News archive 2013


UC graduate hopes to develop robotic housekeeper

08 July 2013

A University of Canterbury graduate hopes to develop a robotic housekeeper, capable of cleaning a house while the residents sleep.


Children with hearing implants speak better

08 July 2013

An American expert visiting UC is researching why some children with hearing problems learn to speak better much more quickly than others after receiving hearing implants.


Fresh food too expensive in NZ

04 July 2013

A big reason why New Zealanders are spending $1.5 billion a year on takeaways is because fresh food is too expensive, a University of Canterbury marketing expert says.


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04 July 2013

The University of Canterbury is carrying out tests on Kathmandu tents to see how they cope in extreme New Zealand weather conditions.


Harvard expert to talk about Christchurch

04 July 2013

Christchurch's city planners and those driving the rebuild could learn a lot from a Harvard University economics professor's public lecture at the University of Canterbury.


Research aims to improve hospital records

03 July 2013

A University of Canterbury masters graduate will be researching at California's Stanford University from next month to improve New Zealand's computerised hospital records.


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03 July 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher is heading to the United States to continue research into reducing risks for pre-term babies.


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02 July 2013

A University of Canterbury intern says her research has found support for limiting the number of fast food outlets, particularly around schools, to combat obesity.


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02 July 2013

A biological cure for hearing loss would be of huge social and economic benefit for NZers, says a UC student who is a finalist in the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards.


UC film to help fight diabetes among Māori

01 July 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher has worked with the Māori community in a bid to fight Type 2 diabetes, which is a serious health problem for Māori.