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Veteran astronaut to attend starlight festival

17 April 2013

An astronaut who has travelled almost 27 million miles in space and has orbited the earth 990 times will be the key speaker at the first New Zealand starlight festival in Teka


Education and support helps teenage mums

16 April 2013

countries, after the United States, and a University of Canterbury researcher has found young parents need access to respectful, one-stop, wrap-around support services.


Wine industry to benefit from dryer weather

16 April 2013

The New Zealand wine industry is likely to benefit from a long term trend towards increasing dryer and warmer summers, a University of Canterbury weather expert says.


Research to help disabled people into cars

16 April 2013

Research by the University of Canterbury could significantly help disabled people all over the world transfer more safely and easily from their wheelchairs into their cars.


UC students design triathlon tracking device

16 April 2013

University of Canterbury researchers have designed a new miniature electronic triathlon tracking device to be worn by athletes and broadcast live to smartphone apps.


UC investigating NZ's gross national happiness

16 April 2013

A University of Canterbury statistics researcher is taking a statistical approach to gauge the level of New Zealand's gross national happiness.


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12 April 2013

UC has retained its position as a leading research university, according to the latest Tertiary Education Commission Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) assessment.


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11 April 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher is proposing a national trial to extend the crosswalk time for slower pedestrians at traffic signals.


UC researcher looking at workplace bullying

11 April 2013

Bullying is occurring in the New Zealand workforce and a UC health researcher believes the prevalence of bullying will be similar to that experienced in Australia.


Researcher's book sells out after just five days

10 April 2013

A book on gangs written by University of Canterbury researcher Dr Jarrod Gilbert is being reprinted after just five days on the market.