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Antarctic research links forged with Korea

16 May 2012

New Zealand and Korea are poised to start a new collaborative research effort in the Antarctic following plans for a $90 million state-of-the-art station being built on the frozen continent at Terra Nova Bay.


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16 May 2012

The success of an outreach programme run at two Christchurch high schools by UC's Pacific Development team has been applauded by the Minister of Education, Hekia Parata.


Ultimate honour for frisbee champ

15 May 2012

Antarctic studies PhD student Crystal Lenky isn't just talented in her field of expertise, Antarctic seals, but she is also an accomplished Ultimate Frisbee player.


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15 May 2012

The University of Canterbury and Hornby High School are joining forces to pilot a mentoring programme for year 11 to 13 students.


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15 May 2012

UC staff are being given an opportunity to transform their great ideas into reality.


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11 May 2012

UC's postgraduate students' brevity skills will be pushed to the limit next week when they take on the challenge of explaining their research via Twitter.


Teaching excellence recognised

10 May 2012

Well-respected political commentator Dr Therese Arseneau (Social and Political Sciences) is one of six University of Canterbury lecturers recognised in the 2011 UC Teaching Awards presented last night by Hon. Steven Joyce, Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.


NASA interest in UC industrial coating research

09 May 2012

Breakthrough research at the University of Canterbury has created an industrial process that applies a protective ceramic coating to metal machine parts, which could be used by NASA.


City environment boosts tree growth

08 May 2012

The streets of New York can be mean but Kiwi researchers have shown that the city's hot nights can be good for the growth of trees.


Community service integral to leadership growth

07 May 2012

Students involved in community service projects gain important insights that they can take into their respective careers, according to Dr Lane Perry of the University of Canterbury.