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Prestigious award for MEM student

24 August 2012

UC student Jessica Templeton has been recognised as a top scholar and emerging leader after being awarded a $15,000 scholarship by the Rose Hellaby Māori Education Fund.


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.


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24 August 2012

The University of Canterbury has received more than $8 million in funding for trailblazing energy and infrastructure research.


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.


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22 August 2012

Social media took on a role which had traditionally been the domain of the church, providing support and guidance, during the Christchurch earthquakes says UC's Dr Ekant Veer.