News archive 2013


UC student aspires to be top disabled sprinter

16 September 2013

A 19-year-old University of Canterbury commerce student, Liam Malone who lost both legs at the age of two, is aspiring to be New Zealand's top sprinter.


Helping detect growth of stroke and heart disease

13 September 2013

UC research into heart disease is aimed at allowing clinicians to identify and detect the growth of stroke and heart disease plaques before they are large enough to rupture.


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12 September 2013

The University of Canterbury is celebrating 50 years of awarding Honorary Doctorates to its outstanding graduates.


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12 September 2013

A UK astronomy expert will deliver a research lecture at the University of Canterbury (UC) and give a public talk at the first New Zealand Starlight Festival in Tekapo.


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11 September 2013

The University of Canterbury (UC) has maintained its ranking among the top three per cent of universities in the world.


World chemistry leader to visit UC

11 September 2013

Britain's Professor Graham Richards, who until recently was head of the biggest university chemistry department in the western world, will visit the UC later this year.


UC to stage a meet the candidates night

10 September 2013

The University of Canterbury (UC) will stage a speed-voting meet the candidates event for all Christchurch City council election candidates.


NZ lowly ranked on personal wellbeing

09 September 2013

As Mental Health Awareness Week approaches a University of Canterbury lecturer says it is timely to reflect on people's wellbeing.


Fibre glass a serious alternative for bridges

06 September 2013

A fibre glass alternative to steel reinforcement in concrete structures could be a potential answer to problems caused by corrosion of steel bars, a UC expert says.


Ozone hole closing but a slow process

05 September 2013

The ozone hole is closing but it is a slow process and predictions are for it to recover between 2050 and 2100, a University of Canterbury expert says.