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First NZer elected to international bioinformatics society

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 9:56 am | University of Canterbury

UC mathematician first New Zealander to be elected to international bioinformatics society Distinguished Professor Mike Steel has been elected as a distinguished Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). Dist Prof Steel’s ... More >>

Scientists trial first multimedia whale trap in the Ross Sea

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:49 am | University of Canterbury

A research team from the University of Canterbury has just returned from an Antarctic expedition to find out more about the secret lives of whales, specifically Type-C killer whales. More >>

UC student-entrepreneur Summer Startup winners announced

Monday, 12 February 2018, 3:48 pm | University of Canterbury

This year’s winning startup ventures created by keen young University of Canterbury student entrepreneurs have been chosen at the recent EY Summer Startup Annual Showcase. More >>

UC physicist creates computer chip that mimics the brain

Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:33 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) Physics Professor Simon Brown is developing a neuromorphic computer chip that may solve one of the biggest problems in the computer industry – power consumption – and create a New Zealand semiconductor industry. More >>

Canterbury Professor named new Chief Science Adviser

Friday, 2 February 2018, 2:37 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) Professor Simon Kingham has been named the first Chief Science Adviser for the Ministry of Transport | Te Manatū Waka. More >>

UC quake experts gain EQC funding for research

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 2:22 pm | University of Canterbury

Three University of Canterbury researchers have won funding to examine critical questions about earthquakes in New Zealand. More >>

UC leads carbon crusade

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

Amid a $1.2 billion, 86-hectare campus rejuvenation, the University of Canterbury has managed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by a third. More >>

NZ research detects jet from young star outside our galaxy

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 9:40 am | University of Canterbury

In a significant astronomical discovery, a University of Canterbury (UC) scientist has made the very first detection of a jet from a very young, massive star in a galaxy that is not our own. More >>

UC Engineers develop in-situ damage detection for steel

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 12:36 pm | University of Canterbury

An award-winning, pioneering technique for assessing earthquake damage to steel in buildings or bridges will allow engineers to give faster, more reliable information to engineers, with tangible flow-on results for insurers and building owners. More >>

UC Connect public lecture: Getting to Mars

Monday, 22 January 2018, 11:01 am | University of Canterbury

NASA has begun a new era of human space exploration, with the ultimate goal of landing humans on Mars. To fulfil this mission, NASA is building the Space Launch System (SLS), the world’s most powerful rocket, which will produce more thrust at lift-off ... More >>

UC biotechnologist creates new biodegradable crop coating

Monday, 15 January 2018, 3:27 pm | University of Canterbury

UC biotechnologist creates new biodegradable coating to protect crops A novel system for protecting plants from pests, infection and adverse weather has been awarded one of the top prizes in the University of Canterbury’s (UC) Tech Jumpstart competition. ... More >>

UC researchers save health sector millions with stroke rehab

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:59 am | University of Canterbury

The innovative University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research , which has saved the New Zealand health sector millions with its stroke recovery protocols, is hosting the 2nd International Stroke Rehab: From No-Tech to Go Tech ... More >>

New NZ research proves LEGO is more complex

Friday, 5 January 2018, 5:25 pm | University of Canterbury

If you have been struggling to complete a new LEGO set these holidays you are not alone, and there’s a reason why. New research from the University of Canterbury (UC), data-mining 10,953 LEGO sets, has shown that the world-famous range of plastic ... More >>

New Year Honours for UC alumni

Friday, 5 January 2018, 1:11 pm | University of Canterbury

2018 New Year Honours for UC alumni Several University of Canterbury alumni, including a former parliamentarian and a former UC fine arts lecturer, have been recognised in the 2018 New Year Honours List. Among the list of distinguished alumni is former ... More >>

NZ academics create game-changing 3D-printed heat exchangers

Friday, 5 January 2018, 1:10 pm | University of Canterbury

NZ academics create game-changing 3D-printed heat exchangers Two University of Canterbury (UC) academics have come up with original technology to create high-performance heat exchangers, which could be a game changer in design and efficiency. Professor Conan ... More >>

New nitrate detection tech could save waterways

Thursday, 4 January 2018, 12:55 pm | University of Canterbury

New nitrate detection tech could save waterways Emerging technology being developed at the University of Canterbury (UC) could revolutionise nitrate monitoring in waterways. The novel electrochemical sensing system offers the advantages of selectivity and ... More >>

UC students vie for 2018 Young NZer of the Year award

Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 2:39 pm | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury (UC) students are among the final 10 nominees shortlisted for 2018 Young New Zealander of the Year award. More >>

UC to bring 600-year-old treasure to the world

Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 11:41 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury staff and students are working to translate and digitise a unique medieval manuscript to make it accessible to the world, and a team of British scientists is visiting Christchurch in January to reveal hidden information about ... More >>

Recreating Christmas Carols from Alan Turing's Computer

Monday, 18 December 2017, 1:47 pm | University of Canterbury

New Zealand researchers have recreated what is thought to be the first computer-generated Christmas music – exactly as it would have sounded on Alan Turing’s computer. More >>

UC students win Engineers Without Borders innovation award

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:07 pm | University of Canterbury

A team of University of Canterbury students have won an innovation award for a creative solution to a real world problem in the Engineers Without Borders Australia Challenge. More >>



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