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.

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.

Long Service Award 2021

02 December 2021

The University of Canterbury has celebrated its 16 longest-serving staff members, awarded five teaching development scholarships for exciting new projects, recognised an impressive new health and safety initiative and honoured 12 newly appointed professors through the Hui Whakamānawa | Celebrating Excellence awards.

2021 Professorial appointments

02 December 2021

Promotion to the rank of Professor is a significant accomplishment, recognising academics who work at the forefront of their discipline with sustained excellence in teaching, research, and engagement with communities.

2021 Teaching Development Scholarships

02 December 2021

Five exciting, future-focussed projects have earned Teaching Development scholarships for University of Canterbury staff.

Cherry blossom meremere

01 December 2021

One of the world leaders in the area of auctions and mechanism design, academic economist and Emeritus Distinguished Professor John Riley, has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Commerce by Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

summer startup 4

24 November 2021

The first week of the Programme was jam-packed with inspiring speakers, valuable workshops, one-on-one mentoring and even some yoga!

Professor Markus Milne

23 November 2021

University of Canterbury 2021 Research Medal winner, UC Business School Professor Markus Milne, began researching ways to account for the social and environmental impacts of business some 30 years ago, when the field was very new.

Summer startup participants 2021

02 November 2021

The UCE Summer Startup Programme is back again for another year, with 32 inspiring students taking part across 23 incredible ventures.

Recipients Sir Frank Holmes Prize

26 October 2021

The 2021 Sir Frank Holmes Prize has been awarded to University of Canterbury student, Justine Lee.

Business Micro Internship

22 October 2021

International students at the University of Canterbury will work with local businesses keen to expand into Asia under a new partnership scheme.

remote audits

27 September 2021

Drones, satellite imaging and artificial intelligence are some of the smart technology tools that could soon be used to ensure farmers and other food industry businesses are following health and safety rules.

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