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UC alumni are changing the world, one face at a time

Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:29 pm | University of Canterbury

A group of University of Canterbury (UC) alumni aiming to launch a game-changing cosmetics brand to benefit charity has blitzed its Kickstarter fundraising target. Aiming to use make-up to change the face of the world one face at a time, the company ... More >>

First Pasifika researcher to win education award

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 2:40 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury (UC) Pasifika Education specialist Tufulasi Taleni has been awarded the 2017 NZARE Rae Munro Award for excellence for his Master’s thesis – the first Pasifika researcher to receive the award. More >>

Critical essays shine light on Len Lye in new book

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 9:39 am | University of Canterbury

As artist Len Lye’s legend grows both internationally and domestically, a new book of critical essays shines light on the life, career and art of the outstanding New Zealand-born artist. More >>

UC software engineering student heads to South Korea

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 3:38 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Engineering student Pang Suwanaposee is heading to South Korea this summer as Asia New Zealand Foundation's first business intern to that country. More >>

UC academic wins national Māori education award

Monday, 20 November 2017, 10:41 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury (UC) academic has been recognised for her contributions to Māori education, becoming the 2017 recipient of the Te Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award. More >>

New research finds herbicides cause antibiotic resistance

Monday, 20 November 2017, 10:39 am | University of Canterbury

New University of Canterbury research confirms that the active ingredients of the commonly used herbicides, RoundUp, Kamba and 2,4-D (glyphosate, dicamba and 2,4-D, respectively), each alone cause antibiotic resistance at concentrations well below ... More >>

Professor Rick Millane elected as Fellow of Royal Society

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:47 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Professor Rick Millane has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. More >>

Whales, dolphins and porpoises sleep with half a brain

Friday, 10 November 2017, 12:00 pm | University of Canterbury

Ever wondered how and where whales, dolphins and porpoises sleep? New work by University of Canterbury researcher Andrew Wright at the released this week reveals for the first time that harbour porpoises sleep during diving. More >>

The Bakhshali Manuscript: the world's oldest ‘true’ zero?

Friday, 10 November 2017, 11:52 am | University of Canterbury

It may be elementary maths, but the concept of zero has given rise to many an existential, intellectual debate over the history of zero, with much musing over nothing. More >>

The Bakhshali Manuscript: the World's Oldest ‘True’ Zero?

Friday, 10 November 2017, 11:50 am | University of Canterbury

It may be elementary maths, but the concept of zero has given rise to many an existential, intellectual debate over the history of zero, with much musing over nothing. More >>

Summer on Ice Exploring the Secret Lives of Killer Whales

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:15 am | University of Canterbury

A series of recording devices will be deployed in Antarctica this summer to explore the secret lives of killer whales in an unprecedented monitoring programme. More >>

UC academics excel in Marsden Funding

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 5:29 pm | University of Canterbury

Eleven University of Canterbury academics have been awarded 2017 Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Funding to continue research in a diverse array of areas, adding further to the University’s increasing success in attracting research funding. More >>

UC academic' international award for Comp Sci Education

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 1:39 pm | University of Canterbury

A group of international computer science educators from more than 60 countries has recognised the global achievements of Canterbury academic Professor Tim Bell with its prestigious annual award. More >>

Kiwi author Kickstarts fantasy novel

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 2:34 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Writer in Residence Karen Healey is kickstarting her new novel in a novel way. More >>

UC Antarctic researcher wins Winston Churchill Fellowship

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:45 pm | University of Canterbury

UC Antarctic researcher wins Winston Churchill Fellowship A University of Canterbury Antarctic researcher has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to help her study other countries’ Antarctic histories. Polar historian and Adjunct Fellow of UC’s ... More >>

Researchers urge caution using Red Zone for food production

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:43 pm | University of Canterbury

UC researchers urge caution in using Red Zone for food production University of Canterbury environmental chemists are urging caution after the recently released “Land Use Assessment Report – Productive Land Use” by Regenerate Christchurch identified ... More >>

Competitive males can adjust sperm speed

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 3:09 pm | University of Canterbury

It’s a fish tale of a sexual nature that may impact our understanding of male fertility. A University of Canterbury doctoral researcher has discovered that male salmon can adjust their sperm’s swimming speed if competing with a rival to reproduce. More >>

UC students win Australasian mechanical engineering contest

Friday, 20 October 2017, 2:30 pm | University of Canterbury

A team of three University of Canterbury mechanical engineering students has won the prestigious international Warman Design & Build Competition held in Sydney last week, competing against thousands of students. More >>

UC students to boost physics in industry in new initiative

Friday, 20 October 2017, 10:55 am | University of Canterbury

In what may be a New Zealand first, University of Canterbury physics students will get the chance to work in a wide range of industries on real-world business projects, while local industry has the opportunity to gain from students’ up-to-date expertise ... More >>

Sir John Key opens new UC Trading Room

Monday, 16 October 2017, 6:24 pm | University of Canterbury

Former Prime Minister and University of Canterbury (UC) alumnus, Rt Hon Sir John Key was on campus today to officially open the new Trading Room in the UC Business School. More >>

 

 

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