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Top students uncomfortable being called "gifted"

19 February 2013

A University of Canterbury study of top students has found many of them were not comfortable being identified as gifted and talented.


School closures an after-shock

18 February 2013

Just four days short of the second anniversary of the February 22 earthquake, Christchurch principals, teachers, students and parents are facing emotional pressure.


Project to help Antarctic seals and penguins

18 February 2013

The University of Canterbury is launching a new research project to help seals and penguins in the Antarctic.


School closures and mergers stressful

18 February 2013

The closure of seven Christchurch schools and merging of 12 others will be stressful and will place new demands on people.


UC survey of up to 3000 children underway

18 February 2013

A University of Canterbury survey of up to 3000 children will help provide the first comprehensive study on early language development in New Zealand.


UC team leading bridge testing in ChCh

15 February 2013

Engineering students are working on new solutions to help improve the seismic performance of ChCh's damaged bridge columns and accelerate the recovery of the city's bridges.


Treatment of pregnant women appalling

15 February 2013

The treatment of pregnant New Zealand women and new parents in the workplace is appalling, says University of Canterbury Associate Professor Annick Masselot.


Children need to talk more to each other

13 February 2013

The days of children being seen and not heard should be over, a University of Canterbury postgraduate education researcher said.


Greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme

12 February 2013

New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme (ETS) is more or less dead, according to a University of Canterbury forestry professor.


UC graduate to release book on New Zealand gangs

12 February 2013

A former University of Canterbury postgraduate student will, later next month, release a book about the history of New Zealand gangs.