Two UC professors Women of Influence finalists

29 September 2015

Two University of Canterbury professors are among the finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015.


UC composers win Douglas Lilburn contest

28 September 2015

Two University of Canterbury composers are among the winners of the inaugural NZTrio Composing Competition 2015: Celebrating Lilburn.


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27 May 2015

Changing careers can be daunting, particularly when change requires university study. Starting, or returning, to university as a mature student can be overwhelming for some people.


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16 April 2015

A University of Canterbury researcher who graduates with her PhD this week has been examining how one in six New Zealanders live with chronic pain.


Mental health issues facing Chinese

23 January 2015

Chinese people with mental health problems do not seek help from mental health services because of shame and stigma and the fear of losing face.


Clean teeth if prompted by text messages

01 December 2014

Young unemployed people are more likely to clean their teeth more often if they are prompted with text messages, a University of Canterbury health research study has found.


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13 October 2014

UC will launch its new Master of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Nursing joint initiative with CPIT today (13 October).


Study to look at wheelchair users and the rebuild

05 September 2014

A UC PhD student is looking into whether people who use wheelchairs have felt included in the Canterbury rebuild and recovery in the three years since the earthquakes.


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25 August 2014

Research at the University of Canterbury has found nearly all their recent PE Teacher graduates are now in paid employment.


Survey shows fluoridation preferred

30 June 2014

Christchurch four year-olds have on average 95 percent more decay in their baby teeth than children from Wellington of the same age, a University of Canterbury health sciences postgraduate researcher has found.


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26 June 2014

A University of Canterbury PhD health sciences student is investigating the benefits of natural medicine to help with common colds.


Addressing gaps in disaster survival

03 June 2014

A UC-led survey of people in Wellington on their evacuation preparedness for an earthquake and tsunami disaster has shown people largely overlook key needs.


Lifestyle changes will reduce breast cancer risk

12 May 2014

Promoting lifestyle changes to reduce obesity, promote regular physical activity, reduce hormone replacement therapy use and avoid high alcohol intake are the most important.


Student seeking solutions to behavioural problems

07 April 2014

A University of Canterbury health sciences PhD student is investigating a different approach to solving behavioural and emotional problems in young children.


Ryman Healthcare funds $100,000 UC project

13 February 2014

Ryman Healthcare is funding a $100,000 University of Canterbury (UC) research project aimed at improving life for older people.


Teaching job skills to those with Down syndrome

24 January 2014

A University of Canterbury (UC) study is using video modelling and video self-modelling to help teach job skills to prospective employees with Down syndrome.


Solutions to child behavioural problems

29 November 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) health sciences PhD student is investigating a different approach to finding solutions to child behavioural and emotional problems.


Seeking the link between a virus and breast cancer

10 October 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) led research team is studying to see if there is a strong link between breast cancer and a virus.


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02 October 2013

A visiting cardiologist will give a public lecture at the University of Canterbury (UC) next week.


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20 August 2013

UC academics have joined an international network that has developed and tested a model of user driven health care to help patients in isolated rural areas.


UC searching for viral link to breast cancer

24 July 2013

A University of Canterbury led research team wants to find the link between breast cancer and a virus, to help reduce the number of New Zealanders who die of breast cancer.


UC film to help fight diabetes among Māori

01 July 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher has worked with the Māori community in a bid to fight Type 2 diabetes, which is a serious health problem for Māori.


$1 million in funding for UC researchers

06 June 2013

A University of Canterbury health researcher has received more than $650,000 in Health Research Council funding to help critically ill patients breathe more easily.


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22 May 2013

A UC health sciences researcher has called for public places such as bus stops, train stations, ferry terminals, streets, urban centres and beaches to be declared smoke-free.


Research into 600,000 NZ asthma sufferers

13 May 2013

New Zealand has one of the highest asthma prevalence rates among developed countries. About 130 New Zealanders die each year because of asthma attacks.


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