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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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Chemical attraction, a whodunit murder mystery and tensions at the mosque: what we’re streaming this March

Love is in the air with three of this month’s picks. But if you’re looking for something colder and darker, we’ve got that covered too.
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Black comedy, political drama and a documentary about a cult: what we’re streaming this February

This month, our academics have suggested everything from a drama exploring the AIDS epidemic, to the latest outing from Marvel, to a documentary about a cult.
The Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, in Dartmouth, N.S. The Nova Scotia Supreme Court recently ruled that the use of lockdowns to address staff shortages at provincial jails is unlawful. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Dembeck

Use of lockdowns in Canadian prisons could amount to torture

Lockdowns can have severe impacts on an inmate’s mental and physical health and well-being.
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Standardised testing could be compulsory in NZ primary schools – what can we learn from the past?

The new government needs to tread carefully as it looks to reintroduce standardised testing. A one size fits all approach to testing students can have negative consequences for everyone involved.
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Roald Dahl, time-bending crime, and queer pirate comedy: the best of streaming this November

There’s still time to get up to date on your binge watching, so you can be ready if anyone at an end-of-year party asks if you’ve seen anything good lately.
Canadian companies will soon be legally obligated to annually report on efforts to prevent and remediate forced and child labour in their supply chains. Technology could help them do this. (Shutterstock)

How Canadian companies can use tech to identify forced labour in their supply chains

Supply chains can contain thousands of suppliers spanning continents. DNA testing, drones, satellite imaging and other technologies can help identify forced and child labour.
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NZ’s workplace rules will change again with each new government – unless we do this

Bringing together worker, business, and government representatives helped set clearer rules for everyone on public holidays. We need to try that same approach to lift NZ’s poor productivity.

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