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Attitudes to defence work by engineering students

26 November 2012

A University of Canterbury researcher has recommended to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) that the Navy offer summer employment to engineering students.


Xmas shopping can be stressful and difficult

26 November 2012

As Christmas approaches, more people are turning to online shopping when it comes to buying gifts but not in all purchase areas.


UC research into employment health and safety

26 November 2012

A team of University of Canterbury researchers are investigating the size of sentencing fines in the cases against employers of injured or killed workers.


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23 November 2012

It has long been the bane of cricket fans to be asked in the middle of a game who is winning.


Blazing a trail through fire-fighting history

23 November 2012

An in-depth history of rural fire-fighting in NZ, published by Canterbury University Press, is blazing a trail through a previously unexplored aspect of our nation's past.


Diet could help treat psychological disorders

21 November 2012

A University of Canterbury lecturer believes research into changing diets might help treat mental illness and psychological disorders.


Rutherford grant for ultraviolet radiation study

21 November 2012

UC's Dr Martin Allen has received $800,000 over five years in a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship grant for research looking at harnessing the ultraviolet spectrum.


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20 November 2012

NZ has the second highest rate of imprisonment out of 29 countries in the western world and about 25 per cent of all offenders return to prison in the first year.


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20 November 2012

A University of Canterbury chemistry student has made it to the top 20 out of 20,000 entries worldwide in an international science competition in the United Kingdom.


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20 November 2012

Among the many exotic images India invokes, mathematics isn't usually one of them.