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UC academic recognised as one of NZ's top teachers

18 July 2012

University of Canterbury senior teaching fellow Stephen Hickson has been recognised as one of New Zealand's top tertiary teachers.


Young entrepreneurs tested in "Dragon's Den"

17 July 2012

The intensity of TV's "Dragon's Den" became a reality for nine young entrepreneurs from Christchurch Boys' High School recently.


Micronutrients may help treat stress

17 July 2012

People who suffered psychological distress following the Christchurch earthquakes benefited from taking micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), a UC study has revealed.


Students' educational computer game wins award

17 July 2012

Two University of Canterbury PhD students have received international recognition for their educational computer game, "GeoThermal World".


UC student wins top prize in speech competition

13 July 2012

UC science student Hadleigh Frost has won the premier award at the inaugural Sir Paul Callaghan Awards for Young Science Orators.


Student Facebook use under scrutiny

12 July 2012

Spending time updating your status on Facebook could be doing more than just keeping you in touch with your friends.


South American eruption reveals lessons for NZ

11 July 2012

New Zealand could learn vital lessons from how Chile and Argentina dealt with the volcanic eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle last year, according to University of Canterbury's


Canadian Award for UC academic

10 July 2012

Dr John Campbell (Physics and Astronomy), has been awarded the Canadian Nuclear Society's 2012 Education and Communication Award.


Science students finalists in speech competition

10 July 2012

Three University of Canterbury students have been named finalists in the Sir Paul Callaghan Awards for Young Science Orators.


Student's design to become city mural

06 July 2012

UC Fine Arts student Rachael Dewhirst has created the winning design for the inaugural Resene Art in the Street SCAPE Christchurch Murals project.