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Is The ‘Team Of 5 Million’ Well Governed?

Monday, 29 November 2021, 6:09 am | University of Canterbury

A new book examines why all governments ‘stuff up’, why policies often fail and what practical steps we might take to improve policy-making in Aotearoa New Zealand. University of Canterbury Adjunct Professors Sonia Mazey and Jeremy Richardson lift ... More >>

Counting The Cost – Pioneer Of Environmental Accounting Recognised

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 8:45 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury 2021 Research Medal winner, UC Business School Professor Markus Milne, began researching ways to account for the social and environmental impacts of business some 30 years ago, when the field was very new. He is known today ... More >>

Rutherford Fellowship Supports Research Of Fairer, More Caring Economies

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 3:44 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury researcher plans to use her Rutherford Discovery Fellowship to explore how community investment can lead towards a more caring, holistic economy.  Associate Professor Kelly Dombroski is one of 11 New Zealand researchers awarded ... More >>

Joining Forces For Clean Energy And Education

Friday, 5 November 2021, 3:36 pm | University of Canterbury

Two tertiary institutions are joining forces to support the transition to clean energy and improve accessibility to education in Taranaki. The University of Canterbury (UC) Tumu Whakarae | Vice Chancellor Professor Cheryl de la Rey and Western Institute ... More >>

Research Into Spiders That Can Count Among Marsden-funded University Of Canterbury Projects

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 9:12 am | University of Canterbury

What will we do with the knowledge that spiders can count and make calculated decisions? It sounds like the start of a sci-fi movie, but really it’s the focus of a University of Canterbury research project that’s been awarded $926,000 in the latest Te Pūtea ... More >>

Canterbury Youth Mentoring Researcher Wins National Award

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 2:26 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury researcher has received a prestigious fellowship to study the relationships between young people and their adult mentors. Dr Hilary Dutton (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) is one of five early-career researchers from across Aotearoa ... More >>

UC Research Into Decarbonising Antarctic Science

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 9:52 am | University of Canterbury

A UC research project evaluating the feasibility of hydrogen production in Antarctica could help to reduce carbon emissions in the future by replacing fossil fuels with a zero-carbon alternative. The research, in collaboration with Antarctica New Zealand ... More >>

Canterbury Poet’s Letters Added To NZ Heritage Collection

Friday, 29 October 2021, 9:09 am | University of Canterbury

A collection of artworks, personal papers and more than 1200 letters written to Canterbury poet and artist Ursula Bethell will be the sole item added to a UNESCO heritage register this year. The Ursula Bethell Collection , which is held by the ... More >>

University Of Canterbury To Be Carbon Neutral Sooner With $2.16m Funding Boost

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 10:16 am | University of Canterbury

The Minister for Climate Change James Shaw has today announced $2.16 million in additional funding to help the University of Canterbury become carbon net neutral by 2030. This will help the University of Canterbury (UC) expand the scope of a boiler ... More >>

Students’ E-cigarette Use Increases After Legalisation

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 1:16 pm | University of Canterbury

Students are vaping more since nicotine-containing e-cigarettes became legal in New Zealand in 2018, a research team led by University of Canterbury Health Sciences Adjunct Fellow Dr Ben Wamamili has found. 1,932 students were surveyed in March 2018, ... More >>

Mayor Takes A Virtual Tour At The University Of Canterbury

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 5:16 pm | University of Canterbury

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel learned about aerial firefighting and toured a virtual reality hospital during a hands-on visit to the University of Canterbury. The Mayor was shown around the Human Interface Technology Lab New Zealand (HIT Lab ... More >>

Canterbury Health Research Projects Win Funding Boost

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 11:51 am | University of Canterbury

Five University of Canterbury academics have won grants of over $100,000 each towards their research, with topics including cancer treatments, stuttering in children, and the effects of cannabis use during pregnancy. The Canterbury Medical Research ... More >>

One size does not fit all in Antarctica

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 9:20 am | University of Canterbury

A New Zealand-led international study published today in Global Change Biology , reveals how climate change may impact seals in one of the world’s most remote ocean regions, Antarctica’s Weddell Sea. More >>

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 >>