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Annual bridge-building event draws the crowds

11 October 2012

More than 500 people yesterday watched the University of Canterbury's annual bridge building competition, civil engineering's event of the year on campus.


How will Richie McCaw cope away for six months?

10 October 2012

Six months away from work? And getting paid? The idea of a sabbatical must be very appealing to many but what might it actually mean for Richie McCaw and for the All Blacks.


UC lecturer wins NZ Designers Institute award

10 October 2012

University of Canterbury graphic design lecturer Luke Wood has won the New Zealand Designers Institute's editorial and books top award.


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09 October 2012

A University of Canterbury researcher is slamming consumer goods companies for green-washing supermarket shelf items with a flood of eco-labels.


UC research to help feed the world

09 October 2012

University of Canterbury researchers are helping Canterbury seed producers potentially help with the world's growing food problem.


UC Law students to intern on Capitol Hill

08 October 2012

Two University of Canterbury law interns Seamus Woods and Rachael Harris will have a trip of a lifetime next month when they get the opportunity to become law interns


Study to unearth historic Antarctic weather data

08 October 2012

Weather data recorded by early explorers in the Antarctic will be the focus of a year-long research project by UC's Dr Ursula Rack.


Foreigners' experience of Republican China exposed

08 October 2012

The untold stories of foreigners living in Republican China are revealed in a new book co-edited by UC academic Associate Professor Anne-Marie Brady.


Cancer survivors' sense of wellbeing studied

05 October 2012

A University of Canterbury health sciences student is looking into what helps cancer survivors in remission improve their sense of wellbeing and quality of life.


UC student wins award in Australasian competition

05 October 2012

UC student Pip Widdon has won the creativity and innovation award in the $100,000 CPA Big Break Dragon's Den style tertiary business competition final in Melbourne.