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Delays to Christchurch rebuild biggest concern

24 August 2012

Delays in the Christchurch rebuild, mainly due to delayed insurance settlements, was one of the biggest concerns to come out of a natural hazards conference at UC this week.


Petrol not as expensive as it was 30 years ago

24 August 2012

Petrol prices may be at record highs but a University of Canterbury senior economics lecturer says gas is not as expensive as it was 31 years ago.


UC PhD student designs Olympic racing suits

23 August 2012

A University of Canterbury PhD student is responsible for the cutting-edge skinsuits worn by Kiwi track cyclists at the London Olympic Games.


Wall-climbing robot brings in revenue

23 August 2012

Award-winning Christchurch start-up company Invert Robotics has begun earning revenue from its wall-climbing robot.


Innovation Medal for creative computer scientist

22 August 2012

Computer scientist Tim Bell has won this year's University of Canterbury Innovation Medal which honours efforts to have academic research adopted into the wider community.


Public expectations of All Blacks too high

22 August 2012

The New Zealand rugby public should not expect big victories by the All Blacks every time they enter the international arena, according to a UC academic.


Pollination is under threat worldwide, UC study

22 August 2012

Pollination is under threat worldwide and a University of Canterbury study has found a whole new way in which bees can be affected by climate change.


Prestigious literary award for UC librarian

21 August 2012

UC librarian Bronwyn Matthews has been awarded the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa's prestigious John Harris Award.


Awards for UC engineering students

21 August 2012

UC civil engineering students have received national recognition for their practical work reports.


Breaking new ground in gold rush history

21 August 2012

The first academic conference dedicated to the Central Otago gold rush will be hosted by the University of Canterbury this month and could lead to a ground-breaking book.