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Writer in Residence wins international award

21 June 2012

UC Writer in Residence Helen Lowe is celebrating after her novel "The Heir of Night" was named best fantasy debut in the UK-based David Gemmell Legend Awards for Fantasy.


Augmented Reality to help get the mail through

20 June 2012

Mobile Augmented Reality software that will enhance the ability of courier and postal companies to make more "first time" deliveries is being developed by HIT Lab NZ at UC.


Singing historian tells all

20 June 2012

A light-hearted memoir penned by historian and former professional singer Edmund Bohan gives a lively account of a lifetime of achievement in the latest book from CUP.


Hypoglycaemia in infants studied

19 June 2012

Researchers from the University of Canterbury's Bioengineering Mechatronics Programme are part of a large, collaborative project looking at the development of young children


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19 June 2012

UC students can now study two education courses by distance, making it even more convenient to incorporate education into a variety of different degrees.


Toxicologist to share knowledge with MPs

18 June 2012

UC toxicologist Professor Ian Shaw (Chemistry) will be sharing his expertise with Members of Parliament this week as part of the 2012 Speakers Science Forum series.


Native parrots under threat from viral disease

15 June 2012

Researchers at the University of Canterbury have found two threatened native parrot species are at risk from Beak and Feather Disease Virus (BFDV), which has been discovered


Vampire spiders reveal their killing secrets

15 June 2012

UC researchers are sinking their teeth into the picky eating habits of blood-gorging vampire jumping spiders.


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14 June 2012

UC's Mt John University Observatory is now at the heart of the world's largest International Dark Sky Reserve.


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14 June 2012

A US Congressional Staff delegation visited Christchurch today to meet with student representatives of UC's School of Law and the Student Volunteer Army.