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20 June 2018

The University of Canterbury’s Chair of Cancer Epidemiology, Professor Ann Richardson, is on a mission to discover if there is a link between common viruses and breast cancer.


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19 June 2018

The University of Canterbury continues to see a surge of interest in its upcoming Open Day with record numbers of people registering to find out more about the learning opportunities across the five Colleges.


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19 June 2018

The University of Canterbury is celebrating the history of an award-winning building that captures both the past and present of UC, with a free public exhibition about the Old Chemistry building at the Christchurch Arts Centre.


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18 June 2018

Ever been fined $400 at the border for a forgotten banana and wondered about the strict biosecurity rules in New Zealand? A University of Canterbury academic is working to make it possible to instantly identify suspect insects, plants and fungi from a photo using artificial intelligence (AI).


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14 June 2018

Assault, burglary or a breach of the RMA – all are criminal offences under New Zealand law. Yet the likelihood of being prosecuted for the latter is considerably less than for those other crimes.


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14 June 2018

Sixteen University of Canterbury alumni and friends of the University, including a UC Law professor and a QC, have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List this year.


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13 June 2018

A new forestry scholarship to study Forestry at the University of Canterbury has been launched today by Forestry Ministers Shane Jones and Meka Whaitiri.


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11 June 2018

Professor Cheryl de la Rey, currently the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury, University Chancellor Dr John Wood announced today.


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07 June 2018

University of Canterbury researchers have been successfully locating, protecting and studying whitebait spawning sites in Christchurch city rivers with help from the humble haybale.


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05 June 2018

Professor Jon Harding has won the prestigious University of Canterbury Teaching Medal for 2018.


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01 June 2018

University of Canterbury Master’s student Natalie Looyer, has been awarded a funding grant to research a pivotal, ground-breaking female New Zealand Classics scholar.


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01 June 2018

Last week astronomers, physicists and other staff members at the University of Canterbury were saddened to farewell Graeme Kershaw, who served as a technician in the mechanical workshop of the Physics and Astronomy department for 51 years.


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30 May 2018

University of Canterbury chemistry expert Dr Deborah Crittenden is a finalist in the sixth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, designed to celebrate impact from science through successful research commercialisation in New Zealand universities and Crown Research Institutes.


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25 May 2018

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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24 May 2018

A new book, Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand, traces the history of environmental governance in Aotearoa New Zealand since the heady days of the 1969 Save Manapouri campaign and tackles the reasons for our failure to address our biggest environmental issues.


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22 May 2018

University of Canterbury scientists are part of a global research collaboration into the environmental impacts of dry riverbeds, with their findings published today in a new paper in one of the world’s top scientific journals.


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21 May 2018

In a world-first, University of Canterbury Hydrological and Ecological Engineering researchers have filed a patent application for their invention the Storminator™, which could be exactly the weapon that our waterways need.


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21 May 2018

Digital Technologies has just been added to the New Zealand curriculum. Also bewilderingly referred to as computing, computational thinking, computer science or coding, the subject is being taught from primary school level. But what's the real purpose of introducing it, especially to such young students?


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17 May 2018

Innovative research that is good for the world is set to fascinate participants at the University of Canterbury's Techweek18 event: UC People Making a Difference.


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16 May 2018

UC environmental geographer Dr Ann Brower has been awarded the 2017 Critic & Conscience of Society Award.


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14 May 2018

In early 2019, University of Canterbury researchers will be part of an international effort to explore one of the coldest, harshest and most remote locations in the world: the Weddell Sea off Antarctica.


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10 May 2018

Two researchers from the University of Canterbury have developed machine-learning software that can predict how dangerous a particular strain of Salmonella will be, according to a paper published in PLOS Genetics this week.


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09 May 2018

Death may be inevitable, but our feelings and beliefs about it are often complex and ambiguous. This is as true now as it was in ancient times, according to the University of Canterbury Teece Museum curator, Terri Elder.


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02 May 2018

This upcoming UC Connect public lecture will examine why there is concern about safe swimming in our freshwaters, what is being done about it, and what can be done to improve your chances of enjoying a refreshing dip without risking your health.


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27 April 2018

To discuss and promote increased gender diversity in the New Zealand financial industry, the UC Business School Trading Room is hosting a symposium, Women in Finance.


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24 April 2018

An award-winning University of Canterbury marketing lecturer is the first New Zealand academic to be named one of the world’s Best 40 Under 40 Professors.


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24 April 2018

A University of Canterbury historian’s new research into historical German forensic psychology may give insight into the reliability of witness testimony, particularly in cases where children appear as prosecution witnesses.


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20 April 2018

The University of Canterbury has signed an agreement with one of China’s top ranked research universities to collaborate on research and teaching.


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18 April 2018

A new study about New Zealand’s extinct moa, involving acid baths and concrete mixers, by researchers from the University of Canterbury and Landcare Research, has revealed a surprising finding about their ability to disperse tree seeds.


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18 April 2018

New Zealand's first Global Humanitarian Engineering graduates have received their diplomas today at one of the University of Canterbury’s autumn graduation ceremonies.


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17 April 2018

Scientists internationally are puzzled by the 2016 Kaikōura quake that ruptured more than 17 active faults, but did not break some other active faults in the area. EQC has funded Structural Geology Professor Andy Nicol at the University of Canterbury to study the mystery, and what it could mean for forecasting future earthquakes.


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05 April 2018

A project that is revolutionising the way x-ray technology will detect, diagnose and monitor many diseases, including cancer, has been awarded Gold Status for research excellence by MBIE.


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05 April 2018

University of Canterbury doctoral researcher Emily Laing has been selected as a ‘talent’ to take part in UNLEASH, a global program for innovation, hosted in Singapore.


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29 March 2018

Changes in climate and land use are bringing significant changes to mosquitoes’ habitats and life cycles, which may increase exotic, potentially disease-carrying, mosquitoes in New Zealand, University of Canterbury research has found.


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28 March 2018

The University of Canterbury is experiencing a resurgence in popularity as school leavers from around New Zealand head to the Christchurch campus.


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23 March 2018

The University of Canterbury has officially opened its new School of Product Design.


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23 March 2018

A team of researchers led by the University of Canterbury’s Electric Power Engineering Centre (UC EPECentre) has struck gold again, receiving MBIE’s Gold Status for the second year running.


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21 March 2018

University of Canterbury researchers monitoring glacier mass have confirmed that this summer’s extreme heat has been catastrophic for New Zealand’s alpine glaciers. A research team, led by glaciologist and Geography senior lecturer Dr Heather Purdie, hiked into the Rolleston Glacier in Arthurs Pass National Park for their annual end-of-summer glacier survey.


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20 March 2018

Dr Regina Eisert, marine mammal expert at the University of Canterbury's Gateway Antarctica, still can’t believe the underwater footage her team captured on a recent Antarctic expedition to study killer whales.


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19 March 2018

A University of Canterbury scientist has used German space technology to successfully cross the world’s largest ice shelf.


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16 March 2018

The University of Canterbury Eco-marathon team is again coming home from Singapore triumphant, after beating more than 100 teams from 21 countries at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2018 event.


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15 March 2018

World-renowned cosmologist and theoretical physics pioneer Stephen Hawking has died in the UK aged 76. University of Canterbury physicists who knew him respond to the news.


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08 March 2018

People have similar automatic biases towards darker-coloured robots as they do toward people with darker skin colour, new research from the University of Canterbury’s Human Interface Technology Lab (HIT Lab NZ) and Psychology department shows.


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08 March 2018

What more can sexuality and relationships education become in an era of consumption and digital technologies? That’s the focus of the State of the Art: New Directions in Sexuality Education/ Current Social Science Theories In Practice Symposium at the University of Canterbury on 15-16 March.


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06 March 2018

A team of University of Canterbury students, rated among the best in the world in Formula Student motorsport, has signed a generous sponsorship deal with world-renowned Triumph Motorcycles Limited.


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05 March 2018

In a joint teaching initiative between the University of Helsinki and the University of Canterbury, students from New Zealand and Finland are working together on assignments and lectures delivered via Facebook and a chat app.


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02 March 2018

The University of Canterbury’s Advanced Energy and Material Lab (AEMSLab) has made leaps and bounds in their research in 2017, receiving MBIE’s Gold status rating for the second year in a row.


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02 March 2018

University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship student Oliver Hunt has won a $100,000 award from the Dream Believe Succeed Foundation.


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01 March 2018

The University of Canterbury’s campus is buzzing with new students as 2018 enrolments increase across all five of its Colleges.


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28 February 2018

The University of Canterbury's annual result proves that 2017 was a year where the University’s transformation and growth has gained significant momentum, reports UC Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr.


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26 February 2018

In the upcoming UC Connect public lecture Horror for the faint-hearted, University of Canterbury English and Cultural Studies lecturer Dr Erin Harrington offers a funhouse ride through the pleasures and perils of the horror genre.


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23 February 2018

The world’s first 3D-printed titanium internal combustion engine, designed and built by a team of University of Canterbury students, has been unveiled ahead of the international Eco-marathon competition in Singapore in March.


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22 February 2018

On the seventh anniversary of the 22 February earthquake, the University of Canterbury dedicated the Unicycle pathway along University Drive as a commemorative pathway to acknowledge of the courage and contribution of the University community, and the losses and injuries sustained by students, staff, alumni and friends of the University in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes.


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20 February 2018

The University of Canterbury, which first launched its world-leading digital archive documenting the Canterbury earthquakes in 2012, has released its new, improved UC QuakeStudies research repository.


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16 February 2018

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has officially opened the new Ernest Rutherford building at the University of Canterbury.


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15 February 2018

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Mike Steel has been elected as a distinguished Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).


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14 February 2018

A research team from the University of Canterbury has just returned from an Antarctic expedition to find out more about the secret lives of whales, specifically Type-C killer whales.


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12 February 2018

University of Canterbury Physics Professor Simon Brown is developing a neuromorphic computer chip that may solve one of the biggest problems in the computer industry – power consumption – and create a New Zealand semiconductor industry.


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12 February 2018

This year’s winning startup ventures created by keen young University of Canterbury student entrepreneurs have been chosen at the recent EY Summer Startup Annual Showcase.


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05 February 2018

University of Canterbury researchers have created a comprehensive, online, annotated bibliography of writing by Māori in English, and released it free to the world.


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02 February 2018

University of Canterbury Professor Simon Kingham has been named the first Chief Science Adviser for the Ministry of Transport | Te Manatū Waka.


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01 February 2018

Three University of Canterbury researchers have won funding to examine critical questions about earthquakes in New Zealand.


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26 January 2018

Amid a $1.2 billion, 86-hectare campus rejuvenation, the University of Canterbury has managed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by a third.


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25 January 2018

In a significant astronomical discovery, a University of Canterbury scientist has made the very first detection of a jet from a very young, massive star in a galaxy that is not our own.


Giuseppe Loporcaro

24 January 2018

An award-winning, pioneering technique for assessing earthquake damage to steel in buildings or bridges will allow engineers to give faster, more reliable information to engineers, with tangible flow-on results for insurers and building owners.


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22 January 2018

In the first UC Connect public lecture of 2018, NASA engineer Tim Atkins' multi-media lecture will present an overview of NASA’s vision of landing humans on Mars; building the Space Launch System (SLS), the world’s most powerful rocket; and the array of disciplines and careers needed to support this mission.


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18 January 2018

The University of Canterbury and Regenerate Christchurch have teamed up to support Christchurch’s continued recovery from the earthquakes.


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17 January 2018

A new laser detection tool being developed by two University of Canterbury chemistry experts may help farmers to pinpoint environmental problems and develop smart farming strategies to minimise impacts.


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15 January 2018

A novel system for protecting plants from pests, infection and adverse weather has been awarded one of the top prizes in the University of Canterbury’s Tech Jumpstart competition.


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10 January 2018

The innovative University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research, which has saved the New Zealand health sector millions with its stroke recovery protocols, is hosting the 2nd International Stroke Rehab: From No-Tech to Go Tech Conference at the Christchurch Art Gallery this month.


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05 January 2018

If you have been struggling to complete a new LEGO set these holidays you are not alone, and there’s a reason why. New research from the University of Canterbury, data-mining 10,953 LEGO sets, has shown that the world-famous range of plastic brick toys have increased in complexity and size over the years.


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05 January 2018

Several University of Canterbury alumni, including a former parliamentarian and a former UC fine arts lecturer, have been recognised in the 2018 New Year Honours List.


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05 January 2018

Two University of Canterbury academics have come up with original technology to create high-performance heat exchangers, which could be a game changer in design and efficiency.


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04 January 2018

Emerging technology being developed at the University of Canterbury (UC) could revolutionise nitrate monitoring in waterways.


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03 January 2018

Two University of Canterbury (UC) students are among the final 10 nominees shortlisted for 2018 Young New Zealander of the Year award, while UC alumni feature in other award categories.


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03 January 2018

University of Canterbury staff and students are working to translate and digitise a unique medieval manuscript to make it accessible to the world, and a team of British scientists is visiting Christchurch in January to reveal hidden information about the 600-year-old scroll's origins.