Business student investigating tax issues

15 December 2014 A University of Canterbury postgraduate business student is investigating tax issues in the United States so the knowledge gained from her study can help inform tax policy. (read article)

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Hear Althea talk about the Entre entrepreneurship scheme and how it provides UC students the opportunity to get practical experience in business while they study.

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Michelle Panzer Studying towards a BCom/LLB
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Marketing expert receives Teaching Medal

Associate Professor Paul Ballantine received the University of Canterbury’s Teaching Medal in recognition of his outstanding achievements and his contribution to the university as a lecturer, supervisor and head of department. The medal was presented at the Chancellor’s Dinner and University Council’s Awards evening held in November (read more)

Research medal for international tourism expert

Professor Michael Hall, a leading international sustainability and tourism researcher, has won the University of Canterbury’s annual Research Medal. The award goes to UC researchers whose work has been recognised as world class in their respective disciplines (read more)

Tourism surviving natural disasters

Doctoral student Abanti Antara is investigating the preparedness and planning of post-disaster tourism service providers, and the importance of being well informed on how to improve tourism resilience for service providers to manage disasters in New Zealand and elsewhere (read more)

UC team success at National Brand Challenge

Four 300-level students from UC took the bronze medal at the Marketing Association's National Brand Challenge held in Auckland. Students Dylan Avery, Sammi Stewart, Paige Wooding and Vivienne Semmens competed against other university teams to present a strategic solution for Farmers department stores. Associate Professor David Fortin says this is the second year that the department has been involved and a great result for our students (read more)

What if... entrepreneurs led the Christchurch rebuild?

Entrepreneurs recognise and pursue opportunities that others simply ignore. They start ventures, create products and markets, and bear the risk of failure. In the August What if lecture, Associate Professor Sussie Morrish, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, spoke about the entrepreneurial mindset and why the Christchurch rebuild is a hotbed of entrepreneurial opportunities (watch the lecture online via YouTube)

UC Marketing and Tourism research ranks top in New Zealand

The 2013 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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