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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 >>

UC Launches New Zealand’s First Nanoscribe 3D Printer

Friday, 16 July 2021, 2:30 pm | University of Canterbury

Housed in a custom-made box under protective yellow light at the University of Canterbury’s Nanolab is a new world-leading Nanoscribe 3D printer. Objects printed with this ultra-precise system are so small that an electron microscope is needed to see them. The microfabrication ... More >>

Left To Their Own Devices: Parenting In A Digital World - Free UC Public Talk

Friday, 16 July 2021, 10:54 am | University of Canterbury

Our ability to connect and communicate helps us to thrive and contribute to society in meaningful ways. What can parents do today to ensure a bright future for our tamariki in a fast-changing digital world? Join us at UC’s Ilam campus on Wednesday night, ... More >>

Celebrating The Humans Of Ōtautahi

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 10:27 am | University of Canterbury

A project that created 1,500 images, taken by University of Canterbury student photographers over five years, has resulted in a new exhibition that captures and celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary. We Stand here: Celebrating Five years of the Christchurch ... More >>

Research To Take Guesswork Out Of Impact Of Whitebaiting

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 9:28 am | University of Canterbury

New research into whitebait fishing will address whether whitebait are in decline and assess the impact of commercial and recreational whitebaiting on the long-term sustainability of the species. The multi-disciplinary project led by University of ... More >>

Enabling Drones To Use Tools In Complex Environments

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 10:52 am | University of Canterbury

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) aka drones are revolutionising surveying and inspection tasks that once required manned aircraft. Two University of Canterbury academics are working to take this capability to the next level, to enable drones to use tools ... More >>

Tackling Knock-on Effects Of Concussion – Can We Make Rugby Safer?

Monday, 5 July 2021, 11:32 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers are tackling the knock-on effects of playing rugby by engineering a better way to protect young players’ brains from concussion.   Concussion is a recognised problem in contact sports like rugby. Researchers ... More >>

How To Build Quake-proof Bridges On Uncertain Ground

Friday, 2 July 2021, 11:03 am | University of Canterbury

After the Canterbury and Kaikōura earthquakes, there has been increased interest in creating more earthquake-resilient bridge infrastructure in Aotearoa New Zealand. In response, researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) have developed a low-damage ... More >>

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 >>