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$1 million in funding for UC researchers

06 June 2013

A University of Canterbury health researcher has received more than $650,000 in Health Research Council funding to help critically ill patients breathe more easily.


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06 June 2013

Eleven UC alumni, including two former staff members, and an adjunct professor have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List announced this week


 UC expert heads to London for Global Summit

05 June 2013

One of NZ's leading computer science experts will tell a Google Global Summit meeting in London next week that there is more to computer science than just programming.


Role of insurance in recovery assessed

05 June 2013

The commercial insurance sector responded as well as could be expected given the scale and complexity of the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury events.


Concern about angry faces on LEGO mini-figures

04 June 2013

The number of happy faces on LEGO toy mini-figures is decreasing and the number of angry faces is increasing, a University of Canterbury robot expert says.


Post-traumatic stress and work

04 June 2013

International research on post-traumatic stress suggests that the real impact of any major event can take up to two years to materialise.


Book aims to help those trying to reduce violence

04 June 2013

Violence continues to be the driving challenge for NZ communities with nearly half of all homicides in NZ resulting from family violence, says a UC social work expert.


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.