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Fudan Campus

21 August 2019

This year, UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) and the UC International Relations Office sent Abel Gore (BCom), Alex Lyall (LLB/BA), and Nicole Nathan (LLB/BCom) to Fudan University in Shanghai during UC’s mid-year break, to take part in a course on Innovative China and Digital Entrepreneurship. We asked Abel, Alex and Nicole to sum up their Shanghai experience.

Millie Morgan and Chelsea Aitken

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.

Sustainability Challenge 2019

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.

Tom Maslin UCE EY Summer Startup 2019 presentations

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.

tayla Johns UCE Summer Startup Showcase 2018/19

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.

Markus Milne 2

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.

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