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Fiji sojourn for UC trio

08 March 2012

Three University of Canterbury students are studying in Fiji for four months after being awarded University of the South Pacific (USP) Hope Scholarships.


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07 March 2012

Five University of Canterbury alumni, among them a former MP and a media law expert, will receive honorary doctorates from their alma mater in April.


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07 March 2012

Creating a culture of care in the classroom could be the key to improving student achievement in schools.


Scientist's images almost jump off the page

07 March 2012

Microscopic life from the ocean and land can now be seen by many for the first time in a ground-breaking series of 3D books created by the University of Canterbury's Dr Kerry Swanson.


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.


Quakes barely cause a wobble

06 March 2012

Research at the University of Canterbury in the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes has remained strong despite the challenges thrown up by seismic activity.


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.