News archive 2013

Small particles require big computers

14 May 2013

UC's powerful BlueGene supercomputer has been helping to solve complex nanocluster problems relating to LEDs commonly found in car and bike lights.

Research into 600,000 NZ asthma sufferers

13 May 2013

New Zealand has one of the highest asthma prevalence rates among developed countries. About 130 New Zealanders die each year because of asthma attacks.

Record number of PhD students enrolled at UC

13 May 2013

A record number of 886 PhD students are currently enrolled at the University of Canterbury.

Engineering subject jumps to 21st in the world

10 May 2013

The University of Canterbury has jumped more than 30 places to be ranked 21st in the world in Civil and Natural Resources Engineering in the latest QS world university ranking

More school children should learn sign language

10 May 2013

A University of Canterbury lecturer wants more New Zealand school children to learn sign language.

Quakes impact on couples investigated

09 May 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher is investigating how Canterbury couples' relationship satisfaction was impacted by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Predators attack NZ falcon nests

08 May 2013

University of Canterbury researchers have found that that feral cats, stoats and hedgehogs are likely to be the biggest threats to ground-nesting New Zealand falcons.

What if people were complacent about tsunamis?

06 May 2013

A visiting Australian expert will give a public lecture at the University of Canterbury (UC) next week about the threat of tsunamis.

Expert to talk about captive elephants

06 May 2013

Erin Ivory, one of the world's leading experts on zoo elephants, will talk about the care of captive elephants at the south and Southeast Asian elephant conference.

UC researches link between surgery and pneumonia

06 May 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher is seeking to better understand the relationship between the drugs given during surgery and post-surgical chest infection.