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04 June 2019

Discussing a very different kind of string theory, a visiting French expert in ethnomathematics is giving a free public talk at the University of Canterbury on how diverse traditional island communities use maths principles in their cultural activities, from weaving and string games to design, ritual and construction.


Haere-roa

31 May 2019

Ahead of Haere-roa’s July opening, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and fellow regional councillors were given a tour of the new student building on Ilam campus.


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30 May 2019

Former University of Canterbury staff member Maureen Ahern has bequeathed 12 Roman and Judaean coins to the UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, located in the Christchurch Arts Centre.


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29 May 2019

Tuafale Tanoa’i is the 2019 Pacific Artist in Residence at the University of Canterbury: “It’s my first time living in Christchurch and I’m looking forward to meeting new communities here, exploring issues and capturing commentary with still and moving images while at UC for the next three months.”


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28 May 2019

Where would actors, authors, artists and musicians be without expert critics? But is traditional criticism even relevant in the digital age when opinions and platforms proliferate? To find out, spend an evening with three practising critics discussing what reviewers in New Zealand do, what deserves their time and opinion, and how to foster new critics and artists.


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27 May 2019

University of Canterbury Engineering academic Professor Maan Alkaisi is looking for the mechanism that triggers cancer. His research into micro-environmental conditions within and between cells may ultimately result in tailored cancer medications.


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27 May 2019

The University of Canterbury's Head of Music, Associate Professor Glenda Keam, has been elected the first female President of the International Society for Contemporary Music.


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24 May 2019

Wellbeing, kindness and compassion have been promoted by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as central to how her government makes policy and determines its budget. But how can a government budget for wellbeing?


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23 May 2019

University of Canterbury researchers are leading the way in early years education with a new guidebook focusing on culturally responsive learning and teaching.


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21 May 2019

Antarctica continues to call bright young researchers to her icy shores, and scholarships at the University of Canterbury are making their ground-breaking research possible.


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