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New book urges people to listen to children

30 July 2012

New Zealand may once have been regarded as one of the best places in the world to bring up children but a book by UC's Dr Bronwyn Hayward is challenging that view.


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27 July 2012

Student volunteers will be working hard this Saturday constructing community installations, including a giant game board, on six vacant sites around Christchurch city.


Rethinking early childhood education centres' role

26 July 2012

The role of early childhood education centres in the community needs to be radically rethought, according to UC academic Associate Professor Judith Duncan.


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24 July 2012

UC researchers will study viruses that have contaminated water systems after the Christchurch earthquakes following a $100,000 grant from the American New Zealand Association.


EU funding for NCRE

20 July 2012

UC's National Centre for Research on Europe has received funding of more than $350,000 (€198,000) in the latest round of Jean Monnet Funding from the European Commission.


Micronutrients may help treat stress

17 July 2012

People who suffered psychological distress following the Christchurch earthquakes benefited from taking micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), a UC study has revealed.


Students' educational computer game wins award

17 July 2012

Two University of Canterbury PhD students have received international recognition for their educational computer game, "GeoThermal World".


UC student wins top prize in speech competition

13 July 2012

UC science student Hadleigh Frost has won the premier award at the inaugural Sir Paul Callaghan Awards for Young Science Orators.


Student Facebook use under scrutiny

12 July 2012

Spending time updating your status on Facebook could be doing more than just keeping you in touch with your friends.


South American eruption reveals lessons for NZ

11 July 2012

New Zealand could learn vital lessons from how Chile and Argentina dealt with the volcanic eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle last year, according to University of Canterbury's