News archive 2013


UC students win tertiary engineering design comp

30 September 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) team of mechanical engineering students have won the annual Australasian tertiary engineering design competition in Sydney.


UC researcher looking at food consumption/waste

27 September 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) anthropologist has been investigating the cultural economics of commercial food waste and Dumpster-diving.


UC engineering students win the annual entré comp

27 September 2013

University of Canterbury (UC) engineering students Kaye McKee and Daniel Risi have won the annual $75,000 entré business competition.


UC researcher to become 'part-time Indy Jones'

26 September 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) geography researcher is becoming a part-time Indiana Jones as he helps a team of archaeologists discover a lost city in central Sumatra.


Could Jurassic Park become reality?

26 September 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) political scientist will give a public lecture next week on the possibility of bringing back animals from extinction, such as the moa.


UC students design and build racing car

25 September 2013

University of Canterbury (UC) mechanical engineering students are trialling a racing car they have designed and built themselves.


UC graduate wins largest aria competition

25 September 2013

Christchurch soprano singer Amina Edris, who graduated from the University of Canterbury's (UC) School of Music last year, has won the 2013 McDonald's Prize.


Viewing Christchurch through Google Glasses

24 September 2013

For the first time, people will be able to walk the streets of Christchurch and see how it was before the earthquake using a wearable augmented reality device.


Several national firsts for UC's School of Law

24 September 2013

The University of Canterbury (UC) will soon appoint a director of Clinical Legal Studies, the first position of its kind in New Zealand.


UC lightning strike simulation to spark interest

23 September 2013

Lightning strike simulation on a marine vessel will be one of the highlights of the University of Canterbury (UC) Electric Power Engineering Centre's annual research expo.