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...

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 and Lincoln University collaborate to help deliver exemplary health & wellbeing for tertiary...

A new initiative has been announced today between the University of Canterbury (UC) Health Centre and Lincoln University’s Student Health and Support Centre. Both the UC Health Centre and Lincoln University’s...