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UC alumni represent NZ at Rio Olympics 2016

11 August 2016

The University of Canterbury is proud to be associated with the New Zealand Olympic team, with 14 past or present students competing in the Rio Games.


UC researchers take leaf from nature to catch CO2

10 August 2016

UC researchers have been awarded research funding from the Royal Society of NZ Catalyst Fund to create a synthetic leaf to use or consume the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.


Japanese lecturer challenges pupils to a dance-off

09 August 2016

A University of Canterbury lecturer in Japanese has challenged hundreds of Canterbury high-school students to a Japanese pop dance-off.


UC has record number of Doctoral students

08 August 2016

UC is punching above its weight in postgrad achievement and research excellence with record numbers of doctoral candidates and thousands of postgraduates enrolled by mid-year.


UC marine scientists come to aid of lost Orca calf

05 August 2016

A baby orca separated from its family is the focus of a rescue mission uniting University of Canterbury marine scientists, DOC staff and locals near Tauranga.


Exploring space and STEM to save Earth

05 August 2016

University of Canterbury students got a chance to pick the brains of one of the United States' most influential scientists, NASA Deputy Administrator Dr Dava Newman.


Ancient meets hi-tech as UC 3D-prints antiquities

03 August 2016

The University of Canterbury is using modern 3D-printing technology to preserve and study rare classical antiquities, many dating back more than three millennia.


Incompetency Training in Making Tough Decisions

28 July 2016

Incompetency training is often highly effective in committing trainees and entire nations to bad to disastrous actions, according to US marketing expert Prof Arch Woodside.


Māori UC student teacher wins Kupe scholarship

28 July 2016

An outstanding Māori UC student teacher has been awarded a Kupe Scholarship for providing a role model of success in education, it was announced in Parliament this week.


Joe Letteri - Bringing the Virtual to Reality

27 July 2016

In a sold-out UC Connect public lecture, Weta Digital's multiple Oscar-winning Senior VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri, ONZM, will discuss the changing use of visual effects in film


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