News archive 2014

Sports researcher investigating swing skills

27 March 2014

A University of Canterbury sports researcher and world croquet champion has been investigating ways sports people can improve their skills and avoid injury.

Pilot suicide scenario most likely

26 March 2014

A University of Canterbury (UC) criminologist, Professor Greg Newbold, agrees the pilot suicide scenario looks increasingly likely in the loss of Malaysian Airlines flight.

Exercise crucial for children's long term health

26 March 2014

A visiting health professor and a world leader on research into school children's physical fitness will give a public lecture about making children healthier.

Research finding ways to reduce critical illness

25 March 2014

Healthcare costs are growing faster than society's ability to afford them but UC research is finding ways to reduce this economic burden through model-based therapies.

New Zealand slow to reduce speeds

24 March 2014

New Zealand has been slow to reduce traffic speeds in cities to the detriment of its road safety record, particularly for walking and cycling.

UC researchers believe robots can persuade people

24 March 2014

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure.

UC students win national engineering medal

24 March 2014

A group of University of Canterbury (UC) mechanical engineering students have won the national Ray Meyer Medal for designing a robot that can move from tree to tree.

UC research helping save lives of critically ill

20 March 2014

University of Canterbury (UC) research is helping save lives of critically ill patients with cutting-edge mechanical engineering devices.

UC simulating more than 100 earthquakes in its lab

19 March 2014

The University of Canterbury (UC) is simulating more than 100 earthquakes on a building prototype to make post-quake buildings safer.

Changes need to be made to make biking safer

18 March 2014

Many office workers and children do not feel safe biking to work or school and changes need to be made, a University of Canterbury (UC) cycling advocate says.