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Ngāi Tahu Treaty Settlement Subject Of New UC Study

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 10:16 am | University of Canterbury

As the father of a nine-year-old daughter, David Tikao feels personally invested in how well his iwi organisation – Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu – is distributing wealth to beneficiaries and investing for future generations. He is researching how ... More >>

UC Inventors Win Big At NZ’s First HealthTech Innovation Challenge

Friday, 23 October 2020, 11:06 am | University of Canterbury

Several University of Canterbury (UC) innovators and their health technology solutions are among the inaugural winners of the first HealthTech Supernode Challenge , a national innovation challenge, announced at an awards ceremony in Christchurch last night. ... More >>

UC Launches Free Global Online Short Courses

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 11:35 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) is joining global online learning platform edX to offer free, short courses to the world. The UC platform, named UCx, will initially offer six courses in the form of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Typically of ... More >>

Anti-bullying Attitude Important Every Day – NZ Education Expert

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 1:52 pm | University of Canterbury

Anti-bullying expert Dr Cara Swit is delighted to see University of Canterbury (UC) students supporting the annual Pink Shirt Day tomorrow, but would like people to feel empowered to confront bullying every day. “Days like Pink Shirt Day put bullying ... More >>

Students Embrace Politics In Countdown To 2020 Election

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:45 am | University of Canterbury

Students at the University of Canterbury (UC) have organised a number of events to connect young voters with political candidates in the lead-up to the 2020 elections. Ishan Brailsford is a Bachelor of Commerce marketing student with a minor in political ... More >>

University Of Canterbury Renews Hosting Rights For Antarctic Headquarters

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 11:26 am | University of Canterbury

A renewed agreement between the University of Canterbury (UC) and the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) will see the international Antarctic headquarters housed at UC until 2027. Established in 1988, COMNAP’s purpose is ... More >>

Oceans Policy Needed To Protect $7 Billion Environment - Law Professor

Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 12:07 pm | University of Canterbury

  You might think as a nation New Zealand would actively protect an environment that contributed over $7 billion to the economy, but University of Canterbury (UC) Law Professor Karen Scott says we aren’t doing enough to protect New Zealand’s ... More >>

UC Connect Public Talk: Pandemics, Protests, And Populists: The 2020 Presidential Election

Monday, 12 October 2020, 3:04 pm | University of Canterbury

On 3 November 2020, millions of Americans will go to the polls to cast a ballot for President in a country that is arguably almost as divided and partisan as it was in the run-up to the Civil War. In an upcoming free UC Connect | Tauhere public ... More >>

University Of Canterbury Students Raise More Than $1000 To Fight Period Poverty

Friday, 9 October 2020, 4:42 pm | University of Canterbury

UC students are fighting Aotearoa's period poverty crisis by donating sanitary products to Te Puna Oranga and Aviva Families. In the first week of fundraising, the students have collected more than 1000 packs of sanitary products, with another week of the ... More >>

Proglacial Lakes Are Accelerating Glacier Ice Loss

Friday, 9 October 2020, 6:28 am | University of Canterbury

Lake Tasman, New Zealand | 2016 | Photo: Dr Jenna Sutherland Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to a new study. But the effects of these glacial ... More >>

Combining Education, Science And Dance

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 4:07 pm | University of Canterbury

With a passion for making positive change to family life in Aotearoa New Zealand, University of Canterbury (UC) graduate Shawn Thomas believes “dance can change the world”. His experiences working with children and families during his time ... More >>

Seeking New Zealand's Top Student Volunteer

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 12:26 pm | University of Canterbury

  The SVA is searching for the extraordinary New Zealand secondary school student who has completed the most volunteering hours this year. For the first time, Top Volunteer Awards will be presented to students in 200 high schools nationwide ... More >>

Canterbury And Canada Combine In Online Indigenous Economics Course

Monday, 5 October 2020, 4:11 pm | University of Canterbury

A cohort of First Nations students from the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics in British Columbia, Canada, and students from the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre at the University of Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand, have been studying Indigenous ... More >>

Bridging The Gap Between Remote Sensing And Tree Modelling With Data Science

Friday, 2 October 2020, 9:24 am | University of Canterbury

Announced today, a group of international scientists from New Zealand and Singapore is collaborating on a three-year project, funded by MBIE, to use data science and remote sensing to automatically model and analyse tree species and their interactions ... More >>

Could An Autonomous Vehicle Harm You?

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 3:18 pm | University of Canterbury

Would you trust your life to an autonomous vehicle? Do you understand how it will respond in dangerous situations? Are you willing to get in without knowing the risks? With an increasing number of autonomous vehicles on our roads, there are questions ... More >>

UC Computer Science Expert Wins Prestigious Teaching Medal

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 2:25 pm | University of Canterbury

  A Computer Science lecturer who developed an innovative open-source teaching tool that has taken off around the world has won the University of Canterbury’s highest award for tertiary teaching excellence. The University of Canterbury (UC) ... More >>

UC Student President Among Women Of Influence Award Finalists

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 4:40 pm | University of Canterbury

  One of the women leading Canterbury into the future, the University of Canterbury Students’ Association President Tori McNoe has been shortlisted for the Women of Influence Young Leader award. A UC Bachelor of Criminal Justice graduate ... More >>

A Sustainable New Solution For Ageing, Corroding Infrastructure

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 3:45 pm | University of Canterbury

Surrounded by ocean, most of New Zealand’s reinforced-concrete infrastructure lies close to the coast, making it susceptible to corrosion. Could new glass-based reinforcing hold the answer? New research at the University of Canterbury (UC) led ... More >>

Ōtautahi Christchurch Universities Rally Aotearoa New Zealand Behind Roadmap To Sustainability

Friday, 25 September 2020, 9:47 am | University of Canterbury

Aotearoa New Zealand’s third SDG Summit Series, which will be announced in Ōtautahi Christchurch on 25 September to mark five years since the world committed to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), will stimulate sustainability ... More >>

Incomes And Location Affect Childhood Vaccination In NZ

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 12:30 pm | University of Canterbury

Family wealth and geography are major factors determining childhood vaccination rates around New Zealand, according to new research. University of Canterbury (UC) GeoHealth Laboratory Post-Doctoral Fellow Lukas Marek has investigated immunisation ... More >>