Marsden Fund grant supports UC molecular research on Alzheimer’s disease

Current treatments for Alzheimer’s disease can help manage symptoms but are unable to slow the progression of this devastating disease. With the assistance of a $300,000 Fast-Start grant from the 2019 Marsden...

Towards a greener future with next generation solar cell technology

University of Canterbury (UC) chemistry researcher Dr Paula Brooksby is at the forefront of research to refine fast-advancing solar cell technology. Together with Dr Noel Duffy from CSIRO in Australia, she is exploring the potential...

UC speech app could help children speak freely

Dr Toby Macrae celebrates with a young client. A unique, new app that analyses speech patterns could provide a leap forward in the assessment and treatment of children with speech...

UC supports SVA’s new youth Service Award

The University of Canterbury (UC) is expanding its near decade-long partnership with New Zealand’s largest student club, the Student Volunteer Army (SVA), to help spread its culture of meaningful volunteering to schools throughout the country...
Seeds

Climate change throws tree seeding out of sync – new study

Climate change is negatively affecting tree reproduction by throwing seed production systems out of synchronisation, according to a new international study co-authored by a University of Canterbury scientist. Many tree species...

UC study supports use of nutrients in treatment of PMS

Findings from a new study offer a way forward for women seeking choice in how they safely manage premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Around 20 to 30 per cent of...

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...
Stuttering

Scanning the brain to understand stuttering – new study

There is no known cure for stuttering and other speech disorders such as dysarthria and apraxia of speech, but new research by a University of Canterbury (UC) academic involves scanning...
Ring Marshall

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...