News archive 2013

UC academic receives international award

25 January 2013

University of Canterbury's Professor Tim Bell has won a prestigious international award for his global contribution to computer science.

Health barriers to learning a concern for schools

23 January 2013

As parents and teachers gear up for the 2013 school year, research from the University of Canterbury highlights the need for schools and parents to consider health issues.

UC specialists helping schools with e-learning

22 January 2013

Two University of Canterbury education specialists are this year researching in uncharted territory to see how they can improve New Zealand students' e-learning achievements.

Most Kiwis living in Australia proud of heritage

22 January 2013

New Zealanders living in Australia strongly display their national loyalties when it comes to sport but some change their accents because they are sick of being picked on.

UC leading world in earthquake design research

21 January 2013

The University of Canterbury has confirmed its reputation as one of the world's leading academic institutions in earthquake engineering, structural design and strengthening.

UC researcher looking at how life began on Earth

21 January 2013

The question of how life began on a molecular level 3.5 to 4 billion years ago has been a longstanding problem in science.

UC experts support new technology for children

18 January 2013

Video games and IT gadgets were among the most popular presents handed out to children under the Christmas tree last month but are they good for children?

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17 January 2013

Robots, electric go-karts, solar cells and high voltage action will be on the cards for 15 secondary school students as they take part in a unique camp at UC next week.

UC astronomers to use world's biggest telescope

17 January 2013

Two New Zealand astronomers from the University of Canterbury have been successful in applying to research the universe through the world's biggest astronomical project.

Research to reduce error in high risk environments

16 January 2013

A University of Canterbury psychology professor is this year looking into improving worker performance in potentially dangerous high risk environments.