Working together to support regeneration

18 January 2018

The University of Canterbury and Regenerate Christchurch have teamed up to support Christchurch’s continued recovery from the earthquakes.

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    University of Canterbury Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr and Regenerate Christchurch Chief Executive Ivan Iafeta have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together and find new and innovative opportunities for research, teaching and learning.

The University of Canterbury and Regenerate Christchurch have teamed up to support Christchurch’s continued recovery from the earthquakes.

The two organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together and find new and innovative opportunities for research, teaching and learning, particularly around the environmental and social regeneration and ecology of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Area.

The partnership is likely to provide opportunities for staff and students, including trialling ideas and projects that could also lead to commercial opportunities, involvement in internships, undertaking informal workshops and advisory forums, community engagement, research, and investigating the long-term impacts of regeneration.

Regenerate Christchurch Chief Executive Ivan Iafeta says the opportunity to share resources and knowledge, and collaborate with the University will have far-reaching benefits.

“This collaboration will enable both Regenerate Christchurch and the University of Canterbury to create new learning experiences for local and international students, communities and visitors,” he says.

“In the long term we aim to see Christchurch recognised as a leader in the development of strategies and technology for communities to adapt to the ongoing challenges presented by climate change, and an increase in science and technology-based jobs.”

For further information please contact:

Margaret Agnew, Senior External Relations Advisor, University of Canterbury
Phone: +64 3 369 3631 | Mobile: +64 275 030 168margaret.agnew@canterbury.ac.nz
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