The Knowledge Commons is a place where research draws on the collective knowledge, mana, resources, networks and data of the wider community to show the relevance, impact and applicability of UC's research.
The Canterbury Knowledge Commons was started in June 2020 as a response to UC’s commitment to being an Engaged University and reflects the University of Canterbury’s commitment to supporting kotahitanga [partnerships] in Ōtautahi Christchurch and Waitaha Canterbury.
This passion for engagement is at the heart of UC’s institutional strategy and drives the focus of being a university that is not just concerned with its own operations but is actively partnering with the wider city and community to build a brighter future.
The concept of a knowledge commons comes from the notion that a town or village would come together and share information, knowledge, and resources that benefit the whole community. Our Knowledge Commons focuses on how shared vision and partnership can lead to truly collaborative action that supports all people in our region.