impact summit

13 October 2020

Hosted by the Centre for Entrepreneurship and the UC Business School, Impact Summit 2020 was held at the University of Canterbury on October 10th and focused on empowering over 150 people to contribute to a more sustainable future.


Grace Steinmetz

12 October 2020

University of Canterbury Law and Business student Grace Steinmetz is keeping her career options open. As a force to be reckoned with on a rugby seven’s field she’s eyeing the 2024 Olympics in Paris too.


Vxt

30 September 2020

Christchurch startup Vxt is tackling the pet hate of many — having to check voicemail messages — announcing on Tuesday it raised $600,000 in its first ever capital raise to help it on its mission.


Word2020

11 September 2020

The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is about to burst forth with stories, ideas, poetry and song. The recently announced festival line-up features many University of Canterbury scholars and writers, including Canterbury University Press authors, and is selling out fast.


Cybele Freitas

09 September 2020

New Zealand should be wary of making a leap into electronic voting in the future, despite hopes it could boost voter turnout and speed up results, a University of Canterbury (UC) Masters student says.


MBA

01 September 2020

Moves to see the University of Canterbury (UC) deliver the most advanced, smart cities focused MBA programme are under way as the University becomes the first university globally to sign as a Research and Knowledge Partner with the Smart Cities Council.


Elsamari Botha

26 August 2020

In an article on Brainstorm Magazine, Dr Elsamari Botha explores who holds the power in online shopping, what happens when consumer expectations aren’t met and what businesses should be focusing on in the COVID-19 consumer landscape.


ThincLab Canterbury

18 August 2020

New business incubator ThincLab Canterbury has been launched through a partnership with the University of Adelaide, joining five other ThincLab incubators around the world.


UC business

13 August 2020

Lesson‐Drawing from New Zealand and Covid‐19: The Need for Anticipatory Policy Making


UC MBA 2IC

10 August 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) Masters students showed off their skills in a competition that challenged them to use data to solve problems and develop business savvy strategies.


UCE ThincLab Canterbury

10 August 2020

Christchurch is already seeing the benefits of a memorandum of understanding between the University of Canterbury (UC) and ChristchurchNZ, through an additional agreement with UC’s Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) to deliver various programmes, including ThincLab Canterbury.


Graduation Dec 2019

10 July 2020

The University of Canterbury is hosting two special Graduation Celebrations in September for hundreds of graduates who missed out on graduating in person in April due to the pandemic lockdown.


Healt Tech Challenge

29 June 2020

The HealthTech Supernode Challenge, delivered by UCE and the Ministry of Awesome with support from ChristchurchNZ, KiwiNet, and Ryman Healthcare aims to position Christchurch as NZ’s centre of health innovation.


UC image

29 June 2020

University 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.


HealthTech Supernode

29 June 2020

The HealthTech Supernode Challenge, delivered by UCE and the Ministry of Awesome with support from ChristchurchNZ, KiwiNet, and Ryman Healthcare aims to position Christchurch as NZ’s centre of health innovation.


Lardelli art

04 June 2020

Two pioneering University of Canterbury academics, a new Dame who champions Māori women, a new Knight who champions Māori art, a Pasifika poet, a former All Blacks captain, and many other alumni and friends of the University have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020.


digital doctors

25 May 2020

Imagining the future of the General Practice was never going to be an easy task - especially tackling it in one weekend! Four teams of students from across Canterbury were given 48 hours to reimagine the way GPs were using digital tools and delivering virtual consultations.


Health Pod

19 May 2020

Imagining a HealthPod located in the community, where patients with chronic illnesses could more easily monitor their symptoms, has won a team of health students the University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) Digital Doctors Disrupt Challenge for 2020.


Virtually Together

08 May 2020

A recent two-week Challenge for students called ‘Virtually Together – Creating Social Connections in an Increasingly Isolated World’ produced some exciting new ideas on how to reduce loneliness and enhance community wellbeing.


Vxt

30 April 2020

The Christchurch company, Vxt, founded by University of Canterbury students Luke Campbell and Lucy Turner, in November 2018, is continuing its success, attracting a high-powered advisory board.


Team Kayem

02 April 2020

University of Canterbury (UC) students challenged to create a “non-contact” event for the Covid-19 environment have come up with an online careers hub that uses leading-edge gaming technology.


Andrew Barnes

18 March 2020

Andrew Barnes is a successful businessman who made headlines around the world by implementing the four day working week in his own company. Andrew visited UCE to speak about the benefits of a four day week for organisations.


UC Women in Business launch

10 March 2020

The ‘fantastic five’ student-run clubs supported by UCE all held their very successful launch events for 2020 recently. Whether you wanted to hear talks from accomplished speakers, get competitive in a Kahoot quiz, make and eat dumplings, or just chill out with a movie, these events offered something for everyone!


Greening UC

10 March 2020

The University of Canterbury has big goals for improving its sustainability. Last week, 50 UC students were given the opportunity to produce new ideas to help reach these targets at the Greening UC Challenge.


Abel Goremusandu with Professor Sonia Mazey and Professor Cheryl de la Rey

05 February 2020

The Piano was humming with exciting new ideas on Tuesday night, with the University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship’s (UCE) biggest ever Showcase pulling a crowd of over 300 people into central Christchurch to hear from the top 11 ventures from this year’s UCE Summer Startup Programme.


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