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Canterbury disaster response knowledge shared with ASEAN nations

The University of Canterbury’s extensive emergency response leadership expertise is being shared internationally with a group of Southeast Asian disaster management experts.

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'I have a passion for learning as much as I can to benefit the tamariki of Aotearoa...'

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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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From the sea to the mountains and everything in between,

UC is on the doorstep of a massive outdoor ‘playground’. Grab your snowboard/surfboard/mountain bike/trail shoes and give it a go.

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Get switched on, get hands on. Over 35% of our courses will get you out into the workplace or the community. The result?

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Eddie

Master of Commerce
I’m the CEO of entré, a student run club that promotes entrepreneurship and innovation. I have to report to the Board, speak at events and be the role model that everyone looks to. It's a challenging role but it's rewarding too. Later in life I'd like to run my own organisation so it’s good experience for me.
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Bachelor of Engineering
In high school I had no idea what I wanted to do. I knew I liked maths and science so I thought I might do medicine. Then I met a girl from UC who talked about how engineering was so full of opportunities. It offers a mix of innovation, creativity and interaction with people, which seemed perfect for me.

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UC academics awarded $10.7m for new research endeavours

University of Canterbury Science and Engineering researchers have gained $10.7 million in funding for five Smart Ideas proposals and two Research Programmes in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s 2017 Endeavour Round.

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Young researchers head to UK to examine global sustainability issues

A group of young University of Canterbury postgraduate researchers working on global sustainability issues is heading to London this week to take part in international initiatives on sustainable prosperity.

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Master of Disaster student explores Chatham Islands tsunami risk

Low-lying, isolated communities on the Chatham Islands are extremely exposed to tsunami, according to a University of Canterbury student’s original research.

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Innovative mechanical engineer wins 2017 research medal

A University of Canterbury academic whose pioneering work has real-world impact that ranges from intensive care medicine for babies to earthquake engineering has won the University of Canterbury 2017 Research Medal.

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UC and IBM in brainy neuroscience study agreement

The University of Canterbury and IBM Research are bringing together their collaborative brain power to develop better computer modelling for the human brain in a new joint study agreement.

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New research aims to improve touchscreen use in vehicles

A University of Canterbury academic has been given the green light to research better in-vehicle touchscreens, with the aim of improving user performance and reducing attentional demands.

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Can spiders really count?

Can a tiny spider with a brain that could fit on a pinhead tackle complex numerical tasks? University of Canterbury researchers have discovered that spiders are full of surprises.

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Clarissa

Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology
Helping people is my driving force. I find it sad when people can't communicate their wants and needs. I speak multiple languages so I have lots of ways to get an idea across. I want to help other people communicate better too.
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Curtis

Bachelor of Laws
Going to university isn't just about achieving academically. It's also about developing other core values like responsibility and accountability. At uni, it's up to you to get out there. I'd say, make yourself known, put your hand up and get involved!
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The city of Christchurch is a growing hotbed of opportunity

Developments and initiatives are popping up at a rapid pace and our graduates are perfectly poised to access these opportunities.

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Did you know UC is ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide?

Founded over 140 years ago, our legacy of celebrated graduates has shaped the world we live in today.

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Casey

Health Sciences
I'll be able to teach Te Reo Māori as a subject after I graduate. I'm on my own journey with learning Te Reo. It's a difficult language to learn! I identify with Māori but I never had the right opportunities to learn it growing up. Being able to engage with it here is really important to me.