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University celebrates major earthquake milestones

12 April 2016

Earthquake engineering and research capability at the University of Canterbury will increase dramatically this week with the launch of two major initiatives.


Liquefaction research wins international honour

11 April 2016

A UC academic's work on liquefaction-induced land damage following the Canterbury earthquakes has been awarded a prestigious international engineering award.


UC Connect: Sam Johnson discusses 'volun-tourism'

08 April 2016

In this UC Connect public lecture, UC Student Volunteer Army founder Sam Johnson will lead a discussion on creating a "volun-tourism" program to aid Christchurch's rebuild.


Students fundraise for Thai children's charity

06 April 2016

Volunteering with disadvantaged children in Bangkok over the summer break has inspired two students to raise money for the institute which cares for them.


Simulating friendly fire to learn how to avoid it

05 April 2016

In a laboratory used for human factors psychology research, doctoral students simulate friendly fire.


UC academic offers insight into rugby coaching

01 April 2016

Head coach of England's rugby team, Eddie Jones has a long connection with UC Prof Richard Light, who offers an insight into his coaching plus a warning for the All Blacks.


UC writer in residence questions 'kiwiness'

30 March 2016

In a free seminar, Philip Braithwaite, Ursula Bethell Writer in Residence at the University of Canterbury, will discuss the vexed question: What is New Zealand's identity?


UC Connect: Dark Confessions - The Teina Pora case

30 March 2016

How did one of New Zealand's worst miscarriages of justice happen?


UC Connect: The future of tertiary education

24 March 2016

What can the five-year-old Productivity Commission add to a thousand-year-old institution?


UC earthquake researcher to receive prize in US

24 March 2016

Professor Brendon Bradley will be presented with a prestigious Earthquake Engineering Research Innovation Prize at a ceremony in the United States next month.


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