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Gratitude linked to better academic performance – new UCT study and pilot
UCT will launch a pilot intervention programme for students on the psychology of gratitude after a new study linked gratitude to academic performance.
28 Jun 2023
Siphosethu Vumisa on giving a stranger hope ‘to live, to love’
By becoming a stem cell donor, UCT student Siphosethu Vumisa has answered her ‘thuma mina’ moment and encourages others to do the same.
27 Jun 2023
UCT and AXA Research Fund host joint event on climate risk and health outcomes
UCT and the AXA Research Fund recently presented a joint event that showcased the projects and accomplishments of two AXA Chairs focusing on climate risk and health outcomes.
15 Jun 2023
FlexiGyn in line for 2023 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
FlexiGyn, an invention by UCT PhD student Edmund Wessels, is one of four African inventions in line for the 2023 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
14 Jun 2023
Unpacking the ‘ouch’
UCT’s Prof Romy Parker delivered her inaugural lecture, which unpacked pain management, on Thursday, 8 June.
13 Jun 2023
Youth Month: Transgender youth explosion; early evaluation and support are vital
The surge of transgender youth is a worldwide phenomenon as easily accessible information and neuroscientific developments help them understand who they are.
12 Jun 2023
Student communities can become safer as ASSIST tool launched for addiction risk
UCT’s head of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry, Assoc Prof Goodman Sibeko, and several partners have launched the web app ASSIST tool – a risk indicator for substance abuse.
12 Jun 2023
Redress mental healthcare for children and adolescents in South Africa
UCT Children’s Institute, in collaboration with its partner organisations, has launched a petition to encourage government to improve mental health support services for children and adolescents.
08 Jun 2023
Our most effective interventions are immunological – Prof Elizabeth Mayne
UCT’s head of the Division of Immunology in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Elizabeth Mayne, stressed the consequences of not keeping up with immunology and how it affects people.
02 Jun 2023
Young researchers crowned in FameLab science communication competition
Emerging IDM researchers took part in a science communication and public speaking workshop, facilitated by Jive Media Africa, as part of the FameLab initiative.
24 Jun 2022
Invest early in children’s mental health – or risk a generation
The newly launched 2021/2022 “South African Child Gauge” spotlights high levels of mental illness among children and adolescents – and presents ways to mitigate this.
22 Jun 2022
School violence needs ‘whole community’ interventions
The release of an evidence review summary on preventing violence against children in schools has highlighted the urgency of developing multicomponent strategies.
06 Jun 2022
Transparency, collaboration underpin clinical and biomedical research integrity
UCT Professor Ntobeko Ntusi delivered a plenary session at the 7th World Conference on Research Integrity in the Cape Town.
01 Jun 2022
COVID-19: Study augurs well for research output
UCT, along with four other South African universities, led 15 institutions that contributed most to the science of COVID-19 in Africa during the first year of the pandemic.
30 Jun 2021
COVID-19 and local elections: There are no good choices
Professor Pierre de Vos considers the calls for the postponement of the upcoming local elections and the implications should the postponement occur.
30 Jun 2021
UCT postdoc fellow’s research tackles United Nations’ SDG 3
Dr Stanley Makumire’s main research objective is to understand how diseases work at the atomic level.
28 Jun 2021
Digital divide in autism technologies
A new study by University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers highlights the widening digital divide in technologies used to help those living with autism.
25 Jun 2021
The intersection between activism and academic excellence
On 16 June, Professor Elelwani Ramugondo facilitated a Youth Day webinar investigating the role that activism plays in helping students achieve academic success.
18 Jun 2021