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Rugby an important key in shaping NZ society

04 June 2013

Rugby is just as much a religion in New Zealand today as it was 30 years ago, a University of Canterbury sociology expert says.


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31 May 2013

A University of Canterbury survey has released initial findings which strongly suggest the Government's tax rise on cigarettes is effective in terms of reducing smoking.


Stalemate collapse would be disaster - UC expert

31 May 2013

It would be a disaster if the uneasy stalemate on the Korean peninsula collapsed, University of Canterbury political scientist Professor Alex Tan says.


Lessons will make coastal cities more resilient

31 May 2013

A UC geography expert believes lessons from Christchurch can make New Zealand's coastal cities like Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin more disaster-resilient.


Burnout widespread among Christchurch teachers

30 May 2013

Burnout is widespread among Christchurch teachers more than two years after the earthquakes, a new University of Canterbury survey has found.


Fellowship to study China's polar interests

30 May 2013

China's bid to be more actively involved in Arctic and Antarctic polar governance interests is coming under the scrutiny of a University of Canterbury China and polar politica


Art can help deliver smart science graduates

29 May 2013

A University of Canterbury chemistry expert believes that art holds the future key to delivering smart science graduates.


Benefits of financial awareness from an early age

29 May 2013

University of Canterbury economics research is looking to establish whether children having a savings account from an early age, or talking to parents about financial matters.


Rebuild once in a lifetime chance for students

28 May 2013

Christchurch's rebuild is a once in a lifetime opportunity and challenge for students and professionals across a range of disciplines to help reshape a new city.


UC journalism graduate wins Fellowship to Harvard

28 May 2013

A University of Canterbury high-achieving journalism graduate has won a prestigious Nieman Fellowship to Harvard University.