News archive 2014

Project to predict damage to concrete buildings

25 September 2014

A University of Canterbury engineering research project is evaluating the methods and models used to predict the expected damage to multi-storey reinforced concrete buildings.

Engineering for humanity

25 September 2014

A University of Canterbury student is the only New Zealander to be awarded a scholarship that will utilise her engineering skills for humanitarian projects.

Remote flying takes off at UC

24 September 2014

Two UC academics have designed a programme that allows third-year engineering students to fly model helicopters remotely from any computer in the world.

Cutting-edge projects on display at expo

23 September 2014

An electric 4WD vehicle and an alternative treatment method for export logs are amongst the cutting-edge electrical engineering projects being showcased at UC.

UC retains ranking in top three per cent in world

16 September 2014

The University of Canterbury has retained its ranking among the top three per cent of universities in the world.

Canterbury student wins Sir Peter Blake prize

15 September 2014

A University of Canterbury honours mechatronics engineering graduate Angus Watson will use a Sir Peter Blake youth ambassador scholarship to live in the Antarctic.

Investigating how the homeless use mobile phones

15 September 2014

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student is investigating how homeless or rough-sleeping young people use their mobile phones on the streets.

IPENZ head to give engineering lecture at UC

12 September 2014

Dr Kevin Thompson, the president of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), will give the University of Canterbury's annual Hopkins lecture next week.

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11 September 2014

A major University of Canterbury research project, which today received a $1 million Government funding boost, aims to help many of the 500,000 New Zealanders who are deaf.

World's first colour x-ray scanner to be developed

11 September 2014

The University of Canterbury will build the world's first human colour x-ray scanner, with the help of a six-year $12 million Government funding announcement made today.