Can carbon dioxide improve wastewater quality?

4 March 2015 A NIWA scientist undertaking doctoral research at the University of Canterbury has been exploring how carbon dioxide can improve the quality of wastewater. (read article)

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Summer courses in botany and freshwater science

Gain valuable practical field skills over the summer with our intensive short courses. These courses can also be taken as professional development courses people in the workforce looking to upskill. Further infomration on our courses.

Changes to the curriculum – themes, courses and skill-development

Our commitment to you is “At the School of Biological Sciences, we train modern, multi-disciplinary biologists, because you never know where you will go!” With this in mind we are making some improvements to our curriculum to meet your needs.

Biology Handbooks Available

The Biological Sciences 2015 handbooks are now online. If you are considering studies at UC in 2015 it is worth talking with one of our Course Advisors, who can help you plan your future studies.

Undergraduate (PDF 4.4MB)
Postgraduate (PDF, 4.6MB)

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‘The PhD project was just what I was after: interdisciplinary, cutting-edge, and involving structural techniques that I wanted to learn...’

Amy Yewdall Studying towards a PhD in Biochemistry
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Events and Announcements

NZ Ecological Society Award

Prof Jason Tylianakis has been honoured by the NZ Ecological Society who presented him with the Te Tohu Taiao award. This award "is presented annually to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the study and application of ecological science" in New Zealand.

Royal Society Fellowship

Prof David Schiel has been honoured with a Royal Society of New Zealand Fellowship. The Fellowships Honour and encourage outstanding achievement in the sciences, technologies and humanities.

Rutherford Discovery Fellowships

We welcome expressions of interest from potential Rutherford Discovery Fellowship applicants, further details. 

Rugby impacts investigated

The impact of a game of rugby can lead to trauma similar to that seen in car accident victims. Assoc. Prof. Steve Gieseg explains the research to 3News.


Seminars are on Thursdays at 12.00 noon in Biological Sciences, Room 275 of the Biology Research building, unless otherwise specified.
Seminar calendar and abstracts. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  Please check the above calendar for seminars listings for the rest of the year.

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