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13 September 2018

The University of Canterbury has welcomed the appointment of diplomat Rosemary Banks as New Zealand’s Ambassador to the United States. A UC alumna, Dr Banks is a member of the UC Council and a Senior Adjunct Fellow in UC’s Department of Political Science and International Relations, as well as a Crown Negotiator in the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process.


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13 September 2018

The Commonwealth Young Person of the Year is heading to Christchurch this month to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs aiming to create positive change in the world, at the University of Canterbury.


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11 September 2018

The University of Canterbury’s School of Law is hosting investigative journalist Nicky Hager in a public talk about his Court Case, next week.


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03 September 2018

A new book on the philosophy of de-extinction, Resurrecting Extinct Species, co-written by Dr Doug Campbell (Philosophy) and Patrick Whittle, has recently been published by Palgrave Macmillan.


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31 August 2018

A new book published by Canterbury University Press (CUP), Bonsai: Best small stories from Aotearoa New Zealand, showcases the best new and previously published work from a range of emerging and established authors such as Bill Manhire, Selina Tusitala Marsh and Michelle Leggott.


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27 August 2018

Innovative, tall timber framing has risen on the University of Canterbury’s Ilam campus, as a new building, honouring alumna ‘Queen of the Cosmos’ Beatrice Tinsley, advances multi-storey timber-framed construction in New Zealand.


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16 August 2018

University of Canterbury Associate Professor of Community Engagement Dr Billy Osteen was an integral part of the recent Youth Leadership Summit that brought together American high school students from Parkland, Florida and UC’s Student Volunteer Army to discuss how young citizens can continue to make a lasting difference in the world. He talks about why they came together in Christchurch, what they did and why they inspire him.


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10 August 2018

A unique new musical work will seamlessly meld STEM subjects with the Arts to focus the microscope on the lives, discoveries, work and achievements of unsung female scientists, in two shows in late August.


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07 August 2018

A night-time public lecture about the ancient Greek afterlife, by University of Canterbury Classical scholars, in the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities at the UC Arts City location has reached capacity, with all seats allocated weeks in advance.


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07 August 2018

The website has just been launched for the biennial conference of the Australasian Animal Studies Association, which will be hosted by the University of Canterbury’s New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies in July 1-4 2019. The conference theme is ‘Decolonizing Animals’.


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