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29 November 2018

Several University of Canterbury academics are calling on the Government to strengthen New Zealand democracy at a summit in Parliament.


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21 November 2018

A University of Canterbury researcher has been awarded $100,000 to study Staph infection-causing bacteria, in a study that could save lives around the world.


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15 November 2018

The Chancellor’s Dinner and UC Council Awards, featuring the official presentation of the three 2018 UC Council awards, was held recently.


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12 November 2018

How does a theologian become a logician? University of Canterbury Associate Professor Mike Grimshaw explores this question through the letters of a New Zealand philosopher who developed a famous philosophical theory called ‘tense logic’.


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08 November 2018

Eight University of Canterbury academics have been awarded 2018 Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Funding to lead research in diverse topics, from identifying space debris to understanding lava flow and analysing melting glaciers to studying quake stories and the Student Volunteer Army’s ‘youthquake’ legacy.


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01 November 2018

Two University of Canterbury professors are among the 20 new Fellows who have been elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi for their distinction in research and advancement of science, technology or the humanities.


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29 October 2018

University of Canterbury Senior Lecturer Denise Powell has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research specialist education for deaf and hard of hearing students in the United States, Australia and Hong Kong.


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19 October 2018

Internationally respected Physics Professor Phil Butler has been announced as the 2018 recipient of the University of Canterbury (UC) Innovation Medal, the highest award the University can bestow to an outstanding innovator.


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18 October 2018

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase FRSNZ has been awarded the MacDiarmid Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi in a ceremony last night.


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10 October 2018

Experimental diachronics: Investigating language change and evolution in the lab


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10 October 2018

An innovative biological treatment to overcome antibiotic resistance, a pioneering technique to create environmentally friendly, near-zero waste processes in the galvanising industry, and a diagnostic test to save mother and baby from life-threatening pre-eclampsia are among the winners in this year’s University of Canterbury Innovation Jumpstart competition.


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08 October 2018

Some volcanic eruptions, including the most recent large Taupo eruption in New Zealand, may be lying about their age, according to new University of Canterbury research.


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08 October 2018

What can Social Media tell us about Māori Loanwords?


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04 October 2018

A University of Canterbury ecologist will tackle major environmental challenges in new ways thanks to being awarded an $800,000 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship.


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03 October 2018

Invented in Christchurch, the MARS spectral x-ray scanner will revolutionise medical imaging globally, and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer and heart disease, because it provides far greater detail of the body’s chemical components. In this UC Connect public lecture – MARS: X-ray colour for medicine – the MARS spectral x-ray scanner is explained by one of the Christchurch scientists who invented it, UC Professor Anthony Butler.


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28 September 2018

Combining special effects, science, art and storytelling, University of Canterbury scientists have developed an exciting hi-tech game to help high school students understand the power of the earth.


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27 September 2018

New research by University of Canterbury psychologists shows that minerals and vitamins may help to reduce cigarette consumption and promote successful quitting.


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26 September 2018

A University of Canterbury law professor warns that New Zealand’s limited enforcement of a global Anti-Bribery convention may leave us open to organised crime and corruption.


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24 September 2018

Ignoring iwi and hapū perspectives in historical accounts of Aotearoa New Zealand risks cultural amnesia and the erosion or even destruction of identities, says a doctoral researcher in the field.


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24 September 2018

Postdoctoral fellow Dr Rachel North from UC’s College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao and Biomolecular Interaction Centre has been awarded $100,000 of funding from the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) to pursue her goal of understanding how Haemophilus influenzae scavenges and utilises a simple sugar (sialic acid).


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24 September 2018

A University of Canterbury student is developing 3D-printed water filters with potential to improve water quality in developing countries.


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04 September 2018

Disrupting stream communities may hold the secret to long-term restoration of waterways, according to a University of Canterbury student’s thesis.


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28 August 2018

Christchurch’s new state-of-the-art central city library incorporates innovative University of Canterbury (UC) engineering solutions designed to help it endure a large earthquake with minimal damage.


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15 August 2018

It’s an artistic, religious, mathematical puzzle worth contemplating. There will soon be a uniquely New Zealand mathematical contribution to a Japanese shrine, thanks to a University of Canterbury doctoral graduate.


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13 August 2018

The world's most comprehensive study of geothermal springs has provided unique insight into their make-up, discovering 28,000 different microorganisms.


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