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International aid worker to spend next week at University

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:49 am | University of Canterbury

A leading international humanitarian aid worker will be talking to students at the University of Canterbury next week to encourage them to get out into the world and people in need. More >>

Sports scientists expecting personal bests from Pascoe

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:48 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand’s star para swimmer Sophie Pascoe is likely to win medals and achieve personal bests in her events at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next week, says her performance analyst and University of Canterbury bio-mechanics expert Matt Ingram. More >>

Time running out for researcher with motor neurone disease

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:47 am | University of Canterbury

A terminally-ill University of Canterbury researcher is almost running out of time to complete her research before motor neurone disease takes over her life. More >>

Loss of QE II Stadium has affected performance of athletes

Friday, 25 July 2014, 9:19 am | University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury economics experts believe the loss of Queen Elizabeth II Stadium because of the earthquakes has affected the performance of Canterbury athletes. More >>

Antarctic fish should survive global warming

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:25 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury student researcher is investigating how emerald rock fish in the Antarctic can adjust and survive the predicted global and sea temperature increase. More >>

NZ farmers miss out on a $120 million a year windfall

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:41 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand farmers would be paid to pollute if they participated in the country’s emissions trading scheme under current policy settings, University of Canterbury forestry expert Professor Euan Mason says. More >>

Names of towns and cities should revert to Maori language

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:30 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand should change the names of its towns and cities to Maori language, former All Black, New Zealand Maori, Sevens rugby player and University of Canterbury double graduate Dallas Seymour says. More >>

Rising young conductor from UC heads to the Hollywood Bowl

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:30 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury graduate and one of the world’s rising young conductors, Gemma New, heads to the United states next week to assist the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. More >>

Disaster risk management in world Y20 summit declaration

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 9:28 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student has helped include disaster risk management and climate change problems in the final communique at the recently finished world Y20 summit in Sydney. More >>

Downing of MH17 shows the Ukraine crisis is a global issue

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:21 pm | University of Canterbury

The downing of Malaysian airlines’ flight MH17 clearly shows the Ukraine crisis is not a local or regional affair, it is a global issue and the world community needs to help the Ukraine, University of Canterbury Ukrainian expert Associate Professor ... More >>

UC postgraduate to research in making cities sustainable

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:12 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury postgraduate is heading to Baltimore in the United States to research making cities sustainable. Civil and natural resources engineering and mathematics PhD student Tom Logan soon begins research at John Hopkins University ... More >>

Researchers investigate impact of brain protein on memory

Friday, 18 July 2014, 10:53 am | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers are investigating a brain protein which may impact on the memory of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Memory problems are common in many diseases of the brain and they are the hallmark of dementia, including Alzheimer’s ... More >>

Ancient artefacts gifted to university’s Logie Collection

Friday, 18 July 2014, 10:39 am | University of Canterbury

Ancient artefacts gifted to university’s Logie Collection July 18, 2014 An ancient Greek mug, dated about 330-320BC, has been gifted to the University of Canterbury’s James Logie Memorial Collection. The mug is one of seven precious artefacts from ... More >>

Tampa boat refugee - lecture at University of Canterbury

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 1:04 pm | University of Canterbury

Nearly 13 years ago, the Norwegian freighter Tampa rescued about 430 people, mainly Afghans and Iraqis, from a sinking fishing vessel off Australia. After a long period of uncertainty, New Zealand accepted 131 of the refugees. One of them was then seven ... More >>

Scientist to measure sea ice using underwater vehicle

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 10:31 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury scientist is measuring the thickness and biological productivity of Antarctic sea ice using a remote underwater vehicle to understand its role in ocean circulation and the functioning of polar ecosystems. More >>

Canterbury student Hurring heads to women’s Rugby World Cup

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 10:59 am | University of Canterbury

New Zealand rugby player Haile Hurring heads to the World Cup in Paris with one eye on the rugby pitch and the other on her text books. Hurring is a University of Canterbury education student who is balancing her degree studies with her rugby career. More >>

Professor recognised for his work about evolution of life

Monday, 14 July 2014, 2:12 pm | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury’s Professor Mike Steel, who is using mathematics to help biologists discover more about the evolution of life, has been recognised for his work with the university’s Research Medal. More >>

Canterbury research into Auckland eruption clean up

Sunday, 13 July 2014, 10:11 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury geological sciences postgraduate has won a competition about communicating his thesis investigating the clean-up work required after an Auckland volcanic eruption. More >>

Students develop a personal robot to improve quality of life

Friday, 11 July 2014, 9:50 am | University of Canterbury

A group of University of Canterbury students are developing a personal robot with the aim of bringing robotics to people to improve quality of life. More >>

Adelaide engineering students to learn about Chch quakes

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 10:07 am | University of Canterbury

Forty three final year engineering students from the University of Adelaide will spend two weeks in Christchurch, based at the University of Canterbury. The Australian students will gain first-hand account of what earthquakes can do, not just to buildings ... More >>



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