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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 >>

Te Reo And Tikanga Māori For Better Tertiary Teaching

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 5:13 pm | University of Canterbury

An innovative new resource developed at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) offers educators across Aotearoa New Zealand practical help to develop or deepen their culturally responsive teaching in the tertiary sector. Ngā ... More >>

Partnership Hits All The Sweet Notes

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 10:12 am | University of Canterbury

United by their love of music, the University of Canterbury (UC) and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO) have formalised their long-standing history of collaboration. <img src="" ... More >>

UC Building To Be Renamed After Victims’ Advocate

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 9:28 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury graduate and staff member who was a life-long advocate for victims and people with disabilities will be honoured when a building on the Ilam Campus is renamed after her. The School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing Staff ... More >>

UC Engineers Create World-leading Ski For Kiwi Paralympian

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 11:30 am | University of Canterbury

A Kiwi Paralympic ski athlete could be speeding to the medal podium after University of Canterbury (UC) engineers crafted a ground-breaking new aerodynamic design for his sit ski. <img src="" ... More >>

New Pro-Chancellor Appointed At The University Of Canterbury

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 2:25 pm | University of Canterbury

Te Kaunihera o Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | the University of Canterbury Council has appointed Shayne Te Aika as the new Tumu Tuarua Kaunihera | Pro-Chancellor, in a term which begins immediately. <img src="" ... More >>

Neighbourhoods Play A Role In Health Of Kiwi Adults, Study Shows

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 1:15 pm | University of Canterbury

The neighbourhood we live in can influence our health, wellbeing and even whether we vape or smoke, according to new Canterbury research. A nationwide study led by University of Canterbury Public Health Senior Lecturer Dr Matt Hobbs shows that living ... More >>

Lead Author Comments On The IPCC’s Sixth Global Warming Report

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 11:17 am | University of Canterbury

By Professor Bronwyn Hayward MNZM The weight of new evidence in this latest IPCC report is telling us that we are moving more quickly than previously expected, to reach the limits of the climate risk we can adapt to. New Zealanders only need to ... More >>

UC Academic Improving Clarity Of Satellite Images In Space By 60%

Monday, 28 February 2022, 1:04 pm | University of Canterbury

Satellites are increasingly being released beyond our atmosphere, but what happens if we lose communication with a satellite and can’t see it to understand why? University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Associate Professor Stephen Weddell says this poses ... More >>