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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 >>

UC Residency Nurtures The Fine Art Of Sharing Tapa

Friday, 4 August 2023, 10:58 am | University of Canterbury

Traditional bark cloth art is more than a craft according to the University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies’ 2023 artist in residence. Auckland-based Tongan artist Tui Emma Gillies, who arrived in Ōtautahi this week, regards ngatu, ... More >>

Student Aerospace Team Rockets To Success In US

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 10:38 am | University of Canterbury

A team of Canterbury students are coming back to earth after building and launching a winning rocket 10km into the sky at an international aerospace competition. The Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) student team won their ... More >>

Taking The Awkward Out Of Sexuality Education

Monday, 31 July 2023, 10:38 am | University of Canterbury

A new online platform aims to bridge the gaps in sexuality education for young New Zealanders. Called Te Puāwaitanga: Beyond the Birds and Bees, the free platform is a New Zealand first led by Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury ... More >>

Tauhere UC Connect Public Talk: Bullshitologically Speaking … Really?

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 11:43 am | University of Canterbury

When prominent philosopher Professor Harry Frankfurt, of Princeton University, published his “theory of bullshit” in his bestseller work, On Bullshit , there was immediate excitement – at last someone has laid bare the academic practice of concealing ... More >>

UC Teams Up With Microsoft, A Collaboration For Innovation

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 12:12 pm | University of Canterbury

UC has entered into a collaboration with Microsoft to enhance student experience, research capabilities and employability by being at the forefront of tech innovation. The collaboration is an important step for Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University ... More >>

Student Life And Learning Celebrated In 150th Exhibition

Monday, 17 July 2023, 6:39 pm | University of Canterbury

A century-old bicycle, a 1967 computer as big as a chair, and a lecture theatre desk etched with old graffiti are some of the objects on show in a new exhibition about the University of Canterbury’s 150-year history. Whiria te tangata: Weaving ... More >>

Biodegradable Plastic Could Be “material Of The Future”

Monday, 10 July 2023, 11:23 am | University of Canterbury

Wood and paper-based disposable cutlery is seen as a greener option than plastic, but a Canterbury academic is warning it could actually present more of a threat when it comes to climate change. Dr Heon Park, a Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Process ... More >>

New Study Finds Gaps In Maternal Immunisation Data Sets

Friday, 7 July 2023, 11:52 am | University of Canterbury

A study led by a University of Canterbury geospatial and population health expert has uncovered gaps in nationwide data that tracks maternal immunisation rates. Health Senior Lecturer Dr Matt Hobbs is also Co-Director of the GeoHealth Laboratory in ... More >>

First Image Of Milky Way Neutrinos Detected By IceCube

Saturday, 1 July 2023, 6:09 am | University of Canterbury

For the first time, a neutrino image of the Milky Way was produced by an international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Canterbury, using a huge Antarctic telescope. The IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica has produced ... More >>

“Take Your Shot At Scholarship Success” – Canterbury Students

Thursday, 15 June 2023, 11:28 am | University of Canterbury

When three Christchurch friends found out they’d been awarded the same full-fee scholarship to study at university they called everyone they knew to share the news. Now they’ve visited their old school to tell other students why they should apply ... More >>

UC Public Event: Return Of Stargazing In The City

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 12:25 pm | University of Canterbury

Reviving a 114-year tradition, University of Canterbury astronomers are bringing stargazing back to the centre of Ōtautahi Christchurch. For 114 years, the people of Ōtautahi Christchurch were able to explore the wonders of the night sky and the ... More >>

Are Microgrids The Answer To Reliable Power In Kiwi Homes?

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 9:50 am | University of Canterbury

A new study from University of Canterbury (UC) researchers, focusing on reliable energy generation, could be the key to recharging our communities. In early 2023, Aotearoa New Zealand was hit by a deadly catastrophic weather event. In addition ... More >>





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