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UC educator backs Government's teaching overhaul

23 January 2014

A University of Canterbury (UC) education expert has endorsed the Government's focus on quality teaching and strong school leadership.


International award to New Zealand scientist

22 January 2014

A University of Canterbury (UC) marine expert has received a triennial international award for lifelong contributions to marine science.


Best communication for children with autism

21 January 2014

Many children with autistic disorders fail to develop sufficient speech to enable them to communicate their needs, a University of Canterbury (UC) PhD student says.


Students to learn about robotics at E-week

20 January 2014

High school students interested in a career in robotics, renewable energy, nanotechnology and the next generation of smart devices will be fascinated by UC's E-week camp.


Venue for an early Jackson movie in line for award

20 January 2014

A venue for one of Sir Peter Jackson's early films is in line for a New Zealand commercial project award.


Christchurch voted second best in the world

20 January 2014

A University of Canterbury (UC) tourism researcher says it is not surprising Christchurch has been voted the second best city to visit in the world by the New York Times.


Greater investment in cycling has economic benefit

17 January 2014

A University of Canterbury (UC) urban transport expert believes the Government and local authorities should invest more money into cycling because of the economic benefits.


Research looking at ways to conserve NZ wetlands

16 January 2014

A University of Canterbury (UC) postgraduate student is looking at ways to help conserve one of New Zealand's biggest wetlands.


More than 200 experts to attend fire conference

15 January 2014

More than 200 fire scientists and engineers from all over the world will attend the 11th Symposium of the International Association for Fire Safety Science at UC.


UC seeking to explain science to the community

15 January 2014

The University of Canterbury (UC) is running a science show at the Canterbury Museum to better explain science to the community.