Smudge founder makes award finals

13 April 2015 Smudge mobile app designer and University of Canterbury graduate Reuben Bijl is one of five finalists in the Young Achiever category of the New Zealand Hi Tech Awards. (read article)

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Luke Gillespie's amazing trip to China

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Michael Copeland talks about what he loves about studying Law at university of Canterbury and the opportunities it provides for law internships and community engagement.

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School of Business and Economics earns prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

The School of Business and Economics has earned initial accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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Announcements and Events

Honorary doctorates to be awarded

A policewoman and a chief executive will be awarded honorary doctorates at the University of Canterbury graduation ceremonies in April. Superintendent Sandra Manderson, a graduate of the University of Canterbury, will be awarded a Doctor of Laws. She was the first female District Commander to be appointed in New Zealand and served as Canterbury District Commander from 2002-2007. Arguably one of New Zealand’s most influential business leaders of his generation, chief executive of clothing manufacturer Icebreaker and former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe will be awarded a Doctor of Commerce (read more)

Canterbury wins the new University Challenge

The University of Canterbury has won the new University Challenge television quiz series. The new series marked the return of the long-running New Zealand television quiz show which ran between 1976 and 1989. Canterbury last won the series in 1988. Congratulations to the winning team that included Master of Laws student Rachael Harris (read more)

YES - Top of the South - Dragons Den Workshop

Associate Professor Sussie Morrish will present a workshop in marketing, HR and preparation for YES - Top of the South - Dragons Den from 3-5pm on Thursday 23 April, 2015. The workshop will be held at Nelson College. To register, email bsec@canterbury.ac.nz by 17 April. (read more)

Christopher Luxon and Innovative Leadership

Executive Development Programmes were proud to present UC alumni Christopher Luxon – leader, innovator and CEO of Air New Zealand at our April Executive Forum. Christopher holds a Master of Commerce in Business Administration from UC. At the guest lecture, Christopher shared his experiences and provided a personal perspective on what it takes to be an exceptional leader.

What if... All women everywhere were treated the same as men?

Today many consider that women in New Zealand and in other industrialised countries are competing on equal footing with men on the job market. However, University of Canterbury business and economics associate professor Annick Masselot says this is not quite true. In the first What if… lecture for 2015, Associate Professor Annick Masselot argued that despite the success of some women, equality is still a very relevant concept for both women and men, in all parts of the world (read the media release and watch the lecture online)