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People with disabilities most affected by disaster

14 April 2014

A University of Canterbury expert says people with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike.

Impacts of prejudiced comments online

14 April 2014

University of Canterbury psychology and management researchers have been looking at the impact of online and social media prejudice toward ethnic groups.

Lack of female quota culture harming performance

14 April 2014

New Zealand's low proportion of female board members on large listed companies is solidifying the glass ceiling for women, a University of Canterbury expert says.

Christchurch's sizzle-seller to receive hon doc

11 April 2014

One of Christchurch's most passionate business people leading the city's rebuild will receive an honorary doctorate at next weeks University of Canterbury graduation.

Research helping national organisations to recover

10 April 2014

A University of Canterbury research team is working with 11 key national infrastructure organisations exploring ways to increase their overall organisational resilience.

Discovery channel filming giant catapult in action

09 April 2014

One of the biggest documentary television channels in the world, Discovery, will be filming a University of Canterbury giant catapult volcanic research project later today.

Oscar-winning filmmaker receives honorary degree

09 April 2014

His film won an Academy award, he is good friends with actors such as Robin Williams, and next week Vincent Ward becomes an honorary doctor of the University of Canterbury.

Children's beliefs affect maths performance

08 April 2014

A general perception that New Zealand school children are not doing as well as they should in maths may not be entirely correct.

Student seeking solutions to behavioural problems

07 April 2014

A University of Canterbury health sciences PhD student is investigating a different approach to solving behavioural and emotional problems in young children.

No surprise in the latest climate change report

07 April 2014

The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change should provide pause for thought on future decision making.