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Electrical Engineering students spark at R&D Expo

02 October 2015

Both education and research were celebrated at the University of Canterbury's recent EPECentre Research and Development (R&D) Expo.


UC Alumnus helps save historic telescope

01 October 2015

The University of Canterbury has announced that the quake-damaged Townsend Telescope will again search the starry skies above the Arts Centre in central Christchurch.


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30 September 2015

Several University of Canterbury academics and UC's GeoHealth Laboratory have been commended at this year's New Zealand Geographical Society awards.


'Criminal gene' raises legal and moral issues

30 September 2015

A UC academic says the development of research around a 'criminal gene' and its increasing use in legal cases internationally raises scary issues for societies.


Two UC professors Women of Influence finalists

29 September 2015

Two University of Canterbury professors are among the finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015.


UC composers win Douglas Lilburn contest

28 September 2015

Two University of Canterbury composers are among the winners of the inaugural NZTrio Composing Competition 2015: Celebrating Lilburn.


Discovery of alien life likely before 2040

28 September 2015

The discovery of extraterrestrial life is expected before 2040 according to visiting US researcher Dr Seth Shostak, who is coming for the Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival.


MBIE funds UC researchers' ideas for over $3mill

21 September 2015

Three UC science research innovations are among the successful proposals that will receive funding worth more than $3 million through MBIE's 2015 Science Investment Round.


Research Fellowships awarded to UC academics

18 September 2015

Two of the four new James Cook Research Fellowships have been awarded to University of Canterbury (UC) academics this year, it has been announced.


UC Emerging Leaders learn from Dame Adrienne

17 September 2015

Members of UC's Emerging Leaders' Development Programme dined with Dame Adrienne Stewart at the inaugural Vice-Chancellor's ELDP Executive Dinner this week.


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