16 August 2019
Inspired by a study tour to Fudan, Chelsea Aitken and business partner Millie Morgan completed the UCE Summer Startup Programme with their venture New Zealand and Beyond. Since the Programme, Chelsea and Millie have won the Dream Believe Succeed Big Break award and now have their first employee!
08 August 2019
How does a university walk the talk of building a sustainable future? University of Canterbury Sustainability Officer Dr Matt Morris looks at how one of New Zealand’s leading tertiary institutions is overcoming the challenges of moving to clean energy, not just in its research, but on its campuses.
06 August 2019
The Sustainability Challenge 2019 brought together 50 students and challenged them to create a business pitch that could transform New Zealand’s primary industries into the most environmentally-friendly in the world.
05 August 2019
Run by students, for students, Ignition Tutoring provides NCEA students with a flexible, accessible and relatable alternative to other tutoring services. We talk to previous summer student, Tom Maslin, the guy behind it all.
24 July 2019
Tayla Johns, founder of Equilibrium Equine, has had a very busy and successful year. Tayla came second in entre’s $85k Startup Challenge, then took part in the UCE EY Summer Startup Programme, in which she won both ‘Best Commercial Opportunity’ and ‘People’s Choice’ awards. We catch up with Tayla to see what she’s up to now.
19 July 2019
High Court of Australia Judge, Justice Stephen Gageler, will address recent criticism of court judgment delays in Australia, at the University of Canterbury (UC) on 23 July at 6.15pm.
16 July 2019
The 2019 Stats NZ Prize for a paper with “the best use of official statistics” has been awarded to University of Canterbury researchers whose work concluded that the timing of a child’s fifth birthday, and when they typically first start school, may impact on their NCEA results and University Entrance (UE) later on.
09 July 2019
An accounting professor’s boyhood love of the outdoors has inspired 30 years of research into the social and environmental impacts of organisations, and how they account for and communicate those impacts.
08 July 2019
New research shows that international visitors to New Zealand value sustainability and protecting the environment but there are gaps and opportunities for local tourism service providers to do more to promote eco-friendly practices.
05 July 2019
Adapting new data technologies may lead to fairer food prices for consumers and producers, by increasing transparency.
01 July 2019
UCE EY Summer Startup Programme scholarship recipients, Luke Campbell and Lucy Turner have had a whirlwind of a six months working on their tech startup, Vxt. This involved being selected as a Dream Believe Succeed Award finalist and receiving a NZBI grant. We caught up with Luke and Lucy to hear their thoughts on the Summer Startup Programme.
24 June 2019
The Minister of Education Chris Hipkins officially opened the University of Canterbury’s award-winning Rehua building on Tuesday 25 June. Rehua brings the College of Education, Health and Human Development from the University’s Dovedale campus to the central Ilam campus for the first time, joined by the UC Business School’s UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE), and MBA and Business Taught Masters programmes.
24 June 2019
180 Degrees Consulting is a UCE-supported club which enables students to gain valuable consulting experience in helping organisations which make a positive social impact.
21 June 2019
by Associate Professor Christopher Vas, MBA Director
19 June 2019
The University of Canterbury (UC) has continued to prove its international position, improving four places to 227th in the latest QS World University Rankings.
14 June 2019
The University of Canterbury (UC) Business School has achieved EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation.
12 June 2019
Major quake aftershocks are not all seismic; they include legal, health, economic and social consequences that have previously come as a shock, according to two University of Canterbury law experts looking at Wellington’s situation.
10 June 2019
Israel Cooper, Director and Founder at Buildtech Group gave a talk at the latest UC Business School Thought Leadership series. He spoke about making a difference in business by focusing on people, values, and collaboration vs competition.
10 June 2019
A 23-year-old Commerce graduate may be the youngest woman to have earned her doctorate in the University of Canterbury’s almost 150-year history.
10 June 2019
UCE was packed to the brim as attendees from all over the Canterbury Tech sector came to hear what UC students and researchers are up to.
27 May 2019
UCE was humming with entrepreneurial ideas on Wednesday night with an excited group of students taking part in second UCE Deloitte 90 Minute Business Case Competition for 2019.
24 May 2019
Wellbeing, kindness and compassion have been promoted by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as central to how her government makes policy and determines its budget. But how can a government budget for wellbeing?
21 May 2019
As a part of UCE’s partnership with the Institute of Directors, three students involved in the UCE community were fortunate to attend an Institute of Directors negotiation workshop presented by Ingemar Dierickx. Ingemar is an expert in negotiation and holds a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University.
17 May 2019
The beginning of May saw the second Women in Finance (WiF) symposium, hosted by the UC Business School, Department of Economics and Finance together with the UC Investment Society.
17 May 2019
Over the weekend, an energetic group of 23 University of Canterbury and University of Otago students challenged themselves to solve some of the pressing issues facing the Health sector in Canterbury and New Zealand, at the third UCE disrupt challenge for 2019.
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