... More >>

Insulin technology will provide better diabetes care

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 12:43 pm | University of Canterbury

Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase , from the University of Canterbury (UC) College of Engineering, is working on world-first insulin sensor technology to enable ‘right now’ measurement for those managing type 2 diabetes. More >>

Canterbury students officially open new home and theatre

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 3:51 pm | University of Canterbury

After two years of construction, the new University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) building Haere-roa, and its Ngaio Marsh Theatre, will be officially opened on Friday 2 August. More >>

Women on the cutting edge of engineering

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 11:34 am | University of Canterbury

It’s hard to believe that, in this ‘smart’ technology era, it is still controversial for a woman to be an engineer. While a Google software engineer’s 3300-word manifesto that women’s stronger interest in people and “neuroticism” make them less naturally ... More >>

 

 

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