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UC students make the world their campus

22 December 2016

With summer here, hundreds of UC students are heading around the globe to gain hands-on experiences, learn new skills and make a difference in communities near and far.


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.


Prof Roy Kerr honoured in UC Chancellor's Dinner

07 December 2016

The University of Canterbury has awarded the rare honour of the Canterbury Distinguished Professor title to Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr.


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.