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17 April 2012

Women who are more threatened by idealised images of females in media tend to own more shoes and handbags, but not trousers, according to research being led by University of Canterbury PhD student, Jessica Boyce.


UC student meets the Queen

16 April 2012

Commonwealth Day was an extra special day for UC student Natalie Jones.


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16 April 2012

Two University of Canterbury academics are among researchers from around the country to receive almost $7 million for 19 new projects under the Natural Hazards Research Platform (NHRP).


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12 April 2012

UC academic Professor Geoffrey Chase (Mechanical Engineering) and UC Council member Rex Williams have been elected Fellows of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).


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11 April 2012

'Implementing lessons learnt' is the theme of this weekend's annual conference of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, which will see more than 370 people gather at the University of Canterbury.


Third volume of NZ biodiversity inventory published

05 April 2012

New Zealand has become the first country to catalogue its entire living and fossil biodiversity and, with the release of the latest book from Canterbury University Press, that full inventory is now available in print.


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03 April 2012

Observing the night sky, tweenies, the swinging sixties, media ethics and a whole lot more are on offer in UC's term two Community Education night class programme.


Rare library treasures showcased

03 April 2012

A rare German bible, a fifteenth-century genealogical roll and papers from a World War Two war crimes trial are among the unique and seldom-seen items set to be showcased in the latest book from Canterbury University Press.


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30 March 2012

The Government's announcement that it is committing $5 million in funding over the next four years to help the international education sector in Christchurch achieve sustainable growth is being welcomed by the University of Canterbury, with Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr saying that it reflects significant confidence in the city's education providers.


Former President of Poland visits UC

28 March 2012

The former president of Poland Aleksander Kwasniewski was at the University of Canterbury this week to deliver the thirteenth Europa Lecture.