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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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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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25 February 2019

Earlier this month, a rocket blasted off from the Waikato countryside, firing up through the clouds to an altitude of 31,000 feet – carrying with it the first biological experiments launched and recovered from a rocket in New Zealand.


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20 February 2019

A University of Canterbury research team is another step closer to developing germ-proof surface coatings for environments such as hospitals, after an unexpected development in the lab.


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19 February 2019

A BioHeritage project co-led by a University of Canterbury academic has inspired the creation of what could be the ultimate biodiversity guide for New Zealand farmers.


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31 January 2019

New research shows timber core-wall systems can be used in mid- to high-rise timber buildings to form lift shafts or staircases, making it easier, more flexible and cheaper to build more eco-friendly buildings.


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29 January 2019

Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) have created a sustainable technology that could revolutionise the galvanising industry and save the environment from toxic acid waste.


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23 January 2019

New research aims to improve coating technology so it can be used on rounded objects, which could disrupt a range of industries and create lucrative opportunities.


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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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