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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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14 November 2018

Twelve youth leaders from the University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army are reconnecting with students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the United States, this month.


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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. Dr Laurie McLay, from the College of Education, Health and Human Development has been awarded $300,000 for her work on sleep problems in children.


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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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01 November 2018

Two University of Canterbury professors are among the 20 new Fellows who have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi for their distinction in research and advancement of science, technology or the humanities.


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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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29 October 2018

University of Canterbury Senior Lecturer Denise Powell has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research specialist education for deaf and hard of hearing students in the United States, Australia and Hong Kong.


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