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New Book Celebrates NZ’s ‘six-legged Ghosts’

Monday, 8 April 2024, 1:17 pm | University of Canterbury

New Zealand insects, whose lives are often invisible to city-dwellers, are put under the microscope in a new, richly illustrated book. More >>

Self-compassion Could Help Endometriosis Sufferers

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 11:02 am | University of Canterbury

New research shows endometriosis sufferers in New Zealand are likely to show some improvement in quality of life if they practise self-compassion. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) doctoral candidate Chelsea Skinner surveyed ... More >>

Safe-guarding An Ethical Future For AI

Friday, 15 March 2024, 4:26 pm | University of Canterbury

Digital literacy experts are advocating for the need to change the way we engage with and teach Artificial Intelligence (AI), setting students up for success in the future. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor ... More >>

Using ‘random Forest’ To Gain New Insights On Public Health

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 10:41 am | University of Canterbury

A UC-led public health study with city-wide participation generated a mountain of raw data, and researchers turned to machine learning to analyse it all. Healthy lifestyles are central to our wellbeing and it’s no secret that wider societal factors can ... More >>

Online Surveys Under Threat: How AI Can Corrupt Society

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 11:25 am | University of Canterbury

Canterbury researchers have found that neither humans nor AI detection programmes are reliable or accurate for spotting the use of software used to manipulate online survey responses. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Associate ... More >>

University To Provide Special Olympics Village

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 10:10 am | University of Canterbury

Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes, volunteers and coaches will be housed by the University of Canterbury next year after a new partnership was agreed. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) has signed a memorandum of understanding ... More >>

Pandemic Put Antarctic Research On Ice

Monday, 4 March 2024, 3:09 pm | University of Canterbury

Covid-19 had a profound impact on scientific research, tourism and policy-making in Antarctica, new Canterbury-led research has found. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) School of Earth and Environment Associate Professor ... More >>

Out Of This World: NZ Research To Fly On ISS For First Time

Monday, 4 March 2024, 10:31 am | University of Canterbury

In a historic first, University of Canterbury research experiments will soon orbit Earth in microgravity aboard the International Space Station (ISS). A research facility small enough to fit in your hand is scheduled to launch on SpaceX’s Commercial ... More >>

New Book Celebrates Connecting Indigenous And Western Knowledge

Friday, 16 February 2024, 6:30 pm | University of Canterbury

Published by Canterbury University Press, He Awa Whiria: Braiding the knowledge streams in research, policy and practice explores a groundbreaking bicultural approach. A view of the unique braided rivers of Waitaha Canterbury from the window of a plane ... More >>

Bacterial Genus Endemic To Aotearoa Is Like Discovering A “microbial Kiwi” Among Microorganisms.

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 8:36 am | University of Canterbury

Scientists discover microbe unique to NZ More >>

$1.3 Million For Research To Indigenise Health System

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 10:30 am | University of Canterbury

Recent University of Canterbury funding success could help inform Aotearoa health policy, practice and systems. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Child Well-being Research Institute ... More >>

Japan Bound: UC’s First Global Internship Course

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 10:29 am | University of Canterbury

Seven UC students are in northern Japan on a new international internship course - a four-week enriching work and cultural experience. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) offers a range of Ako ā-Mahi | Work-Integrated Learning ... More >>

Award-winning System Aims To Make Pharmacies Safer

Monday, 22 January 2024, 4:15 pm | University of Canterbury

An innovative Canterbury start-up that harnesses AI and other new tech tools to reduce medicine-related errors in pharmacies has won an international business award. Script Sense is the brainchild of two Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of ... More >>

Mapping 140,000 Landslides For Safer Communities

Monday, 22 January 2024, 12:04 pm | University of Canterbury

Canterbury researchers and students have mapped 140,000 landslides triggered by Cyclone Gabrielle in a bid to create models for future weather events. New Zealand now boasts one of the largest single-event inventories of landslides globally. Te ... More >>

Legal Change A Positive Step For NZ’s Braided Rivers

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 9:26 am | University of Canterbury

New research highlighting the vulnerability of braided rivers has contributed to a recent law change acknowledging their uniqueness. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Professor Ann Brower of the School of Earth and Environment, ... More >>

New Research Aims To Protect Communities Against Wildfires

Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 11:51 am | University of Canterbury

Canterbury researchers are building models to give more accurate predictions of where large wildfires could spread as they burn. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor in Atmospheric Dynamics Marwan Katurji, who ... More >>

New Researching Charging The Way For National Power Savings

Thursday, 11 January 2024, 11:02 am | University of Canterbury

Renewable energy solutions could change the way we store solar and wind. An environmentally friendly and safer alternative to lithium-ion batteries, redox-flow batteries are used for grid storage, but they are big —usually the size of a shipping container—slow ... More >>

UC Technology Plugs The Leak In NZ’s Water Infrastructure

Monday, 8 January 2024, 7:38 pm | University of Canterbury

A UC research team has received $360,000 in Marsden funding to develop technology to assess and inform water use and infrastructure across New Zealand. In Aotearoa New Zealand, 20 percent of drinking water is lost to leakage, 90 percent of the piping ... More >>

Seaweed As Sustenance In Post-nuclear World

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 2:35 pm | University of Canterbury

Researchers have discovered seaweed could play a crucial role in enhancing global food security after global catastrophe such as nuclear war. The team, including Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Mechanical Engineering Associate ... More >>

Writers Welcome Return To Canterbury For Residency

Friday, 15 December 2023, 10:04 am | University of Canterbury

Acclaimed author Nic Low (Ngāi Tahu) returns to the University of Canterbury to take up one of two Ursula Bethell Writers in Residence placements. The 2024 residency will be a step back into familiar territory for Low, who was an undergraduate in ... More >>





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