Category Archives: Competition

Environmental Challenge Opportunity for International Students

C-Prize is a competition run by Callaghan Innovation that seeks to push the boundaries of what’s possible through technology. This year they’re looking for teams with world-leading innovative solutions to environmental problems, and we would like to encourage our international students to be involved.

There is an information evening tonight in which you’ll hear from leading Aotearoa New Zealand environmental innovators and learn more about the challenge. You’ll also have the chance to network with other forward-thinking founders and entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers from New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem.

When: 22 October – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: Te Ōhaka – Centre for Growth & Innovation
Register here>

 

The 2019 challenge is looking for innovative tech-based solutions that can positively impact:  

  • Climate change – Slowing or reversing negative human impacts on climate
  • Fresh clean water – Cleaning up our waterways
  • Resource use – Smarter ways to use and preserve our planet’s finite resources

There are three entry categories for this year’s C-Prize:  

  • Growing and Producing:  How we grow and/or manufacture new or existing products and services in innovative ways (new materials, new processes, new systems, etc.) that will accelerate positive environmental outcomes
  • Using and Consuming:  How we consume products in ways that preserve resources (reuse, recycle, reclaim, etc.) and reduce negative environmental impacts
  • Rejuvenating Natural Systems: The creation or innovative use of technologies that will not just reduce negative environmental impacts, but improve our natural environment (land, climate, soil, water, and nutrient systems)

For further information, visit the Callaghan Innovation website>

Library Survey 2019

We’re looking at ways we can improve our services and we need your help.

We’ve developed a short (5-8 minute) survey to provide us (the University of Canterbury Library) with information about how our users interact with the Library’s staff and resources.

The objectives of the survey is to further understand how we can offer timely, appropriate support and effective information at the point of need and to provide users with the opportunity to communicate openly and honestly with the Library.

Take the survey from 9 September – 6 October and be in to win a $300 STA travel voucher *

Library survey 2019

 

https://canterbury.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2oEgjDh2Ul2hdvn?Q_R=R_2CB5a2f52JDPcnf

 

UC Library | Ngā Puna Mātauraka
Phone:  +64 3 369 4888
Email:  library@canterbury.ac.nz
AskLIVE (online chat)

 

*Terms and conditions. Enter by midnight Sunday October 6.
Winner will be drawn at random and contacted via email.
One entry per person per contest.
Open to current UC students and subscription borrowers only.

Know of any inspiring young entrepreneurs?

Have a great idea but need help developing it? Know somebody who has started their business and needs support in the early stages?

The Dream, Believe, Succeed Foundation was established to give business driven youth the opportunity of developing their entrepreneurial spirit and providing a funding start up together with a service and mentoring package to commence their own business or grow their existing business with the goal of becoming a successful business person.

The successful candidate will receive:

  • up to $20,000 cash and the following:
  • An accounting package from Deloitte to the value of $10,000
  • A legal package from Lane Neave to the value of $5,000
  • A branding, graphic design, media and communications package to the value of $15,000
  • A marketing package from Happy Hire valued at $1,500
  • An office space at The Greenhouse
  • An insurance package from Sherpa Insurance valued at $1,500
  • 12 months mentoring and support from the founder of the award, Steve Brooks
  • 12 months mentoring from a successful business person who is involved in your business industry

To support the Foundations vision offers an award, the purpose of which is to assist a motivated, driven young person to become a future business leader.

For more information go to>