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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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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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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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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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