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20 March 2019

The University of Canterbury community held a vigil on Monday 18 March – Band Together – a stand of solidarity and inclusiveness to support our Muslim students and staff.


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17 March 2019

The University of Canterbury extends solidarity and support to our community.


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16 March 2019

Kia kaha, Kia māia, Kia manawanui | Be strong, be brave, be steadfast


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15 March 2019

The University of Canterbury community is shocked and saddened at the horrific incidents that have unfolded in Christchurch today. Our thoughts are with all those affected and their loved ones.


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15 March 2019

A University of Canterbury scientist is using Kiwi technology in her Antarctic research to capture fascinating footage of life beneath the surface in McMurdo Sound.


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12 March 2019

In recent decades, scientists discovered an uncomfortable truth: What we eat affects our mental health. University of Canterbury Psychology Professor Julia Rucklidge will explore the topic in her upcoming UC Connect public lecture – Feeding the brain: exploring nutrition’s role in mental health – which sold out of tickets early.


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08 March 2019

The University of Canterbury is understood to be the first and only New Zealand university to be led by two women. For the first time in its nearly 150-year history, UC is led by two women – lawyer and UC alumna Sue McCormack as its new Chancellor, and former Vice-Chancellor of South Africa’s largest research university Professor Cheryl de la Rey as UC’s new Vice-Chancellor.


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07 March 2019

The Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern has presented Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau (Te Uru Rākau Forestry Scholarships) to eight outstanding new students at a special forestry scholarship awards ceremony at the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC).


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06 March 2019

International child developmental expert and University of Canterbury alumna, Professor Lianne Woodward has returned home from Harvard Medical School to lead UC’s School of Health Sciences.


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05 March 2019

Newly released enrolment figures for 2019 show student numbers continue to be on the rise at the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, with plans to build on this success with the largest residential building project in the University’s history.


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