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18 February 2019

Newly published research has shown the important role social media can play supporting health and wellbeing following a disaster.

Tom Maslin Summer Showcase

07 February 2019

The UCE EY Summer Startup Programme wrapped up for another year on Tuesday with UCE’s biggest ever Final Showcase event.

Summer Startup presentation

01 February 2019

After nine weeks of rapid business development, the 24 ventures in the UCE EY Summer Startup Programme pitched their ideas to a panel of local experts, who selected the top 12 finalists.

Christian Hawkesby photo

29 January 2019

University of Canterbury (UC) Economics graduate, Christian Hawkesby, has been appointed Assistant Governor/General Manager of Economics, Financial Markets and Banking at Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ).

Wakefield Family Tradtion

25 January 2019

Wakefield family continue connections with UC with Chris studying the MAFE and as the new CEO of The Investment Society.

Sam Frost

17 January 2019

The UCE Summer Startup students returned from their mid-programme break to another action-packed week. In this update, Elizabeth Peters from Glasshouse Refillery and Chris Bacon from Komodo Monitr talk about the first week back and their thoughts on the programme so far.

Geoff Cranko

17 January 2019

Throughout week 4 of the Summer Startup Programme, UCE had four guest speakers visit to share their wisdom, advice and personal experience around marketing.

UCE Graham Dockrill speaking

19 December 2018

The excitement of becoming an entrepreneur can full you with enthusiasm. Focusing on the opportunities and creating your own business is incredibly fun! Like all things in life, this embryonic stage is the most crucial and mistakes made here can have serious ramifications as your business develops.


17 December 2018

About 1800 students will graduate from the University of Canterbury this week, with over 1500 graduating in person at four official ceremonies held at the Horncastle Arena in Addington, in what may be the last UC graduation ceremonies held at the arena.

UCE summer students week 4

12 December 2018

Student ventures gained further traction this week with a focus on testing ideas for tangibility and talking to potential customers.

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