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What if... We could predict Game of Thrones?

06 October 2014

University of Canterbury (UC) academic Dr Richard Vale (Mathematics and Statistics) has designed a statistical model to predict the future outcome of Game of Thrones.


Fine arts graduate finalist in the Wallace Awards

03 October 2014

A University of Canterbury fine arts graduate Elle Plank is the youngest person among the finalists in this year's Wallace Art Awards.


A man's best friend in Antarctica

02 October 2014

A University of Canterbury (UC) historian will recount the special role that dogs have played in Antarctic operations at a public talk on Sunday (5 October) at NZ IceFest.


Ice telescope uncovers mysteries of the universe

01 October 2014

A UC astroparticle physicist will explain how a telescope made from ice can help scientists search for high-energy particles from the cosmos at a public talk on Friday.


Popular Kiwi writer's latest poetry book released

30 September 2014

Popular Kiwi writer Apirana Taylor will launch his sixth volume of poetry with Canterbury University Press in October.


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26 September 2014

UC research may shortly be helping elite sportspeople and adrenaline junkies share their emotions during an event through a new form of wearable teleconferencing.


Engineering for humanity

25 September 2014

A University of Canterbury student is the only New Zealander to be awarded a scholarship that will utilise her engineering skills for humanitarian projects.


Project to predict damage to concrete buildings

25 September 2014

A University of Canterbury engineering research project is evaluating the methods and models used to predict the expected damage to multi-storey reinforced concrete buildings.


Remote flying takes off at UC

24 September 2014

Two UC academics have designed a programme that allows third-year engineering students to fly model helicopters remotely from any computer in the world.


Cutting-edge projects on display at expo

23 September 2014

An electric 4WD vehicle and an alternative treatment method for export logs are amongst the cutting-edge electrical engineering projects being showcased at UC.