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UC conference to highlight lessons from disaster

27 May 2013

UC is hosting a one-day conference next week to highlight some of the important things ChCh researchers are learning from the recent earthquakes.


Cheaper power options for Pacific nations studied

27 May 2013

A UC Pacific Studies researcher is investigating project management issues relating to development projects that provide cheaper power options for Pacific island nations.


UC engineer wins NZ architect's president's award

27 May 2013

University of Canterbury civil engineering professor Andy Buchanan has received the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) President's Award.


UC expert urges growth in creative computing in NZ

27 May 2013

A leading NZ technology expert and UC academic says it is important creative computing becomes an essential part of the school curriculum and tertiary education programmes.


Pharmaceutical expert lectures at UC

24 May 2013

A leading New Zealand pharmaceutical scientist has been lecturing University of Canterbury chemistry students and looking at collaborating with UC researchers.


NZ lures record number of Chinese visitors

23 May 2013

New Zealand's clean, green image is a key reason why a record number of Chinese tourists are flocking to New Zealand, a UC Chinese language lecturer says.


Major collection of earthquake stories to go live

23 May 2013

The first release of earthquake stories collected by UC's QuakeBox recording studio will be available from tomorrow on the CEISMIC Canterbury digital archive.


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22 May 2013

A UC health sciences researcher has called for public places such as bus stops, train stations, ferry terminals, streets, urban centres and beaches to be declared smoke-free.


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22 May 2013

UC marine expert Professor David Schiel is investigating human-induced and natural long-term changes in ocean forces and sea temperatures around the country.


Drugs and alcohol cause problems during pregnancy

21 May 2013

A University of Canterbury psychology researcher has identified the first direct evidence that combined use of ecstasy and alcohol during pregnancy causes brain damage.