UC Business School news

Dr Joya Kemper

30 June 2022

#PlasticFreeJuly Positive signs are on the horizon, but much work is still to be done by supermarkets and food producers in taking responsibility for their food packaging.

Amiria Reid (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Kai)

28 June 2022

Recent graduate Amiria Reid’s (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Kai) love for her whakapapa, community and environment motivated her to do a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Canterbury and led her to a fulfilling job.

Courtney Comely

27 June 2022

One of six students to win the University of Canterbury’s second-year award for excellence, Courtney Comley chose to study a Bachelor of Commerce at UC because of her love for maths, politics and a more equitable society. A major in Economics ticked all those boxes for her.

Business School ZURU pitch

27 June 2022

Third year management students at the University of Canterbury (UC) Business School took on a real-world assignment to find solutions to help ZURU Toys continue to reimagine play after the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Quake City - Otakaro image

27 June 2022

Why do people want to visit sites of atrocities and natural disasters? It’s a question University of Canterbury’s Professor Girish Prayag has been researching in his study of dark tourism – the name given to visiting places associated with death or a difficult history.

FFAC SuperPro

27 June 2022

An outstanding lineup of innovations competed for top spot at the Food, Fibre and Agritech Challenge showcase and awards event.

Food, Fibre and Agritech Challenge

22 June 2022

The 2022 Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge climaxed in an outstanding Showcase during E Tipu: The Boma Agri Summit. The gala evening on 21 June highlighted and rewarded the impressive prize-winning thinking behind the top 12 ventures entered in this year’s Challenge.

Dr Ken Morrison and Mahnaz Shahverdi

13 June 2022

Twelve cutting-edge ventures have been selected as finalists in the 2022 Food, Fibre and Agritech (FFA) Supernode Challenge and will showcase their projects at an awards ceremony on 21 June at the Christchurch Town Hall. This open entry event will highlight the inspiring work of leading innovators who are forging positive change in the FFA sector.

CED Challenge Winners 2022

03 June 2022

Teams of secondary and university students recently dreamed up ways to make a difference in the region as part of a new Economic Development Challenge.

Jacdina Arden, Grant Robertson

20 May 2022

A group of academic experts, including University of Canterbury Director Business Taught Masters Programme Stephen Hickson, provide their opinions on the latest Government budget for The Conversation.

Social Media Use in the Food Industry

13 May 2022

In a new article on The Conversation, Director Business Taught Masters Programme Stephen Hickson argues that removing GST on food is not the most efficient way to support New Zealand households.

Kase Craig and Dr Christian Walsh

12 May 2022

An international classical ballet dancer has pivoted to mastering how to make museums easier for everyone to navigate, including people who are neurodivergent.

Elsamari IOD 2022

01 April 2022

MBA Director Elsamari Botha recently presented to members of the Institute of Directors on why companies don’t need “digital strategies”.

University of Canterbury Business School professors Lucie Ozanne and Girish Pray

31 March 2022

Airbnb hosts are more likely to face conflict with guests if they don’t set clear rules and boundaries, new research shows.

FFA Supernode Challenge Workshop 2021

29 March 2022

The Food, Fibre & Agritech (FFA) Supernode Challenge captures a multitude of ideas and solutions – from those that are great yet undeveloped, to those that are ready for market – and is back after a successful launch in 2021.

Laura Starks

08 March 2022

The University of Canterbury Business School recently hosted the 26th New Zealand Finance Colloquium (NZFC), the first time since hosting it days prior to the February 2011 earthquake.


02 March 2022

Social media platforms should hide the viewing metrics on malicious content posted by trolls as part of a more proactive approach to curbing their behaviour, according to new University of Sussex and University of Canterbury research.

Callum Windley and Cameron Bartley

18 February 2022

Last week, we celebrated the mahi of our student founders who are at the heart of entrepreneurship in Ōtautahi, Christchurch.

Mekdim Tesfaye

09 February 2022

A 15-minute ride to the edge of space costs up to $500,000, but a University of Canterbury (UC) Commerce student has found a way to experience outer space using a Virtual Reality (VR) Headset for a fraction of the price.

Dominic Stephens

21 January 2022

Associate Professor Alfred Guender celebrates former student Dominick Stephens' appointment to a top position at NZ Treasury.

Ben Gough Family Foundation Leaders Scholar Kirsty, Simon and Sarah

21 December 2021

Three outstanding Canterbury businesspeople have been chosen from a number of high-calibre applicants for a new scholarship programme.

Tracy Clelland

20 December 2021

A mobile app being developed by the University of Canterbury (UC) will provide a ‘one-stop shop’ answering young people’s questions about sexuality.

Distinguished Professors

17 December 2021

The University of Canterbury has appointed four new Distinguished Professors: the world’s first Pacific Distinguished Professor, the innovating founder of the UC Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research, a leading international sustainability and tourism researcher, and a leading international mathematical modeller for the evolutionary history of species.

University of Canterbury (UC) student David Huang

09 December 2021

In 2020 the need for social connection became clearer than ever as people locked down around the globe. Amid this change, University of Canterbury (UC) student David Huang realised there was an appetite for a fresh way of connecting with friends, and so the first social media app using augmented reality, Oasis AR, was born.


02 December 2021

With a whirlwind of fruitbursts and caffeine, the cohort was flung headfirst into Market Validation week with a stacked lineup of mentors and activities.

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