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Better planning needed in rebuild of Japan's coast

17 August 2012

Poor planning, inadequate engineering and ineffective evacuation plans were some of the reasons 20,000 people perished in last year's Japanese tsunami, UC research has found.


Stress, burnout following in wake of quakes

17 August 2012

While the Christchurch earthquakes have eased, stress and burnout are emerging and increasing in the city's workplaces, a leading UC researcher has found.


A world first for University of Canterbury

16 August 2012

A University of Canterbury academic has produced a world first recycled plastic and sawdust composite building material.


ChCh rebuild to drive NZ's economy for years

16 August 2012

Financial projections show that the rebuild of Canterbury following the earthquakes will drive New Zealand's economic growth for years to come, UC research reveals.


Natural hazards in the spotlight at UC

15 August 2012

Experts from NZ and overseas will discuss disaster warnings, responses and recovery trends at a major Australasian natural hazards management conference at UC next week.


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15 August 2012

Investigations by a University of Canterbury researcher have found that the Alpine Fault's last rupture almost 300 years ago reached a magnitude of approximately M 8.1.


Parents must get more involved in education

14 August 2012

Children whose parents read to them in their early years were likely to achieve much more than children whose parents had less involvement.


Engineering research crucial

14 August 2012

The world is undergoing huge and challenging issues and engineering research will be directly involved in paving the way to solutions.


Refugees coped but needed support after quakes

14 August 2012

Most former refugees coped well in Christchurch's earthquakes despite none of them experiencing an earthquake before, a University of Canterbury (UC) study has found.


More funding for more Olympic hopefuls

14 August 2012

New Zealand needs to provide greater Olympic funding and not just for the top medal prospects, according to a University of Canterbury (UC) lecturer.