23 August 2022

On The Conversation, Associate Professor Bernard Walker investigates if the demands of striking firefighters calling for systemic change are too hot to handle for NZ employment law.

Acorn - Future of Health Challenge 2022

12 August 2022

The 2022 Future of Health Challenge, held with the support Te Papa Hauora and Pegasus Health, saw students from UC, Ara, and Otago University collaborating to tackle some of the challenges facing us in Aotearoa as we reimagine how we “do healthcare”

Frank Tay and Associate Professor Alfred Guender

12 August 2022

Philanthropy@UC A new scholarship has been established to recognise the significant contributions by Frank Tay during his 40-year tenure at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

3MT finalists 2022

10 August 2022

Stuttering, swallowing problems and the risk of landslides have emerged as the stand-out topics in a fast-paced University of Canterbury competition for postgraduate students.


04 August 2022

On The Conversation, Senior Lecturer of Economics Stephen Agnew shares insights from a recent study that found low English literacy rates in Pasifika students a key predictor of exclusion from school.

Cost of living crisis, inflation, supermarket

20 July 2022

Inflation is 2022's boogeyman. On The Conversation, University of Canterbury Director of Business Taught Masters Stephen Hickson discusses how we can help bring it down.

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

06 July 2022

#EFMDEQUIS reaccreditation 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.

Quake City - Otakaro image

05 July 2022

#EFMDEQUIS reaccreditation 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.

Courtney Comely

05 July 2022

#EFMDEQUIS reaccreditation 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.

EQUIS reaccredited

05 July 2022

#EFMDEQUIS reaccreditation Meaningful research, empowered students, and quality education are phrases that describe the University of Canterbury’s (UC) Business School and are all strengths that have led EFMD Global to grant the school EQUIS reaccreditation.

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.

Business School ZURU pitch

27 June 2022

#EFMDEQUIS reaccreditation 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.

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”.

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.

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