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Bellbird and chicks

17 March 2017

A chance discovery and a new survey by University of Canterbury students have shown that both the range and abundance of native bird species have increased at the university’s Ilam campus almost 500 per cent in the last 26 years.


Alsatian dog in flood water post quake

10 March 2017

After the magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Canterbury on 4 September 2010, most media reports initially claimed that no lives had been lost. In fact, this first earthquake killed at least 3000 chickens, eight cows, one dog, a lemur and 150 aquarium fish.


Ian Wright

10 March 2017

The University of Canterbury campus is booming once again, reflecting the increase in enrolments to attend UC in 2017, with an especially significant rise in international students.


Don Clucas teaching

09 March 2017

University of Canterbury 3D printing and scanning experts are keen to show high-school pupils that with modern technology the only limit is your imagination.


New collection from popular New Zealand poet

06 March 2017

Blood Ties: New and selected poems 1963-2016, the latest collection by popular New Zealand poet Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, is published by Canterbury University Press this week.


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Students take Eco-marathon car to Singapore

03 March 2017

UC Engineering students gave their fully recyclable, electric car its final test run today, in preparation to compete at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, in Singapore.


Jen-Bowmast-UC-Fine-Arts

02 March 2017

UC Fine Arts student Jen Bowmast has been selected as a finalist in a prestigious international art contest with her artwork to be part of the Venice Arte Languna exhibition.


McLeod Wilson Maths Craft sm

01 March 2017

Armed with knitting needles and origami paper, University of Canterbury mathematicians Dr Jeanette McLeod and Dr Phil Wilson are on a mission to bring maths to the masses.


UC annual result for 2016

01 March 2017

The University of Canterbury's post-quake recovery is on track for a forecast return to a normal operating surplus in 2019, reports Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr.


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