News archive 2013

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.

Criminologist plays down sting on gang activity

04 September 2013

University of Canterbury criminologist Greg Newbold is playing down the police sting on gang drug activity around New Zealand.

UC student wins major environmental scholarship

04 September 2013

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student has won a major environmental scholarship to look into ways to help plants in native bush.

Experts slam Christchurch transport proposals

03 September 2013

UC transport experts are slamming proposals to improve a high capacity ChCh arterial road, saying the move is old-school 1980s-style transport planning.

Almost $1 million in funding for UC researcher

29 August 2013

University of Canterbury engineering researchers have received almost $1 million over two years to investigate 3D media in a leading-edge exciting area.

Recovery similarities between ChCh and New Orleans

29 August 2013

A post-disaster university response expert from New Orleans, says he sees recovery similarities between his home town and Christchurch following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Avon River could be a feature of world-best park

28 August 2013

The regeneration of Christchurch's Avon River into a world-best city park using the best ecological regeneration techniques by reclaiming red zone areas will reshape the city.

Quakes had enduring physical and mental impact

27 August 2013

The 2010 and 2011 earthquakes have produced an enduring physical and mental health impact on Christchurch people, a University of Canterbury expert says.

Landmark symposium looking at ChCh resilience

26 August 2013

A landmark symposium looking at Christchurch's resilience following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes will be held at the University of Canterbury.

Research examines the fate of CBD retailers

26 August 2013

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student is investigating what has happened to 355 businesses in Christchurch's core inner city area.