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Making children proud to be Great KIWI learners

Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:10 pm | University of Canterbury

Measuring children’s progress in New Zealand schools has just become a bit more distinctly and competitively KIWI. More >>

Beware of Centaurs (and others) Bearing Rocks

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:14 am | University of Canterbury

An upcoming University of Canterbury public guest lecture, Beware of Centaurs (and others) Bearing Rocks, has been thousands of years in the making. More >>

UC earthquake researcher receives PM’s science honour

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:49 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury professor leading worldwide research into the effects of ground-shaking caused by earthquakes has been presented with one of New Zealand’s top science prizes. More >>

UC Eco-marathon team wins international design award

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:52 pm | University of Canterbury

A little red, fully recyclable eco-car designed and built by University of Canterbury students has won a major international design excellence award in New Zealand’s first entry into the competition. More >>

UC students discover native birds thriving on Ilam campus

Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:18 pm | University of Canterbury

A chance discovery and a new survey by University of Canterbury students have shown that both the range and abundance of native bird species have increased at the university’s Ilam campus almost 500 per cent in the last 26 years. More >>

Learning from recent earthquakes

Friday, 10 March 2017, 4:43 pm | University of Canterbury

After the magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Canterbury on 4 September 2010, most media reports initially claimed that no lives had been lost. In fact, this first earthquake killed at least 3000 chickens, eight cows, one dog, a lemur and 150 aquarium fish, ... More >>

University of Canterbury student numbers increase for 2017

Friday, 10 March 2017, 2:18 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury campus is booming once again, reflecting the increase in enrolments to attend UC in 2017, with an especially significant rise in international students. More >>

3D-design experts to show students imagination is the limit

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 2:52 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury 3D printing and scanning experts are keen to show high-school pupils that with modern technology the only limit is your imagination. More >>

Students take recyclable, electric car to Singapore

Friday, 3 March 2017, 12:11 pm | University of Canterbury

A team of University of Canterbury engineering students gave their fully recyclable, electric car its final test run, today, in preparation to compete at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, in Singapore. More >>

NZ Fine Arts student features in Venice exhibition

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 4:55 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Fine Arts Master’s student Jen Bowmast has been selected as a finalist in a prestigious international art competition with her artwork to be part of the Arte Languna exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice, in Italy, this ... More >>

UC mathematicians get crafty around New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 1:55 pm | University of Canterbury

Armed with knitting needles and origami paper, University of Canterbury mathematicians Dr Jeanette McLeod and Dr Phil Wilson are on a mission to bring maths to the masses, through craft. More >>

Effects of the Kaikoura quakes on coastal marine systems

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:06 pm | University of Canterbury

UC Connect public lecture on the effects of the Kaikoura quakes on coastal marine systems: More >>

UC marine scientist named NZ's first Pew Conservation Fellow

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:40 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Antarctic marine scientist Dr Regina Eisert has been recognised for her work protecting the world’s oceans with a prestigious Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship. More >>

UC planet hunters search the galaxy’s centre

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 10:06 am | University of Canterbury

With the help of international researchers and three identical telescopes in Chile, Australia and South Africa, the UC Physics and Astronomy team is helping answer some of the great unknowns about the planets in our galaxy. More >>

UC academic to write Global Warming Special Report for UN

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 2:58 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward is the only New Zealander among the world experts appointed by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) to prepare the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. More >>

UC physicists take a (nano)chip off the old block

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 10:09 am | University of Canterbury

Computer components can’t just keep getting smaller forever. So how does the computer then continue to become faster, lighter and more energy efficient? A team of University of Canterbury physicists think they have the answer – in the human brain. More >>

UC research: Are we all intuitive maths geniuses?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 12:47 pm | University of Canterbury

Is there mathematical knowledge built in to how we perceive the world? Are all of us essentially geniuses at maths, even if we didn’t do well at maths in school? University of Canterbury psychologists have a Marsden Grant of $705,000 to conduct ... More >>

UC research targets dozens of incurable diseases

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:56 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers are working on a revolutionary drug-targeting system that could one day be used to treat a range of fatal, inherited diseases caused by genetic enzyme deficiencies. More >>

UC researchers look into what makes plant communities tick

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 12:29 pm | University of Canterbury

What makes diverse plant communities like New Zealand's iconic grasslands tick? What allows so many competing species to co-exist? A team of University of Canterbury (UC) scientists and overseas collaborators are working to find out. More >>

UC Pacific academic wins Fulbright award

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 12:29 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Professor Steven Ratuva has won a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to carry out research as a visiting professor in the United States next year. More >>



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