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17 July 2018

A University of Canterbury researcher is positioning literacy as a human right linked with health and wellbeing, community engagement, cultural imperatives and lifelong learning; and making a difference in the lives of the children participating in the study.


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11 July 2018

University of Canterbury research has led to eight recommendations on how New Zealanders can help increase the benefits they reap from large-scale native restorations located on private land.


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11 July 2018

University of Canterbury researchers are collecting DNA information from one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most threatened freshwater fish – the Canterbury mudfish (kōwaro) – in an effort to make it more resilient to future environmental change.


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10 July 2018

The first human has been scanned with a revolutionary new 3D colour medical scanner invented in New Zealand by father and son scientists from the University of Canterbury.


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09 July 2018

The Canterbury Roll is a five-metre long English genealogical text, the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, Revealing the Mysteries of the Canterbury Roll, project director Dr Chris Jones will share the results of cutting-edge scientific research undertaken at the start of 2018 by a team of British and New Zealand researchers.


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06 July 2018

A report from the University of Canterbury has revealed that 24 per cent of New Zealand’s native vegetation cover (about 2.8 million hectares) is estimated to be on sheep and beef farms. This is the largest amount of native vegetation present outside of public conservation land.


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05 July 2018

New research from the University of Canterbury published today has found that a shrinking river is less able to support larger predatory fish, such as the highly-valued sports fish like brown trout or at-risk native fish like galaxiids and eels.


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28 June 2018

A University of Canterbury student is developing 3D-printed water filters with potential to improve water quality in developing countries.


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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 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.