Entrepreneur to receive honorary doctorate

16 April 2014 One of New Zealand's most passionate political, philanthropic business entrepreneurs will receive a University of Canterbury honorary doctorate at graduation tomorrow. (read article)

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Morning Tea with Antony Gough

Entrepreneur Antony Gough visited the College of Business and Law and met staff and students at a special morning tea (see photos). Mr Gough will receive an Honorary Doctor of Commerce at our UC graduation ceremony on Tuesday (read more).

What if...Health promotion campaigns actually worked?

Associate Professor by Ekant Veer presented the first What if Wednesdays lecture of the year, on Wednesday 12 March. The lecture took a consumer behaviourist perspective to first understand how people consume and engage in behaviours that may be deemed unhealthy; then use the same motivations to engage people to consume in a healthier manner. It drew heavily on research by Associate Professor Veer and other consumer researchers engaged in initiatives to promote public health in New Zealand and internationally (read more)

Project aims to improve the reach of social services

A three year research project has secured $1.4 million of Government funding to strengthen ways for social services to engage with families/whānau. Senior Lecturer, Dr Jörg Finsterwalder says this research project is not only relevant nationally but also globally because research related to improving wellbeing has been named one of the top ten research priorities (read the press release at Scoop Media online)

UC team wins a Dragon's Den competition

The UC commerce team of Ellie Barrett, Josh Gray, Chris Cox and Jason Mckenzie won the marketing competition over 175 other UC business students for producing the concept of Berocca On-The-Go, to be marketed in New Zealand by Bayer (read more)

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 (read more)

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