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03 January 2018

University of Canterbury staff and students are working to translate and digitise a unique medieval manuscript to make it accessible to the world, and a team of British scientists is visiting Christchurch in January to reveal hidden information about the 600-year-old scroll's origins.


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18 December 2017

New Zealand researchers have recreated what is thought to be the first computer-generated Christmas music – exactly as it would have sounded on Alan Turing’s computer.


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15 December 2017

A team of University of Canterbury students has won an innovation award for a creative solution to a real world problem in the Engineers Without Borders Australia Challenge.


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14 December 2017

How does an 800-year-old English document affect modern Aotearoa New Zealand? A new book, edited by a University of Canterbury historian, is the first to explore the history of Magna Carta in our legal, political and popular culture.


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14 December 2017

University of Canterbury astrophysicist Dr Simone Scaringi has made an unexpected and exciting new discovery related to the way white dwarfs grow in space.


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13 December 2017

University of Canterbury Professor Jennifer Brown, Head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, has won the 2017 Campbell Award of the New Zealand Statistical Association (NZSA).


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13 December 2017

Three innovative University of Canterbury science projects featuring 3D-hologram magma drilling, sport science and crafty maths have won government funding to aid them in their aim to inspire curious young minds.


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13 December 2017

Dozens of University of Canterbury students are about to deepen New Zealand’s connections with Asia and Latin America after winning Prime Minister’s Scholarships.


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11 December 2017

About 1300 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury this week at four ceremonies held at the Horncastle Arena in Addington.


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07 December 2017

A new book, co-edited by two University of Canterbury law academics, gives a new perspective on New Zealand law and challenges the concept of judicial neutrality by offering feminist and mana wahine judgments on key cases.


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06 December 2017

A young Kiwi inventor has done it again. University of Canterbury student Logan Williams has invented 3D-printed polarised contact lenses providing sufferers of photosensitive epilepsy – where flashing light can cause epileptic seizure – with a tool to overcome the threat of the condition.


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04 December 2017

Colourful eyewitness accounts in a new book from Canterbury University Press bring to life the fascinating story of how Canterbury Museum came to acquire the largest collection of Chinese art in New Zealand after a group of prominent New Zealanders visited the People’s Republic of China in 1956.


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01 December 2017

A book launch of Criminal Justice: A New Zealand Introduction edited by University of Canterbury criminologists Dr Jarrod Gilbert and Professor Greg Newbold, will include a panel discussion with six leading experts on the biggest challenges facing New Zealand's criminal justice system.


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01 December 2017

The Canterbury Waterway Rehabilitation Experiment (CAREX), of the University of Canterbury’s School of Biological Sciences, has been recognised for improving freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem health in agricultural waterways with a prestigious award.


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30 November 2017

A University of Canterbury infrastructure engineering programme, which aims to transform the New Zealand construction industry into a world-leader, is set to benefit in this year’s MBIE Partnerships Scheme investment funding round to the tune of $12 million.


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28 November 2017

This summer, visitors to the University of Canterbury’s Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities can explore history through archaeology in the new exhibition, Buried Treasure.


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24 November 2017

A group of University of Canterbury alumni aiming to launch a game-changing cosmetics brand to benefit charity has blitzed its Kickstarter fundraising target.


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24 November 2017

University of Canterbury Pasifika Education specialist Tufulasi Taleni has been awarded the 2017 NZARE Rae Munro Award for excellence for his Master’s thesis – the first Pasifika researcher to receive the award.


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23 November 2017

University of Canterbury Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics Jack Heinemann discusses his latest research which shows that the ingredients in commonly-used weed killers, like Round-up and Kamba, can cause bacteria to become less susceptible to antibiotics.


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22 November 2017

As artist Len Lye’s legend grows both internationally and domestically, a new book of critical essays shines light on the life, career and art of the outstanding New Zealand-born artist.


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21 November 2017

University of Canterbury Engineering student Pang Suwanaposee is heading to South Korea this summer as Asia New Zealand Foundation's first business intern to that country.


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21 November 2017

New research co-authored by a University of Canterbury scientist suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns that as the world warms this may reduce the ability of Earth’s land surface to absorb emissions due to fossil fuel burning.


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20 November 2017

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below label application rates.


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20 November 2017

A University of Canterbury academic, Associate Professor Sonja Macfarlane, has been recognised for her contributions to Māori education, becoming the 2017 recipient of the Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award.


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16 November 2017

University of Canterbury Professor Rick Millane has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.


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