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High levels of microplastics found on NZ coast

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High levels of microplastics found on NZ coast

A University of Canterbury student has identified that our shores have high concentrations of microplastics.

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'I enjoy exploring economics and finance-related theories and applying them to daily experiences...'

Beini (Echo) Guo
Studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Finance
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UC academic explores Chinese art of diplomacy

A UC art historian is unravelling the stories behind New Zealand's most extensive collection of Chinese art with assistance from a $434,000 Marsden grant.

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UC student wins $50,000 Proof of Concept grant

A UC student has won the inaugural Canterbury Proof of Concept Grant, with the money set to help commercialise his ground-breaking initiative around electrical filters.

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UC institute to build NZ geospatial future

A new Geospatial Research Institute at UC is expected to add significant value to existing private and public investment in spatial data acquisition, application nand research

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Generous alumnus helps move to Arts Centre

UC has received a substantial donation to support the relocation of Music Performance, Classics and the James Logie Collection of antiquities to the Arts Centre.

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New report: why 'mundane' tools vital for change

Research by a UC management expert and her French counterparts shows organisational change does not need to involve expensive consultants or strategic planning tools.

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UC Connect: The future of tertiary education

What can the five-year-old Productivity Commission add to a thousand-year-old institution?

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Human-Robot Interaction Conference hits Canterbury

The first Human-Robot Interaction Conference in the Southern Hemisphere is being held in collaboration with the University of Canterbury in Christchurch next week.

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Book examines the forces shaping social policy

A new book aims to educate social work students on how policy is influenced, examining political ideologies and media framing.

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One cool thing I've been involved with is Engineers without Borders. It’s an engineering aid organisation at UC that's part of a larger national group with a mission to connect, educate and empower people through humanitarian engineering.
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