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24 November 2017

University of Canterbury Pasifika Education specialist Tufulasi Taleni has been awarded the 2017 NZARE Rae Munro Award for excellence for his Master’s thesis – the first Pasifika researcher to receive the award.


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23 November 2017

University of Canterbury Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics Jack Heinemann discusses his latest research which shows that the ingredients in commonly-used weed killers, like Round-up and Kamba, can cause bacteria to become less susceptible to antibiotics.


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21 November 2017

New research co-authored by a University of Canterbury scientist suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns that as the world warms this may reduce the ability of Earth’s land surface to absorb emissions due to fossil fuel burning.


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20 November 2017

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates.


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20 November 2017

A University of Canterbury academic, Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane, has been recognised for her contributions to Māori education, becoming the 2017 recipient of the Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award.


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16 November 2017

University of Canterbury Professor Rick Millane has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.


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10 November 2017

A new book on climate change by University of Canterbury political scientist Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward has been published just as international climate negotiations begin in Bonn, Germany.


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02 November 2017

Eleven University of Canterbury academics have been awarded 2017 Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Funding to continue research in a diverse array of areas, adding further to the University’s increasing success in attracting research funding


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17 October 2017

In the upcoming Royal Society Te Apārangi and UC Connect public lecture – Protecting taonga – a conservation geneticist and an environmental chemist will talk about their work protecting Aotearoa’s natural treasures.


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17 October 2017

In its eighth year, Tech Jumpstart gives University of Canterbury researchers the opportunity to transform their ideas and research into commercial reality.