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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.
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I like the fact that I am challenged on a regular basis here...
Bee Rüder Studying towards a Bachelor of Sport Coaching
Studying here gives me a chance to give anything a try...
Pete Westrupp Studying towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
The issues being discussed in lectures were ones that mattered to me...
Martin (Numi) Fialele BA in European Union Studies with a minor in Political Science
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry