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Study into the rise of women in racing industry

04 April 2013

A UC researcher is investigating New Zealand's thoroughbred racing industry, which contributes extensively towards the country's economy.


Majority of students check Facebook daily

04 April 2013

A University of Canterbury psychology masters student, Milesa Cepe, has found 93 per cent of high school and university students check Facebook at least once a day.


NZ brain-drainers returning home more quickly

03 April 2013

NZ's brain-drainers have always returned home but a UC researcher believes they may be returning more quickly.


Research helping Australians learn from bush fires

03 April 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher has been helping the New South Wales Rural Fire Service following three big bush fires this summer.


What if eating habits controlled children's genes?

03 April 2013

A University of Canterbury food expert is questioning whether people's eating habits influence their children's genes.


UC experts helping inquiry into child abuse

27 March 2013

NZ has the fifth worst child abuse record out of 31 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries with, on average, one child killed every 5 weeks.


Muslim students surprised by little homework in NZ

27 March 2013

Virtually all Muslim students studying in Christchurch find there is very little homework for New Zealand school children, a UC researcher has found.


 Cows could be contributing to whitebait decline

26 March 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher is investigating whether increased nutrients in streams could be having an impact on New Zealand's whitebait fishery.


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.