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Women turned to unhealthy food to cope with quakes

26 March 2013

Christchurch women's eating habits became unhealthier after the earthquakes to cope with stress, a University of Canterbury researcher has found.


UC Quake Centre launched at the Westpac Hub

25 March 2013

The University of Canterbury has launched its new Quake Centre (UCQC) to work with industry on joint venture earthquake engineering research projects.


School a good case for judicial review

25 March 2013

Christchurch's Phillipstown School has a good case for a judicial review of the decision to merge with Woolston School, the Dean of the Faculty of Law.


Disrupted flow of music in Christchurch

25 March 2013

A University of Canterbury Cultural Studies researcher is studying how the musical personality of Christchurch has changed since the earthquakes.


Somali refugees struggling to integrate in NZ

25 March 2013

Many Somali refugees who suffered major trauma during their country's civil war and subsequent refugee flight have struggled to integrate into New Zealand society.


What if judges could understand forensic experts?

25 March 2013

In courtrooms judges have to make decisions based on the available evidence. This evidence is nowadays often very technical and statistical and difficult to understand.


Research into trauma following earthquakes and war

25 March 2013

How trauma is understood by the public and medical community shapes who seeks help and when, and the kinds of treatment that are available to them.


Plans for Christchurch following research project

21 March 2013

A University of Canterbury mechanical engineering professor will present results of a research project into a development plan for Christchurch that meets the aspirations of r


UC graduate a global leader

21 March 2013

A University of Canterbury graduate, who is assistant to the King of Bhutan, has been selected as a 2013 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.


Human-elephant conflict to feature in conference

21 March 2013

The heightening conflict between people and elephants will be a feature in many of the talks at the south and southeast Asian elephant symposium at UC in May.