Released this week, Kimihia te mea ngaro | Research Report 2018 demonstrates the breadth of UC’s research with a selection of stories from across our extensive range of disciplines.
UC is well known for its research reputation and although this is only a small selection, the excellence and quality of UC’s research can be seen through these stories from our activities during the 2018 year, with an emphasis on securing the future of food through food equity, food intelligence and food innovation.
See what Professor Michael Plank is doing to spread the load of balanced fisheries harvesting, and how Associate Professor Michaela Balzarova is using blockchain to establish fairer food prices for consumers and producers. Learn about the different perspectives on kaupapa Māori veganism or plant-based kai and ethics from doctoral student Kirsty Dunn, the biodegradable coating Associate Professor David Leung is developing to achieve food security, and understand what Dr Sarah Lovell found through observation of the community of Matuara following the closure of the local meatworks.
For more on these stories and many more, download the full publication (PDF, 5MB, 76 pages) or request your own hard copy of the beautifully presented publication here>
UC is well known for its research reputation, and the excellence and quality of UC’s research is showcased in the annual Research Report | Kimihia Te Mea Ngaro.
Although only a small selection, the excellence and quality of UC’s research can be seen through research stories gathered from our activities during the 2017 year, with an emphasis on the work of our doctoral students, the support and collaboration they have with their supervisors, and how this world-class learning environment contributes to their success.
Showcased on the cover of the 2017 Research Report is fourth-year doctoral student Rabia Ijaz, who interviewed representatives from over 30 small-to-medium enterprises in the Greater Christchurch area to find out more about their experiences following the Canterbury earthquakes.
Her research revealed three major features of survival and success, which may provide practical advice for others:
- Strong social capital through extended networks
- Adaptive coping – the ability to adjust to change
- An optimistic mind set
“With these elements business owners could foster an attitude that allowed them to take risks, think strategically, learn from their mistakes and importantly, they could develop and grow their network.”
For all this and much more, read the 2017 Research Report here.