07 December 2011
As the new president of the University of Canterbury Student Volunteer Army (SVA), Andrew Chalmers says it's about rolling up your sleeves and helping those people who need a hand.
14 November 2011
A University of Canterbury geologist who helped the nation understand what was going on under the Canterbury Plains after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 has received national recognition for his work.
25 October 2011
Green Party co-leader Dr Russel Norman and Green MP candidate Eugenie Sage visited the School of Biological Sciences recently to find out more about the research being carried out by the Freshwater Ecology group on the effects of pollution in streams and rivers.
14 October 2011
Digitised copies of three popular textbooks by internationally renowned linguist Professor David Crystal - that had been out of print - are now available for the first time online in the University of Canterbury's Institutional Repository.
13 October 2011
University of Canterbury researchers are involved in a major collaborative project getting underway this month that aims to introduce renewable solar power systems to all high schools in Tonga.
11 October 2011
A landmark publication by New Zealand's most distinguished freshwater fish expert, Dr R. M. (Bob) McDowall, will be released posthumously this week.
06 October 2011
University of Canterbury researchers have been awarded nearly $3 million in funding in this year's Marsden Fund round.
03 October 2011
University of Canterbury science student Kane O'Donnell is heading to the United Kingdom next year after receiving a prestigious Woolf Fisher Scholarship.
15 September 2011
Newly published research has found that the old adage "only the good die young" rings true when it comes to the nature of co-operative networks in the ecological and economic worlds.
14 September 2011
New research by the University of Canterbury's Psychology department has shown that UC students' grade point average in semester one of 2011 was slightly improved compared to semester one in 2010.
08 September 2011
Two University of Canterbury researchers have been awarded prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowships totalling $1.6 million over five years to help them develop their research careers in New Zealand.
02 September 2011
College of Science general staff scooped the pool in this year's Vice-Chancellor General Staff Development Awards.
04 August 2011
University of Canterbury freshwater ecologist Associate Professor Jon Harding has been recognised as one of New Zealand's top tertiary teachers.
27 July 2011
University of Canterbury astronomy student Scott Thomas has been awarded a 2011 Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
27 July 2011
A University of Canterbury-based international polar studies journal has been welcomed by social scientists at the launch of its first issue in Iceland.
26 July 2011
Recent findings from the Canterbury Child Development Research Group are revealing new information on the emotional and behavioural adjustment of children born very preterm (VPT) or at less than 32 weeks gestation.
20 July 2011
A University of Canterbury academic has received almost $1million in funding for a research project investigating the long-term neurological development of preterm infants.
15 July 2011
Teaching excellence at the University of Canterbury has been recognised with the awarding of six University Teaching Awards.
14 July 2011
University of Canterbury science student Sarah Bynevelt is the 2011 recipient of a major academic prize valued at $25,000.
12 July 2011
Biological Sciences Head of School Professor Paula Jameson has been made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science for her "outstanding contribution to New Zealand horticultural Science".
07 July 2011
The University of Canterbury is to hold a series of free public lectures that will consider the geological, engineering and psychological aspects of the recent earthquakes.
06 July 2011
Research and education in botanical studies at the University of Canterbury has been enhanced by the signing of an agreement between the University's School of Biological Sciences and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
05 July 2011
Two second-year UC science students fly out today for a fortnight in Tonga where they will educate Tongan high school students about sustainable energy options and hold sports workshops.
09 June 2011
University of Canterbury academic Dr Travis Horton (Geological Sciences) has been appointed a director of the Fulbright New Zealand Board.
01 June 2011
UC conservation and evolutionary geneticist Dr Tammy Steeves (Biological Sciences) is part of an international research collaboration that has revealed new information about migrating bird behaviour.