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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.


EU development policy in the spotlight

10 August 2012

A critical and contemporary examination of the European Union's global policy towards the developing world is offered in a new book by Professor Martin Holland.


Canterbury quake research has importance for US

10 August 2012

While many have avoided Christchurch since the Darfield-centred earthquake of September 2010, a US civil engineer is currently on his fourth visit since then to UC.


Take a peek at UC sculpture trail

09 August 2012

A temporary sculpture trail has opened at the University of Canterbury.


Top Chinese university seeking partnership with UC

09 August 2012

One of the top universities in the world is seeking a major landmark partnership with the University of Canterbury which could hugely benefit Christchurch.


New Health Sciences degree for 2013

08 August 2012

A fresh new health science degree course at the University of Canterbury next year will help address the increasing shortfall in the New Zealand health non-clinical workforce.


Elephant research to feature in documentary

08 August 2012

A documentary featuring UC anthropologist Dr Piers Locke, his fieldwork and research into the world of elephant handlers in Nepal, could soon be aired on Polish television.