Finance and Business


Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge

09 March 2021

Innovation in the food, fibre and agritech sector looks set to solve some of the greatest challenges facing the sector thanks to ideas submitted to the Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge. With more than 50 high quality applications from across the country, Challenge partners ChristchurchNZ, KiwiNet, AgResearch and the Canterbury Mayoral Forum have been delighted by the revolutionary thinking from both private enterprise and researchers.


Natacha Wisstt New Zealand Defence Force legal officer

08 March 2021

Taking part in counter-piracy operations at sea isn’t run-of-the-mill for a lawyer but it’s the kind of challenge that attracted Natacha Wisstt to joining the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) as a legal officer.


Dr Christian Walsh speaking to secondary school teachers in 2020

03 March 2021

Learning through experience is at the heart of University of Canterbury (UC) lecturer Dr Christian Walsh’s award-winning teaching philosophy – preparing students to easily enter and apply what they have learned in a business setting.


A new startup is helping seniors join the digital age.

25 February 2021

Helping older people use technology to connect with their friends and family is the goal of a new business venture set up by three University of Canterbury (UC) graduates.


UC Engineering Core building

02 February 2021

The UC Business School has cemented its place in the top one percent of business schools worldwide accredited with the triple crown after confirmation of reaccreditation by AACSB.


Travel post Covid-19

31 December 2020

Will travel ever look the same again? Professor Colin Michael Hall and colleagues from University of Oulu and Wakayama University provide expert insight in article on The Conversation.


UC Graduate Charlie Kavanagh

15 December 2020

Opportunity is everywhere if you are willing to grab it. For University of Canterbury (UC) student Charlie Kavanagh, who is graduating this week, UC has provided a number of opportunities for him to flex his entrepreneurial muscle and broaden his horizons with international travel.


Food fibre challenge UCE

30 November 2020

The need for transformative innovation in the food, fibre and agritech sector is at the core of the latest Supernode Challenge which is now open to applications.


Daniel Watt

02 November 2020

For the fourth time in five years, a University of Canterbury (UC) student has received the prestigious Sir Frank Holmes Prize for economics.


Pouyan Jahanbin

28 October 2020

Traditionally, consumers seek cheaper products at higher value, but now people are more aware of social and moral considerations. Concerns like child labour, sustainability and animal welfare mean the consumer’s need for transparency has increased, and so University of Canterbury (UC) PhD student Pouyan Jahanbin is developing a tool to give people real-time information on products at the point of sale.