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Expert to talk about captive elephants

06 May 2013

Erin Ivory, one of the world's leading experts on zoo elephants, will talk about the care of captive elephants at the south and Southeast Asian elephant conference.


UC research finds Canterbury farmers stressed

06 May 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher looking at organisational resilience and physical impacts of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes on farms has found stress to be one of the gre


What if people were complacent about tsunamis?

06 May 2013

A visiting Australian expert will give a public lecture at the University of Canterbury (UC) next week about the threat of tsunamis.


Electricity proposal poses regulatory instability

30 April 2013

A University of Canterbury electricity expert says the Labour and the Green Party electricity proposal risks regulatory instability and it would be preferable to deal with any


UC research involves large study on depression

30 April 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher is undertaking a large study testing the effects of probiotics on people suffering depression.


Ability grouping ineffective and detrimental

29 April 2013

University of Canterbury education research has found that intermediate and secondary schools ability grouping practices are, at best, ineffective and, at worst, detrimental.


UC researching stuttering

29 April 2013

Around 45,000 New Zealanders stutter and a University of Canterbury researcher is investigating to, ultimately, help reduce stuttering.


Link between strokes and pneumonia

26 April 2013

Around 6000 New Zealanders suffer strokes each year and a University of Canterbury researcher is trying to find out why many of them develop life-threatening pneumonia.


Mussel shells to treat polluted mining water

26 April 2013

University of Canterbury researchers are investigating an ecologically engineered treatment system to solve wastewater problems, such as acid mine drainage, on mining sites.


Pre-term babies at risk of neurocognitive delay

24 April 2013

Findings of a University of Canterbury research project show children born very pre-term are at high risk of cognitive delay and impairment.