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Solar powered systems for Tongan schools

22 May 2012

Installing solar power systems into Tongan high schools allowing computers to be used in classrooms, is an initiative about to be launched by University of Canterbury's Mr Russell Taylor.


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21 May 2012

Residents in Christchurch's eastern suburbs are being given the chance to record their earthquake experiences following the relocation of the University of Canterbury's QuakeBox recording studio to Eastgate Shopping Centre.


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18 May 2012

Two University of Canterbury law graduates - Natasha Caldwell and David Turner - have been awarded prestigious Frank Knox Scholarships for graduate study at Harvard University in the United States.


Funding boost for digital quake archive

18 May 2012

An initiative preserving important digital material relating to the Christchurch earthquakes and rebuild, including slides of destroyed buildings and artefacts from the Canterbury Museum, will contribute to the cultural and intellectual recovery of Canterbury.


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18 May 2012

An innovative start-up company aligned to the University of Canterbury beat off its competitors at the 2012 Hi-Tech Awards in Auckland recently.


New techniques used to study Port Hills fault

17 May 2012

Researchers are using techniques never used before in New Zealand to study the history of ancient earthquakes around the Port Hills.


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17 May 2012

New research dispels concerns that electromagnetic radiation emitted by wireless smart meters poses a health threat.


Writer relishing residency

17 May 2012

Author Helen Lowe, UC's latest Ursula Bethell/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence, loves the new environment in which she is working.


Straight from the speakers mouth

16 May 2012

UC public law students have been treated to a first-hand account of the inner workings of Parliament from Speaker of the House Dr Lockwood Smith.


Industry recognition for UC forestry students

16 May 2012

Two top students in the University of Canterbury's School of Forestry have had their achievements recognised by New Zealand's forestry industry.