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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.


Communicating with impact

14 March 2012

Five engineering students proved they had the right communication skills to make it in the professional world after winning $2000 worth of prizes for their project reports.


Window on early life on Earth

14 March 2012

Unique microbial structures found only in a remote lake in Antarctica are giving a University of Canterbury researcher a glimpse into the organisation of early life on Earth.


Parisian cafe chat leads to book

13 March 2012

A book dedicated to the work of French film director Jacques Rivette has been a labour of love for University of Canterbury's Dr Mary Wiles (Humanities).


Artist inspired by post-quake ChCh

12 March 2012

Issues surrounding the creative re-growth and rebuilding of post-earthquake Christchurch have influenced the latest work by the leading figure of contemporary Pacific arts in New Zealand, Fatu Feu'u.


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12 March 2012

Three UC students are off to Japan after being awarded prestigious scholarships to study at Japanese universities.


Fellowship for renowned scientist

12 March 2012

Top biochemist Professor Juliet Gerrard has been appointed Industrial Research Limited's (IRL) second Industry and Outreach Fellow.


Statistics made easy

09 March 2012

Looking for better ways to teach statistics, a team of UC academics has harnessed modern technology to reach students.