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Regalia Hiring Group Help Funds Pasifika Study Programme For NCEA Students

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:16 pm | University of Canterbury

Pasifika NCEA students will have the opportunity to participate in a free study programme during the holidays, thanks to the generous support of Graduate Women Canterbury (GWC). GWC is a not for profit that operates the hire of academic regalia for graduating ... More >>

Academic’s 20-year Quest To Restore Rare African Forest

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:53 pm | University of Canterbury

On a remote Nigerian plateau, in one of Africa’s rarest ecosystems, a kiwi scientist has created a model for biodiversity conservation that has created local jobs, accommodated PhD students, produced valuable research, discovered new species, and given hope ... More >>

Pretty But Invasive: Stopping Monkeyflower Spread

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 4:30 pm | University of Canterbury

UC master’s student Aaron Millar is researching ways to stop the spread of monkeyflower, an attractive North American plant that is invading pristine areas of Canterbury and Otago. Colloquially known as monkeyflower, the plant is particularly prominent ... More >>

Freshwater Ecosystems Under Threat In A Warming Aotearoa

Monday, 16 May 2022, 5:05 pm | University of Canterbury

Nature is taking with one hand and giving with the other when it comes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s freshwater ecosystems. While the increasing number of severe droughts is playing havoc with our waterways, more floods could prove to be their friend. ... More >>

Innovative Tech Could Generate Renewable Energy & Capture Carbon

Monday, 16 May 2022, 11:42 am | University of Canterbury

UC Engineering PhD student Karan Titus is researching new ways to combine geothermal with bioenergy, to supercharge renewable electricity and create a carbon sink. Titus has shown that a combined geothermal and bioenergy plant could remove a million tonnes ... More >>

Canterbury Astronomers Spot Quadruple Stars Which May Spark Supernova

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:20 pm | University of Canterbury

A quadruple star system discovered in 2017 and recently observed at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory could represent a new channel by which thermonuclear supernova explosions can occur in the Universe, according to results published in ... More >>

Sea Ice Can Control Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability, New Research Finds

Friday, 13 May 2022, 3:09 pm | University of Canterbury

An international team, including University of Canterbury Associate Professor Wolfgang Rack and researchers from Cambridge and Newcastle universities, UK, have used a combination of historical satellite measurements, along with ocean and atmosphere records, to ... More >>

Dancing To A New Beat, Making Museums Easier To Navigate

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 4:39 pm | University of Canterbury

An international classical ballet dancer has pivoted to mastering how to make museums easier for everyone to navigate, including people who are neurodivergent. Inspired by a partially blind child with autism, University of Canterbury Master of Business ... More >>

We Can Generate Green Hydrogen, But How Will We Store It?

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 12:19 pm | University of Canterbury

The Aotearoa New Zealand goal of zero emissions by 2050 brings urgency and pressure to create enough green hydrogen and safely store it for the future. Generating green hydrogen – hydrogen produced from water using renewable electricity – is a seasonal ... More >>

Revolutionising The Construction Industry One Panel At A Time

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 9:44 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand engineers aim to revolutionise the way we construct buildings with a modular building system that’s fast to assemble, recyclable and could be the answer to earthquake prone communities. University of Canterbury (UC) Professor Rajesh Dhakal ... More >>

Tackling Climate Change With ‘Carbon Negative’ Green Hydrogen

Monday, 9 May 2022, 5:21 pm | University of Canterbury

Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) are developing a smart new way of making green hydrogen from woody biomass and capturing carbon in the process. As Aotearoa New Zealand heads towards zero carbon 2050, green hydrogen is poised ... More >>

Prehistoric Earthquakes And Snail Shells May Give Future Insights

Monday, 9 May 2022, 10:25 am | University of Canterbury

New research led by University of Canterbury paleoseismologist Dr Tim Stahl is providing insights into prehistoric surface rupturing earthquakes in the Republic of Georgia to understand what future earthquakes could do. Along with a multi-disciplinary research ... More >>

Biodiversity Is Everyone’s Business

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 5:20 pm | University of Canterbury

Environmental Science students from the University of Canterbury will upskill the community on how everyone can contribute to improving local biodiversity. Environmental Science student and EnviroSoc Andrew McKaskell, with UC Geology PhD student and founder ... More >>

Plan To Transform Food Processing Waste Would Boost NZ Economy And Environment

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 10:32 am | University of Canterbury

Micro-organisms found in bacteria and fungi could help change food waste into high-value products that would boost New Zealand’s economy by $1.6 billion a year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A research project led by University of Canterbury Environmental ... More >>

Te Pūheke Opens A Pathway Towards Improved Environmental Stewardship

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 5:28 am | University of Canterbury

If Aotearoa New Zealand is to successfully transition to a more sustainable, resilient future without sacrificing productivity, then the full impact of various land-use practices needs to be well-understood and appropriately managed. A powerful new model ... More >>

Discovering The Adulterer’s Guide: Aotearoa’s Wicked Bible

Monday, 2 May 2022, 5:15 pm | University of Canterbury

In 1631, Robert Barker, printer to the English King Charles I, made one of the most serious blunders in publishing history. So much so, one contemporary labelled it “a ſcandalous miſtake in our Engliſh Bibles.” Barker’s error was indeed ... More >>

Researchers Tackle Wicked Problems In Shipping Industry

Friday, 29 April 2022, 11:20 am | University of Canterbury

An industry-academia research partnership could help offer solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of the freight transport industry.   The University of Canterbury (UC) researchers Dr Patricio Gallardo and Adjunct Professor of Practice ... More >>

Global Sustainability First For UC

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 5:11 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s (UC) outstanding global sustainability results announced today are testament to years of coordinated planning, measuring and delivery across our campuses. UC achieved first in the world for Sustainable Development Goal ... More >>

Christchurch Wins Digi-tech Conference To Shape Future Learning

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 9:34 am | University of Canterbury

Digital technologies in education will be a hot talking point in Ōtautahi Christchurch in late 2023 as hundreds of education and technology experts come together for the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) annual ... More >>

University Staff Delivering Care For Students With Covid-19

Friday, 25 March 2022, 10:07 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) staff volunteers have been busy making welfare calls, distributing care packs and delivering groceries to students isolating with Covid-19. Over the past few weeks, a team of volunteers made up of over 60 members of staff, ... More >>