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Medal Win For Team Behind Pioneering Children’s Literacy Project

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 9:55 am | University of Canterbury

A Canterbury team of researchers has been honoured for an innovative approach to literacy that has so far helped more than 45,000 Kiwi children learn to read and write. Since its introduction in February 2020, the Better Start Literacy Approach ... More >>

Kiwi Researchers Gain Funding For Vital Climate Change Work

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:52 am | University of Canterbury

Three University of Canterbury academics have been awarded research fellowships to explore ground-breaking solutions to global environmental problems. The Royal Society Te Apārangi has today announced 2023 Rutherford Discovery Fellowships will ... More >>

83-year-old Graduate Flies In For University Reunion

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 9:57 am | University of Canterbury

An 83-year-old is travelling from Canada to attend a weekend of 150th anniversary alumni celebrations at his former university in Christchurch. Dr John Gray, who lives in Victoria, British Colombia started studying at what is now Te Whare Wānanga o ... More >>

Tauhere UC Connect Talk: Medieval History In Ōtautahi

Monday, 9 October 2023, 9:56 am | University of Canterbury

As the University of Canterbury (UC) celebrates its 150th year, two historians will investigate medieval links in modern Ōtautahi Canterbury via a 600-year-old document. The Canterbury Roll is a five-metre-long 15th century genealogical text. Created ... More >>

Canterbury To Host Premiere Climate Adaptation Conference

Saturday, 7 October 2023, 7:34 am | University of Canterbury

An international climate adaptation conference will bring together the world’s top scientists, Indigenous scholars and policymakers in Ōtautahi Christchurch in 2025. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) will host the 8th ... More >>

UC Scientists Track Satellite’s Impact On Astronomy

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 6:13 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury astronomers at UC Mt John Observatory have co-authored a new Nature paper sharing the results of an international observing campaign conducted over 130 days. International scientists, including astronomers using data from Te ... More >>

Climate Change Impact On Natural Hazards Explored In New Research

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 10:59 am | University of Canterbury

Canterbury researchers have received EQC funding to investigate how climate change could increase the risk of damage triggered by earthquakes and landslides. The team is led by Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) School of Earth ... More >>

‘Super-matcher’ Study Seeks Sherlock Skills

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 10:49 am | University of Canterbury

Do you have Sherlock Holmes-style powers of observation and razor-sharp attention to detail? You could be a ‘super-matcher’; a phenomenon being studied by Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury Psychology Lecturer Dr Bethany Growns ... More >>

Wearable, 3D Printed Tech Could Become Physio Tool

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 5:10 pm | University of Canterbury

A flexible, 3D-printed device that could help physiotherapy patients exercise more effectively is being refined and tested at the University of Canterbury. Stretchy and with built-in sensing capability, the interactive surfaces that act like fabric ... More >>

Making Mātauranga Māori Accessible To Tamariki

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 11:04 pm | University of Canterbury

Tuahiwi pūrākau (stories) are soon to be published as children's picture books in a collaboration between Tuahiwi School, Tuahiwi Marae and Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) researchers. Since 2021, a research team ... More >>

Taking The Guess Work Out Of Spinal Surgery

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 11:07 am | University of Canterbury

UC Associate Professor Debbie Munro has invented prototype technology to reduce the risk in spinal fusion surgery. Spinal fusion is a highly invasive surgery where an implant is placed in the spine to prevent movement between bones. The treatment ... More >>

Researcher Creates Resources To Empower Bicultural Principles

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 11:04 am | University of Canterbury

To support the bicultural principles of the Ministry of Education’s Early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki, a UC researcher created a free resource that strengthens bicultural teaching practice. Ki te Hoe: Indigenising Practice is an exciting project ... More >>

UC Research Identifies Digital Solutions For NZ Autism Support

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 10:59 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury-led research team is determined to create more accessible pipelines of support for autistic Kiwi kids and their caregivers. One in 54 children in Aotearoa New Zealand are autistic, and countless more are on an ever-increasing ... More >>

Stellar Kiwi’s Crucial Black Hole Theory Turns 60

Monday, 28 August 2023, 9:29 am | University of Canterbury

Spend an evening with Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr, renowned for his influential work in astrophysics, solving Einstein’s equation of relativity relating to rotating black holes 60 years ago. (These are now called Kerr Black Holes.) ... More >>

Māori Words Known But Not Always Understood

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 4:39 pm | University of Canterbury

Non-Māori-speaking New Zealanders can recognise more than 1000 te reo Māori words or part-words, but only understand meanings of about 70, a new University of Canterbury study shows. Co-author Professor Jeanette King , from Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha ... More >>

New Disease Surveillance Tool To Transform Public Health Responses

Monday, 21 August 2023, 5:23 pm | University of Canterbury

UC researchers and collaborators create world-first statistical model with potential to better inform public health responses to infectious diseases. A team of researchers, including Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Dr Leighton ... More >>

Panel Discusses 150 Years Of University Life

Monday, 14 August 2023, 12:26 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury leaders and historians offer behind-the-scenes insights into the influential Canterbury institution at an upcoming WORD Christchurch event. <img src="" ... More >>

Doco Directed By UC Lecturer Screening At NZ Film Festival

Friday, 11 August 2023, 10:26 am | University of Canterbury

A new film about a Kiwi farmer and peace activist, directed by acclaimed local filmmakerJohn Chrisstoffels, opens at the NZ International Film Festival this weekend. <img src="" ... More >>

Research Students’ Creativity Pays Off At Quick-fire Challenge

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 12:35 pm | University of Canterbury

From volcanic hazards to student engagement in performing arts, the UC’s fast-paced Research Student Showcase highlighted a range of outstanding research topics. Body copy Hosted by Research First , Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School and Puna | UC ... More >>

University Of Canterbury Student Volunteers Connect With The Waimakariri Community

Friday, 4 August 2023, 11:57 am | University of Canterbury

  On Saturday, July 29th, over a hundred spirited students from the University of Canterbury came together for a morning of inspiring student-led volunteering in the Waimakariri district. This took place as part of the UC Student Volunteer Army’s ... More >>





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