News archive 2013

UC wins inspired engineering trophy

16 December 2013

University of Canterbury (UC) mechanical engineering students have won the Inspired Engineering Award at an international university racing car competition in Melbourne.

Christmas graduation for more than 1100 students

13 December 2013

More than 1100 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury next week at three ceremonies held at the CBS Canterbury Arena in Addington.

Project aimed at improving memory of patients

13 December 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) student has won a summer scholarship to help a project that is developing treatment aimed at improving memory in stroke patients.

Conservation allowed survival of the not-so-fit

12 December 2013

University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have found that conservation efforts in the 1980s to save a critically endangered New Zealand bird inadvertently risked the species.

UC student app on Apple and android

11 December 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) commerce and law student has produced an app which is available on Apple and android phones to help businesses.

Costs of earthquakes depend on response

11 December 2013

The long-term social and economic costs of earthquakes are highly dependent on how the built environment responds to the event.

UC to take pressure off the housing market

10 December 2013

The University of Canterbury (UC) announced today it plans to take some pressure off the Christchurch housing market by building accommodation for students.

Underachievement bringing down NZ's rating

10 December 2013

University of Canterbury's (UC) Professor Garry Hornby says he is not surprised by the latest findings on New Zealand's educational achievement released by the OECD.

You can have your cake and eat it too

06 December 2013

Feeling guilty about eating chocolate cake rather than enjoying it as a celebratory treat could add pounds, according to UC research.

Crimes from Christchurch's colonial past revealed

05 December 2013

A mysterious severed hand, a slander case involving a prominent merchant, bigamy, fraud and murder all feature in Christchurch Crimes and Scandals 1876-99.