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UC welcomes re-opening of Rutherford's Den

01 September 2016

After being closed for five years, Rutherford's Den has been re-opened at the Arts Centre of Christchurch, the original site of the University of Canterbury until 1974.


UC researcher aims to 3D-print synthetic wood

01 September 2016

Associate Professor David Leung is working on creating a new, sustainable industry for synthetic wood manufacture through 3D bio-printing live plant cells.


Saving the world, one coffee cup at a time

29 August 2016

At the University of Canterbury, sustainability advocate Dr Matt Morris is helping to lead the charge, taking on the use of takeaway coffee cups.


E-Learning expert welcomes COOL change

26 August 2016

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Niki Davis says that virtual schooling - Communities of Online Learning (COOL) - for school students is inevitable.


UC announces half-year result

26 August 2016

The University of Canterbury's six-monthly result to the end of June shows continued steady financial performance.


Is New Zealand food safe? A toxicologist's view

24 August 2016

In his upcoming UC Connect public talk, Professor of Toxicology Ian Shaw will explore New Zealand food safety from a toxicologist's perspective.


UC Forestry academic wins international award

23 August 2016

Dr Justin Morgenroth, senior lecturer in the New Zealand School of Forestry at University of Canterbury, has been awarded the 2016 Early Career Scientist Award by ISA.


UC Connect: Riding the exponential wave of change

22 August 2016

In a UC Connect public lecture, Singularity University's New Zealand Ambassador will look at the dramatic implications of exponential technologies.


UC researcher closer to her NASA astronaut dream

18 August 2016

Dr Sarah Kessans, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Canterbury, is in the top 1% of applicants shortlisted by NASA to become an astronaut.


1950s New Zealand captured in flash fiction

16 August 2016

A new work of flash fiction from prize-winning writer Frankie McMillan, published by Canterbury University Press, provides an intriguing evocation of 1950s New Zealand.


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