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Icetronauts use old bird to measure Antarctic ice

08 February 2017

UC glaciologist Dr Wolfgang Rack is leading the world's first EM-bird measurement of sea-ice thickness, using a 75-year-old aircraft in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.


How can we live well on a finite planet?

03 February 2017

It is rare for an economics text to become a best-seller, but when it was first published in 2009, Professor Tim Jackson's Prosperity Without Growth did just that.


Creative opportunity for Pacific artists

25 January 2017

Traditional or contemporary Pacific artists can apply now to develop new directions in their artistic practice through an art residency at UC.


University releases future plans for campus

23 January 2017

A UC master plan to guide campus development for the next 30 years proves that the University has largely completed its earthquake recovery, according to the Vice-Chancellor.


UC takes top spot in University Challenge

23 January 2017

The UC team has won New Zealand academia's top trivia quiz show, University Challenge for the second year since the show returned to New Zealand screens in 2014.


Reading New Zealand Poetry around the world

19 January 2017

One of the world's leading literary critics and poets, Harvard Professor Stephen Burt, will discuss New Zealand poetry in an event hosted by UC English.


UC research influences Government's microbead ban

16 January 2017

University of Canterbury research has influenced a Government proposal to ban personal care products containing plastic microbeads, announced today.


Famous family engineers the future at UC

11 January 2017

Three generations of the McConnell family share more than just a last name - they all studied at the University of Canterbury, with a strong passion for engineering.


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