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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 >>

300BCE Mummy Shroud Fragment In NZ Finds Match In US

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 1:02 pm | University of Canterbury

A 2,300-year old fragment of linen from the wrap of an Egyptian mummy, which is held in the University of Canterbury’s Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities , has been matched with a fragment in the United States, at the Getty Institute. The ... More >>

Super-sensing Offers Food Safety Breakthrough For Food Processing Industry

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 9:32 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand’s dairy factories could be the big winners from a proposed new electromagnetic detection and imaging method aimed at boosting food safety systems. Working to develop the super-sensing method is a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University ... More >>

UC Professor Discovers Timely Poem Lost For 70 Years

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 10:45 am | University of Canterbury

A recently discovered poem by Māori writer J.C. Sturm explains why colonisation wasn’t good for Māori. It was written seventy years ago. <img src="" width="720" height="430"> Professor Millar believes it’s ... More >>

Efficient Biofilters Can Slow Climate Change

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 11:20 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury research into making biofilters more efficient could be key to New Zealand meeting its climate change targets, and improving cattle farming long-term. University of Canterbury (UC) chemical and process engineer Professor ... More >>

Symposium To Carve Inspiring Future For Māori

Friday, 18 June 2021, 12:06 pm | University of Canterbury

Māori community leaders from across Aotearoa will join students and academics in Ōtautahi Christchurch this weekend to explore how knowledge from the past can be harnessed to transform the future.   The inaugural Māori Futures Symposium ... More >>

World-class Musicians Gravitate To Ōtautahi Christchurch

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 9:24 am | University of Canterbury

Ōtautahi Christchurch’s music community is thriving, with a vibrant School of Music and progressive symphony orchestra both helping to attract innovative international musicians. A case in point; two of the city’s bright musical stars who will join ... More >>

Beyond Victims And Saviours – Sustainability In The Pacific

Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 9:38 am | University of Canterbury

With islands already being inundated, Pacific nations can be seen as some of the first victims of climate change and rising sea levels, as well as worthy and urgent beneficiaries of global attempts to achieve the United Nation’s internationally-agreed ... More >>

Canterbury Researchers Join Effort To Disinfect And Reuse PPE

Monday, 14 June 2021, 11:15 am | University of Canterbury

  Laboratory testing to find out whether masks and other protective gear used against Covid-19 can be safely disinfected and potentially reused is under way at the University of Canterbury (UC). UC Associate Professor of Materials Engineering ... More >>

Unique Research Into Tech-critical Metals To Help Support Climate Goals

Friday, 11 June 2021, 10:55 am | University of Canterbury

Cutting-edge research into obtaining tech-critical metals from mixed oxides could play an important role in helping Aotearoa New Zealand transition to a zero-carbon country. The transdisciplinary team, led by University of Canterbury (UC) Associate ... More >>

UC Academics, Māori And Tongan Education Champions Among Staff, Alumni Named In Queen’s Honours

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 3:20 pm | University of Canterbury

Congratulations to all the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021 recipients, including several University of Canterbury academics, staff, graduates and friends of the university. Read the story below or on our website here> Included among them are UC Māori ... More >>

Celebrating A Pioneering Spirit, UC Professor Jane Soons

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 9:55 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC)’s first woman professor, Emeritus Professor Jane Soons , was a trailblazer and role model for a generation of female researchers and students within Geomorphology, and the wider discipline of Geography. UC will ... More >>

UC Rises 12 Places In QS World Rankings

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 9:00 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) has improved its global rank among the world’s universities, rising 12 places in the latest QS World University Rankings released today. UC is one of the few universities of New Zealand’s eight QS-ranked institutions ... More >>

Tracking NZ’s Threatened Bugs With Drones

Friday, 4 June 2021, 11:09 am | University of Canterbury

New technology being developed by a research team at the University of Canterbury could lead to deeper understanding of New Zealand’s threatened and endangered insects, paving the way to more effective conservation management. Innovation has long been ... More >>

Radical Languages: Writers Behrouz Boochani & Vana Manasiadis On Challenging Monolingualism

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 10:08 am | University of Canterbury

How does the language we speak shape us? Define us? Empower us? Limit us? What kinds of privilege and domination does it possess? Does our own language suppress or marginalise other languages, other voices? The two 2021 University of Canterbury (UC) Ursula ... More >>

MIQ Nurses Need Our Thanks Not Our Fear - Researchers

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 10:24 am | University of Canterbury

Nurses working in New Zealand’s Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) facilities are going above and beyond the requirements of their roles, despite challenging working conditions and being ostracised by their communities, non-MIQ colleagues and friends. ... More >>

Babies’ Balance Tested In New Research

Monday, 31 May 2021, 10:47 am | University of Canterbury

A new study will explore for the first time whether babies with hearing loss could also benefit from being tested for balance problems at an early age. The project, led by University of Canterbury (UC) School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing lecturer ... More >>

University Of Canterbury Student Receives Prestigious Premier Award At Parliament

Friday, 28 May 2021, 10:42 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury student John-Paul Lay has received a Premier Award at the New Zealand Scholarship Top Scholar Awards, presented by the Prime Minister and Minister of Education at Parliament. The Premier Awards recognise a student’s achievement ... More >>

Covid-19 Modelling Expert Wins International Maths Medal

Thursday, 27 May 2021, 1:13 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) maths Professor Michael Plank , who has co-led essential Covid-19 modelling work in New Zealand, has won an Australasian award for outstanding research, expertise and distinguished service in the field of Applied Mathematics. ... More >>

Canterbury’s Antarctic Researchers React To Budget’s Scott Base News

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 4:59 pm | University of Canterbury

The 2021 Budget held some great news for Antarctic scientists and researchers at the University of Canterbury, with $344 million committed to rebuilding Scott Base in Antarctica. This project will replace the existing base and Ross Island Wind Farm, ... More >>