News archive 2013


PhD student granted $50,000 EQC research funding

05 September 2013

A UC PhD student has received $50,000 of Earthquake Commission research funding to look at the resilience of sewerage systems after earthquakes and other natural disasters.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.