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Four UC scientists honoured on NZ Space Pioneers stamps

Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:18 am | University of Canterbury

Sprinkled in star dust, four University of Canterbury (UC) scientific alumni and staff have been honoured, featuring among six Kiwis chosen to appear on new ‘New Zealand Space Pioneers’ postage stamps. More >>

UC hosts first NZ Wikipedian in Residence

Monday, 13 May 2019, 4:14 pm | University of Canterbury

‘Wikipedian in Residence’ Mike Dickison , is being hosted at the University of Canterbury (UC) as he’s spreading the word around the country about how to use and develop Wikipedia. An entomologist, museum curator and Aotearoa New Zealand's ... More >>

Storminator takes out Innovation Award

Monday, 13 May 2019, 12:52 pm | University of Canterbury

An innovative team of University of Canterbury (UC) engineers has won the National Stormwater Innovation Award 2019 for an instantly practical and applicable stormwater treatment invention that stops zinc from galvanised roofs entering our precious waterways. More >>

Embrace gene editing, says UC’s newest Professor Emerita

Monday, 13 May 2019, 11:05 am | University of Canterbury

Aotearoa New Zealand will have to seriously consider gene editing to improve crop production if it is to meet future sustainability targets, according to the University of Canterbury’s newest Professor Emerita, plant biologist Paula Jameson . More >>

UC innovation that is good for the world

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 12:38 pm | University of Canterbury

Innovation is good for the world, and University of Canterbury (UC) researchers will explain how their innovative technological solutions are making a difference – from Antarctica to Africa – during Techweek on 22 and 23 May. ¬ More >>

International researchers visit NZ to study earthquakes

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:12 am | University of Canterbury

International researchers visit New Zealand to study earthquake risk reduction More >>

Free public lecture – Inspired by Nature: Engineering as Art

Monday, 6 May 2019, 10:47 am | University of Canterbury

Beauty in design goes well beyond architecture and ornamentation. It is found in all fields of engineering and has even launched an entirely new field of biologically inspired design called biomimicry. More >>

Music, but not as you know it

Friday, 3 May 2019, 1:26 pm | University of Canterbury

Music, but not as you know it Octophonic compositions? They are eight-channel electronic music works that are best performed in 8.1 channel surround sound for a truly immersive experience, explains University of Canterbury School of Music faculty member Reuben ... More >>

UC welcomes new government investment in teachers

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 3:54 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) has welcomed the Government’s announcement of more funding for teacher supply and is proud to offer world-class teacher education. More >>

UC Aerospace rocketeers take on Australia

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 2:03 pm | University of Canterbury

UC Aerospace, a team of University of Canterbury students, has returned from competing in the inaugural Australian Universities Rocket Competition , the only New Zealand team competing against 19 Australian university teams. More >>

Fatal flaws: the collapse of Morandi Bridge

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 10:00 am | University of Canterbury

On 14 August 2018 the Ponte Morandi, part of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa, Italy, partially collapsed without warning, killing 43 people. Despite starting to show signs of deterioration in the 1990s and a number of proposals to replace the bridge ... More >>

UC produces top research despite earthquake challenges

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 5:38 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) continues to produce top quality research despite challenges resulting from the Canterbury earthquakes. Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) results announced today by the Tertiary Education Commission show UC ... More >>

Gifted editor and publisher to receive honorary doctorate

Monday, 15 April 2019, 2:26 pm | University of Canterbury

The English editor and publisher who discovered some of the greatest writers of our times, including Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes and Anita Brookner, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) by the University of Canterbury (UC) ... More >>

Professor Roy Kerr’s black hole theory proven right

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 11:30 am | University of Canterbury

Canterbury Distinguished Professor Roy Kerr’s black hole theory proven right Astronomers have captured the first image of a black hole, heralding a revolution in our understanding of the universe’s most enigmatic objects, and proving the University of Canterbury’s ... More >>

A woman’s best friend – dogs and domestic violence

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 2:47 pm | University of Canterbury

A new book, Companion Animals and Domestic Violence: Rescuing You, Rescuing Me , explores the role that dogs and other companion animals play in women’s recovery from abuse, and the impacts on the animals themselves. More >>

Lie back and imagine dining Roman-style at the Teece Museum

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 3:24 pm | University of Canterbury

The ancient Greeks and Romans were obsessed with food. For most, food was a matter of daily survival. However, for the fortunate few, food was a matter of status and a way of expressing their superior tastes or lifestyles. The new exhibition at the ... More >>

Canterbury researcher’s liquefaction work wins top US award

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 12:50 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury engineer’s work on liquefaction-induced land damage following the Canterbury earthquakes has been awarded a prestigious international engineering award. More >>

Exploring nutrition’s role in mental health – UC public talk

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 9:56 am | University of Canterbury

In recent decades, scientists discovered an uncomfortable truth: What we eat affects our mental health. More >>

Women lead UC into the future

Friday, 8 March 2019, 9:53 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is understood to be the first and only New Zealand university to be led by two women. For the first time in its nearly 150-year history, UC is led by two women – lawyer and UC alumna Sue McCormack as its new Chancellor, and ... More >>

Prime Minister awards inaugural Forestry Scholarships at UC

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 1:58 pm | University of Canterbury

The Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern presented Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau (Te Uru Rākau Forestry Scholarships) to eight outstanding new students at a special forestry scholarship awards ceremony at the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o ... More >>



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