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Student bridge building competition tomorrow

19 August 2014 More than 500 people are expected at the University of Canterbury's annual student bridge building competition, civil engineering's event of the year on campus this week. (read article)

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‘I try to head up the ski fields as much as possible and Canterbury is the perfect place to do this...’

Harrison Steedman Studying towards BE(Hons) in Civil Engineering
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Where to next for our Sinking City?

Dr Matthew Hughes who is the Canterbury Earthquake Geospatial Research Fellow in the Department and Associate Professor Mark Quigley, Geological Sciences, surveyed the changing landscape of post-quake Christchurch. Read the full article as reported in the Press


Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Professor Nigel Priestley

Brendon Bradley Receives Prestigious Engineering Award

Congratulations to Brendon Bradley, Lecturer in the Department for being the youngest researcher to receive the Shamsher Prakash Foundation Research Award. Brendon who specialises in earthquake engineering with an emphasis in seismic hazard analysis, ground motion prediction, seismic performance and loss estimation of geotechnical and structural systems is the youngest recipient of the award in its 24 year history.


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