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UC exhibition celebrates art of the Christmas card

02 December 2016

A new exhibition in UC's Matariki Gallery celebrates the way New Zealand artists have sent unique Christmas greetings to their loved ones through the decades.


UC student wins PM's Pacific Youth leader award

01 December 2016

A University of Canterbury student has been recognised for his inspiring leadership at the 2016 Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards held at Parliament yesterday.


Stefan Warnaar riding a Yaksmall

28 November 2016

UC student Stefan Warnaar is the founder of Peak to Plateau - a startup company making outdoor clothing using yak wool from the Tibetan Plateau.


Industry chair announced for new ICT grad school

25 November 2016

SIGNAL, the new South Island ICT Grad School, has appointed international businessman David Band as its new chair.


UC Pro-Vice-Chancellor wins geospatial award

25 November 2016

UC College of Science Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Wendy Lawson has received national recognition for her longstanding support for the geospatial sector in New Zealand.


UC academic awarded for biomolecular imaging work

24 November 2016

UC Professor Rick Millane has been awarded the TK Sidey Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand for his contributions to methods for imaging biological molecules.


UC geologists survey fault traces, save lamb

22 November 2016

UC Geological Sciences staff and doctoral students have been carrying out reconnaissance investigations of the surface faulting post-quake.


UC Māori research group wins excellence award

22 November 2016

An innovative Māori research group at the University of Canterbury has won a national award for education research excellence.


UC Honorary Doctorate for NZ author-artist

21 November 2016

New Zealand children's author, illustrator and educator Gavin Bishop, ONZM, will receive an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, the University of Canterbury.


Tsunami threat real in 7.8 quake and aftershocks

18 November 2016

UC lecturer in Geohazards, Risk and Resilience, Dr Matthew Hughes confirms that Canterbury tsunami occurred, and the importance of heeding tsunami evacuation warnings.


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