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Social Impact Cluster
A/Prof Lucie Ozanne (UC), Prof Girish Prayag (UC) and Senior Economist Peter Fieger (ChristchurchNZ) explore the economic and social impact of Airbnb
Dr Ann-Marie Kennedy, Dr Joya Kemper and Prof Ekant Veer
A/Prof Jörg Finsterwalder (UC) working on a research collaboration, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, to improve the health, education and general well-being of high-needs groups
A/Prof Michaela Balzarova is exploring blockchain technology as a tool to ensure sustainable food production for everyone
What We Do
The Centre for Social Impact seeks to convene researchers to carry out high quality, impactful and community focused research that will have a positive impact in our community, nation and world.
The Cluster takes a multi-disciplinary, multi-method approach to investigating and providing solutions for problems that can lead to positive social wellness.
The diversity of knowledge and research foci in the Cluster offers the potential to have subgroups that can focus on specific areas of expertise, but the wider cluster will still draw together to support one another’s goals the wider kaupapa of advancing the University’s aim to be an engaged university that is making a difference in our world.
The Cluster is hosted in Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School, University of Canterbury.
Hear from SIC Researchers
TEDx Talks: A secret weapon for true disaster resilience
When an earthquake struck her hometown of Lyttelton, New Zealand, A/Prof Lucie Ozanne found herself at the forefront of disaster resilience research.
International visitors to New Zealand value sustainability
A/Prof Girish Prayag and Dr Peter Fieger analysed 750,000 online reviews to find gaps and opportunities for local tourism service providers
Marketing in the New Normal
Marketing post-COVID-19. Featuring Mike Pero (Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd), Jane Anthony (Chief Customer Officer for Z Energy), Michelle Polglase (Digital Strategy for Business Growth) and Prof Ekant Veer.
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