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.

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.

Michaela Balzarova

05 July 2019

Adapting new data technologies may lead to fairer food prices for consumers and producers, by increasing transparency.

Luke and Lucy UCE Summer Startup participants

01 July 2019

UCE EY Summer Startup Programme scholarship recipients, Luke Campbell and Lucy Turner have had a whirlwind of a six months working on their tech startup, Vxt. This involved being selected as a Dream Believe Succeed Award finalist and receiving a NZBI grant. We caught up with Luke and Lucy to hear their thoughts on the Summer Startup Programme.


24 June 2019

The Minister of Education Chris Hipkins officially opened the University of Canterbury’s award-winning Rehua building on Tuesday 25 June. Rehua brings the College of Education, Health and Human Development from the University’s Dovedale campus to the central Ilam campus for the first time, joined by the UC Business School’s UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE), and MBA and Business Taught Masters programmes.

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