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.


MGM 228 students with 10th birthday cake

31 January 2020

Twenty students recently returned from an enlightening trip to China as part of the MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture course, marking its 10th anniversary.


Summer Startup Programme finalists 2020

31 January 2020

After ten busy weeks in the UCE Summer Startup Programme, 24 students pitched their ideas to a panel of local experts, who selected the top ventures, who will pitch at the Summer Startup Showcase.


Tree tops

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.


Summer Startup 1

29 January 2020

Budding University of Canterbury (UC) student entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas live on stage during a Dragons’ Den-style competition at The Piano next week.


Geoff Brash Validation Workshop

27 January 2020

Every year, we are lucky to have many successful entrepreneurs generously give their time and expertise to mentor our UCE Summer Startup Programme students. This year, we have had an amazing line-up of resident entrepreneurs - Geoff Brash, Glenn Renwick, and Richard Doyle. We spoke to Geoff and Richard about their entrepreneurial backgrounds, and experiences as UCE mentors.


Katie Young

21 January 2020

As we race towards the end of our Summer Startup Programme, we’ve asked students from three ventures to share what they’ve been up to, some of their experiences so far, and their thoughts on the programme!


Sam Frost Presentation

10 January 2020

Our Summer Startup students have returned refreshed from a three week break and are ready to focus on polishing their pitch for the Summer Startup Showcase. We have been lucky to have a selection of amazing speakers visit over the last couple of weeks, and in this update, we will be sharing their best pieces of advice!


CECC

20 December 2019

The University of Canterbury has renewed it’s Partnership Agreement with the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) for another year.


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