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Two UC students awarded prestigious scholarships

06 March 2012

Two University of Canterbury speech and language therapy students have been awarded prestigious scholarships worth more than $150,000.


Giving a name to a face

06 March 2012

Designing a family tree has been taken to new levels after genealogy software that uses facial recognition technology to match people in historical photos has been developed by the Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand (HIT Lab NZ) based at the University of Canterbury.


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05 March 2012

Sustainability is hitting the catwalk this season. The University of Canterbury and the Design and Arts College of New Zealand are working together to present Eco Runway, a fashion show that is part of Waste Watchers Week, a series of events to mark the launch of the UC waste education programme, Waste Watchers.


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05 March 2012

University of Canterbury chemist Dr Bill Swallow is to help co-ordinate efforts by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology to commercialise the science being undertaken by researchers involved in the organisation.


Antarctic sea ice reveals more about climate change

01 March 2012

Investigating the thickness of sea ice in Antarctica that could be being affected by climate change has been a rewarding experience for UC's Gateway Antarctica PhD student Daniel Price.


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29 February 2012

The University of Canterbury has released its annual financial results for 2011. The results show that UC has performed well in trying circumstances, however Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr said reduced income and increased spending because of the earthquakes mean the institution will continue to face significant challenges.


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28 February 2012

To foster greater understanding of the American legislative system, the Washington based United States - New Zealand Council announced the launch of a new internship program on Capitol Hill for New Zealand university students.


New CUP book examines mining tragedy

28 February 2012

The first book triggered by the Pike River Mine disaster, which killed 29 men, has been published in an account that examines the past, present and future of mining on the West Coast.


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27 February 2012

The University of Canterbury has a new online carpool scheme to help staff and students get to campus, save money and lower their carbon footprint.


Four-year scholarship for top high school student

24 February 2012

Education New Zealand's high school International Student of the Year for 2011, Japanese student Ryo Hosoma, will begin his studies towards a BA in Media and Communication at the University of Canterbury this month as the recipient of one of UC's new four-year scholarships for international students.