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UC takes lead in clean energy

21 December 2012

What is the largest source by far of affordable, low-carbon energy available for development?


Exoskeleton to help people with knee joint issues

21 December 2012

UC researchers are fine tuning a high-tech powered exoskeleton lower-limb device which will assist patients recovering from injury and help the elderly by moving their legs.


Think before you barbeque this summer

21 December 2012

Nightly bbqs are in hot demand in summer. But, before people get down to some serious barbequing, a UC food safety expert is urging people to think about avoiding risky food.


UC's Roy Kerr awarded Einstein Medal

19 December 2012

University of Canterbury Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr has become the first New Zealander to be awarded the Einstein Medal by the Albert Einstein Society in Switzerland.


Awards enable students to aid community

19 December 2012

Empowering students to better their community is a core value of UC's ChCh101 course, something international technology provider, Tribal Group, also puts great value in.


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17 December 2012

Some of the last panoramic views of Christchurch's red zone have been preserved in the University of Canterbury's QuakeStudies digital archive.


Sir Graham Henry receives honourary doctorate

17 December 2012

World Cup-winning rugby coach Sir Graham Henry was awarded an honorary doctorate in education by the University of Canterbury at its December graduation event.


Food safety under the microscope

17 December 2012

All you've ever wanted to know about food safety can be found in the latest book by toxicologist and food safety expert Professor Ian Shaw.


UC expert warns of annual summer crime wave

14 December 2012

A University of Canterbury criminologist says a surge in summer crime should be expected, especially between Christmas and New Year


Technology offers virtual medical experiences

13 December 2012

Medical practitioners and audiologists will be able to train on virtual patients following new technology developed by UC's HIT Lab NZ.