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UC Honorary Doctorate for NZ author-artist

21 November 2016

New Zealand children's author, illustrator and educator Gavin Bishop, ONZM, will receive an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, the University of Canterbury.


Tsunami threat real in 7.8 quake and aftershocks

18 November 2016

UC lecturer in Geohazards, Risk and Resilience, Dr Matthew Hughes confirms that Canterbury tsunami occurred, and the importance of heeding tsunami evacuation warnings.


'Masters of Disaster' to study resilience in Japan

18 November 2016

UC disaster research students have been selected by the Japanese Embassy for a disaster resilience study tour of Japan in December.


Thomas Wilson in front of computers

16 November 2016

UC experts are contributing to the large science and research response to the 7.5m earthquake both in North Canterbury and Wellington to better understand what has happened


UC campus open following the earthquake

14 November 2016

The UC campus is open and operating as normal.


1960s crèche founders pioneered campus childcare

09 November 2016

'Babysitting services wanted' read the Press ad in 1968 placed by young mother Susan Wauchop, who had enrolled at UC determined to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree.


New CUP book rewrites West Coast gold rush history

07 November 2016

A scarcely known perspective challenging conventional versions of the start of the West Coast gold rushes has been published in a new book by Canterbury University Press.


UC researchers snare almost 10% of Marsden Fund

03 November 2016

University of Canterbury researchers have snared almost 10 per cent of the Marsden Fund research grants announced today, with eight successful UC research proposals.


UC experts create solar cost-benefit calculator

01 November 2016

A new calculator developed by UC experts gives people interested in solar electricity a useful estimate about whether solar will be cost-effective for them.


UC researchers honoured for work in health

31 October 2016

Two UC academics have received special awards for their research from the Health Research Council of New Zealand at a recent ceremony.


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