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New Research Shows Link Between Conversion Practices And Negative Mental Health For Trans And Non-binary People

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 9:15 am | University of Waikato

New findings published from a national survey led by University of Waikato researchers has found that trans and non-binary people living in Aotearoa New Zealand who have experienced gender identity conversion practices are more likely have worse mental ... More >>

New Research Shows How Covid-19 Lockdowns Affected The World’s Athletes

Sunday, 17 October 2021, 7:50 pm | University of Waikato

How have Covid-19 lockdowns affected the world’s athletes? It’s a question that 111 researchers from over 60 countries, including New Zealand, have sought to answer in the largest international study of its kind. More than 12,500 athletes from 35 ... More >>

Sargeson Prize 2021 Winners Focus On Relationships And Families

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 8:40 pm | University of Waikato

A story about the harm patriarchal communities can do is the overall winner of this year’s Sargeson Prize. The University of Waikato sponsors the short story competition and announced the winners at the annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture, which was ... More >>

New Project Ensures The Benefits Of Indigenous Data Are Shared With Indigenous People

Monday, 11 October 2021, 1:39 pm | University of Waikato

An international project between Waikato and New York-based researchers has received a $750,000 boost to expand tools protecting Indigenous communities’ rights over their own knowledge and data. ENRICH , a collaborative project between the University ... More >>

Rena - A Decade Of Work By Researchers Illustrates The Impacts Of Overfishing On Delicate Reef Systems

Monday, 4 October 2021, 2:35 pm | University of Waikato

This week marks 10 years since the Rena, New Zealand’s worst ecological marine disaster, and while monitoring has shown the amazing capacity of the ocean to recover, researchers say it has also demonstrated the impacts of overfishing delicate reef ... More >>

Source Of Unique Mānuka Factor Identified

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 7:57 am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers have uncovered new insights into how mānuka flowers make nectar and the source of the Unique Mānuka Factor – which could contribute to the high-value New Zealand mānuka honey industry. The research , published in ... More >>

Waikato Researchers Help Launch Circular Economy Initiatives For Business

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 8:34 am | University of Waikato

An $11 million University of Waikato-led research project to develop New Zealand’s circular economy has partnered with the Sustainable Business Network, Government agencies and Waste Management to help businesses build a circular economy. Go Circular ... More >>

New Study On Kava Drink-driving Shows Impact On Brain Function

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 3:42 pm | University of Waikato

New research into the effect of drinking kava on driving has revealed it has a significant impact on temporal order judgement - or how well the brain is able to keep track of the order of events. The University of Waikato study, led by Dr Apo Aporosa from ... More >>

University launches community vaccination clinic on Kīngitanga Day and calls on students to get vaccinated

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 11:00 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is sending a clear signal to students and the wider university community to get vaccinated and will host a vaccination clinic and drive through vaccination service on Thursday, to mark Kīngitanga day. The clinic will be available ... More >>

Māori language programme celebrates 30 years

Monday, 13 September 2021, 9:28 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato’s pioneering total immersion Māori language programme, Te Tohu Paetahi, is celebrating 30 years since its establishment with more than 1600 students supported on their te reo Māori journey. More >>

Waikato researchers receive massive boost for environmental projects

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 9:28 am | University of Waikato

Researchers from the University of Waikato will now be able to advance projects to model the ecosystems of New Zealand’s 3820 lakes, seek keys to climate change in our deepest caves and bring nature back to our cities and towns. These projects ... More >>

Waikato research recognised for international impact

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 12:49 pm | University of Waikato

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, released today placed the University of Waikato in the top 401-500 universities worldwide, out of more than 1,500 universities from 93 different countries. The University has moved up ... More >>

Inspiring More Māori Students Into Science And Technology Career Pathways

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 3:28 pm | University of Waikato

Hundreds of Māori high school students will soon be inspired to take up STEMM subjects and careers, as part of a new collaboration agreement announced today between the University of Waikato and Pūhoro Charitable Trust, and supported by the Ministry ... More >>

The World’s First Large Scale Hydrogen Production Plant In Southland – A Flawed Think-big Project

Friday, 23 July 2021, 1:26 pm | University of Waikato

A plan by two of New Zealand’s largest electricity generators to create the world’s largest green hydrogen plant in Southland is fundamentally flawed, says one of New Zealand’s foremost experts in hydro schemes and electricity generation. Meridian ... More >>

Cyber Security Tool Protects Infrastructure From Hackers

Friday, 16 July 2021, 9:14 am | University of Waikato

A Waikato company has designed a cyber security system to protect vital infrastructure like electricity lines and manufacturing from hackers, as companies overseas pay out millions of dollars in ransom to cyberattackers. First Watch, a spinoff from ... More >>

UC Professor First Woman To Win Physics Award

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 10:53 am | University of Waikato

Detecting tiny particles that are “messengers from space” using a giant detector buried under Antarctic ice has helped a University of Canterbury (UC) professor become the first woman to win a prestigious physics award. UC Physics Professor Jenni Adams ... More >>

Ecology Researcher Awarded Hamilton Kirikiriroa Medal

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 11:23 am | University of Waikato

The Hamilton Kirikiriroa Medal, one of the city’s highest accolades, was awarded to University of Waikato ecologist Professor Bruce Clarkson yesterday at Claudelands Events Centre. Since 2016, Professor Clarkson has led a Ministry of Business, Innovation ... More >>

Marine Researchers Find Microplastics In Bay Of Plenty Shellfish

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 6:58 am | University of Waikato

Microplastics have been found in extremely high levels across the Bay of Plenty moana with sediment and shellfish found full of tiny plastic particles, University of Waikato researchers say. The discovery comes as the Government last week announced ... More >>

New Zealand’s Most Pressing Marine Issues To Be Debated By 360 Scientists Next Week

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 9:53 am | University of Waikato

How seaweed can help our agriculture industry, green shipping and electric ferries, sea level rise, aquaculture and how we protect our marine biodiversity are among the topics for discussion at the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference next ... More >>

New Book Extols The Value Of High-class New Zealand Soils

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 11:15 am | University of Waikato

A ground-breaking new book, The Soils of Aotearoa New Zealand , will launch during the joint New Zealand-Australia soils conference on Monday 28 June at the University of Waikato. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2106/e3c2d774cbc8e291256d.jpeg" ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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