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University creates first lava flow in Christchurch

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:11 am | University of Canterbury

While Christchurch has had its share of natural disaster hazards it has been relatively lava free, until now. At the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts, real lava has been pouring out of a new research facility – the Lava Laboratory – ... More >>

Illuminating and commemorating WWI for the modern era

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 2:52 pm | University of Canterbury

For the first time in nearly a century, a collection of significant World War I lantern slides belonging to the University of Canterbury (UC) is freely available for the public to view. More >>

UC Motorsport race cars impress at international contest

Monday, 10 December 2018, 4:06 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team dazzled the judges to take home multiple awards with their two custom-built race cars at the hotly contested international Formula Student competition in Australia this week. More >>

Christchurch lawyer elected new Chancellor

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 11:33 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury will be led by two women for the first time in its history after the election of Susan McCormack , a partner at Mortlock McCormack Law , as its next Chancellor, effective from 1 January 2019. More >>

University of Canterbury honorary doctorate for alumna

Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:50 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand art writer, academic, curator, art gallery director and University of Canterbury alumna Jenny Harper will receive an Honorary Doctorate from her alma mater at the December graduation ceremony for the College of Arts. More >>

Top structural engineering lecturer steps down

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:37 pm | University of Canterbury

An award-winning engineer, who provided technical direction and led the assessment of major structures in the aftermath of the Canterbury quakes, has given his last lecture at the very institution where he completed his own Master’s degree. More >>

Student Volunteer Army to reconnect with Parkland students

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 10:22 am | University of Canterbury

Twelve youth leaders from the University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army (SVA) are reconnecting with students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in the United States, this month from 26 November to 8 December. More >>

New book offers unique insight into New Zealand philosopher

Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:36 am | University of Canterbury

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

UC Churchill Fellow to investigate deaf education

Monday, 29 October 2018, 3:59 pm | University of Canterbury

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. More >>

Canterbury students engineering better health in Africa

Friday, 26 October 2018, 10:21 am | University of Canterbury

While others are at the beach this summer, two University of Canterbury (UC) engineering students will be working on improving health in Africa. More >>

UC aims to cut carbon footprint by 45%

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 3:28 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) aims to cut its carbon footprint by 45% with a low carbon energy strategy that will significantly reduce its coal-based heating provision. More >>

UC Library building wins excellence award

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 12:09 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s iconic Puaka-James Hight building has been recognised for its enduring excellence. More >>

World-leading Canterbury physicist wins Innovation Medal

Friday, 19 October 2018, 9:50 am | University of Canterbury

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. More >>

UC Commerce student chosen as Blake Antarctic Ambassador

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 3:14 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Commerce student Harry Seagar is heading to Antarctica this summer after being awarded a Blake Antarctic Ambassadorship by the Sir Peter Blake Trust and Antarctica New Zealand. More >>

New study links common herbicides and antibiotic resistance

Friday, 12 October 2018, 2:36 pm | University of Canterbury

A new study finds that bacteria develop antibiotic resistance up to 100,000 times faster when exposed to the world’s most widely used herbicides, Roundup (glyphosate) and Kamba (dicamba) and antibiotics compared to without the herbicide. More >>

Black Flu: Why should we remember 1918 influenza pandemic?

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:55 am | University of Canterbury

NZ Heritage Week-UC Connect public lecture: Black Flu: Why should we remember the 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand? More >>

IPCC report ‘end of magical thinking’ about climate change

Monday, 8 October 2018, 5:03 pm | University of Canterbury

Limiting global warming to 1.5C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment released today (2pm Monday 8 October NZTime). With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, ... More >>

Have prehistoric eruptions being lying about their age?

Monday, 8 October 2018, 3:55 pm | University of Canterbury

Volcanic lies: Have prehistoric eruptions being lying about their age? 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. A study ... More >>

Revolutionary 3D colour X-ray for medicine

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 9:33 am | University of Canterbury

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. ... More >>

UC students show it’s All Right to look after yourself

Monday, 1 October 2018, 10:32 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) students are showing how to actively think about mental health and wellbeing with an amble that’s anything but aimless. More >>

 

 

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