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UC senior lecturer receives top teaching award

11 July 2013

Dr Rua Murray, a University of Canterbury senior mathematics and statistics lecturer, has been recognised as one of New Zealand's top tertiary teachers.


Study looks at impact of mining in NZ on iwi

11 July 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher is investigating the impacts of mining in New Zealand on iwi.


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11 July 2013

The University of Canterbury has welcomed the Callaghan Innovation's first full three year Statement of Intent which has been tabled in Parliament.


Why coaches matter or why Robbie Deans was ousted

10 July 2013

The problem rugby coach Robbie Deans encountered in Australia is that he was unable to replicate the Crusaders culture, a University of Canterbury sociology expert says.


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10 July 2013

University of Canterbury award-winning fine arts graduate Laura Marsh has opened an exhibition at the Ilam Campus Gallery.


Wine industry to benefit from UC weather research

10 July 2013

More than 30 weather monitoring sites have been installed around Marlborough vineyards in a UC project to help improve New Zealand's wine production.


Expert looking at addiction, psychiatric disorders

09 July 2013

A UK expert visiting the University of Canterbury is researching psychiatric disorders and drug addiction so she can develop treatments that erase maladaptive memories.


Should recreational drugs be legalised?

09 July 2013

A University of Canterbury expert has raised a debate on whether recreational drugs should be legalised.


UC graduate hopes to develop robotic housekeeper

08 July 2013

A University of Canterbury graduate hopes to develop a robotic housekeeper, capable of cleaning a house while the residents sleep.


Droughts a major potential threat to NZ fish

08 July 2013

The increasing intensity and frequency of extreme droughts is a major potential threat to NZ's biodiversity and economic and cultural wellbeing, says a UC researcher.