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New Zealand on the bow wave of global change

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:20 pm | University of Canterbury

Changes being observed in Antarctica’s atmosphere and Southern Ocean will ripple around to the globe through connections to the mid and lower latitudes affecting the weather and climate of New Zealand on the way. More >>

Nearly 1400 students graduating from Canterbury University

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 10:05 am | University of Canterbury

Nearly 1400 students graduating from University of Canterbury this week December 17, 2014 More than 1400 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury this week. The ceremonies will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) and Friday with 1376 ... More >>

Christchurch’s Avon-Heathcote estuary research a world-first

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 10:33 am | University of Canterbury

In March 2010, Christchurch’s Avon-Heathcote estuary experienced a huge (90 percent) reduction in nutrient input resulting from the diversion of wastewater to an ocean outfall, extending 3km offshore from South Brighton Beach. More >>

Canterbury Police disappointed at drink driving levels

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:59 pm | University of Canterbury

Canterbury Police were disappointed at the number of people who failed the compulsory breath test over the weekend, two weeks after the new lower alcohol limits were introduced. More >>

University settles with insurers

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:58 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has agreed to settle its insurance claims under the Universities NZ collective insurance policy arising out of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. More >>

Dr John Wood re-elected University of Canterbury Chancellor

Monday, 15 December 2014, 4:52 pm | University of Canterbury

A former New Zealand ambassador to Iran, Turkey and the United States, Dr John Wood QSO, has been re-elected Chancellor to the University of Canterbury Council. More >>

UC student helps Tonga’s Ministry of Health fight mosquitos

Monday, 15 December 2014, 10:05 am | University of Canterbury

Ground-breaking research by University of Canterbury masters student Tom Swan is helping Tonga’s Ministry of Health in the fight against mosquito-related diseases. Mosquitoes are a significant pest and carrier of malaria and dengue fever diseases ... More >>

UC business student investigating tax issues in the U.S

Sunday, 14 December 2014, 10:34 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate business student is investigating tax issues in the United States so the knowledge gained from her study can help inform tax policy in other countries such as New Zealand using a technique more commonly used in medical ... More >>

UC part of worldwide project on big bang of bird evolution

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:47 am | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury biological scientists are part of a massive international effort that sequenced the genomes of 45 bird species helping unearth the best revolutionary framework map for birds to date. More >>

Priceless old NZ films discovered in a Californian garage

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 10:07 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury historian says three priceless films shot in New Zealand nearly 75 years ago have been discovered in a Californian garage. The films have been digitally transferred from a large old 16mm reel and uploaded to You Tube. More >>

Canterbury aid worker distributing Philipines relief

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 5:00 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury senior fellow and entrepreneur-in-residence and international humanitarian aid worker Linda Cruse says they havestarted distributing relief parcels to hundreds of villagers in the Philippines who have been left homeless and without ... More >>

Canterbury summer student numbers surging

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 10:16 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr says it is heartening to see more than 1000 students enrolled in the university’s summer courses. More >>

University of Canterbury aid worker helping typhoon victims

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 10:39 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury international humanitarian aid worker is on the scene helping victims of Typhoon Hagupit which has swept across eastern Philippines, threatening many coastal areas. More >>

Christchurch people prepared to walk further to bus stops

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 10:16 am | University of Canterbury

People in Christchurch are prepared to walk on average 620 metres to a bus stop, a lot further than overseas studies show, a University of Canterbury survey has found. More >>

Canterbury engineering formula car faster than last year

Monday, 8 December 2014, 9:24 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury mechanical engineering students’ formula car is about 25 percent faster than last year when it was ranked the top rookie team in the competition. The Canterbury car has been shipped to Melbourne for the international university ... More >>

Canterbury e-learning professor recognised

Monday, 8 December 2014, 9:15 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury professor of e-learning with an outstanding international research reputation has been recognised for her contribution to the New Zealand education system. More >>

Impacts of future volcanic eruptions highlighted

Monday, 8 December 2014, 9:10 am | University of Canterbury

A future eruption from one of New Zealand’s caldera volcanoes can be expected to cause considerable physical, social and economic damage to New Zealand, an international expert and University Canterbury volcanologist says. More >>

Antarctic toothfish, lost – and found

Monday, 8 December 2014, 9:08 am | University of Canterbury

Scientists from the University of Canterbury, the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), and the University of Illinois are working together at Scott Base to investigate the disappearance of large Antarctic toothfish from ... More >>

A phone app might encourage more people to take buses

Friday, 5 December 2014, 11:30 am | University of Canterbury

A cellphone app that shows how far away before the next bus will actually arrive might encourage more people to ride buses. More >>

Study discovers personal care products in Antarctica

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 9:49 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury research project has found everyday chemicals used in personal care products including soaps, cosmetics and sunscreens are present in sewage effluents discharged from Antarctic research bases. More >>



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