News archive 2013

Government invests $260m in world class learning

31 October 2013

University of Canterbury Chancellor Dr John Wood and Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr responded with appreciation to the Government's announcement of a significant $260 million

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30 October 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher wants to find out how New Zealanders understand speech, to help people communicate better.

Teachers encouraged to gain deeper understanding

30 October 2013

A College of Education Prestige Lecture will encourage teachers to gain a deeper understanding of Pacific students in order to teach them more effectively.

Research identifies key reasons for bus bunching

29 October 2013

Bus bunching phenomenon in larger cities has been known about for a long time but University of Canterbury has been researching the reasons for it.

UC technology helping the national power network

29 October 2013

Electricity is the life-blood of New Zealand's economy and new UC technology is helping the people managing the power network ensure the lights will always turn on.

Newmarket viaduct bridge designer to speak at UC

29 October 2013

The design manager of Auckland's Newmarket Bridge viaduct project will give a special talk at the University of Canterbury next month.

Seaweed could inspire a wet-resistant glue

25 October 2013

A University of Canterbury postgraduate researcher is investigating New Zealand seaweed to see if it can inspire commercial wet-resistant glue.

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24 October 2013

A scientist visiting UC says by 2100, climate change will see a one in 20 year drought become a one in two or five year drought in New Zealand.

Scientist raises questions about the human brain

24 October 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) scientist is raising questions about the function of the human brain and what people know about how the brain works.

Blade runner already focused on Paralympic Games

22 October 2013

UC blade-running student Liam Malone is already fine tuning and focusing on qualifying for the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.