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UC scientists predict road landslide quake risk

12 November 2015

UC scientists have developed a technique to predict the risk of landslides in an earthquake.


How can philanthropy contribute to conservation?

11 November 2015

The Government does not have the means to halt New Zealand's biodiversity decline and we need to find other ways to preserve our natural heritage, UC ecology professor says.


UC renews Mt John partnership with Earth & Sky

10 November 2015

UC has signed a renewed lease which continues its long-standing partnership with Earth & Sky Ltd in astronomy at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory in Tekapo.


UC research could offer NZ potato growers an edge

09 November 2015

New Zealand potato growers could gain a new marketing edge thanks to a line of potatoes developed by University of Canterbury researchers.


Frequent falcon flights to prevent problem pigeons

06 November 2015

UC will fly a native New Zealand falcon (kārearea) above its Ilam campus to naturally deter pest birds, the first time a University has adopted such a tactic.


Marsden Fund grants UC researchers over $4 million

06 November 2015

UC researchers have been awarded more than $4 million in this year's Marsden Fund grants, which support New Zealand's best investigator-initiated research.


Minister praises selection for ECE programme

05 November 2015

Education Minister, Hekia Parata, has congratulated the College of Education, Health and Human Development for being selected to deliver a new exemplary programme in 2016.


UC students give 80,000 hours in community service

04 November 2015

During 2015 UC students have engaged in more than 80,000 hours of learning through academic experiences in community-based settings around Canterbury, New Zealand and abroad.


UC robots bring hugs to Big Science Day

30 October 2015

Can people form emotional connections with robots?


UC academic wins award for earthquake research

29 October 2015

UC Associate Professor in Earthquake Engineering Brendon Bradley will receive the TC203 Young Researcher Award at the premier conference in his discipline, next month.


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