News archive 2014


A remarkable year ahead for UC

23 December 2014

UC is facing one of the most remarkable years in its 141-year history with major rebuilding works, growing student numbers and the transformation of its graduate profile.


UC student helping young people with cancer

23 December 2014

While many young people enjoy the beach over the holidays, University of Canterbury student Rachel Allan has been helping young people face up to cancer.


Test reduces pneumonia rates in stroke patients

22 December 2014

Pneumonia rates in stroke patients has more than halved as a result of a novel cough test investigated by researchers at UC's Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research.


New Zealand plants covered

19 December 2014

A new book on how to make the best use of New Zealand native ground cover plants in gardens of all sizes has been published by Canterbury University Press (CUP).


Inaugural scholarships for top achievers

19 December 2014

UC International College has announced the first two winners of the Navitas Academic Scholarships.


Researchers to simulate impact of earthquakes

19 December 2014

University of Canterbury experts will next year use its BlueFern computer to simulate what happened under the ground during the Canterbury earthquakes.


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18 December 2014

New Zealand is on the bow wave of global change due to its southern location near the Antarctic circumpolar current, a visiting academic says.


Nearly 1400 students graduating from UC this week

17 December 2014

More than 1400 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury this week.


Dr John Wood re-elected as Chancellor

16 December 2014

A former New Zealand ambassador to Iran, Turkey and the United States, Dr John Wood QSO, has been re-elected Chancellor to the University of Canterbury Council.


Avon-Heathcote estuary research a world-first

16 December 2014

In March 2010, Christchurch's Avon-Heathcote estuary experienced a huge (90 percent) reduction in nutrient input resulting from the diversion of wastewater to an ocean outfall