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New book: Tourism and Earthquakes

13 October 2020 - A new book, edited by C.Michael Hall and Girish Prayag, explores the relationship between tourism and earthquakes through the different stages of a disaster.

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ThincLab Canterbury benefits region while thinking globally

10 August 2020 - A three-year agreement between the University of Canterbury and ChristchurchNZ will give Christchurch businesses access to UC’s exceptional student and academic talent, impactful research and development opportunities. 

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Reserve Bank walks the post-COVID tightrope

29 June 2020University of Canterbury (UC) economists Associate Head of Economics and Finance Stephen Hickson and Associate Professor Alfred Guender discuss the role of the Reserve Bank amid the pandemic’s economic upheaval.

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I can’t stand by – calling out sexism in academia

22 June 2020How do male academics become allies in fighting sexism in the #metoo era, without ‘mansplaining’ or ‘white knighting’? Kseniia Zahrai, Ekant Veer, and Susannah Stevens have looked into the necessary steps behind championing inclusivity and diversity in academia.

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Tom Coupe on marijuana, PPE dark dealing, and more

19 June 2020 - Tom Coupe on going to pot, dark dealing in PPE, knowledge at a premium, making some noise, and making fast cash by ordering pizza from yourself

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Research shows link between problem gambling and financial hardship

1 June 2020 - People experiencing hardship are more likely to gamble, says Professor Ekant Veer. Post-COVID-19 may see an increase in gambling.

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Crusaders on side for match-ups on marketing, research and student success

5 June 2020 - Chris Chen discusses the growing relationship between the University of Canterbury and the Crusaders, and the opportunities it brings. 


Digital resilience for directors

16 March 2020 - A study of A/Prof Michaela Balzarova, Dr Russell WordsworthA/Prof Venkataraman Nilakant and Dr Chris Vas suggests that effective leadership accounts for nearly 60% of the advantage “digitally capable” organisations have of over “digitally incapable” organisations.

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Tom Coupe on Coronavirus

6 March 2020 - Tom Coupe covers the quest for accurate statistics, misjudging risk, panic buying and the economic impact of pandemics in this Top 5 at Ten on

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Accounting Professor Discusses Research in Podcast Series

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.

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Examining Economics of Education

The UC Economics of Education Research Group are a collection of researchers led by Dr Steve Agnew who have a common interest and expertise in the field of the economics of education. Empirical analysis is applied to a range of questions including why people and governments invest in education, as well as the impact of education on life outcomes.