Tuesday, 6 August 2013
A timely reminder to construction companies to stick to the basics
A University of Canterbury (UC) business lecturer is warning contracting companies that they should stick to the basics, even when the industry appears to be entering a boom period.
Thursday, 1 August 2013
New Zealand's foremost expert on gangs to give public lecture at UC
New Zealand's foremost expert on gangs in New Zealand, University of Canterbury sociology lecturer Dr Jarrod Gilbert, will give a public lecture at UC next week about his experiences with gangs.
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
UC qualifies for international business case competition finals
A team from the University of Canterbury (UC) has qualified for the final of an international business case competition after finishing first equal in New Zealand.
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Marketing can be a force for good
A University of Canterbury (UC) expert says marketing is often blamed for problems in society but believes it can be a force for good.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Wine industry to benefit from intensive UC weather research project
More than 30 weather monitoring sites have been installed around Marlborough vineyards in a University of Canterbury (UC) research project to help improve New Zealand’s wine production.
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Why coaches matter or why Robbie Deans was ousted
The problem rugby coach Robbie Deans encountered in Australia is that he was unable to replicate the Crusaders culture, a University of Canterbury (UC) sociology expert says.
Sunday, 7 July 2013
UC graduate hopes to develop robotic house housekeeper at Stanford University
A University of Canterbury (UC) graduate hopes to develop a robotic housekeeper, capable of cleaning a house while the residents sleep.
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Fresh food too expensive, says UC marketing expert
A big reason why New Zealanders are spending $1.5 billion a year on takeaways is because fresh food is too expensive, a University of Canterbury (UC) marketing expert says.
Monday, 1 July 2013
UC research shows serendipity a precursor to fast business growth
A University of Canterbury marketing expert says research shows that serendipity is a precursor to fast business growth.
Saturday, 22 June 2013
UC researcher and NZ cricketer investigating how female athletes cope overseas
A University of Canterbury (UC) researcher is investigating how New Zealand and Australian female sports people cope when they move overseas to compete.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Researcher says GM a failing biotechnology
University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have found that the biotechnologies used in north American staple crop production are lowering yields and increasing pesticide use compared to western Europe.
Monday, 17 June 2013
UC sports lecturer helping coach Manu Samoa in an international tournament
University of Canterbury (UC) sports lecturer Hugh Galvan is working with the Manu Samoa rugby team in its test series in South Africa.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
UC students produce app for businesses seeking temporary employees
A University of Canterbury (UC) PhD student has created an app for businesses seeking temporary employees.
Sunday, 2 June 2013
Rugby needs to be taken seriously as key to shaping NZ's society
Rugby is just as much a religion in New Zealand today as it was 30 years ago, a University of Canterbury (UC) sociology expert says.
Thursday, 16 May 2013
UC's Roy Kerr heads to Europe to receive the Einstein Medal
University of Canterbury (UC) Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr heads to Europe next week to become the first New Zealander to receive the Einstein Medal from the Albert Einstein Society in Switzerland.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Christchurch houses sold by auction almost doubled since 2010, UC research shows
The number of houses sold by auction in Christchurch has almost doubled since the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, University of Canterbury (UC) research has found.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
UC jumps to 21st in the world in Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
The University of Canterbury (UC) has jumped more than 30 places to be ranked 21st in the world in Civil and Natural Resources Engineering in the latest QS world university rankings by subject.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
UC research team seeking breakthrough in next generation electronics
Could technology developed at the University of Canterbury (UC) be the key to next generation electronics?
A UC team is seeking a breakthrough nano-technology for computer microchips.
UC psychologists helping shape the robotic future
Remotely-operated vehicles are emerging globally as a big business and University of Canterbury (UC) psychology researchers are looking for ways to make them more user-friendly.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
UC engineer wins major NZ earthquake engineering research award
A University of Canterbury (UC) engineer has won the 2013 Earthquake Commission and the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering's Ivan Skinner Award for the advancement of earthquake engineering research in New Zealand.
Sunday, 28 April 2013
UC expert giving public lecture on how economics helps cricket teams
A University of Canterbury (UC) economics expert is giving a public lecture next week on how economics can help cricket teams.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Serious consequences for New Zealand if war in Korea breaks out, UC expert says
With no sign of tensions easing on the Korean peninsula, a University of Canterbury (UC) political scientist says if war broke out there would be significant consequences for New Zealand.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Unemployment rate has impact on private health insurance, UC research shows
Increases in the unemployment rate reduce the number of people with private health insurance coverage with reductions more pertinent for men and for the elderly, University of Canterbury economics researchers have found.
Monday, 15 April 2013
UC students design miniature triathlon tracking device
University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have designed a new miniature electronic triathlon tracking device to be worn by athletes and broadcast live to smartphone apps.
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Education and support transforms the lives of NZ teenage mums, UC research finds
Wine industry to benefit from dryer warmer weather, UC weather expert says
The New Zealand wine industry is likely to benefit from a long term trend towards increasing dryer and warmer summers, a University of Canterbury (UC) weather expert says.
Thursday, 11 April 2013
UC researcher looking at workplace bullying
Bullying is occurring in the New Zealand workforce and a University of Canterbury (UC) health researcher believes the prevalence of bullying will be similar to that experienced in Australia.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Researcher looking into the rise of women in the racing industry
A University of Canterbury (UC) researcher is investigating the thoroughbred racing industry in New Zealand which contributes extensively towards the New Zealand economy, directly providing 2000 jobs and attracting $464 million in bets in the 2009-2010 season.
Thursday, 21 March 2013
UC graduate named a 2013 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
A University of Canterbury (UC) graduate, who is assistant to the King of Bhutan, has been selected as a 2013 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
UC transport expert calls for reduced traffic speeds in rebuilt city
A University of Canterbury (UC) transport expert today appealed to the planners of the Christchurch rebuild to consider more widespread use of 30kmh speed limits beyond those proposed.