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UC Student Event Planners Innovate In Time Of Change

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 11:18 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) students challenged to create a “non-contact” event for the Covid-19 environment have come up with an online careers hub that uses leading-edge gaming technology. Six teams of students took part in the Event Marketing ... More >>

How To ‘lead With’ In A Fast-changing World

Friday, 20 March 2020, 10:44 am | University of Canterbury

  How does today’s education system prepare young people for a world that is rapidly changing in ways we may not yet fully comprehend? From COVID-19’s community implications to climate change to technology-driven disruption to work, ... More >>

Surprising Public Perceptions Of Surrogacy Influencing Law Change

Monday, 16 March 2020, 9:28 am | University of Canterbury

Surprising results from a University of Canterbury (UC) study into public perceptions of surrogacy in New Zealand is being used to inform law changes in the United Kingdom, and may potentially impact on a private member’s bill here in New Zealand. Associate ... More >>

UC Leads Research Into Support For Health Workers Post-15 March Attacks

Friday, 13 March 2020, 4:01 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) is leading research into the psychological wellbeing and support of health workers who were among the first responders after the mosque attacks on 15 March 2019. UC Senior Lecturer and Canterbury District Health Board ... More >>

More Support Needed For Children Born Very Pre-term

Monday, 9 March 2020, 9:30 am | University of Canterbury

There is a need for the health and education system to adopt a more proactive approach in addressing the developmental needs of children born very pre-term, a University of Canterbury (UC) child health development expert says. Professor Lianne Woodward ... More >>

UC Connect Public Lecture: Ableism – Same Struggle, Different Differences

Friday, 6 March 2020, 9:26 am | University of Canterbury

  “A community that excludes even one member is no community at all.” In this upcoming free UC Connect public lecture, Ableism – Same Struggle, Different Differences , visiting American activists, authors and compelling storytellers Janice ... More >>

UC Commits To Gender Pay Parity Research And Action

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 9:49 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) is investigating gender pay parity for academics following recent findings by UC researchers Associate Professor Ann Brower and Associate Professor Alex James showing that female academics in New Zealand are likely to earn ... More >>

Research Facilitates Positive Change For ‘brutal Old Days’ Of Rape Trials

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11:24 am | University of Canterbury

Cross-examination strategies in rape trials remain resistant to reforms, which continues to negatively impact on complainants despite initiatives to improve the legal process, a University of Canterbury (UC) expert says. Professor Elisabeth McDonald specialises ... More >>

UC Connect Public Talk: A Cross-examination Of Rape Myths

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 9:53 am | University of Canterbury

Despite more than 40 years of law reform aimed at improving the experience of giving evidence for adult rape complainants, Ministry of Justice research in 2018 re-confirmed that the process remains distressing and re-traumatising. According to experts, more ... More >>

Early Environmentalists Had More Chance Of Success

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 9:21 am | University of Canterbury

A collection of environmental campaign case studies published 45 years ago has been reprinted by Routledge, surprising and delighting co-editor Professor Jeremy Richardson, former Oxford University Professor of Comparative European Politics and currently ... More >>

Climate Change Throws Tree Seeding Out Of Sync – New Study

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 7:07 am | University of Canterbury

Climate change is negatively affecting tree reproduction by throwing seed production systems out of synchronisation, according to a new international study co-authored by a University of Canterbury scientist. Many tree species worldwide produce large ... More >>

UC study supports use of nutrients in treatment of PMS

Monday, 10 February 2020, 9:32 am | University of Canterbury

Findings from a new study offer a way forward for women seeking choice in how they safely manage premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Around 20 to 30 per cent of women suffer from PMS each month, with some experiencing an even more severe form known as premenstrual ... More >>

Scanning the brain to understand stuttering

Sunday, 2 February 2020, 11:55 am | University of Canterbury

Scanning the brain to understand stuttering – new study There is no known cure for stuttering and other speech disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia of speech, but new research by a University of Canterbury (UC) academic involves scanning the ... More >>

Recycling breakthrough set to save environment from acid

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 6:03 pm | University of Canterbury

An industrial prototype to recycle acid waste from Christchurch’s galvanised steel industries is just the beginning for researchers at the University of Canterbury who have a global vision for their eco innovation. Called Zincovery, their exciting ... More >>

UC and Lincoln University collaborate to deliver health

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 9:41 am | University of Canterbury

A new initiative has been announced today between the University of Canterbury (UC) Health Centre and Lincoln University’s Student Health and Support Centre. More >>

Brainwave activity that reveals knowledge of crime

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:43 am | University of Canterbury

An innovative research project that detects brain activity revealing individuals’ knowledge of criminal behaviour is delivering positive results for a University of Canterbury (UC) led research team. More >>

Funding boost for UC research on airborne microplastics

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:32 am | University of Canterbury

Could microplastics in the atmosphere play a role in climate change? UC atmospheric chemist Dr Laura Revell is leading an investigation into this important question, with the support of a $300,000 Fast-Start grant from the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea ... More >>

When a hobby becomes life changing

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:43 am | University of Canterbury

Taking up judo five years ago has changed the course of Lorcan Fivet’s life. He has the Olympics to work towards, he has changed his studies to a sports-related qualification and he has gained more personal confidence than he thought was possible. More >>

NZ Education at pivotal moment of change - academics respond

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 9:52 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand is conducting its most wide-ranging review of education in 30 years. Coinciding with this moment in history, current and former University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have collaborated to explore education from different disciplines, ... More >>

Tackling the global challenge of physical inactivity

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 9:37 am | University of Canterbury

Do not underestimate the dangers of physical inactivity, warns University of Canterbury (UC) sports expert Professor Nick Draper, who has edited a new book to examine the causes of, and solutions to, physical inactivity. More >>



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