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.

College of business and law 1 landscape

11 December 2018

16 academic promotions announced for the College of Business and Law.

Avaya team

11 December 2018

UC teaching fellow takes first place in adventure race world championships.


10 December 2018

The University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team dazzled the judges to take home multiple awards with their two custom-built race cars at the hotly contested international Formula Student competition in Australia.

OPRA Participants

07 December 2018

HR students are getting ahead by complementing their degrees with additional qualifications.

UCE EY Summer Startup speed mentoring with Jen Corbett from Programme Sponsor EY

06 December 2018

The second week of the UCE EY Summer Startup Programme saw the students receive quick-fire, expert advice in their first speed mentoring session.


29 November 2018

The University of Canterbury will be led by two women for the first time in its history after the election of Susan McCormack, a partner at Mortlock McCormack Law, as its next Chancellor.

Ōtautahi Challenge 2018

29 November 2018

Tuesday afternoon saw the final presentations of the Ōtautahi 2025 Challenge, a two-day event where a diverse range of students worked in teams to come up with future-focused solutions for Christchurch’s non-profit sector.

UCE Summer Startup Week 1

28 November 2018

Week one of the sixth UCE EY Summer Startup Programme launched last Monday 19 November over a special morning tea with the Programme sponsor, EY.

UCE Laura Robinson Purpose Projects

26 November 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we take a look back at some of the standout ventures that have come out of UC’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) in the last 12 months.

staff photos

20 November 2018

Business and economics at UC first equal in New Zealand according to recent university rankings.


12 November 2018

For the first time, University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) students have designed and built two state-of-the-art race cars to enter in the highly competitive international Formula Student event this summer – one electric race car and the other driven by a more conventional combustion engine.

UCE Final Showcase 2018

08 November 2018

The UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) is excited to be kicking off their sixth annual Summer Startup Programme.

MYOB Hackdays 2018

06 November 2018

After receiving an award for the most feasible idea at the MYOB Hackdays Christchurch last month, we catch up UCE student, Palash Khandelwal, to hear about his team's great success.

Komodo Monitr Chris Bacon in action

02 November 2018

Komodo Monitr were announced as winners of entré’s $85k Start-Up Challenge 2018 earlier this month. We hear the story of their journey so far from UC student, Chris Bacon, the initial driving force of this great initiative.

Aspirations fundraiser UCE

01 November 2018

With a goal of achieving a higher employment rate for young people with intellectual disabilities across New Zealand, UC student Jess Scarsbrook, gives us an update on her story so far.

Trading Room Competition

30 October 2018

On the first anniversary of Sir John Key opening the UC Business School Trading Room, UC students have received awards from industry in the inaugural University of Canterbury Trading Competition Prize Giving.


27 October 2018

The University of Canterbury (UC), ChristchurchNZ, and Tourism Industry Aotearoa are working together on the project, which will help understand the economic, social and environmental impact of Airbnb in Canterbury. It will also look at the financial performance of Airbnb compared to the formal accommodation sector and how Canterbury rates against other regions.

Shanghai Shout 2018

18 October 2018

Last Tuesday at the Global China Connection (GCC) annual awards evening, three internship winners were announced for the Shanghai Shout Competition 2018.

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