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Canterbury luminaries’ blue-sky thinking led to tertiary sector shift

Keen to be taken seriously on the world stage, Canterbury University College began a post-World War II campaign to establish a culture of research and inquiry that changed the course of New Zealand history, according to University of Canterbury Associate Professor Mike Grimshaw.

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Reform of the law covering plant variety rights

On The Conversation, Dr David Jefferson explains how the new law offers better protection for indigenous plants of significance to Māori, but how it also stops short of requiring any benefits from the commercial use of these plants to be shared.


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When you're focused on exams, it's important to look after yourself too.



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