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21 December 2011

International artists will be joining New Zealand artists in Akaroa next month to take part in the fifth annual University of Canterbury International Akaroa Summer Festival.


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20 December 2011

University of Canterbury graduates have taken out the top prizes at the inaugural Fire Safety Design Excellence Awards in Singapore.


UC's treasures to be revealed

19 December 2011

Many seldom seen historical items belonging to the University of Canterbury are set to be showcased in an upcoming Canterbury University Press book, "Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library".


UC geologist honoured by PM for post-quake communication

16 December 2011

University of Canterbury geologist Dr Mark Quigley has won the 2011 Prime Minister's Science Media Communication Prize for his communication work following the Canterbury earthquakes.


UC students' national award launches career path

16 December 2011

University of Canterbury commerce students David Loveridge and Pip Widdon have won the national New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants' (NZICA) Student Challenge in style with Loveridge being offered a job at KPMG starting in Wellington in the new year.


"Father of Pacific art" returns to UC

15 December 2011

Fatu Feu'u, who has been called the "father of Pacific art", has returned to the University of Canterbury as its Artist in Residence after 15 years.


UC researchers head to Europe on exchange

15 December 2011

Four University of Canterbury researchers are heading to Europe this month after becoming the first UC scholars to be accepted onto a prestigious European Commission exchange programme.


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12 December 2011

The University of Canterbury's recent survey of its 2010 graduates has revealed that more than 95 per cent of respondents are either working fulltime or part-time and/or undertaking further study.


Concert series raises money for quake appeal

09 December 2011

UC's professor of piano, Michael Endres, has raised nearly $10,000 for the Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.


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09 December 2011

More than 1400 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury next week in three ceremonies which, for the first time, will be held in the CBS Canterbury Arena in Addington.


New SVA president keen to lend a hand

07 December 2011

As the new president of the University of Canterbury Student Volunteer Army (SVA), Andrew Chalmers says it's about rolling up your sleeves and helping those people who need a hand.


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06 December 2011

Some of the more bizarre, interesting yet groundbreaking court cases in British and American history will feature in a unique songbook being put together by a University of Canterbury law academic.


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06 December 2011

University of Canterbury Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr will open the 25th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) conference at the Amora Hotel in Wellington tomorrow.


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06 December 2011

University of Canterbury academic Dr Michael Plank has received a late Marsden grant.


Computer programming competition a hit with school girls

02 December 2011

UC's Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering hosted a computer programming competition for Year 10 girls from local high schools recently.


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02 December 2011

The University of Canterbury has announced the appointment of current Pro-Chancellor and former New Zealand ambassador to the United States Dr John Wood (QSO) as its next Chancellor, effective January 2012.


German tutor puts social networking tool to work

02 December 2011

Boosting success in learning a foreign language may be just a mouse click away in the Facebook options menu, University of Canterbury senior tutor Vera Leier has found.


Prestigious US award for UC fire engineer

30 November 2011

UC academic Associate Professor Charles Fleischmann has become the first New Zealander to receive the Arthur B Guise Medal for his research in fire engineering.


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30 November 2011

The Edward Gibbon Wakefield Trust has announced today that it will donate £100,000 to the Wakefield Scholarship Fund which supports a University of Canterbury PhD candidate to undertake a year of funded research at Christ Church, Oxford.


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29 November 2011

Rock climbing researchers from around the world have converged at the University of Canterbury's College of Education this week for the first International Rock Climbing Research Congress.


Microsoft New Zealand renews partnership with UC and NZi3

29 November 2011

Microsoft New Zealand has announced the renewal of its public private partnership with the University of Canterbury and NZi3 (New Zealand ICT Innovation Institute) for a second year, and has increased the length and number of Microsoft New Zealand Research Internship Awards on offer at the University.


Top UC accolade for mathematician

28 November 2011

University of Canterbury mathematician Professor Douglas Bridges (Mathematics and Statistics) will be awarded one of the University's highest honours during UC's graduation events next month.


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25 November 2011

A group of University of Canterbury Management 208 students are behind an initiative that will mean that the public can again enjoy a game of chess on an outdoor giant chess set in Christchurch.


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24 November 2011

The results to 22 November of an ongoing University of Canterbury study into media coverage of the election show that coverage of policy is being sidelined by continuing media interest in the tea tape scandal involving Prime Minister John Key and the ACT Party's candidate in the Epsom electorate, John Banks.


It's actually good to be a turtle

22 November 2011

Room 20 know that it is good to be a turtle, but it took some hilarious discussion facilitated by their teacher to really learn the lesson.


Book pays homage to Christchurch's lost chimneys

14 November 2011

A tribute to Christchurch's lost chimneys and a celebration of those that have survived the forces of nature has been compiled by UC historian Professor Geoff Rice.


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14 November 2011

The mid-point results of a University of Canterbury study into media coverage of the election show that the National Party received the largest percentage of election coverage.


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14 November 2011

A University of Canterbury geologist who helped the nation understand what was going on under the Canterbury Plains after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 has received national recognition for his work.


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09 November 2011

The University of Canterbury will play a leading role in the 150th celebrations of the Central Otago gold rush next year.


UC academic's address to UK engineers now online

04 November 2011

An invited lecture UC Associate Professor Susan Krumdieck (Mechanical Engineering) gave recently at the national headquarters of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in London is now available online.


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03 November 2011

Two University of Canterbury researchers have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand at its annual general meeting this week.


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03 November 2011

The University of Canterbury is this week hosting a visit by a management expert from a prominent business school in Canada.


New book offers a radical rethink of NZ art history

02 November 2011

The history of the arts in New Zealand is being challenged by the author of a new book published by Canterbury University Press.


Erskine visits a catalyst for collaborative research

01 November 2011

Teaching into the undergraduate programme on his first Erskine visit to the University of Canterbury in 2007 was the catalyst for a number of successful research collaborations, says return Erskine Fellow Professor Jonathan Fannin from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada.


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27 October 2011

The UC CEISMIC (Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive) is launching its www.ceismic.org.nz website at an event at Canterbury Museum this evening, beginning at 6pm.


UC law academic named Fulbright Visiting Scholar in NZ Studies

26 October 2011

University of Canterbury law academic Dr John Hopkins has been named a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in New Zealand Studies for 2012.


UC celebrates music students' success

26 October 2011

The University of Canterbury School of Music and the Pettman Junior Academy of Music are celebrating some major student successes.


UC launch for important education text

26 October 2011

A book one critic believes should be compulsory reading for every teacher and trainee teacher in New Zealand was launched at the University of Canterbury last week.


UC freshwater research inspires MP's visit

25 October 2011

Green Party co-leader Dr Russel Norman and Green MP candidate Eugenie Sage visited the School of Biological Sciences recently to find out more about the research being carried out by the Freshwater Ecology group on the effects of pollution in streams and rivers.


Arts to play vital role in city rebuild - visiting fellow

25 October 2011

The arts and cultural experiences could play a positive role in the regeneration and rebuilding of Christchurch says Visiting Canterbury Fellow Professor Richard Gough.


UC Law Professor attends prestigious forum at Oxford

25 October 2011

Being invited to participate in a two-day workshop in the United Kingdom, alongside a "who's who" of the public law world, was a career highlight for Professor Philip Joseph.


UC graduate named Rhodes Scholar

25 October 2011

University of Canterbury graduate Andrew Dean has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar for 2012.


EU funding for UC research

21 October 2011

The research work of three University of Canterbury academics has been recognised by the European Commission's Jean Monnet Action programme in its latest funding round.


Influential bible exhibited at UC

21 October 2011

A 400-year-old King James Bible, one of only two original 1611 printings in Australasia, is now on display in UC's Central Library.


Marketer gets big tick from peers and students

20 October 2011

Senior lecturer in marketing Dr Ekant Veer is winning accolades for both his research and teaching.


Fellow's visit 24 years in the making

20 October 2011

It took Erskine Fellow Professor Paulo Riberio 24 years to make it to the University of Canterbury but he says it has well and truly lived up to his expectations.


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19 October 2011

NEC New Zealand Ltd ("NEC New Zealand") announces today its collaboration for research as a Research Sponsor with the New Zealand ICT[1] Innovation Institute (NZi3) based at the University of Canterbury, the first of such an engagement at this level for NZi3. Initial collaboration between the two institutes will focus on energy and ecology solutions to help rebuild the City of Christchurch after the massive earthquakes, as well as human interaction solutions such as biometrics and robotics.


Scholarship a boost for young artist

19 October 2011

Fourth-year undergraduate fine arts student Hamish Coleman will be buying new art supplies after the recent award of a $5000 scholarship.


Does MMP just need tweaking?

19 October 2011

A University of Canterbury political scientist is calling on New Zealand politicians not to "throw the baby out with the bath water" when the results come in from November's voting system referendum.


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18 October 2011

UC management students are using their knowledge to help Christchurch residents. Over the last few months more than 100 students studying the commerce paper MGMT 208: Principles of Leadership, have organised community projects around Christchurch.


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18 October 2011

The University of Canterbury is to offer 95 new scholarships of $2000 each to returning students in 2012, thanks to the generous donations of UC alumni and friends to the UC Foundation's 2011 Earthquake Scholarships Appeal.


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14 October 2011

University of Canterbury finance student Alan Jellie has beaten over 150 other ideas to claim first prize in the inaugural 2011 entré "App Challenge" with PitchMeasure, an iPhone application for measuring sports pitches.


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14 October 2011

Digitised copies of three popular textbooks by internationally renowned linguist Professor David Crystal - that had been out of print - are now available for the first time online in the University of Canterbury's Institutional Repository.


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13 October 2011

University of Canterbury researchers are involved in a major collaborative project getting underway this month that aims to introduce renewable solar power systems to all high schools in Tonga.


New book examines China's thought management

12 October 2011

The ways in which China's government has modernised its propaganda system to reflect its changed political and economic environment are investigated in a new book edited by University of Canterbury political scientist Associate Professor Anne-Marie Brady.


Watershed book from freshwater fisheries expert

11 October 2011

A landmark publication by New Zealand's most distinguished freshwater fish expert, Dr R. M. (Bob) McDowall, will be released posthumously this week.


UC Robot challenges former All Black

11 October 2011

Auckland was the ultimate rugby venue for a drop-goal kicking challenge yesterday, albeit a robotic one.


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06 October 2011

University of Canterbury researchers have been awarded nearly $3 million in funding in this year's Marsden Fund round.


Prominent international engineer visits UC

04 October 2011

Sir William Wakeham, president of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and former vice-chancellor of Southampton University, UK, was on campus to give an address to the local IChemE chapter about the challenges facing IChemE in an era of rapid change and globalisation.


UC student awarded major scholarship

03 October 2011

University of Canterbury science student Kane O'Donnell is heading to the United Kingdom next year after receiving a prestigious Woolf Fisher Scholarship.


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03 October 2011

Raising awareness of social issues has led to four University of Canterbury students being recognised with an Ernst & Young Excellence Award.


UC innovator receives inaugural medal

29 September 2011

The recipient of the UC Innovation Medal for 2010 is Associate Professor Keith Alexander.


UC professor named a James Cook Research Fellow

29 September 2011

Professor Rick Millane (Electrical and Computer Engineering) has been awarded a prestigious James Cook Research Fellowship, valued at $220,000 over two years.


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29 September 2011

UC is offering six new PhD scholarships in 2012 specifically for earthquake-related research.


Beca rewards young UC engineers

26 September 2011

Overcoming earthquake-related disruption has led to seven engineering students from the University of Canterbury to be recognised with 2011 Beca Engineering in Society Scholarships.


Major supercomputing boost for UC

23 September 2011

Prime Minister and UC alumnus the Rt Hon John Key officially welcomes a new era in supercomputing at the University of Canterbury today.


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23 September 2011

The University of Canterbury announced today that it is the first New Zealand university to receive a 5-star rating in the newly-established international QS Stars rating system.


Human-animal research showcased

23 September 2011

Addressing animal abuse and the effectiveness of animal assisted therapy were just two of the research projects showcased at a human-animal studies symposium held at the University of Canterbury this week.


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22 September 2011

Fifth-year chemical and process engineering student Sophia Mellsop, from Whangamata, has been given the opportunity of a lifetime.


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21 September 2011

UC law students are being exposed to real-life legal dramas right on their doorstep.


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20 September 2011

About 700 University of Canterbury final-year students have been approached to take part in a world-first study of graduates.


Computer Science professor receives distinguished researcher award

20 September 2011

University of Canterbury academic Professor Tanja Mitrovic has been awarded a Distinguished Researcher Award from the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE).


Idea earns UC student excavator time

16 September 2011

UC geography student Chris McGahan spent about 20 very happy minutes on an excavator yesterday courtesy of Ward Demolition and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).


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15 September 2011

Newly published research has found that the old adage "only the good die young" rings true when it comes to the nature of co-operative networks in the ecological and economic worlds.


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14 September 2011

New research by the University of Canterbury's Psychology department has shown that UC students' grade point average in semester one of 2011 was slightly improved compared to semester one in 2010.


UC research offers solution to strengthen vulnerable buildings

13 September 2011

An innovative solution for strengthening multi-storey concrete buildings was put to the test on the University of Canterbury's shake table earlier this month.


UC researchers awarded prestigious fellowships

08 September 2011

Two University of Canterbury researchers have been awarded prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowships totalling $1.6 million over five years to help them develop their research careers in New Zealand.


UC study finds Australian alcohol cost overestimated

07 September 2011

New research by a University of Canterbury academic has shown the social cost of alcohol to the Australian community has been overestimated.


Conquering Kilimanjaro for Christchurch

07 September 2011

As part of a team of Kiwis from around the world, University of Canterbury master's student Argene Montgomery-Honger successfully conquered Mt Kilimanjaro last month. The expedition to climb the world's tallest walkable mountain was in aid of raising money and boosting morale for the people of Christchurch.


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02 September 2011

Performances by internationally acclaimed pianist and University of Canterbury academic Professor Michael Endres are among the highlights of the UC School of Music's newly launched Concert Series programme.


General staff celebrated

02 September 2011

College of Science general staff scooped the pool in this year's Vice-Chancellor General Staff Development Awards.


Graduate returns to UC with $190,000 fellowship

01 September 2011

UC science and law graduate Dr Ben Mackey will return to his alma mater next year to take up a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship.


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31 August 2011

Funds raised from the sale of a book published by Canterbury University Press (CUP) have helped a University of Canterbury fine arts graduate extend her practice through overseas travel.


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24 August 2011

University of Canterbury Organist Associate Professor Martin Setchell has helped bring New Zealand's largest pipeless organ to Christchurch.


Preferential entry for STAR students

12 August 2011

Thirty-four secondary school students from around Christchurch are amongst the first to achieve preferential entry to the University of Canterbury.


UC engineering students' work recognised

11 August 2011

Two University of Canterbury engineering students have received national recognition for their practical work reports.


Million dollar research boost for UC academic

10 August 2011

A University of Canterbury academic's research on the political aspirations and well-being of future generations has been recognised with an international research grant of more than NZ$1million and an appointment to a London-based think tank.


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10 August 2011

The ancient Roman tragedy "Phaedra", in a new translation by University of Canterbury classics lecturer Associate Professor Robin Bond, will be performed in the Elmwood School Community Auditorium from 22-25 August.


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09 August 2011

The University of Canterbury has significantly increased its summer scholarships and postgraduate scholarship funding for 2012.


UC academic recognised by IBM

08 August 2011

A proposed course, developed by a University of Canterbury academic and aimed at providing future engineers with the skills to manage modern transportation engineering problems, has received backing from one of the world's largest technology companies.


UC scientist named one of NZ's top tertiary teachers

04 August 2011

University of Canterbury freshwater ecologist Associate Professor Jon Harding has been recognised as one of New Zealand's top tertiary teachers.


Computer Science students win international award

04 August 2011

UC student Jamie McCloskey and former STAR student Logan Glasson (Burnside High School) have both won bronze medals at the prestigious International Olympiad of Informatics (IOI) competition in Pattaya, Thailand.


UC helps skier maintain his gold-winning edge

03 August 2011

Gold medal-winning Paralympic skier Adam Hall called on UC's sport science expertise recently to help give him that competitive edge he needs to keep at the top of his sport.


UC astronomy student awarded international optics and photonics scholarship

27 July 2011

University of Canterbury astronomy student Scott Thomas has been awarded a 2011 Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.


Warm reception for new polar studies journal in Iceland

27 July 2011

A University of Canterbury-based international polar studies journal has been welcomed by social scientists at the launch of its first issue in Iceland.


New book sparks debate on iconic poet's work

26 July 2011

A University of Canterbury academic has helped shed new light on the work of iconic New Zealand poet James K Baxter.


Revealing preterm behaviour

26 July 2011

Recent findings from the Canterbury Child Development Research Group are revealing new information on the emotional and behavioural adjustment of children born very preterm (VPT) or at less than 32 weeks gestation.


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22 July 2011

A project examining the long-term effects of the Canterbury earthquakes on air pollution has won a local student an opportunity to present her findings to an international audience.


Decoding ancient eclipse records

21 July 2011

Translating the texts of five dead languages has helped a University of Canterbury mathematician shed new light on how ancient and medieval cultures used mathematics to predict eclipses of the sun and moon.


UC-led project receives major funding boost

20 July 2011

A University of Canterbury academic has received almost $1million in funding for a research project investigating the long-term neurological development of preterm infants.


UC honours its outstanding teachers

15 July 2011

Teaching excellence at the University of Canterbury has been recognised with the awarding of six University Teaching Awards.


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15 July 2011

A former Minister of Finance, and a philanthropist and patron of the arts will receive honorary doctorates from the University of Canterbury in December.


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14 July 2011

The University of Canterbury is a founding member of a new collaboration set to boost this country's science and technology commercialisation.


Major academic prize for top student

14 July 2011

University of Canterbury science student Sarah Bynevelt is the 2011 recipient of a major academic prize valued at $25,000.


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13 July 2011

Sculpture students at the University of Canterbury will hold their 18th annual group show in the School of Fine Arts next week.


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13 July 2011

Taking public health research, crime research, hazards management, cultural mapping and city planning to the next level through advanced technologies is the goal of a new and unique trans-Tasman partnership for the University of Canterbury.


UC academic's contribution to NZ horticultural science recognised

12 July 2011

Biological Sciences Head of School Professor Paula Jameson has been made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science for her "outstanding contribution to New Zealand horticultural Science".


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07 July 2011

The University of Canterbury is to hold a series of free public lectures that will consider the geological, engineering and psychological aspects of the recent earthquakes.


UC engineering student part of winning design team

07 July 2011

UC engineering student Ben Carter was part of the team that took top honours in the recent 48 Hour Design Challenge.


UC forges closer connection with the

06 July 2011

Research and education in botanical studies at the University of Canterbury has been enhanced by the signing of an agreement between the University's School of Biological Sciences and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.


UC-designed trampoline wins international award

05 July 2011

A trampoline designed by a University of Canterbury academic has been recognised in an international design competition.


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05 July 2011

Two second-year UC science students fly out today for a fortnight in Tonga where they will educate Tongan high school students about sustainable energy options and hold sports workshops.


Wellington field trip gives insight into real-world politics

23 June 2011

Getting a chance to experience first-hand the inner workings of New Zealand's political powerhouse was a "phenomenal" experience for University of Canterbury honours student Sylvia Nissen.


New book on successful schooling for Māori launched

22 June 2011

A UC academic has edited a new book on successful schooling for Māori that was launched during a recent hui at Pipitea marae in Wellington.


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10 June 2011

The University of Canterbury is launching a new course enabling students who had significant service experiences related to the earthquakes to critically examine the concept of community engagement.


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09 June 2011

Fifteen University of Canterbury alumni and three former staff members have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List announced on Monday.


UC academic appointed to Fulbright Board

09 June 2011

University of Canterbury academic Dr Travis Horton (Geological Sciences) has been appointed a director of the Fulbright New Zealand Board.


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01 June 2011

UC conservation and evolutionary geneticist Dr Tammy Steeves (Biological Sciences) is part of an international research collaboration that has revealed new information about migrating bird behaviour.


Making the boardroom green

01 June 2011

Companies keen to improve their environmental performance should take a look at the characteristics of their board of directors.


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31 May 2011

UC graduate Catherine Sleeman has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of the most prestigious international scholarships available, to complete a PhD at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.


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31 May 2011

Associate Professor Jim Tully has been recognised for his work in the field of journalism at the 2011 Canon Media Awards in Auckland.


UC psychologist wins top US award

30 May 2011

A University of Canterbury academic has received international recognition from the world's largest organisation for psychologists.


NZs oceans governance to be scrutinised

26 May 2011

The effectiveness of New Zealand's oceans governance regime will come under close scrutiny in a project being undertaken by a University of Canterbury environmental law specialist.


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26 May 2011

Two new exhibitions will open at the University of Canterbury's campus galleries next week.


UC researchers discover new viruses in dragonflies

25 May 2011

A collaborative team of University of Canterbury entomologists, virologists and plant biologists has discovered new viruses in dragonflies in the Kingdom of Tonga.


Researchers discover remote expedition depot in Antarctica

23 May 2011

Members of a combined University of Canterbury and University of Waikato research team in Antarctica has discovered a small depot left behind by members of Admiral Byrd's Second Antarctic Expedition from 1933 to 1935.


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16 May 2011

The Ilam Campus Gallery and The Casting Room at the University of Canterbury will this week host exhibitions of work by Master of Fine Arts student Julie Ross and an installation by sculpture student Tim Middleton.


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12 May 2011

The University of Canterbury-based New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain & Behaviour (NZILBB) is taking a novel approach to recruiting research participants.


UC student among New Zealand International Students of the Year

05 May 2011

University of Canterbury education doctoral student Bree Loverich has been named one of New Zealand's International Students of the Year by Education New Zealand.


Global survey finds young NZers more relaxed, confident and optimistic

28 April 2011

A global survey involving University of Canterbury political scientist Dr Bronwyn Hayward has found that young adult New Zealanders are more relaxed, confident and optimistic than their counterparts in other countries.


Researchers show religion and consumerism can go hand in hand

27 April 2011

New research to be published in the Journal of Marketing Management shows that some Christians are happy to ignore some of their beliefs if they feel it is justified.


Graduates gather for memorable marquee celebrations

21 April 2011

More than 600 University of Canterbury graduates celebrated their achievements in a very special celebration held on campus yesterday.


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29 March 2011

University of Canterbury computer science PhD candidate Stephen Fitchett has recently returned from a placement as UC's first Microsoft intern.


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17 February 2011

A US academic visiting the University of Canterbury believes educators worldwide are struggling to adapt to the digital, global era in which we live.


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17 February 2011

Creative solutions for a renewable energy system to power up the ultimate Kiwi bach have won six secondary school leavers scholarships to study engineering at the University of Canterbury.


Revolutionary timber technology launched at UC

16 February 2011

A revolutionary new timber construction technology was launched at the University of Canterbury recently.


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15 February 2011

University of Canterbury graduate Natasha Turfrey has been awarded a media scholarship from Allaboutthestory.com, the online marketplace for news stories and cartoons.


Scaling new heights at UC

10 February 2011

Staff are climbing the walls at the UC College of Education.


Antarctic explorer's experience retraced by grandson

08 February 2011

Any trip to Antarctica is an amazing experience, but following in his grandfather's footsteps more than 100 years later was a memorable and emotional experience for Julian Evans.


Study finds plant life affected by declining bird numbers

07 February 2011

Researchers at the University of Canterbury and the University of Auckland are calling for stronger action to protect and increase native bird populations after finding proof that low bird numbers are causing a decline in plant life.


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03 February 2011

Enterprising young students from the Canterbury region will be put on the fast track to success with the help of a little "speed mentoring" at the University of Canterbury this month.


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02 February 2011

A University of Canterbury engineering research project targeting energy efficiencies at Scott Base has been recognised with the presentation of a One Energy Award.


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01 February 2011

The University of Canterbury and Lincoln University have joined forces to offer a new Graduate Certificate in Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship, starting in 2011.


National recognition for UC mathematicians

28 January 2011

Two University of Canterbury mathematicians have received national recognition for their contributions to the discipline.


UC and UCSA join forces to establish 'sports incubator' UC Sport

28 January 2011

The University of Canterbury and the University of Canterbury Students' Association (UCSA) have signed an agreement that paves the way for the establishment of UC Sport - a joint venture to develop and manage the delivery of world-class sport, recreation and fitness programmes at the university.


Commercial value of University innovation recognised internationally

27 January 2011

University of Canterbury researcher Dr Nicholas Pau has been named as one of three finalists at the prestigious Bluetooth Innovation World Cup 2010 with a proposed device called Refill Alert.


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27 January 2011

Researchers at the University of Canterbury and University of Edinburgh believe a restriction on the number of fast food and convenience outlets around schools is one option that should be considered in the battle against obesity rates in children and adolescents.


NZ's electricity networks examined during conference

26 January 2011

The future of New Zealand's electricity networks and the technology behind our power was one of the topics discussed at the 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) held at the University of Canterbury recently.


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24 January 2011

University of Canterbury research has revealed that overall academic performance by undergraduate students at UC in Semester 2 of 2010 was as good as that during the same period in 2009.


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18 January 2011

University of Canterbury journalism graduate Jolene Williams has won the postgraduate feature writing award in the Ossies, an annual competition for journalism students in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.


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17 January 2011

University of Canterbury researchers looking into the factors that influence the ability of organisations to recover from disasters have discovered that, as of mid-November, 93 per cent of respondents had not made any staff redundant in the wake of Canterbury's 4 September earthquake.


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17 January 2011

Did you miss out on attending the ground-breaking Signs of Change National e-Conference in November? Don't worry, you can now view it on YouTube.


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14 January 2011

The SOFA Gallery will host the first public exhibition of a series of paintings by UC alumnus Pat Hanly.


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14 January 2011

Professor Richard Blaikie of the University of Canterbury's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been named as a member of the new Science Board that will decide funding for science in New Zealand.


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30 September 2011

Since its beginnings over 130 years ago the University of Canterbury has valued the support given by external funders who have offered financial assistance to many of its students. This week sponsors of academic scholarships were acknowledged by the University for their contributions.


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17 January 2011

Did you miss out on attending the ground-breaking Signs of Change National e-Conference in November? Don't worry, you can now view it on YouTube.


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14 January 2011

The SOFA Gallery will host the first public exhibition of a series of paintings by UC alumnus Pat Hanly.


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13 January 2011

"The University of Canterbury welcomes applications from qualified students and our philosophy is to be open to as many qualified students as possible for as long as possible," said UC Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr prior to release of NCEA results this week.


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18 January 2011

The Christchurch City Council has decided to apply a temporary liquor ban to a select public area around the University of Canterbury campus during Orientation from 17-27 February.


Second volume of New Zealand biodiversity inventory published

20 January 2011

The second of three volumes offering a comprehensive stocktake of New Zealand's entire biological biodiversity has been published by Canterbury University Press.


Tsunami research boosted by Fulbright award

21 January 2011

University of Canterbury PhD student Shaun Williams departs for Hawai'i next week to spend the year modelling historical tsunamis in Samoa, supported by a US$25,000 Fulbright-Ministry of Research, Science and Technology Graduate Award.


High school students given a peek into the world of tertiary science

24 January 2011

Three high school students from Canterbury and Marlborough have had the door to a world of scientific opportunity opened to them during a summer internship at the University of Canterbury.


UC archives shedding light on 'The People's University'

07 February 2011

Journalist and historian Ian Dougherty has been working his way through "several hundred boxes" of Macmillan Brown Library archival material researching the social history of one of this country's most influential providers of adult education.


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07 February 2011

The University of Canterbury will invest $8 million in the National eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) in a move that builds on its existing significant investment in High Performance Computing (HPC).


Doco on Dame Ngaio Marsh mines UC connections

08 February 2011

University of Canterbury links abound in a new documentary about famed whodunit author and distinguished Canterbury alumna Dame Ngaio Marsh, to be screened on TV One's Artsville this Sunday.


Successful Enterprise Day sets students on road to success

11 February 2011

Canterbury became the first region to launch the Young Enterprise Scheme for 2011 with an E Day event hosted by the University of Canterbury today.


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16 February 2011

Sixty-five of New Zealand's brightest young students took part in the second UC Emerging Leaders' Development Programme (ELDP) retreat last weekend and had a blast.


UC researchers reveal amazing navigational precision of humpback whales

21 April 2011

Researchers based at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand have found that migrating humpback whales achieve navigational precision usually associated with jetliners or arrows.


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21 April 2011

This weekend the leader of the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) and a colleague will head to Japan to set up a Japanese version of the Student Volunteer Army.


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06 May 2011

Towards the end of last term, the University's new Pro-Vice-Chancellor College of Arts, Professor Ed Adelson, welcomed his students back to campus following the quake with a discussion of how universities in his native United States responded with resilience and strength to devastating natural disasters in their regions.


UC student to climb African mountain for Chch quake appeal

06 May 2011

UC postgraduate student Argène Montgomery-Hönger has joined a band of Kiwis taking on the challenge of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro this August to raise funds for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.


Retail therapy at UC

09 May 2011

Kunekune pigs, shaggy sheep and a wee surprise will be among the many attractions at this week's University of Canterbury Student Association's Winter Wonderland Market.


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12 May 2011

One of the world's most well-known climate scientists, Dr James Hansen, will give a public lecture at the University of Canterbury on 20 May as part of his New Zealand speaking tour. This is Dr Hansen's first visit to New Zealand.


UC graduates sought after

12 May 2011

A "can-do" attitude earmarks University of Canterbury graduates for success according to Bruce Herbert, Recruitment and Talent Development for The Fletcher Construction Company's Engineering Division.


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13 May 2011

Dozens of young people from around Christchurch are coming together between the 20 and 22 May to participate in Youth Vision 2050. Attendees will take part in workshops, listen to guest speakers and share ideas.


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17 May 2011

A show home office at the Oval Village will give postgraduate students and staff an idea of what their temporary accommodation will be like.


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18 May 2011

The majority of University of Canterbury students report that they still feel safe following the 22 February earthquake (70 per cent) and say that they would recommend the University to other students (90 per cent) according to a recent survey of UC students.


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19 May 2011

Since 22 February the University of Canterbury has overcome significant challenges.


Should we stay or should we go?

20 May 2011

Location, location location. UC Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr puts the case for the University remaining in Ilam.


Gen Y commit to making ChCh a leading city by 2050

23 May 2011

Almost 100 students from schools and tertiary institutions across Christchurch took part in Youth Vison 2050, a three-day workshop to create a vision for Christchurch 2050 of which the University of Canterbury was a premier partner.


Leading climate scientist gives public lecture at UC

24 May 2011

A public lecture by the scientist who brought the issue of climate change to the world's attention attracted a full house to one of the University of Canterbury's largest lecture theatres on Friday.


UC research offers exciting potential for hospital managers

25 May 2011

Dr Kyoko Fukuda of the University of Canterbury is extending her PhD thesis and recently-published research to develop a new software package to assist hospital planners to deal with varying hospital presentation trends.


Powerful boost to UCs high-tech computing facilities

02 June 2011

The University of Canterbury has signed a contract with IBM that increases our BlueFern High Performance Computing (HPC) capacity by 10 times...


UC researcher develops smart way to manage water

07 June 2011

A University of Canterbury academic has developed new methods that can help groundwater catchment managers match users' rights with scarce water resources.


Memoir aims to encourage discussion about dying and bereavement

10 June 2011

The author of a moving memoir of a mother losing her young adult daughter to cancer hopes her writing will generate discussion in this country about our "death-denying culture" and the way people react to the bereaved.


New Cambridge exchange opportunity for UC academics

21 June 2011

The University of Canterbury and the University of Cambridge are pleased to announce the establishment of the Rutherford Visiting Scholars scheme at Trinity College.


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24 June 2011

The labyrinthine maze of Bayesian statistical reasoning is hardly something that an average jury member could be expected to successfully navigate. Yet this is exactly what is expected when forensic DNA evidence is presented in the courtroom.


US recovery consultant visits campus

01 July 2011

The University of Canterbury this week hosted Dr Sue Curzon, Emeritus Dean of the University Library for California State University, Northridge, which was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1994.


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01 July 2011

University of Canterbury Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr has written a letter to parents and caregivers of prospective and current students.


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06 July 2011

The University of Canterbury has increased its scholarship funding for 2012 and beyond by more than a third. As part of that boost in funding it has established a new scholarship specifically for students who have completed at least a year at UC.


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06 July 2011

The University of Canterbury has increased its scholarship funding for 2012 and beyond by more than one third, with a particular focus on increasing scholarship funding available for first-year undergraduates.


MOU marks a new era for tertiary education and health sectors

07 July 2011

The University of Canterbury is a partner in a unique new collaboration between the Canterbury health sector and tertiary education institutions.


UC graduates among Fulbright scholars

11 July 2011

Two University of Canterbury graduates are among the latest students to be granted Fulbright scholarships to the United States.


UC supercomputer makes the impossible possible for researchers

12 July 2011

The University of Canterbury's BlueFern supercomputer facilities have been helping Kiwi researchers tackle some big scientific problems.


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18 July 2011

The University of Canterbury has increased its scholarship funding for 2012 and beyond by more than a third, including increased scholarships supporting Maori and Pasifika students at UC and Emerging Leaders.


CUP book now available in Spanish

19 July 2011

A Canterbury University Press book exploring the little known exploits of some of the extraordinary New Zealanders who took part in the Spanish Civil War is now available in Spanish.


Studying abroad a chance to broaden horizons

19 July 2011

Travelling to exciting destinations, experiencing different cultures combined with studying towards your degree in another country may sound too good to be true - but it is possible thanks to the UC Study Abroad programme.


Five minutes on a wrecking ball motivates student ideas

22 July 2011

Lured by free burgers UC students gathered to hear Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) Chief Executive Roger Sutton speak on campus earlier today.


UC seeks top Nelson students

28 July 2011

Former Waimea College head boy Floyd Thomas is enjoying his first year at the University of Canterbury thanks to a UC Emerging Leaders' Scholarship.


UC offers Aranui students help with homework

11 August 2011

The University of Canterbury has launched an after school homework support and Maori leadership programme for students of Aranui High School thanks to funding from the American New Zealand Association (ANZA).


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02 September 2011

The University of Canterbury says material released today, which purports to be a document presented to the University's governing body, is misleading.


Top landscape architects inspire with use of NZ native plants

06 September 2011

Twenty of New Zealand's top landscape architects and designers offer their wisdom and expertise on how to get the best out of New Zealand's native plants in the newly released book, Native by Design.


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08 September 2011

The importance of clear, accurate and timely information in emergency situations was the key message delivered by University of Canterbury academics at a specialist communication assessment in Australia recently.


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20 September 2011

UC alumna Bronwen Horton will be a recipient of the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference 2011 award on 27 October at a gala ceremony in Washington DC.


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22 September 2011

The University's Ilam Gardens have been the envy of rhododendron and azalea enthusiasts throughout the world for decades and will continue to be so thanks to a $110,000 donation.


UC community engagement awards recognise outstanding contribution

23 September 2011

The Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key is guest of honour at the inaugural UC Community Engagement Awards being held today at the University of Canterbury to recognise 30 people's post-earthquake service efforts.


UC receives award for emergency management programme

27 September 2011

The University of Canterbury has received recognition for its emergency management programme.


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28 September 2011

A frank and witty portrait of a life well lived, of the Canterbury province and its university, and of New Zealand over the last eight decades, will be launched by Canterbury University Press this week.


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30 September 2011

Awesome experiments, robot displays, microscopic gold panning and the biggest bouncy castle in the South Island are just some of the features of the University of Canterbury's Community Open Day tomorrow (1 October).


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12 October 2011

The University of Canterbury has been announced as the new venue for day two of December's Armstrong Motor Group Festival of Cycling.


Students flourish on UC homework programme

18 October 2011

Students on the University of Canterbury's American New Zealand Association (ANZA)-funded after school homework support and outreach programmes are flourishing and acknowledge the positive impact that it is having on their secondary studies and on their future aspirations.


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19 October 2011

The University of Canterbury was honoured with a Green Gown Award at the recent ACTS (Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability) conference in Adelaide for the restoration of the Okeover stream which runs through its Ilam campus.


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20 October 2011

The University of Canterbury and the University of Canterbury Students' Association are progressing with plans to construct a temporary events centre in the UCSA car park on UC's Ilam campus.


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03 November 2011

A University of Canterbury/Rotary International-led development project aiming to bring power and technological capacity to Tongan high schools faces just one obstacle before its pilot phase can start.


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03 November 2011

Aranui High School pupils involved in the University of Canterbury's American New Zealand Association (ANZA)-funded after school homework support and outreach programme received recognition for their efforts this week.


High achievers heading to University of Canterbury in 2012

07 December 2011

Several members of St Thomas of Canterbury College's national award-winning Young Enterprise Scheme team will be embarking on their tertiary studies at the University of Canterbury next year.


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08 December 2011

Twenty-one students from Sri Lanka will be spending a week at the University of Canterbury on "summer camp" this month.


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08 December 2011

University of Canterbury developers of a mobile phone application that allows people to see the city as it was before the earthquakes will be showing the 'app' to visitors to Re:START in Cashel Mall this weekend (10-11 December).


UC researchers to present at international human-computer interaction conference

20 December 2011

University of Canterbury researchers have had three papers accepted for the 2012 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing.