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Getting to grips with bike sharing

A Christchurch student with a passion for cycling is doing research for the city’s inaugural public bike sharing scheme. Danielle Robson, a geography student at University of Canterbury, will complete the research for Spark Bikes. “I’ve always had an interest in active and public transportation and ways of reducing car… Read More »Getting to grips with bike sharing

Women take to powerlifting

More women are powerlifting as many follow their male partners into the traditionally male-dominated sport that comprises bench press, squat and deadlift. Canterbury Powerlifting Association committee member Leighton Best said female participants in New Zealand Powerlifting Federation national championships increased from about one in five in 2012 to one in… Read More »Women take to powerlifting

First aid training proves popular at UC

Georgina Campbell reports on UC Red, a University of Canterbury first aid programme aimed at giving students a head start in the workplace, where safety is becoming a high priority.

Students gear up for robot contest

Not your typical contest: Mechatronic students at Canterbury University have been hard at work since the beginning of the university year designing  machines for their annual “Robocup”. Brooke Hobson reports.  

UC student paid to race drones

Fourth-year UC mechatronics student Scott Spooner is paid to race drones. He is currently second in New Zealand and will compete in the World Drone Racing champs in Hawaii next year. His drones can also do things other drones can’t. Joel Ineson explains.

UC library prepares for book giveaway

The University of Canterbury is giving away books. On Friday August 7, the university’s library will give away books that no longer meet departments’ needs. UC Journalism students grabbed their cameras and went along to the library to check out preparations for the giveaway.

UC hosts students for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Year 12 Maori students from high schools all around Christchurch have been visiting the University of Canterbury for Māori Language Week — to have a look and think about their future study options. UC journalism students caught up with them for a quick video chat.