News archive 2013


Antarctic foreign policies compared in new book

07 March 2013

China and other developing countries are eyeing up Antarctica as a source of potential mineral resources, Associate Professor Anne-Marie Brady warns.


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07 March 2013

Extensive droughts across parts of New Zealand are part of long-term trend towards increased frequency of anticyclones over New Zealand, says a UC weather expert.


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07 March 2013

In the context of increasing demands from a growing global population, a UC researcher has called on greater efforts to be made to preserve the world's food production areas.


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07 March 2013

The huge interest in the sale of Mighty River Power shares demonstrates there are plenty of NZ investors looking for good opportunities, says a UC political scientist.


Smokers would quit with electronic cigarettes

06 March 2013

One third of smokers say, in a University of Canterbury survey, they would use a nicotine electronic cigarette to quit now, if it was available.


UC graduate in charge of world's newest airlines

06 March 2013

The chief executive of one of the world's newest airlines says that his student experience and inspiration from the University of Canterbury to launch into to a globetrotting aviation career.


Barack Obama's advisor helps UC students

05 March 2013

Barack Obama's science advisor, Dr Carl Wieman, is indirectly helping University of Canterbury students enjoy their lectures more.


Research into work readiness after a major event

05 March 2013

Earthquake-related research by the University of Canterbury psychology team may have significant implications for assessments of work readiness.


Public lecture to feature UC quake engineer

04 March 2013

The head of NZ's earthquake engineering group, Associate Professor Stefano Pampanin, will deliver UC's first What if Wednesday public lecture next week.


$20 tax for ChCh cycleways - who benefits?

28 February 2013

University of Canterbury transport expert Professor Simon Kingham says while the debate on cycleways for Christchurch is looking at who pays, he questions who will benefit.