UC student launches clothing label website

31 July 2014 A University of Canterbury international business and law student has launched a New Zealand clothing label website aimed at female rural wear. (read article)

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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, will talk about the entrepreneurial mindset and why the Christchurch rebuild is a hotbed of entrepreneurial opportunities. Wednesday 27 August, 7pm-8:30pm, A2 Lecture Theatre (read more)

Canterbury researchers to present psychological quake impact findings in Paris

Senior lecturer Dr Sanna Malinen has been researching natural disaster issues as part of the University of Canterbury's Employee Resilience Research group. Along with Dr Joana Kuntz and Dr Katharina Naswall, Dr Malinen featured on TVNZ, Newstalk ZB, TV3 and in the NZ Herald talking about presenting their quake impact findings at a psychology conference in Paris in July. The results of their research so far point to substantial long-term effects of natural disasters on individual health and wellbeing which in turn impact communities and businesses (read more)

Christchurch nightlife back to pre-quake levels

Associate Professor Sussie Morrish from the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship spoke with The Press, Daily Mail, TV3, NewstalkZB and TVNZ about the number of restaurants, bars and cafes in Christchurch almost being back to pre-quake levels.

What if... Health promotion campaigns actually worked?

In the first What if Wednesdays lecture of the year, Associate Professor by Ekant Veer takes 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. Professor Veer's lecture draws heavily on his research and work by other consumer researchers engaged in initiatives to promote public health in New Zealand and internationally (watch the lecture on YouTube online)

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 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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