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Erskine seminar on teaching responsible management

The Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship is hosting an Erskine Seminar by Professor Jeanie Forray who is visiting from Western New England University, USA.

Topic: ‘Hearts and Minds: Student learning and the methods we use to teach responsible management.’

Date: Wednesday 9th March 2016 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

Location: Room 409, Business and Law Building, Ilam Campus.

Professor Forray will discuss her research into teaching  within the Responsible Management (RM) domain, in an attempt to find out why efforts to educate students to be responsible managers appear insufficient to overcome the dominant business paradigm of profit.

ORCiD – Helping researchers distinguish themselves

The University has just signed up to ORCiD.  ORCiD gives a researcher a unique number  that can be added to your papers and research grant applications, disambiguating yourself from others with a similar name.

The library and  Research & Innovation  will be starting a programme to help Canterbury researchers get an ORCiD membership, but there is nothing stopping you registering now.  Many Canterbury researchers already have – well over 200.

The initiative is supported by most major publishers, funding institutions and research organisations.

The library has created a webpage that goes through the basics of ORCiD, and a large recent piece of research has confirmed the utility of the scheme.

If you have any questions about the scheme, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local liaison librarian, or the library Research Data Coordinator.

(Oh, and its pronounced like the flower: “orchid”, not Orc ID.)


UC research could offer NZ potato growers an edge

New Zealand potato growers could gain a new marketing edge thanks to a line of potatoes developed by University of Canterbury researchers.

UC Biotechnologists Dr David Leung and Dr Seyedardalan (Ardi) Ashrafzadeh have developed potato plants that are potentially resistant to cadmium, a highly toxic metal found in soil which is harmful to crops and can contribute to health issues in humans.

Dr Seyedardalan Ashrafzadeh and Dr David Leung

Read the full story on the UC website.

Early & Emerging Career Researcher Award for 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Early & Emerging Career Researcher award winner Dr Girish Prayag, from the Department of Management, Marketing & Entrepreneurship.

Girish’s main areas of research interest are tourism marketing, hospitality marketing and organisational resilience. He has published 37 peer-reviewed journal articles including 6 in A* and 17 in A ranked journals.

In addition he has published 10 book chapters and has delivered numerous public talks and conference presentations.

The Early & Emerging Career Researcher award recognises a rising trajectory of research excellence and includes a research grant of $10,000.

This year, the Research Committee received nine nominations across a wide range of disciplines which Professor Steve Weaver, Deputy-Vice-Chancellor Research, says were without exception of an extremely high standard.