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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 >>

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 >>