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Rutherford grant for ultraviolet radiation study

21 November 2012

UC's Dr Martin Allen has received $800,000 over five years in a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship grant for research looking at harnessing the ultraviolet spectrum.


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20 November 2012

NZ has the second highest rate of imprisonment out of 29 countries in the western world and about 25 per cent of all offenders return to prison in the first year.


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20 November 2012

A University of Canterbury chemistry student has made it to the top 20 out of 20,000 entries worldwide in an international science competition in the United Kingdom.


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20 November 2012

Among the many exotic images India invokes, mathematics isn't usually one of them.


New SVA head undaunted by tasks ahead in 2013

20 November 2012

The new president of the University of Canterbury's Student Volunteer Army (SVA) is undaunted about her task ahead for 2013.


Society at loss to explain binge drinking problem

19 November 2012

Government, regulators, parents and welfare agencies in New Zealand are at a loss to explain, let alone control or discourage teen and young adult binge drinking problems.


Research into blubbery buddies and toothy terrors

19 November 2012

Many people will not have had any real-life contact with marine creatures like dolphins, whales, and sharks, other than via the media.


UCSA planning an epic year for 2013

19 November 2012

University of Canterbury students can expect an epic 2013 on campus after what has been a challenging year for Christchurch and the University.


YMCA moved a long way in 150 years

19 November 2012

From running bible studies 150 years ago, the YMCA has come a long way since its inception in Christchurch in 1862, a University of Canterbury researcher said.


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13 November 2012

A report on an increase in the gender pay-gap is disheartening for young women currently sitting NCEA and tertiary qualifications says UC's Professor Lucy Johnston.