News archive 2013

American astronaut to speak at UC next week

30 September 2013

An American astronaut will be the key speaker at the first New Zealand Starlight Festival in Tekapo and at the University of Canterbury (UC) next week.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Possibility of extended residence in UK for Kiwis

23 September 2013

London Mayor Boris Johnson's recent comments about a potential bilateral labour-mobility zone between New Zealand and Britain have raised intriguing possibilties.