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Ngāi Tahu scholarship takes UC student to the Ice

15 December 2016

A group of adventurous University of Canterbury students is swapping a classic Kiwi summer for sub-zero temperatures in Antarctica.


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.


Sustainable agriculture - getting more for less

21 October 2016

University of Canterbury (UC) research shows that timing could be everything when it comes to getting the best results out of fertilisers in the dairy industry.


New book an environmental history of NZ rivers

18 October 2016

A new book on New Zealand's rivers sets out to inform current debate about the sustainable use of New Zealand's fresh water by exploring the history of our rivers.


Hunting the elusive neutrino in Antarctica

12 October 2016

In today's UC Connect public lecture, academic Jenni Adams will discuss the huge IceCube detector, a neutrino detector made from a cubic kilometre of Antarctic ice.


UC in NZ's first autonomous e-vehicle trial

04 October 2016

The University of Canterbury's hi-tech researchers are playing a vital part in trialling New Zealand's first fully autonomous electric vehicle.


UC student explores native crayfish sustainability

27 September 2016

A UC student will discuss her research into central Canterbury's native freshwater crayfish in an upcoming free seminar.


UC researchers awarded $5 million for smart ideas

26 September 2016

UC researchers have been the most successful in New Zealand in the MBIE Smart Ideas investment process with five new projects awarded $5 million in funding.


UC scientists make biomolecular breakthrough

20 September 2016

A team of University of Canterbury researchers has made a scientific breakthrough in biomolecular interactions, which will help discover the determinants of gene expression.


Is New Zealand food safe? A toxicologist's view

24 August 2016

In his upcoming UC Connect public talk, Professor of Toxicology Ian Shaw will explore New Zealand food safety from a toxicologist's perspective.