News archive


Cancer survivors' sense of wellbeing studied

05 October 2012

A University of Canterbury health sciences student is looking into what helps cancer survivors in remission improve their sense of wellbeing and quality of life.


Study looks at way of treating drug abuse

03 October 2012

A University of Canterbury expert is researching extra ways of treating drug abuse in New Zealand.


Study of cancer issues helped by trust funding

03 October 2012

UC researchers are investigating whether breast cancer may be caused by a virus and whether people with head and neck cancer in Canterbury have access to appropriate services.


Family story sheds light on NZ's Italian links

03 October 2012

A little-known strand of NZ's post-colonial history is unearthed in a lively and moving account of one family's story, published by Canterbury University Press this month.


Pip Widdon to represent New Zealand in final

02 October 2012

University of Canterbury student Pip Widdon will represent New Zealand in the $100,000 CPA Big Break Dragon's Den style tertiary business competition final in Melbourne.


Champion award for UC-born robot company

01 October 2012

UC-born company Invert Robotics has won the champion producer - manufacturer small enterprise trophy at the annual Champion Canterbury Business Awards.


Recording red zone residents' emotional stories

01 October 2012

Many of the heart-broken red zone people of Christchurch who have been ordered to leave their homes, communities and suburbs are telling their stories to UC.


Negotiating footpaths is tough for disabled Kiwis

01 October 2012

Many of NZ's more than 600,000 disabled Kiwis struggle with the nation's footpaths, especially around quake-damaged Christchurch, says UC's Dr Glen Koorey.


Study of high rise quake evacuees' experiences

01 October 2012

A UC engineer is researching the experiences of people who evacuated three of ChCh's tallest buildings that had blocked exits after the earthquake of 22 February last year.


NZers not as caring about fresh water

27 September 2012

New Zealanders are not as caring for the country's fresh water as we would like the world to believe.