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UC academic Young NZ Engineer of the Year finalist

27 November 2014

A UC engineer, who has tested and researched the impact of earthquakes, is a finalist in the Young New Zealand Engineer of the Year Awards tomorrow night.

Organisation above-average in resilience

26 November 2014

A major investigation has found the Bay of Plenty's critical infrastructure organisations are of above-average resilience.

UC researcher wins major national ecology award

26 November 2014

A University of Canterbury researcher has won a major national ecology award for his research into how communities of interacting species respond to environmental changes.

Link between inequality and teen births studied

25 November 2014

A UC economics and finance postgraduate student's research project has been unable to find a strong link between teen birth rates and socio-economic inequality.

New Zealand first neat places app launched

24 November 2014

A UC graduate student has produced a nationwide app showing the best cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and events in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Auckland housing market bursting-bubble

24 November 2014

House prices in Auckland which have risen 34 percent since 2011 will be sustainable for as long as there is the demand and the means for buyers to continue purchasing.

New light shed on Christchurch's Victoria Square

24 November 2014

Unravelling the rich history of one of Christchurch's iconic precincts is the focus of the latest book from Canterbury University Press (CUP).

Tourism surviving natural disasters

24 November 2014

A University of Canterbury doctoral student is investigating the preparedness and planning of post-disaster tourism service providers.

Petrol business owners docking workers wages

24 November 2014

A UC business and economics associate professor isn't surprised petrol business owners would make their staff pay for loss of income with customers not paying their petrol.

Refuelling device for disabled drivers studied

24 November 2014

A UC postgraduate student is helping a community-based organisation conduct research into the feasibility of an automated refuelling device for mobility-impaired drivers.