Greening UC

10 March 2020

The University of Canterbury has big goals for improving its sustainability. Last week, 50 UC students were given the opportunity to produce new ideas to help reach these targets at the Greening UC Challenge.

UC building

25 February 2020

Vodafone New Zealand has announced a partnership with University of Canterbury (UC) to deliver a digital innovation speaker series aiming to showcase the latest technology and drive innovation for New Zealand businesses.

Abel Goremusandu with Professor Sonia Mazey and Professor Cheryl de la Rey

05 February 2020

The Piano was humming with exciting new ideas on Tuesday night, with the University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship’s (UCE) biggest ever Showcase pulling a crowd of over 300 people into central Christchurch to hear from the top 11 ventures from this year’s UCE Summer Startup Programme.

MGM 228 students with 10th birthday cake

31 January 2020

Twenty students recently returned from an enlightening trip to China as part of the MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture course, marking its 10th anniversary.

Summer Startup Programme finalists 2020

31 January 2020

After ten busy weeks in the UCE Summer Startup Programme, 24 students pitched their ideas to a panel of local experts, who selected the top ventures, who will pitch at the Summer Startup Showcase.

Tree tops

31 January 2020

Professor of Accounting, Markus Milne, was a recent guest on the podcast series 'Podcast or Perish' where he discussed his work looking at corporate social and environmental reporting.

Summer Startup 1

29 January 2020

Budding University of Canterbury (UC) student entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas live on stage during a Dragons’ Den-style competition at The Piano next week.

Geoff Brash Validation Workshop

27 January 2020

Every year, we are lucky to have many successful entrepreneurs generously give their time and expertise to mentor our UCE Summer Startup Programme students. This year, we have had an amazing line-up of resident entrepreneurs - Geoff Brash, Glenn Renwick, and Richard Doyle. We spoke to Geoff and Richard about their entrepreneurial backgrounds, and experiences as UCE mentors.

Katie Young

21 January 2020

As we race towards the end of our Summer Startup Programme, we’ve asked students from three ventures to share what they’ve been up to, some of their experiences so far, and their thoughts on the programme!


16 January 2020

Police, firefighters and other emergency personnel from Utah, United States of America, are visiting the University of Canterbury (UC) this week to learn from academics who have transformed their experiences during Canterbury’s earthquakes into valuable lessons to share with others.

Sam Frost Presentation

10 January 2020

Our Summer Startup students have returned refreshed from a three week break and are ready to focus on polishing their pitch for the Summer Startup Showcase. We have been lucky to have a selection of amazing speakers visit over the last couple of weeks, and in this update, we will be sharing their best pieces of advice!


20 December 2019

The University of Canterbury has renewed it’s Partnership Agreement with the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) for another year.

Nadeera Ranabahu’s feasibility analysis workshop

16 December 2019

We’re now halfway through this year’s Summer Startup Programme, but the momentum certainly isn’t slowing down! This week featured more guest speakers, mentoring, and progress being made by all of the ventures. With five weeks of the programme gone and five to go, we asked some of our students to share the most important thing they have learnt so far.


12 December 2019

A third of the 21 New Zealand students and recent graduates embarking on internships to learn how Asia does business are from the University of Canterbury.

Anzac speed mentoring summer startup

10 December 2019

The fourth week of UCE’s Summer Startup Programme was all about storytelling, with many of the ventures starting to consider how to show their ventures off to the world. As always, the week was also full of one-on-one mentoring, including an international skype session with a US-based mentor!

Pardeshi, High Commissioner

10 December 2019

The High Commissioner of India, Muktesh K. Pardeshi, paid a special visit to the University of Canterbury (UC) campus recently. During the visit, a new $15,000 scholarship was announced.

Alfred Guender

10 December 2019

Associate Professor Alfred Guender from the Department of Economics and Finance and Professor Richard T. Froyen of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published a new edition of their popular economics book on monetary policy.

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.

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