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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.


Professor Cheryl de la Rey

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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