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weka

28 August 2019

Weka are often portrayed as little more than sandwich-stealing scallywags. However, a new study by University of Canterbury and Department of Conservation researchers has found that these charismatic birds also perform important services for Aotearoa New Zealand forests.


Research_funding_NWS

27 August 2019

The University of Canterbury is investing $2.6 million in cutting edge new research equipment which will strengthen research and teaching excellence in diverse fields, including biomedicine, engineering, drug design, and nanotechnology.


Chalky_Carr_NWS

27 August 2019

The Chalky Carr Trust has announced a project supporting those bound together by cancer. The Chalky Carr Trust Patron, Gemma McCaw, announced the inaugural recipient of the Chalky Carr Trust Scholarship. University of Canterbury first-year Bachelor of Criminal Justice student Mario Williams has been presented with the first Chalky Carr Trust Scholarship at an official ceremony, in front of family and friends of Chalky Carr.


UC Business School MYOB

26 August 2019

MYOB announced the University of Canterbury Business School as the recipient of the Education Partner of the Year at its 11th annual Australia and New Zealand Partner Connect Gala Dinner on 23 August in Melbourne.


Julia Rucklidge news image

22 August 2019

Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who took micronutrients had lower levels of a bacteria linked to the psychological disorder, and a healthier range of bugs in their gut overall, new research shows.


UCM2018_NWS_block

22 August 2019

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon plans to take motorsport into the future developing a world-first electric rally car. Paddon publicly announced the electric rally car project yesterday, with the University of Canterbury as a technical partner.


UC Assoc Prof Aaron Marshall news image

21 August 2019

Could we be close to having sustainable, continuously rechargeable batteries that power our lives?


The Father of Octopus Wrestling news cover

20 August 2019

Award-winning writer Frankie McMillan’s new collection, The Father of Octopus Wrestling, and other small fictions, traverses exciting new terrain between prose poetry and short fiction, delivering stories that are darkly comic, dynamic and surreal.


Lianne_Woodward_NWS

16 August 2019

Increased opioid and other drug use in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world is affecting children’s readiness for learning when they start school, according to a new five-year study by a leading child development expert at the University of Canterbury (UC).


Hīnātore_NWS

16 August 2019

Student Series II Hīnātore, showing until 6 September at University of Canterbury’s SoFA Gallery, asks viewers to consider the way light transforms a space, along with their own sensory experience.


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