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UC expert on NZ Government’s new lockdown rules

New Zealanders returning to the country will be placed into mandatory quarantine, and the Ministry of Health is developing a contact tracing app. This afternoon Prime Minister Jacinda...

Can contact tracing apps save us from COVID-19?

Contact tracing technology has entered the discussion about COVID-19– a health and medical geography expert at the University of Canterbury looks at the possibilities and why contact tracing is vital for combating the virus.

The ‘herd immunity’ route to fighting coronavirus is unethical and potentially dangerous

Arindam Basu, University of Canterbury As most of the world tries to suppress the coronavirus spread, some countries are going it alone - trying to manage the pandemic through...

Why New Zealand’s coronavirus cases will keep rising for weeks, even in level 4...

Arindam Basu, University of Canterbury The number of New Zealanders testing positive for COVID-19 will continue to rise despite the strict conditions of the...

Five principles to follow if your job is to lead your staff through the...

Five principles to follow if your job is to lead your staff through the coronavirus crisis Shutterstock ...

UC limiting class sizes to encourage physical distancing, health on campus

The University of Canterbury is reorganising its teaching timetable in order to reduce class sizes, and to offer many larger lectures online, to further encourage physical distancing and health safety. “We’re...

Statement: UC April graduation ceremonies

On 16 March the Ministry of Health advised that gatherings of 500 or more people should be cancelled to help limit the potential spread of COVID-19 in New Zealand. In response to...

Statement: UC’s approach to

We understand given the latest announcements from universities about their different approaches to grading, that students at the University of Canterbury are concerned about how their course grades will be impacted because...

UC expert on NZ Government’s new lockdown rules

New Zealanders returning to the country will be placed into mandatory quarantine, and the Ministry of Health is developing a contact tracing app. This afternoon Prime Minister Jacinda...

Two Christchurch writers named 2020 UC Writers in Residence

This year the University of Canterbury’s annual Ursula Bethell Writer’s Residency is being split between two award-winning Christchurch writers, author Amy Head and playwright Nathan Joe, who will each take up residence for six months.

Marsden Fund grant supports UC study on ‘killer robots’ debate

First there was gunpowder, then nuclear weapons. Now another revolution in warfighting is under way with the rise of algorithmic warfare using robots and precision targeting technology. Their use is highly...

Five principles to follow if your job is to lead your staff through the...

Five principles to follow if your job is to lead your staff through the coronavirus crisis Shutterstock ...

UC academics and New Zealand Shareholders Association partner to develop Sentiment Index

University of Canterbury’s (UC) Professor Jedrzej Bialkowski and Dr Moritz Wagner have partnered with The New Zealand Shareholders Association to provide a retail investor sentiment index to measure sentiment of the New Zealand Stock Market,...

UC expert on NZ Government’s new lockdown rules

New Zealanders returning to the country will be placed into mandatory quarantine, and the Ministry of Health is developing a contact tracing app. This afternoon Prime Minister Jacinda...

The ‘herd immunity’ route to fighting coronavirus is unethical and potentially dangerous

Arindam Basu, University of Canterbury As most of the world tries to suppress the coronavirus spread, some countries are going it alone - trying to manage the pandemic through...
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Recycling breakthrough set to save environment from toxic acid waste

An industrial prototype to recycle acid waste from Christchurch’s galvanized steel industries is just the beginning for researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) who have a global vision...

Persistent gender pay gap plagues New Zealand academia to tune of $400,000

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have found two types of gender disparities in New Zealand universities – a gender pay gap, and a gender performance pay gap. ...

UC expert on NZ Government’s new lockdown rules

New Zealanders returning to the country will be placed into mandatory quarantine, and the Ministry of Health is developing a contact tracing app. This afternoon Prime Minister Jacinda...

Can contact tracing apps save us from COVID-19?

Contact tracing technology has entered the discussion about COVID-19– a health and medical geography expert at the University of Canterbury looks at the possibilities and why contact tracing is vital for combating the virus.