How to fail successfully

As humans we are hardwired to avoid failing, and when we do the experience is often shrouded in shame and secrecy. But one University of Canterbury business academic is teaching students to harness the power of failure, in the name of success.     The “F” word has long been taboo, especially in business. But […]

Thinc-ing big

Artificial Intelligence, aerospace technology and acid recycling are some of the local Canterbury business startups benefitting from a recent partnership between the University of Canterbury and economic development agency, ChristchurchNZ.     ThincLab is a startup incubator at UC’s Centre of Entrepreneurship (UCE) and part of Callaghan Innovation’s Founder Incubator, focusing on propelling locally grown […]

From bake-off to take-off

  A University of Canterbury (UC) student is preparing for the voyage of a lifetime: a mission to Mars – or at least an experience that comes close.     Last year, Larissa Wilson starred in TV contest The Great Kiwi Bake-Off and this month the UC Mechanical Engineering (BE(Hons)) student will go from bake-off […]

University of Canterbury Infrastructure Engineering Programme

Infrastructural Investment Funding: University of Canterbury lands well-deserved funding towards earthquake resilience

It’s safe to say that Christchurch has been leading the way when it comes to earthquake research, as we become determined to be an infrastructural world leader. Now a University of Canterbury infrastructure engineering programme has been awarded $12 million investment funding from the MBIE Partnerships Scheme for a project titled ‘Infrastructure Systems Engineered for […]