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Is ‘sex ed’ failing the #metoo generation?

Friday, 22 February 2019, 10:20 am | University of Canterbury

Navigating contemporary gender issues is complicated for young people, and New Zealand’s traditional sexuality education is not keeping up, according to a Canterbury education expert. More >>

Physical activity environment and obesity risk

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:11 am | University of Canterbury

Dr Matthew Hobbs , a researcher at the University of Canterbury’s GeoHealth Laboratory , has published one of the first longitudinal studies , research about an individual or group gathered over a long period of time, which suggests age may be a determining ... More >>

Witnessing the world revolution of running

Friday, 8 February 2019, 9:54 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand Olympic medallist Nick Willis describes the new book When Running Made History as “a front-row seat to running’s most inspiring and historic moments, with New Zealand in a major role”. More >>

After 10,000+ quakes, how do we help our tamariki?

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 11:14 am | University of Canterbury

How do we improve learning and behaviour of school children after a natural disaster? After 10,000+ quakes, how do we help our tamariki? On the eve of the eighth anniversary of the deadly 2011 Canterbury earthquake, a panel of mental health and education ... More >>

New UC study finds minimal risk for Māori consuming eel

Friday, 1 February 2019, 1:55 pm | University of Canterbury

New toxicology study finds minimal risk of PFOS-linked cancer for Māori eating eel fished from the Oaonui Stream in Taranaki, New Zealand. More >>

Māori and Indigenous Leadership to graduate

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 2:23 pm | University of Canterbury

The world’s first graduates of the unique Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership degree will receive their degrees this week in the University of Canterbury’s December graduation ceremonies. More >>

University creates first lava flow in Christchurch

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:11 am | University of Canterbury

While Christchurch has had its share of natural disaster hazards it has been relatively lava free, until now. At the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts, real lava has been pouring out of a new research facility – the Lava Laboratory – ... More >>

Illuminating and commemorating WWI for the modern era

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 2:52 pm | University of Canterbury

For the first time in nearly a century, a collection of significant World War I lantern slides belonging to the University of Canterbury (UC) is freely available for the public to view. More >>

UC Motorsport race cars impress at international contest

Monday, 10 December 2018, 4:06 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team dazzled the judges to take home multiple awards with their two custom-built race cars at the hotly contested international Formula Student competition in Australia this week. More >>

Christchurch lawyer elected new Chancellor

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 11:33 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury will be led by two women for the first time in its history after the election of Susan McCormack , a partner at Mortlock McCormack Law , as its next Chancellor, effective from 1 January 2019. More >>

University of Canterbury honorary doctorate for alumna

Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:50 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand art writer, academic, curator, art gallery director and University of Canterbury alumna Jenny Harper will receive an Honorary Doctorate from her alma mater at the December graduation ceremony for the College of Arts. More >>

Top structural engineering lecturer steps down

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:37 pm | University of Canterbury

An award-winning engineer, who provided technical direction and led the assessment of major structures in the aftermath of the Canterbury quakes, has given his last lecture at the very institution where he completed his own Master’s degree. More >>

Student Volunteer Army to reconnect with Parkland students

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:22 am | University of Canterbury

Twelve youth leaders from the University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army (SVA) are reconnecting with students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in the United States, this month from 26 November to 8 December. More >>

New book offers unique insight into New Zealand philosopher

Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:36 am | University of Canterbury

How does a theologian become a logician? University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor Mike Grimshaw explores this question through the letters of a New Zealand philosopher who developed a famous philosophical theory called ‘tense logic’. More >>

UC Churchill Fellow to investigate deaf education

Monday, 29 October 2018, 3:59 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Senior Lecturer Denise Powell has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research specialist education for deaf and hard of hearing students in the United States, Australia and Hong Kong. More >>

Canterbury students engineering better health in Africa

Friday, 26 October 2018, 10:21 am | University of Canterbury

While others are at the beach this summer, two University of Canterbury (UC) engineering students will be working on improving health in Africa. More >>

UC aims to cut carbon footprint by 45%

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 3:28 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) aims to cut its carbon footprint by 45% with a low carbon energy strategy that will significantly reduce its coal-based heating provision. More >>

UC Library building wins excellence award

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 12:09 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s iconic Puaka-James Hight building has been recognised for its enduring excellence. More >>

World-leading Canterbury physicist wins Innovation Medal

Friday, 19 October 2018, 9:50 am | University of Canterbury

Internationally respected Physics Professor Phil Butler has been announced as the 2018 recipient of the University of Canterbury (UC) Innovation Medal, the highest award the University can bestow to an outstanding innovator. More >>

UC Commerce student chosen as Blake Antarctic Ambassador

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 3:14 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Commerce student Harry Seagar is heading to Antarctica this summer after being awarded a Blake Antarctic Ambassadorship by the Sir Peter Blake Trust and Antarctica New Zealand. More >>

 

 

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