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International honour for UC engineer

26 March 2012

Professor Rick Millane (Electrical and Computer Engineering) has become the first New Zealander to be named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.


Prioritising conservation needs

23 March 2012

Newly published research, led by a University of Canterbury scientist, could hold the key to prioritising conservation needs in New Zealand and overseas.


Predicting the collapse of pollinators

23 March 2012

Three quarters of the world's food crops require pollination by animals, usually insects, but international research involving University of Canterbury scientist Professor Jason Tylianakis shows that this free service provided by nature is under threat.


Research aims to reduce side effects of cancer treatment

23 March 2012

The painful side effects of cancer treatment, including nausea and hair loss, could be a thing of the past with ground-breaking chemical research being conducted at the University of Canterbury.


Inaugural UC Arts Scholars named

21 March 2012

Twenty talented students have been named as inaugural Arts Scholars as part of a new scholarship programme in the University of Canterbury's College of Arts designed to provide an enhanced learning experience for high achieving arts students.


Confucius Institute opens new resource centre

21 March 2012

The Confucius Institute at the University of Canterbury (CIUC) has opened a new resource centre at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT).


Union history in the spotlight

16 March 2012

The integral role the New Zealand Seamen's Union played in New Zealand's seafaring industry comes under scrutiny in the latest book from Canterbury University Press.


Political dialogue with a Cook Island flavour

16 March 2012

Amidst the distinct sounds of Cook Island drums and music, a warrior welcomed the Honourable Henry Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, to the University of Canterbury.


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16 March 2012

The University of Canterbury has achieved its current 2012 full year budget for domestic enrolments with 11,293 equivalent full time students (EFTs) enrolled at the end of its first semester enrolment period.


Meadow Mushrooms sponsors 21 PhD scholarships

14 March 2012

A Meadow Mushrooms sponsorship agreement between the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University for postgraduate scholarships in Environmental Science has been formally signed on campus.