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Bandidos gang expansion a significant development

28 January 2014

The Bandidos bikie gang expansion into Christchurch is a very significant development, a leading New Zealand gang researcher says.


UC students helping construction companies

27 January 2014

An entrepreneurial University of Canterbury (UC) student team has created a health and safety mobile phone system to help construction companies.


Teaching job skills to those with Down syndrome

24 January 2014

A University of Canterbury (UC) study is using video modelling and video self-modelling to help teach job skills to prospective employees with Down syndrome.


NZ students score high in financial literary quiz

23 January 2014

A survey of New Zealand university students has found they scored almost 20 percent better in a financial literary quiz than their English counterparts.


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.