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Successful Platform Arts Festival is back

01 September 2014

The University of Canterbury (UC) will celebrate the fifth instalment of the successful biennial Platform Arts Festival in early September.


Drivers more likely to run red lights in afternoon

29 August 2014

Drivers are more likely to run red lights in week day afternoon peak hours then in the mornings, a University of Canterbury engineering research team has confirmed.


Heart and vascular disease focus of UC research

28 August 2014

Tissues blocking arteries to the brain are to be rushed to the UC from Christchurch Hospital operating theatre to be kept alive in a laboratory for five days.


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27 August 2014

A UC research project has been considering the costs and benefits of a range of potential changes to pedestrian crossing laws.


Economics experts study 800 metre athletic races

27 August 2014

Top 800 metres endurance-based athletes who run their first lap faster than the second may end up producing slower times, a UC economics research project has found.


Continuity for the UCSA

26 August 2014

For the first time in the University of Canterbury Students' Association's 120-year history the top three executive positions have been re-elected.


Physical education teachers in paid employment

25 August 2014

A University of Canterbury survey has found nearly all their physical education teacher graduates from the last three years are in paid employment.


Canterbury student researching graphene

25 August 2014

A University of Canterbury PhD student is investigating ways to unleash energy storage potential of thin sheeted carbon graphene.


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25 August 2014

A University of Canterbury PhD student is investigating the impact of social media following the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.


PhD student develops computer game to help kids

22 August 2014

A University of Canterbury PhD student has developed a computer game that enables children to improve their social skills.