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A COOL change for learners and communities

Friday, 26 August 2016, 4:16 pm | University of Canterbury

Although many teachers and families are concerned about Education Minister Hekia Parata’s announcement of a law change to enable more school students to enrol in online learning, a world-renowned expert and Distinguished Professor in e-Learning ... More >>

Is New Zealand food safe? A toxicologist’s view

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:15 pm | University of Canterbury

In his upcoming UC Connect public talk, University of Canterbury Professor of Toxicology Ian Shaw will explore food from a toxicologist’s perspective and focus on chemical contaminants and natural toxins in food and try to answer the question, is New Zealand ... More >>

UC Forestry academic wins international award

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:49 pm | University of Canterbury

Dr Justin Morgenroth, senior lecturer in the New Zealand School of Forestry at University of Canterbury, has been awarded the 2016 Early Career Scientist Award, one of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) Awards of Distinction . Dr Morgenroth’s ... More >>

UC researcher closer to her NASA astronaut dream

Monday, 22 August 2016, 1:59 pm | University of Canterbury

Dr Sarah Kessans, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Canterbury, is in the top 1% of applicants shortlisted by NASA to become an astronaut. More >>

Didymo directly affects freshwater fish: new study

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 12:19 pm | University of Canterbury

A new study by University of Canterbury researchers has shown that the invasive freshwater algae didymo is having a significant impact on fish in our rivers and streams. More >>

1950s New Zealand captured in flash fiction

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 12:06 pm | University of Canterbury

A new work of flash fiction from prize-winning poet and short-fiction author Frankie McMillan provides an intriguing evocation of 1950s New Zealand. More >>

Capacity crowds for University public lectures

Monday, 15 August 2016, 2:45 pm | University of Canterbury

Two public talks at the University of Canterbury will have capacity audiences after both of tomorrow’s UC Connect lectures sold out of tickets early. More >>

UC alumni represent NZ at Rio Olympics 2016

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 3:24 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is proud to be associated with the New Zealand Olympic team, with 14 past or present students competing in the Rio Games. More >>

University of Canterbury welcomes new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:27 pm | University of Canterbury

Following an international search and selection process, Professor Ian Wright will take up the role of University of Canterbury Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, from 22 August. Professor Wright brings to the University of Canterbury ... More >>

UC researchers take leaf from nature to catch CO2

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 11:24 am | University of Canterbury

UC researchers have been awarded research funding from the Royal Society of NZ Catalyst Fund to create a synthetic leaf to use or consume the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. More >>

UC hits record number of Doctoral students

Monday, 8 August 2016, 2:41 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury continues to punch above its weight in postgraduate achievement and research excellence with record numbers of doctoral candidates and thousands of postgraduates enrolled by mid-year. More >>

Exploring off the earth, for the earth

Friday, 5 August 2016, 12:54 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury students got a chance to pick the brains of one of the United States’ most influential scientists, NASA Deputy Administrator Dr Dava Newman. More >>

UC marine scientists come to aid of lost Orca calf

Friday, 5 August 2016, 11:58 am | University of Canterbury

A baby orca separated from its family is the focus of a rescue mission uniting University of Canterbury marine scientists, DOC staff, local Iwi and residents on the North Island’s east coast. Marine mammal scientist Dr Ingrid Visser, Director of the ... More >>

Ancient meets hi-tech as UC 3D-prints antiquities

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 1:31 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is using modern 3D-printing technology to preserve and study rare classical antiquities, many dating back more than three millennia. More >>

Māori UC student teacher wins Kupe scholarship

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 2:08 pm | University of Canterbury

An outstanding University of Canterbury Māori student teacher has been awarded a Kupe Scholarship for providing a strong role model of success in education, it was announced in Parliament this week. More >>

Incompetency and Competency Training in Making Decisions

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 10:47 am | University of Canterbury

An upcoming public lecture from an American professor of marketing will look at the wisdom behind the quote: “It's not what we don't know that hurts. It's what we know that ain't so.” (Will Rodgers). More >>

NZ political scientist to join UN scientific Climate Change

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 1:25 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury political scientist Bronwyn Hayward has been invited to join a crucial planning meeting to advise how the world’s scientific community should respond to the challenge of limiting global warming. More >>

UC quake research in world-first ‘Ferrari’ overbridge

Monday, 25 July 2016, 11:37 am | University of Canterbury

In a significant advance in engineering, Christchurch’s newest overpass features a world-first in quake-resilient technology described as the “Ferrari” of bridges, developed in Christchurch by University of Canterbury engineers. The innovative, ... More >>

Clinton vs. Trump and the impact on New Zealand

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 1:58 pm | University of Canterbury

An upcoming UC Connect free public lecture will focus on the raucous 2016 Presidential election in the United States, which is causing headlines around the world. More >>

Lab-on-a-chip unlocks world of possibilities

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 1:55 pm | University of Canterbury

Saving kauri trees, detecting bacteria in milk, addressing disease and infection and slowing the progress of cancer or multiple sclerosis are all future possibilities thanks to new technology called laboratory-on-a–chip. More >>



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