UC Innovators' winning ideas announced

5 February 2016 UC Innovators' Summer Start-Up Programme has announced the winning student ventures, coinciding with the official opening of the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship. (read article)

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Announcements and Events

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)

Early career research recognised

Congratulations to Dr Girish Prayag, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, on receiving the 2015 UC Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award. Girish's research is recognised as being of the highest international quality (read more)

What If... we wore our computers?

Wearable technology is emerging as one of the key areas companies are investing in, with the biggest area of wearables appearing in sports and fitness. In this October lecture hosted by the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Professor Leyland Pitt, Simon Fraser University, discussed how wearable technology is used in everyday life, how we as consumers benefit, and how marketers and firms integrate wearable technology into their information systems practices (read more or watch the lecture on YouTube)

Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Dr Herb de Vries, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, on receiving his Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award. This national award recognises Dr de Vries' dedication and support of students through their course of study, business projects and careers. Long impressed with the difference great teachers can make to students’ lives, Dr de Vries has gone on to inspire others (read the media release and see the Te Ako webpage) Dr de Vries also received a UC Teaching Medal (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 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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