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UC researchers nominated for business innovation

16 May 2016

Two University of Canterbury academics are shortlist finalists in the 2016 KiwiNet Awards that showcase the clever science driving business innovation in New Zealand.


UC Connect lecture on Mars sold out

12 May 2016

The 300 people who were quick enough to get tickets will see Martian scenery and learn about NASA rover Curiosity's most interesting discoveries from a senior NASA scientist.


Next-gen virtual reality tech for UC students

12 May 2016

Leading the way in next-generation virtual reality and motion capture technology, the HIT Lab NZ at UC is a founding site for the Crytek VR First initiative.


UC academic honoured for arachnology career

11 May 2016

UC Professor Robert R. Jackson and his productive and successful career in arachnology is being honoured in a special edition of The New Zealand Journal of Zoology.


Ioane appointed UC Pacific Artist in Residence

09 May 2016

New Zealand-Samoan artist Ioane Ioane has been appointed Artist in Residence for the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at UC.


Pharmacist wins Science Journalism award

06 May 2016

A UC student who is a practising pharmacist and self-confessed "public health fanatic" has been awarded the 2016 New Zealand Science Journalism Fellowship.


Cameron Bagrie discusses the state of NZ economy

05 May 2016

In the next UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury alumnus Cameron Bagrie will discuss the state of the economy and its effects on Christchurch.


High levels of microplastics found on NZ coast

04 May 2016

A University of Canterbury student has identified that our shores have high concentrations of microplastics.


UC postgraduates win Georgetti scholarships

03 May 2016

Two University of Canterbury graduates have won more than $50,000 in prestigious William Georgetti scholarships to further their postgraduate studies.


UC leads cloud computing use for big data analysis

02 May 2016

UC is the first university in Australasia to develop cutting edge training through unique access to cloud infrastructure to solve big-data analysis problems.


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