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US recovery consultant visits campus

01 July 2011

The University of Canterbury this week hosted Dr Sue Curzon, Emeritus Dean of the University Library for California State University, Northridge, which was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1994.


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24 June 2011

The labyrinthine maze of Bayesian statistical reasoning is hardly something that an average jury member could be expected to successfully navigate. Yet this is exactly what is expected when forensic DNA evidence is presented in the courtroom.


Wellington field trip gives insight into real-world politics

23 June 2011

Getting a chance to experience first-hand the inner workings of New Zealand's political powerhouse was a "phenomenal" experience for University of Canterbury honours student Sylvia Nissen.


New book on successful schooling for Māori launched

22 June 2011

A UC academic has edited a new book on successful schooling for Māori that was launched during a recent hui at Pipitea marae in Wellington.


New Cambridge exchange opportunity for UC academics

21 June 2011

The University of Canterbury and the University of Cambridge are pleased to announce the establishment of the Rutherford Visiting Scholars scheme at Trinity College.


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10 June 2011

The University of Canterbury is launching a new course enabling students who had significant service experiences related to the earthquakes to critically examine the concept of community engagement.


Memoir aims to encourage discussion about dying and bereavement

10 June 2011

The author of a moving memoir of a mother losing her young adult daughter to cancer hopes her writing will generate discussion in this country about our "death-denying culture" and the way people react to the bereaved.


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09 June 2011

Fifteen University of Canterbury alumni and three former staff members have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List announced on Monday.


UC academic appointed to Fulbright Board

09 June 2011

University of Canterbury academic Dr Travis Horton (Geological Sciences) has been appointed a director of the Fulbright New Zealand Board.


UC researcher develops smart way to manage water

07 June 2011

A University of Canterbury academic has developed new methods that can help groundwater catchment managers match users' rights with scarce water resources.


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