Is New Zealand food safe? A toxicologist's view

24 August 2016 In his upcoming UC Connect public talk, Professor of Toxicology Ian Shaw will explore New Zealand food safety from a toxicologist's perspective. (read article)

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Science study at UC doesn’t just take place in a lecture theatre or lab. Find out what Laura is researching at our Cass Field Station, an amazing facility for students.

Tales from the Nigerian Field Station

Matt Walters from the School of Biological Sciences is currently working at a College of Science field station, on the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba, Nigeria.
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Nigerian Montane Forest Project

Summer School on Ice

Emperor Penguins, helicopter rides, visiting Scott's hut - PhD student Daniel Price shot this footage while spending three weeks in McMurdo Sound as part of his studies with Gateway Antarctica.

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‘If science is what you love then you should go for it...’

Christie Webber BSc in Biological Sciences
Studying towards a Msc in Ecology
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UC Open Day

On Thursday 14 July departments in the College of Science will be throwing open their doors to prospective students and their whānau. Academics from each department will give short presentations on the majors available in the Bachelor of Science, and on the Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology. Tours of many departments are scheduled too, so you can see what each department has to offer. The schedule for the Open day is here. Information about registration and other activities is available here.

Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau

The newly-established institute at the University of Canterbury will deliver world-class geospatial science projects and meet the demand for collaborative research with industry and government (more).

School Physics Students on Campus

More than 700 physics students from Canterbury schools will visit the Department of Physics and Astronomy during June and July. The Year 12 students are taking part in workshops to support their understanding of atomic and nuclear physics, in preparation for an NCEA assessment. A collaboration between Rutherford’s Den and the department has been providing the workshops for seven years (booking details).