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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.


Parents feeling pressure to buy the best presents

12 December 2012

This time of year parents are feeling the pressure to make Christmas perfect for their children - and marketers know how to make parents feel guilty about not doing it right.


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12 December 2012

Two UC education experts have received a $130,000 grant to look at how school principals can effectively lead e-learning to improve student success.


Crimes from ChCh's colonial past brought to life

11 December 2012

The long forgotten, colourful and shocking crimes of early colonial Christchurch are brought to life in Canterbury University Press' latest book.


UC Research Medal for law professor

11 December 2012

University of Canterbury law professor, Philip Joseph, will receive the 2012 Research Medal at UC's afternoon graduation ceremony tomorrow (12 December).


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11 December 2012

UC academic Professor Mark Billinghurst has received an international award for the best electrical engineering paper presented globally in the last decade.


Student overcomes the odds to earn honours degree

11 December 2012

A University of Canterbury student who never went to school until she was 16 has defied the odds to earn a Bachelor of Commerce degree with first class honours.


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10 December 2012

A University of Canterbury study is looking at how best to improve the literacy and education achievements of New Zealand children who struggle with speech disorders.


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10 December 2012

A UC researcher has received a $750,000 study grant from Methanex NZ Ltd, the country's only methanol manufacturer and a subsidiary of Canada-based Methanex Corporation.


Seeing the writing on the wall

10 December 2012

The resurgence of street art and graffiti following the upheaval of the Christchurch earthquakes is being analysed by a University of Canterbury researcher.