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University of Canterbury

In the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha| University of Canterbury (UC) offers its students boundless opportunities for education, exploration and recreation. Since its founding in 1873, UC maintains its vision as a modern university – a place of learning grounded in a shared history, which values differences and inclusive research and tertiary education. It consists of seven faculties: Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Health, Law, and Science.

Ranked first in the 2022 THE Impact Rankings for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, and among the top 50 universities globally overall, UC is committed to contributing to the United Nations’ SDGs through its research and education practices and institutional operations.

UC offers unmatched research facilities including field stations in Cass, Kawatiri Westport, Harihari, the sub-Antarctic Snares Islands, Nigeria, and Antarctica as well as New Zealand’s premier astronomical research facility Ōtehīwai Mount John Observatory, near Takapō Tekapo; famous for its clear southern skies.


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Patently insufficient: a new intellectual property treaty does little to protect Māori traditional knowledge

The newly signed global Treaty on Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge might improve the patent system, but is unlikely to improve protection of Indigenous knowledge itself.
A sign outside the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre in Maple Ridge, B.C. The B.C. government has introduced legislation that would ban people convicted of serious crimes from changing their names. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Banning offenders from changing their names doesn’t make us safer

British Columbia’s proposed ban on name changes could impact people’s Charter rights and undermine the rehabilitation and reintegration of those convicted of crimes.
Jamey Stutz

A clock in the rocks: what cosmic rays tell us about Earth’s changing surface and climate

When landslides or glaciers bring rocks to the surface, cosmic rays bombard them, smashing common atoms into rarer forms and acting as a chronometer of the changing Earth.
The Conversation

Psychological drama, wilderness reality and everyone’s favourite dog: the best of streaming this May

It seems to be a time of old favourites: this month we have new seasons, adaptations, and a documentary on childhood television memories.


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