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Alsatian dog in flood water post quake

10 March 2017

After the magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Canterbury on 4 September 2010, most media reports initially claimed that no lives had been lost. In fact, this first earthquake killed at least 3000 chickens, eight cows, one dog, a lemur and 150 aquarium fish.

Ian Wright

10 March 2017

The University of Canterbury campus is booming once again, reflecting the increase in enrolments to attend UC in 2017, with an especially significant rise in international students.

Don Clucas teaching

09 March 2017

University of Canterbury 3D printing and scanning experts are keen to show high-school pupils that with modern technology the only limit is your imagination.

New collection from popular New Zealand poet

06 March 2017

Blood Ties: New and selected poems 1963-2016, the latest collection by popular New Zealand poet Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, is published by Canterbury University Press this week.

Students take Eco-marathon car to Singapore

03 March 2017

UC Engineering students gave their fully recyclable, electric car its final test run today, in preparation to compete at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, in Singapore.


02 March 2017

UC Fine Arts student Jen Bowmast has been selected as a finalist in a prestigious international art contest with her artwork to be part of the Venice Arte Languna exhibition.

McLeod Wilson Maths Craft sm

01 March 2017

Armed with knitting needles and origami paper, University of Canterbury mathematicians Dr Jeanette McLeod and Dr Phil Wilson are on a mission to bring maths to the masses.

David Schiel sea

27 February 2017

Recent earthquakes have made major changes to marine ecosystems, as has been seen on the Kaikōura coastline of the South Island. How do marine systems respond and recover?

Regina Eisert penguin sm

23 February 2017

UC Antarctic marine scientist Dr Regina Eisert has been recognised for her work protecting the world's oceans with a prestigious Pew Marine Conservation Fellowship.

Michael Albrow sm

23 February 2017

A team of University of Canterbury astronomers is helping answer some of the great unknowns about the planets in our galaxy.

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