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UC students urge Kiwis to become ant eaters

06 October 2016

Do you prefer your ants cooked medium rare or well done? This question could be coming to a restaurant near you if two Canterbury student-entrepreneurs get their way.


UC earthquake engineers win international honour

04 October 2016

Two UC earthquake engineers have been honoured at an American convention for the world-class excellence of their post-quake research assessing liquefaction hazards.


UC in NZ's first autonomous e-vehicle trial

04 October 2016

The University of Canterbury's hi-tech researchers are playing a vital part in trialling New Zealand's first fully autonomous electric vehicle.


NZ school rugby teaching lacks character, values

30 September 2016

New research reveals that rugby in New Zealand secondary schools has no clear educative or social intention, focusing on building technical skills rather than character.


Lectures focus on Māori experience of trauma

29 September 2016

The UC Ngāi Tahu Research Centre is hosting a lecture series, He Kokonga Whare - Māori and the Transmission of Historical Trauma.


Schools students test quake resilient design at UC

27 September 2016

High school students will be able to use UC's Structural Engineering Laboratory to test the quake resilience of their mini-house prototypes these school holidays.


UC student explores native crayfish sustainability

27 September 2016

A UC student will discuss her research into central Canterbury's native freshwater crayfish in an upcoming free seminar.


UC researchers awarded $5 million for smart ideas

26 September 2016

UC researchers have been the most successful in New Zealand in the MBIE Smart Ideas investment process with five new projects awarded $5 million in funding.


UC PhD student takes on land speed record again

26 September 2016

An engineer studying for his PhD at the University of Canterbury is simultaneously researching the aerodynamics of asymmetrical vehicles and setting world land-speed records.


Restoring world's first recorded computer music

26 September 2016

UC Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago.


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