Pouyan Jahanbin

28 October 2020

Traditionally, consumers seek cheaper products at higher value, but now people are more aware of social and moral considerations. Concerns like child labour, sustainability and animal welfare mean the consumer’s need for transparency has increased, and so University of Canterbury (UC) PhD student Pouyan Jahanbin is developing a tool to give people real-time information on products at the point of sale.


David Tikao

27 October 2020

As the father of a nine-year-old daughter, David Tikao feels personally invested in how well his iwi organisation – Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu – is distributing wealth to beneficiaries and investing for future generations.


Sunita Gautam

23 October 2020

“It is the people” says the newly elected representative for the Christchurch Central Ward of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board when asked what inspired her to run for election again in 2020.


Dr Deb Munro

23 October 2020

Several University of Canterbury (UC) innovators and their health technology solutions are among the inaugural winners of the first HealthTech Supernode Challenge, a national innovation challenge, announced at an awards ceremony in Christchurch last night.


Adrienne Paul, UC

22 October 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) Law Lecturer Adrienne Paul (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tuhoe) has only been with the University of Canterbury (UC) since January but is already changing how bicultural lessons are woven into the Bachelor of Laws programme.


BenKen_NWS

21 October 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) is joining global online learning platform edX to offer free, short courses to the world.


Covid responses

15 October 2020

"It shows that New Zealanders need to have a conversation about what things we would give up to stop the impact of the lockdown," disaster expert, Professor John Hopkins, tells RNZ in response to our ‘old fashioned’ COVID19 methods.


Team creating event for students to meet political candidates

15 October 2020

Students at the University of Canterbury (UC) have organised a number of events to connect young voters with political candidates in the lead-up to the 2020 elections.


Professor John Hopkins

14 October 2020

New report on foreign bribery describes New Zealand as having ‘limited enforcement’. UC Law Professor John Hopkins is the author of the New Zealand report as part of Exporting Corruption 2020: Assessing Enforcement of the OCED Anti-Bribery Convention.


UC Grad Corban Tupou

13 October 2020

With his passion of filmmaking and music UC Business graduate Corban Tupou created an entire online music community - Sounds of the Local.


impact summit

13 October 2020

Hosted by the Centre for Entrepreneurship and the UC Business School, Impact Summit 2020 was held at the University of Canterbury on October 10th and focused on empowering over 150 people to contribute to a more sustainable future.


Tourism and Earthquakes

13 October 2020

New book Tourism and Earthquakes, edited by Professor C. Michael Hall and Professor Girish Prayag explores the relationship between tourism and earthquakes through the different stages of a disaster.


UC Law Professor Karen Scott

13 October 2020

You might think as a nation New Zealand would actively protect an environment that contributed over $7 billion to the economy, but University of Canterbury (UC) Law Professor Karen Scott says we aren’t doing enough to protect New Zealand’s maritime zone – something that could be addressed, in part, with an oceans policy.


Grace Steinmetz

12 October 2020

University of Canterbury Law and Business student Grace Steinmetz is keeping her career options open. As a force to be reckoned with on a rugby seven’s field she’s eyeing the 2024 Olympics in Paris too.


Elisabeth_McDonald_NWS

05 October 2020

University of Canterbury Professor Elisabeth McDonald talks to RNZ's Jesse Mulligan about the historic killing of David McNee and the partial ‘provocation defence’ the killer used.


Chch night gallery

04 October 2020

University of Canterbury graduate, Reuben Woods, of art company Watch This Space, led transformative project - turning the streets of Christchurch into a night gallery by illuminating 11 murals across the city with solar-powered lights.


Vxt

30 September 2020

Christchurch startup Vxt is tackling the pet hate of many — having to check voicemail messages — announcing on Tuesday it raised $600,000 in its first ever capital raise to help it on its mission.


McNoe

29 September 2020

One of the women leading Canterbury into the future, the University of Canterbury Students’ Association President Tori McNoe has been shortlisted for the Women of Influence Young Leader award.


Surrogacy

21 September 2020

Passionate surrogacy researcher and campaigner UC Law Associate Professor Debra Wilson expresses her excitement in RNZ article now that surrogacy law is on the Law Commission’s work programme.


Yutika Rangari TaxCOOP competition winner

17 September 2020

A plan to introduce a unique eco-tax on waste has won a University of Canterbury (UC) Business student a virtual place at an international conference.


UC Trading Challenge

16 September 2020

The CMC Markets University of Canterbury Trading Challenge has come to a close with third-year Finance, Strategy & Entrepreneurship student, Connor Rogers, winning the top prize with a 152.48 percent return on investment (ROI).


Word2020

11 September 2020

The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is about to burst forth with stories, ideas, poetry and song. The recently announced festival line-up features many University of Canterbury scholars and writers, including Canterbury University Press authors, and is selling out fast.


Cybele Freitas

09 September 2020

New Zealand should be wary of making a leap into electronic voting in the future, despite hopes it could boost voter turnout and speed up results, a University of Canterbury (UC) Masters student says.


Seismic Safety

08 September 2020

UC's Dr Toni Collins has worked with EQC and Resilient Organisations to find new research which will help businesses better protect their their staff and customers in future earthquakes.


UC Connect Cannabis

07 September 2020

In a live, online, UC Connect panel discussion on Wednesday 9 September, University of Canterbury experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the Cannabis legislation and control referendum, due to take place in the 2020 general election.


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