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UC alumni represent NZ at Rio Olympics 2016

11 August 2016 The University of Canterbury is proud to be associated with the New Zealand Olympic team, with 14 past or present students competing in the Rio Games. (read article)

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UC Connect: Incompetency and competency in making tough decisions

What tools do educators, executives, politicians, and people knowingly and unknowingly use that increase incompetence in thinking, deciding and doing? Marketing expert and Erskine Fellow, Professor Arch G. Woodside, Boston College, looked at the wisdom behind the quote “It's not what we don't know that hurts. It's what we know that ain't so” at our August UC Connect lecture (read more)

UC Teaching Awards 2016

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Wright on receiving a University of Canterbury Teaching Award. Sarah's teaching philosophy promotes complete learner exploration of the subject matter and relies on students taking an active role in their learning (read more)

21 Day Challenge students back from Niue

Five entrepreneurial UC students travelled to Niue to implement their sustainable food project as part of the 21 Day Pacific Challenge. With guidance from their Kiwi business and Niuean cultural mentors, the EduKai team helped the Niuean community conserve and sustainably manage the local food supply (read the Pacific Periscope blog)

MGMT228 Study Tour receives PMSA award

We are pleased to announce that UC will receive an award from the Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) fund, for our end-of-year MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour. The award will help cover travel expenses for up to 30 students (read more about our China connections and the PMSA awards)

Taking Entrepreneurship to Vienna

UC students Andrew Graham and Alistair McLeay attended the Entrepreneurship Avenues Conference held in Vienna. The conference is a new initiative by the Vienna University of Economics and Business, aiming to connect students from around the world with founders, investors and other leading minds in the startup scene (read about their experience and the Live News article online)

What makes the tourism industry more resilient?

Organisational resilience in the tourism industry, particularly in a post-disaster environment, is at the heart of innovative research by Senior Lecturer in Marketing Dr Girish Prayag. Among his fields of interest, Girish is studying consumption experiences in the services industry focusing on the tourism and hospitality industries (read more)

Humanity needs more powerful global companies

The Department hosted Erskine Visiting Fellow William Starbuck, visiting professor at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon, and professor emeritus at New York University for their March Erskine lecture. Professor Starbuck discussed the potential of large corporations to become powerful tools for reducing inequality, alleviating stresses and extending global bonds, through trade and cooperation. He also addressed the role of universities in creating programmes that inform executives and help them to analyse the complex environments they operate in (read more)

PhD graduate honours his academic legacy

Congratulations to Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui) on completing his PhD through the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship with his research supported by his Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Doctoral Scholarship and a Fulbright/Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Indigenous Scholar Award (read more)

UC Marketing and Tourism research ranks top in New Zealand

The Tertiary Education Commission Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) assessment continues to recognise the work of our leading researchers. UC is ranked first in marketing and tourism, and second in accounting, finance, management, human resources and industrial relations (read more)

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