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Randolph Grace sm

21 February 2017

Are all of us essentially geniuses at maths, even if we didn't do well at maths in school? University of Canterbury psychologists plan to find out.


UC research targets dozens of incurable diseases

20 February 2017

UC researchers are working on a revolutionary drug-targeting system that could be used to treat a range of fatal, inherited diseases caused by genetic enzyme deficiencies.


UC opens the vibrant Core of future engineering

16 February 2017

On Orientation Day, University of Canterbury students will enter one of New Zealand's most modern and exciting education facilities for the first time.


UC research into what makes plant communities tick

15 February 2017

What makes diverse plant communities like New Zealand's iconic grasslands tick? What allows so many competing species to co-exist? UC scientists are working to find out.


Professor Steven Ratuva

14 February 2017

UC Professor Steven Ratuva has won a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to carry out research as a visiting professor in the United States.


Drone swarm to locate people post-disaster

09 February 2017

UC researchers are working with Japanese colleagues to develop technologies to enable swarms of drones to locate and triage people hit by natural disasters.


Icetronauts use old bird to measure Antarctic ice

08 February 2017

UC glaciologist Dr Wolfgang Rack is leading the world's first EM-bird measurement of sea-ice thickness, using a 75-year-old aircraft in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.


How can we live well on a finite planet?

03 February 2017

It is rare for an economics text to become a best-seller, but when it was first published in 2009, Professor Tim Jackson's Prosperity Without Growth did just that.


Creative opportunity for Pacific artists

25 January 2017

Traditional or contemporary Pacific artists can apply now to develop new directions in their artistic practice through an art residency at UC.


UC takes top spot in University Challenge

23 January 2017

The UC team has won New Zealand academia's top trivia quiz show, University Challenge for the second year since the show returned to New Zealand screens in 2014.


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