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UCBI PhD scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics

Apply for a  UC Biosecurity PhD  scholarship in mathematics and statistics on “Pest and disease scouting in major New Zealand crops: evaluating remote sensing and machine learning tools”.

The research explores how remote sensing coupled with machine learning algorithms could identify biosecurity threats in maize, pasture and wheat crops.  The project has great support from UC and AgResearch.

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Find out more and get in touch!

biosecurity.innovations@canterbury.ac.nz

Join us for the UC 3MT Final

Come along and watch our UC postgraduate finalists explain their thesis in three minutes. A PhD thesis can be up to 100,000 words, so this is quite a challenge!

Join our free event on Tuesday 9 August between 5.30 – 7.45pm at Ti-Kōuka, Haere-roa (UCSA Building). Along with the presentations, there will be kai, spot prizes and your chance to vote in the people’s choice awards.

What is 3MT?

3MT is an entertaining event where Doctoral and Research Master’s students are given the opportunity to present their research in 3 minutes in a pre-recorded video. Learn about the exciting postgraduate research happening across campus as well as connecting with others from UC and beyond.

Please register here>

How does it work?

UC Faculties nominate three students for the UC Final which will be held on Tuesday 9 August. The winning Doctoral candidate will represent UC at the Asia-Pacific (virtual) event, hosted by the University of Queensland in Australia. The winning Master’s candidate will represent UC at the New Zealand nationals (virtual) event, hosted by the University of Auckland School of Graduate Studies.

And there are prizes:

  • The winner receives $5,000
  • Second place gets $2,000
  • Third place wins $1,000

Impacts of heavy rain

With the heavy rain we are starting to see some flooding around Christchurch and the wider region. This could impact your journey to and from UC. Here are a few handy tips for you to check out before heading out:

  • If you are driving your car, find Christchurch City Council’s updates on road closures due to flooding here>
  • If you are biking to work, make sure you wear high visibility clothing and use your lights so you can be seen.
  • Be aware of the road conditions and take extra care when travelling in this weather.
  • If you are taking the bus, you can check Metro Go for real-time information here>

UC campus is open and fully operational, and we will keep you updated as necessary. It is forecasted to keep raining for the next few days, so make sure you stay warm and dry.