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The University of Canterbury has been committed to producing tomorrow's leaders for over 130 years. Some of our well-known graduates include:

  • Prime Minister John Key
  • children's author Margaret Mahy
  • former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry
  • television presenters Toni Street and Miriama Kamo
  • Nobel prize-winner Ernest Rutherford
  • New Zealand's first Māori graduate Sir Apirana Ngata
  • artist Dick Frizzell and
  • actor/comedian Rhys Darby.

Today UC graduates continue to enjoy national and international recognition for their achievements. To read about the successes of some of our recent graduates, as well as the inspirational research being conducted by our postgraduate students, follow the links on this site.

Know of a UC graduate we should profile? Email details to Rachael Piper ().

‘Mathematics is a passion of mine, and I think this will be a fun journey...’

Thomas Li studying towards a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Mathematics
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‘I love the fact that my research supervisors are invested and interested not only in my academic success but also in my well-being overall...’

Trudy-Ann Barrett Studying towards a PhD in Education
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‘I really wanted to stretch myself both personally and professionally...’

Peter Floris MBA
COO, The New Zealand Merino Company Ltd
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