News archive 2016

Gallipoli link to the Armenian genocide

03 June 2016

As Germany recognises the Armenian genocide upsetting relations with Turkey, UC historian Dr David Monger is adding to knowledge of the WWI event and says there's Kiwi link.

Top Science graduate wins 2016 France Scholarship

02 June 2016

The 2016 New Zealand France Friendship Fund Excellence Scholarship has been awarded to Benjamin Wilson from the University of Canterbury.

21 Day Pacific Challenge sends UC students to Niue

31 May 2016

Five entrepreneurial University of Canterbury students will be flying to Niue to make a real difference to a community there, with help from their mentors.

Feeling at home as a Samoan in Canterbury

31 May 2016

Being Samoan in Christchurch comes with its challenges however the support networks for Pasifika students at UC are making the journey easier.

Historic telescope will return stargazing to city

30 May 2016

UC Foundation charity aims to bring back a piece of Christchurch's astronomical heritage by restoring the Townsend Teece Telescope to the city centre.

NZ literature champion retires after four decades

27 May 2016

UC Emeritus Professor Patrick Evans, who was instrumental in legitimising New Zealand literature, has retired following a significant career spanning over four decades.

UC alumna welcomed into Hi-Tech Hall of Fame

25 May 2016

Founder of global company Sysdoc, University of Canterbury alumna Katherine Corich has been inducted to the Hi-Tech Hall of Fame at the annual Hi-Tech Awards Gala Dinner.

Have LEGO toys become more violent?

23 May 2016

LEGO toy products have become significantly more violent in recent years, according to newly published research from the University of Canterbury.

What will an Alpine Fault earthquake feel like?

19 May 2016

The next UC Connect public lecture is on how new methods of understanding ground shaking in the Canterbury earthquakes are helping us prepare for the big one.

UC researchers nominated for business innovation

16 May 2016

Two University of Canterbury academics are shortlist finalists in the 2016 KiwiNet Awards that showcase the clever science driving business innovation in New Zealand.

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