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Your gift to the University of Canterbury will ensure that UC continues to provide vital services in our community and a world-class learning experience for students.

Support any of these funds from our donations page, which is organised based on your country of residence for taxation purposes.

Your gift ensures UC continues to provide vital services in our community and a world-class learning experience for students.

The Rose Centre

The University of Canterbury Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research at St George's Medical Centre was established in 2014 due to the generosity of Mrs Shirley Rose, who spent many of her final years tending to the disability created by stroke in her husband.

This new state of the art facility builds on the successes of the current Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory and will extend this research and clinical expertise to address all aspects of rehabilitation in this population.

CEISMIC Earthquake Digital Archive

The CEISMIC Earthquake Digital Archive is a world-class online archive of earthquake stories, images and media.

Users will be able to search across New Zealand's digital heritage collections for earthquake-related content and find places where they can contribute their own material.

In addition to preserving the memories and experiences of people of the Canterbury region, UC CEISMIC and the related Quake Studies programme, will provide an essential resource for local and international researchers and students.

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Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre for Child and Family Psychology

The Pukemanu-Dovedale Centre is run by UC's Child and Family Psychology Services and provides free-of-charge support to children and their families/whanau. The Centre is managed by registered psychologists and provides professsional training for postgraduate students.

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The Dyslexia Fund

The Dyslexia Fund has been set up to support students identified as having a learning difference, specifically in the dsylexia spectrum. The fund is designed to assist the students with specific educational supports, not covered by current University funding. The fund is administered by the University of Canterbury Foundation and distributed on recommendations from the UC Disability Resource Service Team.

A report on the fund is available from the University of Canterbury Foundation, on application. The report intends to highlight the positive impact that the assistance has had on students' learning and personal development, so donors can understand the impact of their gifts.

Amadeus Rainbow, the founding donor of the Dyslexia Fund, moved to Christchurch from Nelson and attended his first year at the University of Canterbury in 2004. Having only been assessed as "dyslexic" a couple of years prior, he struggled with many aspects of university, especially with the written tests and exams.

Despite his learning differences, Amadeus managed to maintain a B+ average by exceling in all his assignments. During his six years at the University of Canterbury Amadeus completed a Bachelor of Science (BSc.), a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) and a Master of Engineering in Management (MEM).

After University, Amadeus joined IBM's Graduate programme in Australia, becoming a Strategy and Transformation Consultant for IBM in 2011. These days he is a member of the strategy and business development team in Australia's largest cooperative, CBH Group.

Pasifika Outreach and Mentoring Programme

The UCMe XL programme provides mentors who work with Pasifika students from secondary schools around Christchurch, inspiring and supporting them to help achieve more academically and encouraging them to consider tertiary education as an option.

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The Chemistry Building Campaign

The University of Canterbury will build on and strengthen its connections with the central city, leasing the Chemistry Building in the Arts Centre for at least the next eight years.

The building will provide student learning in classics and music, including increased opportunities for music performances. The University’s valuable James Logie memorial art collection of more than 350 Greek and Roman artefacts will also be held and displayed in the building, increasing opportunities for public access.

The University of Canterbury Foundation in America has taken on the challenge to raise $1.5m in support of the fit out of the building which will start in April 2015.

Donations of any size from our alumni and friends throughout the world will be very gratefully received. Your gift will support opening up the James Logie memorial art collection to the public and making musical performances given by our students accessible to the local community.

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Townsend TelescopeTownsend-Teece Telescope Restoration Fund

The Townsend-Teece Telescope was extensively damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes. This fund seeks to renovate and restore the telescope with the aim that it will be reinstated at the Arts Centre and open to the public once again.

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Donate now

Your gift to the University of Canterbury will ensure that UC continues to provide vital services in our community and a world-class learning experience for students.

Support any of these funds from our donations page, which is organised based on your country of residence for taxation purposes.

Your gift ensures UC continues to provide vital services in our community and a world-class learning experience for students.

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