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The Little Guy’s Guide to Making a Difference: Lessons in Politics from the Christchurch Earthquakes

In this free public UC Connect lecture, Dr Ann Brower, a senior lecturer in Geography at the University of Canterbury, will share her personal journey – from the earthquake, to the Bright Light, to the Dark Place, to the hospital, to the Dalai Lama, to the halls of Parliament.

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'The connections I made through robotics really inspired me...'

Ailsa Carroll
Studying towards a BE(Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering
Intern, Syft Technologies
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UC QuakeCentre awarded $12 million to engineer a more resilient future

A University of Canterbury infrastructure engineering programme, which aims to transform the New Zealand construction industry into a world-leader, is set to benefit in this year’s MBIE Partnerships Scheme investment funding round to the tune of $12 million.


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I really like the city. There's a whole lot of new industry stuff going on and buildings going up. Christchurch has a massive focus on the Arts. Plus, because it's so flat I can skateboard around!


New research finds common herbicides cause antibiotic resistance

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates.


Summer on Ice exploring the secret lives of killer whales

A series of recording devices will be deployed in Antarctica this summer to explore the secret lives of killer whales in an unprecedented monitoring programme.


The Bakhshali Manuscript: the world's oldest ‘true’ zero?

It may be elementary maths, but the concept of zero has given rise to many an existential, intellectual debate over the history of zero, with much musing over nothing. An international group of academics, including a mathematician from the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch, is challenging Oxford University’s recent findings about the use of zero in an ancient Indian manuscript.


Silent porpoise: Whales, dolphins and porpoises sleep with half a brain

Ever wondered how and where whales, dolphins and porpoises sleep? New work by University of Canterbury researcher Andrew Wright reveals for the first time that harbour porpoises sleep during diving.


UC academics excel in Marsden Funding

Eleven University of Canterbury academics have been awarded 2017 Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Funding to continue research in a diverse array of areas, adding further to the University’s increasing success in attracting research funding


New trial proves micronutrients effective for childhood ADHD

New Zealand researchers have shown that vitamin-mineral treatment improves aggression and emotional regulation in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), in the first published results from a new trial.


From ‘likes’ to votes – UC researcher finds simple, accurate predictor of voter intention

A University of Canterbury researcher has found a simple and accurate way of predicting voter intention – and it may come down to a single Facebook ‘like’.

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Being part of an indigenous population myself and the support I’ve had from my iwi has inspired me on that path. I want to contribute my skills to the collective identity I’m part of.
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