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Historic telescope will return stargazing to city

Friday, 27 May 2016, 4:39 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) Foundation charity aims to bring back a piece of Christchurch’s astronomical heritage by restoring the Townsend Teece Telescope to the city centre. More >>

NZ literature champion retires after four decades

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:11 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Emeritus Professor Patrick Evans, who was instrumental in legitimising New Zealand literature, has officially retired following a significant career spanning over four decades. More >>

Spark Bikes Receive Boost From SIFT

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:57 am | University of Canterbury

Friday 27th May 2016: Christchurch’s inaugural public bike sharing scheme has received key backing for future development from the Sustainable Initiatives Fund (SIFT). More >>

Have LEGO toys become more violent?

Monday, 23 May 2016, 12:05 pm | University of Canterbury

LEGO toy products have become significantly more violent in recent years, according to newly published research from the University of Canterbury. More >>

What will an Alpine Fault earthquake feel like?

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 11:35 am | University of Canterbury

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury Earthquake Engineering Professor Brendon Bradley will discuss how new methods of understanding ground shaking in the Canterbury earthquakes are helping us prepare for the future living in the ... More >>

UC Forestry academic wins international award

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 3:08 pm | University of Canterbury

Dr Justin Morgenroth, senior lecturer in the New Zealand School of Forestry at University of Canterbury, has been awarded the 2016 Early Career Scientist Award, one of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) Awards of Distinction . More >>

UC researchers study how children with autism sleep

Monday, 16 May 2016, 4:23 pm | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury (UC) researchers are seeking participants for a study into the effectiveness of treatments for sleep disturbance in children with autism. More >>

Curiosity on Mars - The Adventures of a Planetary Rover

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 11:26 am | University of Canterbury

Over 300 Cantabrians, who were quick enough to snap up free tickets, will be able to see Martian scenery and learn about NASA rover Curiosity's most interesting discoveries along its traverse from the landing site toward the central resurgent dome, Mount ... More >>

Next-generation virtual reality tech for UC students

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 11:15 am | University of Canterbury

Leading the way in next-generation virtual reality and motion capture technology, the Human-Interface Technology Lab (HIT Lab NZ) at the University of Canterbury (UC) has been named a founding site for the Crytek VR First initiative. More >>

‘Spider man’ honoured for arachnology career

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 10:34 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Professor Robert R. Jackson and his productive and successful career in arachnology is being honoured in a special edition of The New Zealand Journal of Zoology . More >>

Mathematician Roy Kerr receives University’s highest honour

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 12:33 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is awarding the rare honour of the title Canterbury Distinguished Professor to Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr who is also due to receive the prestigious Crafoord Prize in Sweden this month. More >>

New Zealand-Samoan artist appointed Artist in Residence

Monday, 9 May 2016, 2:17 pm | University of Canterbury

New Zealand-Samoan artist Ioane Ioane has been appointed Artist in Residence for the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury. More >>

Canterbury student wins the 2016 NZSJ Fellowship

Friday, 6 May 2016, 2:05 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury student who is a practicing pharmacist and self-confessed “public health fanatic” has been awarded the 2016 New Zealand Science Journalism Fellowship. More >>

UC Connect public lecture

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 12:23 pm | University of Canterbury

In the next UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury alumnus Cameron Bagrie will discuss the state of the economy and its effects on Christchurch. More >>

UC student finds high levels of microplastics on NZ coasts

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 10:32 am | University of Canterbury

In the first dedicated study to investigate the quantities and types of microplastics in New Zealand coastal environments, a University of Canterbury student has identified that our shores have comparable concentrations of microplastics to overseas. The ... More >>

UC leads cloud computing use for big data analytics

Monday, 2 May 2016, 1:44 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is the first university in Australasia to develop cutting edge training through unique access to cloud infrastructure to solve big-data analysis problems and give staff and students free access to this cloud infrastructure. UC ... More >>

UC website dedicated to unsung Cantabrians of WWI

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 5:00 pm | University of Canterbury

A joint project between the University of Canterbury’s School of Humanities and Creative Arts and the Disarmament and Security Centre has culminated in the launch of a new website focusing on the untold stories of World War One. More >>

New UC institute to build New Zealand’s geospatial future

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 4:12 pm | University of Canterbury

A new Geospatial Research Institute (GRI), based at the University of Canterbury, is expected to add significant value to New Zealand’s existing private and public investment in spatial data acquisition, application and research. Launched today ... More >>

UC celebrates a new Engineering Geology lectureship

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 4:20 pm | University of Canterbury

UC has signed a partnership with geotechnical engineering firm Pells Sullivan Meynink to sponsor a new senior lecturer position in Engineering Geology in the Department of Geological Sciences for five years. Engineering Geology began at the University ... More >>

UC plants historic Gallipoli pine to mark Anzac centenary

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 3:39 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is marking the Anzac Day centenary with the planting of a seedling from the original Gallipoli Lone Pine on Anzac Day. More >>



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