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Graduate Engineer of the Year from UC

Congratulations to Alumnus Alex Jellie, now in Australia at Northrop Consulting, who was named CIBSE ANZ Graduate Engineer of the Year recently!

Alex has worked on the design of the biggest private hospital and health precinct in New South Wales, where he was one of the primary mechanical designers.

He has also worked on multi-disciplinary projects within the transport and commercial sectors.

Alex Jellie

Alumnus Alex Jellie, CIBSE ANZ Graduate Engineer of the Year.

Tuatara makes NZ Book Award list

TuataraBiology and conservation of a venerable survivor , published by Canterbury University Press, is on the inaugural long list for the 2016 Ockham NZ Book Awards in the illustrated non-fiction category.

The book is the culmination of almost 30 years of research on tuatara and their conservation management by author and biologist Dr Alison Cree. It is the first detailed monograph for decades about this enigmatic reptile, and the first to be illustrated in colour throughout. The evolution, natural history and conservation of tuatara are covered in comprehensive detail, providing a resource for the specialist yet in a style accessible to a wide readership.

The 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards are judged by 12 eminent academics, writers, journalist, commentators, former publishers and booksellers from around New Zealand. There are 10 longlisted books in each of the four categories.

The judges will reveal their shortlist on March 8, 2016, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on May 10, 2016 at the opening night event of the Auckland Writers Festival.

Click here to buy Tuatara.

Marsden Fund grants University of Canterbury researchers over $4 million

Congratulations to the six UC researchers who have been awarded collectively more than $4 million in this year’s Marsden Fund grants.

The recipients were announced yesterday (5 November) by Minister of Tertiary Education, and Science and Innovation, Steven Joyce.

The six UC researchers cover the disciplines of biological science, geology, electrical engineering, linguistics, and physics.

Read more about the research these six UC academics are doing here >>>

UC wins multiple NZ Geographical Society awards

Several University of Canterbury academics and UC’s GeoHealth Laboratory have been commended at this year’s New Zealand Geographical Society awards.

This year, an outstanding geographer who began his academic career at the University of Canterbury has received the highest NZGS award. Professor William A. V. Clark (University of California, Los Angeles) received the Distinguished New Zealand Geographer and Medal 2015 for his research as a human geographer.

Read more about Professor William A. V. Clark, and find out about several other UC geographers who received awards this year.