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UC Phd Student Develops Computer Game to Help Children

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:59 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury PhD student has developed a computer game that enables children to improve their social skills. More >>

Christchurch bars, cafes nearing pre-earthquake levels

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:21 am | University of Canterbury

Christchurch nightlife including restaurants, bars and cafes are nearing pre-earthquake levels as the rebuild and path to recovery continues to gain momentum, University of Canterbury business researcher Associate Professor Sussie Morrish says. More >>

Sydney expert to give public lecture on blood donations

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 1:36 pm | University of Canterbury

A Sydney expert will give a public talk at the University of Canterbury next month on the science of giving, economics and improving blood supply. More >>

Chemistry student wins three minute thesis event

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 11:19 am | University of Canterbury

Chemistry student Anna Farquhar who has researched the energy storage potential of thin sheeted carbon graphene, last night won the University of Canterbury’s fifth annual thesis in three presentation event. More >>

Finalists named in University phone app challenge

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 11:00 am | University of Canterbury

An app to help children with their speech, another to store paper receipts on a cellphone and a third project to help people get out of bed on time have made it into the finals of the University of Canterbury’s annual phone app competition. ... More >>

Growing numbers of Chinese migrants heading to Canterbury

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 9:24 am | University of Canterbury

As Canterbury recovers and rebuilds, more and more Chinese are heading to the region as tourists, students, and migrants, a University of Canterbury PhD postgraduate student says. More >>

More than 500 people expected at bridge building competition

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 9:49 am | University of Canterbury

More than 500 people are expected at the University of Canterbury’s annual student bridge building competition, civil engineering’s event of the year on campus this week. More >>

Global importance of Antarctica not to be underestimated

Monday, 18 August 2014, 9:44 am | University of Canterbury

The global importance of Antarctica to New Zealand cannot be underestimated, University of Canterbury’s Gateway Antarctica researcher Dr Daniela Liggett says. More >>

Canterbury student to launch young voters’ app next week

Sunday, 17 August 2014, 1:18 pm | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury commerce and law student, who produced a website to help young voters in next month's elections, will next week launch a mobile app, Candidate, to provide more information for new voters. More >>

Haka benefits the All Blacks on and off the field

Friday, 15 August 2014, 12:04 pm | University of Canterbury

Former All Black rugby player Dallas Seymour says using the haka as a form of pre-match expression benefits the All Blacks, on and off the field. The All Blacks will perform the haka against the Wallabies before their test in Sydney on Saturday night as they ... More >>

Research investigating feasibility free bus services

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 1:42 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury honours students are investigating the feasibility of free bus services for students in Christchurch. More >>

UC reopens remediated and renamed Registry building

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 11:57 am | University of Canterbury

UC staff are moving back into the fully-remediated Registry building, which has been renamed Matariki. The building will be the new hub for front line services to all UC students. More >>

Nees appointed Canterbury’s inaugural architect in residence

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 9:54 am | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has appointed Christchurch architect Tim Nees as the inaugural Architect in Residence within its College of Engineering. The residency has support from Sir Miles Warren’s Warren Architects Education Charitable Trust ... More >>

Cultural meaning of rituals in NZ rugby

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 9:50 am | University of Canterbury

Rituals in sport go far behind the All Blacks’ haka which will be performed in the opening Rugby Championship match against Australia in Sydney on Saturday night. The haka is one of the most famous rituals in world sport and holds great meaning ... More >>

University of Canterbury ranked No.1 university twice

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 3:29 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is ranked first in the country in two out of the four annual performance rankings just released by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). More >>

Research to ensure even game for less skilled players

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 9:49 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. David Altimira has been researching in the university’s HIT Lab NZ to balance a game ... More >>

New world first university-designed flooring system

Monday, 11 August 2014, 12:56 pm | University of Canterbury

A building soon to be constructed in Nelson will be the first in the world using a new timber flooring system designed by University of Canterbury structural engineering experts with huge potential benefits for the Christchurch rebuild and for the whole ... More >>

Study into Didymo’s impact on 55 South Island waterways

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 10:11 am | University of Canterbury

In one of the largest field studies of its kind to examine Didymo, or rock snot, a University of Canterbury project has sampled 55 rivers and streams across the South Island in every major region, to establish its niche and effects on ecosystems. More >>

Super-duper-moon expected Monday morning

Friday, 8 August 2014, 3:35 pm | University of Canterbury

A super-duper-moon which is bigger and brighter than any other full moon visible this year will appear on Monday (August 11) morning when the full moon reaches its closest point to Earth. More >>

Crusaders criticised for shooting wild animals

Friday, 8 August 2014, 10:07 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury expert on human-animal relations has criticised Crusaders rugby players shooting wild animals in Africa. Pictures of Crusaders players on a hunting trip in South Africa are being used by an environmental organisation in its ... More >>



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