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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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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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19 November 2018

New Zealand art writer, academic, curator, art gallery director and University of Canterbury alumna Jenny Harper will receive an Honorary Doctorate from her alma mater at the December graduation ceremony for the College of Arts.


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12 November 2018

How does a theologian become a logician? University of Canterbury Associate Professor Mike Grimshaw explores this question through the letters of a New Zealand philosopher who developed a famous philosophical theory called ‘tense logic’.


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08 November 2018

Eight University of Canterbury academics have been awarded 2018 Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Funding to lead research in diverse topics, from identifying space debris to understanding lava flow and analysing melting glaciers to studying quake stories and the Student Volunteer Army’s ‘youthquake’ legacy.


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29 October 2018

The University of Canterbury and Lincoln University are bringing the Children’s University to New Zealand.


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12 October 2018

A century on, the lessons of the 1918 influenza pandemic could help New Zealand plan for a future pandemic, according to Canterbury historian University of Canterbury Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Rice. The risk of another major influenza pandemic is even greater now, thanks to international jet travel.


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