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Reading New Zealand Poetry around the world

One of the world's leading literary critics and poets, Harvard Professor Stephen Burt, will discuss New Zealand poetry in an event hosted by UC English.

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UC research influences Government's microbead ban

University of Canterbury research has influenced a Government proposal to ban personal care products containing plastic microbeads, announced today.

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Advocating for women worldwide.

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UC has broadened the way I think. Academically, I've learned to examine the deeper principles behind a society’s laws. As a person, I feel really confident now. Here you get to break barriers and to do things you wouldn't expect.
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UC students make the world their campus

With summer here, hundreds of UC students are heading around the globe to gain hands-on experiences, learn new skills and make a difference in communities near and far.

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UC experts' uplifting news for Kaikōura reefs

University of Canterbury scientists have been keenly observing the effects of the seismic uplift of 14 November on the coastal areas of Kaikōura.

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UC scientist bugs out for Te Papa exhibition

From shaving the eye of a bee to zombie cockroaches, UC Adjunct Professor Simon Pollard has spent the last year advising Te Papa and Weta Workshop on a new science exhibition.

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UC Motorsport team in electric race car first

UC Motorsport has made history in Melbourne becoming the first team to win a dynamic event at the Australasian Formula SAE competition with an electric race car.

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Prof Roy Kerr honoured in UC Chancellor's Dinner

The University of Canterbury has awarded the rare honour of the Canterbury Distinguished Professor title to Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr.

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Michael Tarren-Sweeney awarded UC Innovation Medal

UC's Innovation Medal has been awarded to Associate Professor Michael Tarren-Sweeney, who developed the Assessment Checklist Series.

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David Schiel awarded UC Research Medal

Distinguished Professor David Schiel has been awarded the University of Canterbury's Research Medal for his sustained record of research.

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When I first arrived I stuck to Sri Lankan circles. But as time’s gone on I’ve made friends from Australia, Colombia, India, the Middle East, the US & UK. But in fact diversity is broader than that. It’s about appreciating people with different abilities, interests, hobbies, genders, sexual orientation.
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Troy Whyman - Ngāti Porou, Tainui
I've spent a lot of time with the Māori Development Team and been welcomed at Aotahi, the School of Indigenous Studies. I also study a lot at the Whare, it’s my home away from home!
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I’m originally from Gore, but I play netball for the Mainland Tactix. I was studying distance at Otago, but I really wanted the campus experience so I switched to UC. I’m hugely passionate about sport. I love watching netball, I love playing netball. I guess I'm a wee bit obsessed!