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First multi-storey timber building opens

10 March 2014

The first multi-storey post-earthquake timber building using low-damage post-tensioned timber technology has opened in Christchurch.


Pistorius and the lessons for New Zealand

10 March 2014

The process employed to try criminal cases in New Zealand should be continually discussed and debated, a leading University of Canterbury (UC) criminal law academic says.


UC to set up an architect in residence

07 March 2014

The University of Canterbury will, for the first time, set up an Architect in Residence within its College of Engineering.


Fresh discoveries about key NZ volcanoes

07 March 2014

University of Canterbury (UC) has uncovered fresh information about New Zealand's volcanoes that could be helpful when volcanoes erupt in future.


UC Students to learn more about robotics in Japan

06 March 2014

Three University of Canterbury's postgraduate students are bound for Japan to learn more about the robotic industry in a bid to save lives in New Zealand.


Healthy choices critical for healthy lifestyle

06 March 2014

Health information on New Zealand's food labels is poor in helping people decide what is healthy or not, a University of Canterbury (UC) marketing expert says.


Student Volunteer Army swinging into action

06 March 2014

The University of Canterbury Student Volunteer Army (SVA) has mobilised into action, shovelling mud from this week's torrential flooding.


Christchurch has suffered liquefaction in the past

05 March 2014

Fresh research has found Christchurch has previously experienced liquefaction in an earthquake, most likely the 1869 Christchurch earthquake.


Christchurch experiences more flooding

05 March 2014

Christchurch is now experiencing more frequent and severe flooding due to the impact of the earthquakes, University of Canterbury (UC) researchers said today.


One of New Zealand's leading astronomers retires

05 March 2014

One of New Zealand's leading astronomers, who has been studying the binary and variable stars for decades, has retired from the University of Canterbury (UC).