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Top businessman to help launch SVA 2014 campaign

17 March 2014

One of New Zealand's most successful businessmen, founder of 42 Below vodka and Moa beer, Geoff Ross, will help to launch the UC's SVA 2014 campaign next week.

Epic Pasifika love poem published by CUP

17 March 2014

An epic love poem described as "a precocious masterpiece" and "one of the great poems of Oceania produced in the last century" is to be published by CUP this month.

UC engineers researching for cheaper electricity

17 March 2014

The University of Canterbury (UC) is investigating ways of providing the Stewart Island community with a renewable electricity system.

Leading NZ Olympic academic honoured

13 March 2014

A leading New Zealand Olympic academic has been honoured by the International Olympic Committee.

Turner sets UC Tower Race record

12 March 2014

University of Canterbury (UC) student Patrick Turner won UC's annual Tower Race in record time today.

Specialists to learn from earthquakes

12 March 2014

A group of Asian specialists involved in disaster management will be based at the University of Canterbury (UC) for more than a week to gain lessons from the earthquakes.

Cocaine unlikely to gain a foothold in NZ

12 March 2014

A UC criminologist says cocaine is unlikely to gain a foothold in New Zealand despite a significant cocaine shipment bound for Christchurch being intercepted.

Increasing number of first year students enrolled

11 March 2014

University of Canterbury Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr says an increase in first-year student enrolments for 2014 shows the University is on track for future growth.

World ranked Smit on the starter's hooter

11 March 2014

World ranked New Zealand 800m runner Angie Smit will be on the starter's hooter for the annual University of Canterbury (UC) Tower Race tomorrow (Wednesday, March 12).

First multi-storey timber building opens

10 March 2014

The first multi-storey post-earthquake timber building using low-damage post-tensioned timber technology has opened in Christchurch.