Caitlin Soal talks to mentor Rod Carr about her Summer Startup venture during th

02 December 2019

From swimmable rivers, to surveys, to speed mentoring, this week has again been jam-packed for the Summer Startup Programme students.

Dr Tyron Love

28 November 2019

“It looks grim,” says Dr Tyron Love, a senior lecturer of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury (UC) College of Business and Law, of the preliminary findings of his research into the future of Māori academics in New Zealand universities.

Josh McSkimming

25 November 2019

‘Straight A’ University of Canterbury (UC) student Josh McSkimming is New Zealand’s top economics student and was recently honoured with the prestigious Sir Frank Holmes award in recognition.

Hannah Duder speaking

25 November 2019

The second week of the UCE Summer Startup Programme introduced our students to the more formal aspects of the programme, with daily speaker sessions and one-on-one check-ins with mentors throughout the week.

Summer startup cohort 2019/20

18 November 2019

UCE’s Summer Startup Programme kicked off for another summer last week. With 26 students from 21 different ventures taking part, the next ten weeks look set to be an action-packed time at UCE.

2018 Summer Startup Programme participants

07 November 2019

The University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) Summer Startup Programme is a chance for students to work full time on fast-tracking the development of their ideas into realistic business ventures.

Marketing for Good - Aviva

06 November 2019

The UC Business School and the Marketing Association have teamed up for a new initiative that aims to provide collaborative pro bono advice to charities.

Tyron Love

05 November 2019

Twelve University of Canterbury-led research projects have been green-lit by the 2019 Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau to the total of $6.54 million in diverse fields of research. The research covers four of UC’s five colleges, and includes research in engineering, management, computer science and software engineering, linguistics, political science and te reo as well as physical, chemical and biological sciences.


01 November 2019

University of Canterbury (UC) student inventors and co-founders of tech startup Vxt, Luke Campbell and Lucy Turner have released their innovative app, another step in commercialising their smart assistant that converts voicemails to text.

CFA Finance

24 October 2019

The University of Canterbury’s (UC) top finance students have won the biggest finance competition in the country to secure their place representing New Zealand in South Korea.

Paul Dolan

16 October 2019

The University of Canterbury’s (UC) new Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programme delivers a course that is more relevant to organisations and focuses on emerging technologies, innovations and business needs beyond economic drivers.

MYOB Winners

11 October 2019

Two Christchurch students from the University of Canterbury have won the MYOB IT Challenge for their innovative and user-friendly receipt management mobile application.

$85k Challenge

04 October 2019

Students’ big ideas and innovative thinking were celebrated to the tune of $85,000 at Entré’s $85k Challenge awards evening at the University of Canterbury (UC) this week.

CMC Markets Challenge

03 October 2019

The second annual CMC Markets’ University of Canterbury (UC) Trading Challenge has come to a close, with third-year Computer Engineering student, Harry Dobbs, taking out the top spot with a 280.81 percent return on investment (ROI).


25 September 2019

A multi-lingual panel will explore the benefits of having a second or third language at a public talk, Opening Doors Globally, at the University of Canterbury (UC) tomorrow.


24 September 2019

The University of Canterbury (UC) is hosting the New Zealand and China Tertiary Education Exhibition until 4 October 2019, demonstrating the engagement between the countries’ academics and students.

Anthony Rohan mentoring at UCE Social Enterprise Challenge

23 September 2019

55 students from across New Zealand came together last week to address our ‘Climate Emergency’ at UC Centre for Entrepreneurship's annual Social Enterprise Challenge.

UCE Anton

19 September 2019

Christchurch will become the hub for social entrepreneurs over the next three days, with two events taking place to help create tomorrow’s changemakers.

48 Hour Hackathon Challenge Team 1

06 September 2019

Ideas to use more detailed customer segments and profiles to improve parking options have taken the top spots this evening after a 48 hour data hackathon held at the airport.


03 September 2019

A University of Canterbury student spent an American summer researching how insurgents in Afghanistan modify their terrorism techniques.

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.

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