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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 ().

‘I want to use my knowledge and skills to help protect Earth's biota...’

Joshua Thia Studying towards an MSc in Evolutionary Biology
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‘The MPA provides not only the knowledge, but also the skills of networking and professionalism to put us on the path to success...’

Brylie Gray Studying towards an MPA
Brand Ambassador, Brand Magic Ltd
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‘The University has all the tools in place to guide any musician on their way...’

Thomas Eves MusB(Hons)
Professional Orchestral Trumpet Player and Teacher
(read profile)

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