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UC quake research in world-first ‘Ferrari’ overbridge

Monday, 25 July 2016, 11:37 am | University of Canterbury

In a significant advance in engineering, Christchurch’s newest overpass features a world-first in quake-resilient technology described as the “Ferrari” of bridges, developed in Christchurch by University of Canterbury engineers. The innovative, ... More >>

Clinton vs. Trump and the impact on New Zealand

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 1:58 pm | University of Canterbury

An upcoming UC Connect free public lecture will focus on the raucous 2016 Presidential election in the United States, which is causing headlines around the world. More >>

Lab-on-a-chip unlocks world of possibilities

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 1:55 pm | University of Canterbury

Saving kauri trees, detecting bacteria in milk, addressing disease and infection and slowing the progress of cancer or multiple sclerosis are all future possibilities thanks to new technology called laboratory-on-a–chip. More >>

School students ‘adopt’ a scientist from UC

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 3:05 pm | University of Canterbury

New science needs new thinking, supported by the wisdom of experience, and a Canterbury school and the University of Canterbury are helping make this concept a reality. Already making their contribution to science as teenagers, four Lincoln High School ... More >>

Fellow from Hawaii to teach Te Reo at UC

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 9:43 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s Te Reo programme in Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies welcomed its first ever Visiting Canterbury Fellow yesterday. Dr Te Raukura Roa (Waikato-Tainui), from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, will ... More >>

UC Connect: Feminism and Rape Awareness in New Zealand

Friday, 8 July 2016, 3:13 pm | University of Canterbury

In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury criminologist Professor Greg Newbold looks at rape awareness campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s and at the impact these campaigns have had on rape consciousness and rape law in New ... More >>

UC expert welcomes 'important' digital curriculum

Friday, 8 July 2016, 10:36 am | University of Canterbury

Computer science education expert University of Canterbury Professor Tim Bell has welcomed the news that New Zealand’s school curriculum is changing to embrace the subject of digital technologies. More >>

UC tech projects open young minds to science

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 10:34 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has won funding for two projects that aim to bring science and technology to young people and local communities, as part of the government’s 2016 Unlocking Curious Minds fund. More >>

Good vibrations: bolder building solutions

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 10:20 am | University of Canterbury

Building solutions that challenge conventional construction wisdom are being researched, modelled and tested by University of Canterbury academic Dr Geoffrey Rodgers as he re-examines what defines a ‘strong’ building. More >>

UC research funded in Deep South Science Challenge

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 10:45 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers have been funded $450,000 for new scientific research projects to help New Zealanders better understand their future climate as part of the government’s Deep South National Science Challenge. More >>

UC engineer wins KiwiNet emerging innovator award

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:35 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury academic has jointly won the emerging innovator award at the 2016 KiwiNet Awards that showcase the clever science driving business innovation in New Zealand. More >>

20th anniversary of World Court anti-nuclear judgment

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:57 am | University of Canterbury

Political leaders, international law experts, diplomats and anti-nuclear campaigners will meet in Christchurch on Friday, 8 July, to mark a pivotal moment in global legal history that was sparked by a group of determined New Zealanders. More >>

Beyond lie detectors: ‘The brain does not lie’

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 11:16 am | University of Canterbury

What if we had the technology to read your mind? The University of Canterbury’s Law School is leading a New Zealand Law Foundation funded project to investigate the forensic potential of brain scanning technology. More >>

UC students recognised at inaugural Youth Awards

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 10:10 am | University of Canterbury

Four University of Canterbury students have won awards for their youth advocacy work, including Josiah Tualamali’i who won the Supreme Youth Award for Christchurch at the inaugural Canterbury Youth Awards ceremony, held at the UCSA Events Centre on ... More >>

Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards winners

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 9:46 am | University of Canterbury

These awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in fields targeted to support growth and innovation in New Zealand. Ten awards were granted this year, in partnership with the Science ... More >>

Finding sustainable solutions for NZ forestry at UC

Monday, 27 June 2016, 11:29 am | University of Canterbury

An innovative team at the University of Canterbury’s (UC) School of Forestry is working to find a solution to a key challenge facing New Zealand’s forestry industry. More >>

Can we rehabilitate Canterbury’s problem waterways?

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 2:54 pm | University of Canterbury

Identifying problems with Canterbury’s waterways isn’t difficult, but solving those problems is another matter. An upcoming UC Connect free public lecture will focus on the problems facing Canterbury’s fresh waterways. More >>

Synaesthetes taste sound, hear colour

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 2:48 pm | University of Canterbury

An ongoing study by Senior Lecturer Dr Patrick Shepherd in the University of Canterbury’s College of Education, Health and Human Development suggests that synaesthesia does not make you more or less creative. However, a teacher’s understanding of synaesthesia ... More >>

Kiwi bushrangers’ multiple murders brought to light

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 10:17 am | University of Canterbury

A book about one of the South Island’s most shocking multiple murders has been published by Canterbury University Press to mark the 150thanniversary of the crimes. More >>

Virtuoso violinist adds new string to his bow at UC

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:20 am | University of Canterbury

With an established international music career based in the United States, jetsetting musician Professor Mark Menzies is answering a trans-Pacific calling from his alma mater, the University of Canterbury’s School of Music, to become the new Head of ... More >>

 

 

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