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UC makes breakthrough in green-planted roof

21 October 2013

UC natural resources engineering researchers Dr Aisling O'Sullivan and Dr Tonny de Vries are investigating the benefits of green roofs for the New Zealand built-environment.


UC researcher on worst NSW bush fires in a decade

21 October 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) researcher says the current fires raging through the state have devastated whole communities.


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18 October 2013

University of Canterbury student team has won a Dragon's Den style marketing competition for introducing a new health supplement drink under the Berocca brand.


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17 October 2013

Chemicals from every day household products are increasingly being detected in the environment.


UC investigation into anti-tumour activities

16 October 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) postgraduate student has been researching the anti-tumour effects of resveratrol and pterostilbene on ovarian cancer cells.


Researcher looking at impacts of intensive farming

15 October 2013

A group of University of Canterbury (UC) postgraduate students is investigating changes in soil carbon on intensive dairy farms.


Cadmium-free potatoes may one day be possibility

15 October 2013

Cadmium-free potatoes, with the help of the research team at the University of Canterbury (UC), may one day help to allay another possible food safety scare.


UC rugby league expert backs Williams

14 October 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) Maori lecturer and academic rugby league expert has backed World Cup winning All Black Sonny Bill Williams's.


Lorde a prime example of following her own heart

14 October 2013

New Zealand's teenage singing sensation Lorde is a prime example of following her own potential in her way rather than sticking to the education curriculum.


Postgraduate students outline their research

11 October 2013

More than 80 postgraduate students will present their research and findings at the University of Canterbury (UC) annual biology conference on campus next week (October 17).