Two tertiary teaching awards for Canterbury

12 August 2015 Two dedicated UC academics received Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards at a presentation at Parliament. (read article)

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Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Award

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)

Tourist attacks hurt New Zealand's reputation

University of Canterbury senior marketing lecturer Dr Girish Prayag recently commented on the effect of tourist attacks on New Zealand's image in overseas markets and on tourist numbers (read the article on stuff.co.nz)

The power of celebrity

Talk show icon Oprah Winfrey has announced plans to visit New Zealand for the first time. University of Canterbury marketing expert Associate Professor Ekant Veer says Oprah Winfrey is one of the few people whose influence crosses entertainment, politics and business (listen to Ekant's talk on NewstalkZB)

Accommodation preferences: What a girl needs?

A segment of the global women’s travel market is emerging in what is known as GGA - the girlfriend get away – for women who travel with other women for leisure purposes only. University of Canterbury tourism expert Dr Girish Prayag, Management has been investigating the trend (read more)

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)

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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