News archive 2014


New Zealand emissions trading scheme is failing

14 January 2014

New Zealand's initial attempt to mitigate the problem of climate change is on its last legs, a University of Canterbury (UC) forestry expert says.


Last chance to manage continental invasion

14 January 2014

Antarctica was protected from human contact until about a century ago but the threat of biological invasions continues to grow, visiting UK researcher to UC says.


Impacts of increased cultural diversity

13 January 2014

A University of Canterbury researcher is looking into the positive impacts of increased cultural diversity through immigration in New Zealand and around the world.


 Surge in student applications to enrol

09 January 2014

The University of Canterbury is increasingly confident that student numbers will climb for the first time since the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.


Research could revolutionise NZ forest industry

08 January 2014

University of Canterbury research could revolutionise New Zealand's forest industry by treating radiata pine as an agricultural crop and screening for strength and stability a


Engineers play vital role in rebuild

07 January 2014

Engineers are playing a vital role in the Christchurch rebuild from assisting safe building design to assistance in aerial mapping, providing ICT solutions and working with in


UC student numbers tipped to climb in 2014

06 January 2014

For the first time in three years, student numbers at the University of Canterbury are tipped to climb in 2014, Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr says.


Games contender seeks to break two minute barrier

06 January 2014

University of Canterbury student and top New Zealand middle distance runner Angela Smit wants to run a personal best time and break the two minute barrier for the 800 metres.


UC research cutting-edge human-robot interaction

06 January 2014

University of Canterbury researchers will continue experimenting over summer to find exciting new functions for their first life-sized humanoid robot whose components.


Inequality keeps rising, says UC expert

06 January 2014

Inequality continues to rise in New Zealand and many families will struggle to cope over the holidays, a University of Canterbury social research expert says.