News archive 2013

Reading confidence grows after seeing videos

02 August 2013

UC research has found school students who saw and heard themselves reading fast and fluently on video improved their reading skills sooner than than they might otherwise have.

Top athlete and UC student manages dual challenge

02 August 2013

Few University of Canterbury students fit their studies around an international sporting career. Top New Zealand middle distance athlete and BA student Angela Smit is one.

People's positive outlook studied three years on

01 August 2013

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student is researching people's mental health condition and resilience three years after the first Canterbury earthquake.

Expert on gangs to give public lecture at UC

01 August 2013

New Zealand's foremost expert on gangs in New Zealand, University of Canterbury sociology lecturer Dr Jarrod Gilbert, will give a public lecture at UC next week.

Obesity similar to other life-long diseases

31 July 2013

Obese people should be treated the same as people with other life-long diseases, a visiting eating disorders academic at the University of Canterbury says.

Growing Christchurch is a city on the move

31 July 2013

The rising influx of migrants shows Christchurch is a city on the move, University of Canterbury Associate Professor Katie Pickles says.

UC designs world's first heritage gold mining app

30 July 2013

The University of Canterbury has designed the world's first gold mining heritage site app.

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29 July 2013

The failed legal battle to stop Chch's cathedral being demolished will go down as one of the most significant decisions in the city's history, a UC heritage researcher says.

Better to deal with problems than avoid them

29 July 2013

A University of Canterbury research project has found it is better for people who are struggling with stress to deal with the problem, rather than put it off.

Poor air quality for ChCh and Auckland commuters

29 July 2013

While NZ's major cities have less congestion and lower volumes of traffic than cities overseas, they still produce high commuter exposure to finer particles says UC expert.