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Ten University Of Canterbury Research Projects Gain $23m MBIE Funding

Tuesday, 7 September 2021, 5:13 pm | University of Canterbury

Ten University of Canterbury research projects tackling the big issues have been green-lit with funding worth $23 million. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Endeavour fund, announced today by Research, Science and Innovation ... More >>

Computer enthusiast lecturer wins national teaching award

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 12:07 pm | University of Canterbury

A Canterbury lecturer who fell in love with computers almost 60 years ago and has been riding the technology wave ever since, has won a national teaching excellence award. University of Canterbury academic Dr Richard Lobb , 74, is one of nine tertiary ... More >>

Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Appoints Its First Professor

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 6:04 pm | University of Canterbury

The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre has appointed its first Professor, Dr Shaun Ogilvie, Te Arawa (Ngāti Whakahemo), Ngāti Awa (Ngāti Pūkeko) and Pākehā, as Professor of Ecology and the Environment, a co-appointment with the College of Science, at ... More >>

Canterbury musician and mentor take new music on tour

Monday, 16 August 2021, 2:14 pm | University of Canterbury

An award-winning University of Canterbury music student will be joined on stage by his mentor and professor when they tour the country with a new show over the next few weeks.Rakuto Kurano, 21, a violinist with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, ... More >>

Business sector welcomes NZ’s new sustainability degree

Monday, 16 August 2021, 10:21 am | University of Canterbury

Business leaders are welcoming Aotearoa New Zealand’s first undergraduate sustainability degree, saying the sector is crying out for more expertise as it faces new targets and competing goals. More >>

The Winds Of Change: Sustainability Champions Across Sectors Gather For Local Summit

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 10:33 am | University of Canterbury

What would it take to achieve the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) In Ōtautahi Christchurch and across the country? Is it individual action, community advocacy, more robust legislation, or broader systemic social and economic ... More >>

University Of Canterbury Boosts Scholarship For Māori And Pacific Students

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 4:35 pm | University of Canterbury

Andrew Fraenkel, third from left, with some of the other students taking part in Takere this year. Applications for the 2022 Takere scholarship are open now. A unique scholarship supporting Māori and Pacific students to navigate their first year at ... More >>

Canterbury Scholarship Aims To Grow Business Leadership

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 8:45 am | University of Canterbury

A new scholarship providing financial support and leadership coaching is being offered to outstanding University of Canterbury business students, thanks to the generosity of a high-profile Christchurch family. The Ben Gough Family Foundation, a charity ... More >>

Sonic Tonic In The Heart Of The City

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 11:46 am | University of Canterbury

Over 50 students and University of Canterbury music staff, including singer/songwriter LA Mitchell, perform music from the 16th century to today at the university’s second annual Gala Concert at The Piano: Centre for Music & the Arts on 2 August ... More >>

UC Researchers Tackle ‘invisible’ Plastic Threat To Our Environment

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 1:55 pm | University of Canterbury

For Plastic Free July, we sat down with two of Aotearoa New Zealand's leading microplastics researchers to discuss the impact microplastics are having on our environment. Microplastics research in Aotearoa New Zealand originated at the University of Canterbury. Less ... More >>

$10 Million Boost For Literacy Education Will Upskill 70,000 Children

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 9:05 am | University of Canterbury

An innovative research-based approach to how New Zealand children are taught to read is to be extended across the country with a $10 million Ministry of Education contract awarded to the University of Canterbury (UC).   The Better Start ... More >>

The Climate Impact Of Wild Pigs Greater Than A Million Cars

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 8:52 am | University of Canterbury

By uprooting carbon trapped in soil, wild pigs are releasing around 4.9 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide annually across the globe, the equivalent of 1.1 million cars. <img src="" ... More >>

UC Launches New Zealand’s First Nanoscribe 3D Printer

Friday, 16 July 2021, 2:30 pm | University of Canterbury

Housed in a custom-made box under protective yellow light at the University of Canterbury’s Nanolab is a new world-leading Nanoscribe 3D printer. Objects printed with this ultra-precise system are so small that an electron microscope is needed to see them. The microfabrication ... More >>

Left To Their Own Devices: Parenting In A Digital World - Free UC Public Talk

Friday, 16 July 2021, 10:54 am | University of Canterbury

Our ability to connect and communicate helps us to thrive and contribute to society in meaningful ways. What can parents do today to ensure a bright future for our tamariki in a fast-changing digital world? Join us at UC’s Ilam campus on Wednesday night, ... More >>

Celebrating The Humans Of Ōtautahi

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 10:27 am | University of Canterbury

A project that created 1,500 images, taken by University of Canterbury student photographers over five years, has resulted in a new exhibition that captures and celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary. We Stand here: Celebrating Five years of the Christchurch ... More >>

Research To Take Guesswork Out Of Impact Of Whitebaiting

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 9:28 am | University of Canterbury

New research into whitebait fishing will address whether whitebait are in decline and assess the impact of commercial and recreational whitebaiting on the long-term sustainability of the species. The multi-disciplinary project led by University of ... More >>

Enabling Drones To Use Tools In Complex Environments

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 10:52 am | University of Canterbury

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) aka drones are revolutionising surveying and inspection tasks that once required manned aircraft. Two University of Canterbury academics are working to take this capability to the next level, to enable drones to use tools ... More >>

Tackling Knock-on Effects Of Concussion – Can We Make Rugby Safer?

Monday, 5 July 2021, 11:32 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers are tackling the knock-on effects of playing rugby by engineering a better way to protect young players’ brains from concussion.   Concussion is a recognised problem in contact sports like rugby. Researchers ... More >>

How To Build Quake-proof Bridges On Uncertain Ground

Friday, 2 July 2021, 11:03 am | University of Canterbury

After the Canterbury and Kaikōura earthquakes, there has been increased interest in creating more earthquake-resilient bridge infrastructure in Aotearoa New Zealand. In response, researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) have developed a low-damage ... More >>

A Good Night’s Sleep Key For Children With Autism, Study Shows

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 10:39 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) study has found that a reduction in sleep problems for children on the autism spectrum vastly improves those children’s behaviour and their parent’s wellbeing.   The study’s lead author Associate Professor ... More >>