Awards and recognition

WRC conducts world-class research and has received the following awards and recognition for its work.

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09 May 2019

Innovation is good for the world, and University of Canterbury (UC) researchers will explain how their innovative technological solutions are making a difference – from Antarctica to Africa – during Techweek on 22 and 23 May.


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17 May 2018

Innovative research that is good for the world is set to fascinate participants at the University of Canterbury's Techweek18 event: UC People Making a Difference.


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30 May 2017

Ben Litchfield has given a successful communications technology demonstration of a method to enhance the security of wireless communications in software defined radio.


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27 March 2017

The Spatial Engineering Research Centre (SERC) and the Wireless Research Centre (WRC) are collaborating with Chris Muller, a doctoral student from Massey University.


Peking University Barry Wu seminar

20 March 2017

Senior Research Engineer Wins Visiting Fellowship of the New Zealand Centre at Peking University.


White drone in the sky

11 March 2017

Adriel Kind, Senior Research Engineer at the University of Canterbury's Wireless Research Centre, is featured in the stuff article: Drone use increasing as operators come to grips with compliance costs


Smart wireless city

16 January 2017

Dr Graeme Woodward invited as “GeoUrban: Smart Cities and Infrastructure” theme leader in the Geospatial Research Institute


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23 November 2016

Dr Graeme Woodward and Zane Barker travelled to Japan to visit the Yokohama National University to support their joint investigation into the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and wireless communications for search and rescue operations.


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15 November 2016

On the 15th of November 2016 Spatial Engineering Research Centre (SERC) and Wireless Research Centre (WRC) exhibited at the Singularity University New Zealand Summit at Horncastle arena Christchurch.


UC in NZ's first autonomous e-vehicle trial

04 October 2016

The University of Canterbury's hi-tech researchers are playing a vital part in trialling New Zealand's first fully autonomous electric vehicle.


UC in NZ's first autonomous e-vehicle trial

04 October 2016

The University of Canterbury's hi-tech researchers are playing a vital part in trialling New Zealand's first fully autonomous electric vehicle.


A team of researchers flying a drone

15 January 2016

WRC is hosting Professor Ryuji Kohno and colleagues from Yokohama National University this week and next. The visitors are here to work collaboratively on the use of drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs) for search and rescue in large-scale emergencies such as earthquakes and tsunamis.


A team of researchers flying a drone

15 January 2016

WRC is hosting Professor Ryuji Kohno and colleagues from Yokohama National University this week and next. The visitors are here to work collaboratively on the use of drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or UAVs) for search and rescue in large-scale emergencies such as earthquakes and tsunamis.


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24 November 2015

Lockheed Martin visited the Spatial Engineering Research Centre, the Wireless Research Centre, Human Interface Technology Laboratory and the Rocketry group.


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20 November 2014

Khawla was able to undertake a research visit to the University of South Australia in Adelaide


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11 September 2014

Massive MIMO: Receiver algorithms and deployment seminar


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05 September 2014

UC hosted the IEEE Wireless Workshop with a full day of presentations on wireless communication from academia.


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14 July 2014

Wireless Research Centre collaborating closely with industry and end users


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20 June 2014

Tri Pham has been given the opportunity to research under Professor Tho Le Ngoc at McGill University


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05 June 2014

Graeme Woodward gave a seminar on the Communications Systems and Networks Group at the University of Bristol


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05 May 2014

WRC was nominated by KiwiNet as one of four finalists for the Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Research and Business Partnership Award.


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08 March 2013

Six students worked on various projects over the summer 2012-2013.


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04 February 2013

Visiting academic from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia working on LTE Public Safety Network.


Chance for Christchurch to become a smarter city

22 November 2012

A University of Canterbury researcher says Christchurch has a brilliant opportunity of turning adversity into opportunity with the rebuild by becoming a smart city.


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24 September 2012

Dr Graeme Woodward believes the Christchurch Re-build is an opportunity to improve technology in infrastructure


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