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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.


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.


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15 August 2012

A newly published study has revealed how Māori culture can help Western accounting systems address 21st century challenges.