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UC Science Radio is a science podcast and interview series brought to you by the College of Science at the University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand.Join us as we explore topical issues and meet the people behind the science. Enjoy interviews with a range of scientists on the big issues facing our world and what science is doing to help.

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UC Science Radio is a science podcast and interview series brought to you by the College of Science at the University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand.Join us as we explore topical issues and meet the people behind the science. Enjoy interviews with a range of scientists on the big issues facing our world and what science is doing to help.

    Science on thin ice

    Science on thin ice

    Award-winning teacher and glaciologist Dr Heather Purdie talks about studying endangered glaciers, research, passion for the environment, and why virtual teaching will never replace real-life experiences with nature.

    • 20 min
    Wellbeing at work

    Wellbeing at work

    University of Canterbury Professor of Psychology Katharina Naswall talks about the world of work in uncertain times, how to increase health and wellbeing in the workplace, and what it takes to make sure our work is good for us.

    • 20 min
    Words and worlds collide

    Words and worlds collide

    What’s the difference between a poet and an astronomer? Nothing, if you’re astrophysicist and creative writer Dr Michelle Bannister – our latest guest on UC Science Radio.

    • 22 min
    Micronutrients for the mind

    Micronutrients for the mind

    In this episode, University of Canterbury Professor of Clinical Psychology, Julia Rucklidge, discusses the fascinating relationship between nutrients and mental health, and explains the research she’s been doing to help reverse the mental health epidemic.

    • 22 min
    Shedding light on dark matter

    Shedding light on dark matter

    Physicist Dr Chris Gordon shares his passion for dark matter, and how studying the universe benefits us here on earth – like giving us WiFi and the World Wide Web.

    • 14 min
    Ending our love affair with plastic

    Ending our love affair with plastic

    University of Canterbury environmental chemist Dr Sally Gaw talks about what plastic is doing to our environment, where it’s ending up, and how we can fix the problem.

    • 22 min

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