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Investigating The Mathematics Of Extinction

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 10:21 am | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury (UC) mathematicians have been granted $710,000 from Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund, to investigate mathematical models for extinction events in the tree of life. Using a mathematical and algorithmic framework, ... More >>

First Of Its Kind Study Underway On How NZ Accent Changes In Childhood

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 11:47 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand English, as spoken, is quite different today compared to 120 years ago. It is thought that children carry the momentum for accent change through the generations and that the transition to school is a key speech change incubator. In a first of ... More >>

Getting Your Kids Off Screen And On Board

Wednesday, 6 January 2021, 11:45 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Associate Professors Kathryn MacCallum & Cheryl Brown , Co-Directors of Te Puna Rangahau i-Ako | Digital Education Futures Lab discuss the pros and cons of our children’s increasing screen time, and how to deal with ... More >>

Kiwi Adults Know More Te Reo Than They Realise, UC Study Reveals

Saturday, 19 December 2020, 5:46 am | University of Canterbury

Principal Investigator Professor Jen Hay and co-author Professor Jeanette King of UC’s New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour. Even when they can’t speak te reo Māori, New Zealanders have a surprisingly sophisticated knowledge of ... More >>

UC Equips Environmental Scientists To Make A Difference

Friday, 18 December 2020, 9:08 am | University of Canterbury

Photo: University of Canterbury In a first for Aotearoa New Zealand, the University of Canterbury (UC) is offering a new four-year degree to upskill environmental scientists during a time of rising concern about climate change. The Bachelor of Environmental ... More >>

Award-winning Project Launches UC Graduate’s Career

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 10:21 am | University of Canterbury

An award-winning project into the 3D visualisation of an aerospace launch vehicle has launched University of Canterbury (UC) Flynn Doherty’s career with leading aerospace manufacturer and satellite launch company Rocket Lab. As part of UC’s ... More >>

Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr Gives Black Hole Lecture Via Zoom

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 9:37 am | University of Canterbury

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is awarding the Oskar Klein Medal to the University of Canterbury’s renowned Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr. He will give the 2020 Oskar Klein Memorial Lecture on Friday morning (NZ time), on campus at the ... More >>

Aiming For The Stars With Double Degree In Science And Arts

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 9:14 am | University of Canterbury

At the age of 18, Hinerangi Curtis embarked on a five-year journey to achieve an ambitious goal: to complete a double degree - BSc/BA – majoring in Astronomy and Māori studies/te reo Māori at the University of Canterbury. UC Science graduate ... More >>

Leading Publisher On NZ Culture To Receive UC Honorary Doctorate

Monday, 14 December 2020, 12:05 pm | University of Canterbury

Prolific author, editor and curator Dr Peter Simpson, who has written and edited over 20 books celebrating this country’s art, literature and cultural history, will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from the University of ... More >>

Record Number Of Canterbury Students Gear Up To Graduate

Friday, 11 December 2020, 3:20 pm | University of Canterbury

Thousands of University of Canterbury (UC) students will fill central Christchurch for graduation processions, ceremonies and celebrations next week. The upcoming graduations will be the largest in the university’s 147-year history, with six end-of-year ... More >>

Tertiary education meets social activism

Friday, 11 December 2020, 10:26 am | University of Canterbury

What a few years it has been for young people demonstrating leadership on a global scale. Issues such as gun violence (March for Our Lives), climate change (Strike 4 Climate), and social justice (Black Lives Matter) have all profiled youth taking ... More >>

Top Freshwater Scientist Named As UC’s 2020 Emerging Career Researcher

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 10:22 am | University of Canterbury

Dr Jonathan Tonkin , from the University of Canterbury (UC)’s School of Biological Sciences , has won the University’s 2020 Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award in recognition of his outstanding research contribution over the past decade. Photo: ... More >>

Rutherford Fellowship Supports Study Into Avalanche Dynamics

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 8:50 am | University of Canterbury

Alpine avalanches, viewed from afar, are spectacular but can be extremely hazardous for anyone in their vicinity. Funded by a 2020 Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship , University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Dr Leighton Watson hopes to ... More >>

Challenge To Accelerate Innovation In The Food, Fibre And Agritech Sector

Monday, 30 November 2020, 10:48 am | University of Canterbury

The need for transformative innovation in the food, fibre and agritech sector is at the core of the latest Supernode Challenge which is now open to applications. The Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge , presented by ChristchurchNZ, KiwiNet, ... More >>

New Music Festival Celebrates Inspirations And Challenges Of Lockdown

Monday, 30 November 2020, 9:29 am | University of Canterbury

Aotearoa New Zealand musicians who composed new work during lockdown are delighted to be able to play their music together at University of Canterbury’s (UC) mini-festival of Unexpected Musical Celebrations on 8 and 9 December. San Diego New Music will ... More >>

UC Mentoring Provides A Springboard For Linwood College Students

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 10:59 am | University of Canterbury

A mentoring collaboration programme is helping to enable a smooth transition for students to tertiary education at Ōtautahi Christchurch’s Linwood College. The pilot initiative, delivered via the Akiaki Ākonga | Student Experience team, was ... More >>

Sustainable Burials – Is Water Cremation The Answer?

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 10:01 am | University of Canterbury

As the shift towards sustainability continues, it is causing us to reflect not only on how we live but also how we dispose of our dead. As the shift towards sustainability continues, it is causing us to reflect not only on how we live but also how we dispose ... More >>

Helping Children Read And Succeed Earns Top Award For UC Researcher

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 9:38 am | University of Canterbury

Decades of work aimed at improving children’s learning success and wellbeing has earned Professor Gail Gillon the University of Canterbury’s (UC) highest research honour. Decades of work aimed at improving children’s learning success and wellbeing ... More >>

New CBT Degrees To Help Address Inequality In New Zealand

Monday, 23 November 2020, 8:44 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) is launching two new qualifications in ‘gold standard’, evidence-based, psychologically informed, talking therapy – the Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive ... More >>

UC Engineer Spearheads $3m Next-gen Tech Project To Clean NZ Water

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 10:13 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) Kaipūhanga Rauropi | Ecological Engineer has $3 million and three years to help reverse water pollution with innovative sustainable treatment technologies, such as 3D-printed water filters made from biomaterials Leading ... More >>