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Challenges to be debated at NZ conference

27 November 2013

It is vital that the public gains an understanding of the challenges and new thinking that are emerging in post-quake ChCh says UC political science expert Dr Jeremy Moses.


Work to start on UC's major new science facility

27 November 2013

Construction work will start later next year on the University of Canterbury's (UC) $212 million new Regional Science and Innovation Centre.


Student putting books in the hands children

25 November 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) postgraduate student is putting books in the hands of Afghan children through the virtual world and distributing to villages in Afghanistan.


UC investigating the amount people pay for water

25 November 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) postgraduate student is investigating the amount people have to pay for water throughout New Zealand.


Tiny particles to explain more about Universe

22 November 2013

Scientists at the University of Canterbury (UC) are hoping that a particle that is almost nothing in size will tell them almost everything about the Universe.


Businesses need to plan better to recover faster

21 November 2013

New Zealand businesses and organisations need to plan better to recover faster from natural disasters, a University of Canterbury researcher says.


Tram passengers to see UC-designed views city

21 November 2013

When the Christchurch trams resume next week for the first time since the 2011 earthquake, passengers will be able to view the city as it was via the tram's television screens


Leading academics to be honoured for achievements

20 November 2013

Six leading University of Canterbury (UC) academics will be honoured for achievements in their field at the annual Chancellor's dinner event on campus on Friday night.


Research into investment of thoroughbred racing

19 November 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) postgraduate student has been investigating the thoroughbred racing tradition in the Canterbury region.


Work needed to improve wellbeing among students

19 November 2013

More education work needs to be done to improve the importance of teaching the skills of happiness in schools, a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher says.