News archive 2013


Drugs and alcohol cause problems during pregnancy

21 May 2013

A University of Canterbury psychology researcher has identified the first direct evidence that combined use of ecstasy and alcohol during pregnancy causes brain damage.


Women under-represented in computer science

20 May 2013

University of Canterbury computer scientist Professor Tim Bell wants more women studying computer science.


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20 May 2013

UC forestry researcher Adam Forbes wants to see if native forests can be restored within unwanted pine plantations.


Role of forensics in justice system being studied

20 May 2013

A University of Canterbury historian is investigating forensics and its developing role in the justice system.


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17 May 2013

A researcher in UC's NZ Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour is looking at how older people cope with hearing and speech problems associated with neurological disease.


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17 May 2013

Potentially at-risk children from the some of the lowest decile schools in NZ have benefitted from UC research that has had them watching popular movies with subtitles.


Kerr heads to Europe to receive Einstein Medal

16 May 2013

UC Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr heads to Europe next week to become the first New Zealander to receive the Einstein Medal from the Albert Einstein Society in Switzerland.


Leading UK businesswoman to speak in ChCh

16 May 2013

A leading businesswoman in the United Kingdom, who studied at the University of Canterbury, will speak at key events in Christchurch next week.


Three UC graduates in NZ Hi-Tech Awards finals

15 May 2013

UC graduates James Robertson, Sam Davies Talwar and Guy Horrocks are in the finals of the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards which will be presented in Auckland on Friday night.


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15 May 2013

NZ is facing a compelling need to address the needs of students with serious behavioural problems, says an education professor visiting the University of Canterbury.