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10 January 2019

An award-winning University of Canterbury-designed process to recover raw materials could create a global solution to petrochemical waste, improve productivity and increase efficiency.


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18 December 2018

The world’s first graduates of the unique Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership degree will receive their degrees this week in the University of Canterbury’s December graduation ceremonies.


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17 December 2018

About 1800 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury this week, with over 1500 graduating in person at four official ceremonies held at the Horncastle Arena in Addington, in what may be the last UC graduation ceremonies held at the arena.


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13 December 2018

For the last 6 million years, Christchurch has been relatively lava free – until now. At the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts, real lava has been pouring out of a new research facility – the Lava Laboratory – which may help researchers monitor lava flows in Hawaii and the rest of the world.


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12 December 2018

For the first time in nearly a century, a collection of significant World War I lantern slides belonging to the University of Canterbury (UC) is freely available for the public to view.


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10 December 2018

The University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team dazzled the judges to take home multiple awards with their two custom-built race cars at the hotly contested international Formula Student competition in Australia.


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05 December 2018

A collaborative university-school project bringing together teachers, whānau, hapū and iwi to enable a holistic approach to education, led by the University of Canterbury, has won $300,000 in funding from the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative.


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29 November 2018

The University of Canterbury will be led by two women for the first time in its history after the election of Susan McCormack, a partner at Mortlock McCormack Law, as its next Chancellor.


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29 November 2018

Several University of Canterbury academics are calling on the Government to strengthen New Zealand democracy at a summit in Parliament.


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26 November 2018

The University of Canterbury’s rare collection of thousands of architectural drawings has been selected by UNESCO as a significant and important piece of New Zealand memory that should be preserved for all time.


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