News archive 2015

Marsden Fund grants UC researchers over $4 million

06 November 2015

UC researchers have been awarded more than $4 million in this year's Marsden Fund grants, which support New Zealand's best investigator-initiated research.

Frequent falcon flights to prevent problem pigeons

06 November 2015

UC will fly a native New Zealand falcon (kārearea) above its Ilam campus to naturally deter pest birds, the first time a University has adopted such a tactic.

Minister praises selection for ECE programme

05 November 2015

Education Minister, Hekia Parata, has congratulated the College of Education, Health and Human Development for being selected to deliver a new exemplary programme in 2016.

UC students give 80,000 hours in community service

04 November 2015

During 2015 UC students have engaged in more than 80,000 hours of learning through academic experiences in community-based settings around Canterbury, New Zealand and abroad.

UC robots bring hugs to Big Science Day

30 October 2015

Can people form emotional connections with robots?

UC academic wins award for earthquake research

29 October 2015

UC Associate Professor in Earthquake Engineering Brendon Bradley will receive the TC203 Young Researcher Award at the premier conference in his discipline, next month.

What if... we wore our computers?

28 October 2015

Erskine Fellow, Prof Leyland Pitt of Vancouver, Canada, explores the ways that wearable technology is emerging as one of the key areas companies are investing in.

Dr Jen Hay elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

23 October 2015

University of Canterbury Professor in Linguistics Dr Jennifer Hay has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Two Pasifika UC student teachers win scholarships

21 October 2015

Two University of Canterbury students are among the national scholarship winners honoured at a ceremony in Wellington recently.

Mathematician to receive Innovation Medal

06 October 2015

UC mathematician Associate Professor Rick Beatson is to receive the Innovation Medal for his work improving artificial limbs and mining exploration.

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