Student services and communications contacts

Contact centre

Telephone: +64 3 369 4999 (Christchurch area/ overseas) or 
Freephone in NZ: 0800 VARSITY
(0800 827 748 – within New Zealand)
Fax +64 3 364 2174

Postal Address

Student Services and Communications
University of Canterbury 
Private Bag 4800 

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Executive Director

Lynn McClelland

Kaihautū Matua, Te Ratonga Ākonga me te Whakapā
Executive Director of Student Life, Services and Communications
Matariki Level 6 Nth
Internal Phone: 93690

Jay Rogers

Executive Assistant
Matariki Level 6 Nth
Internal Phone: 93691

Directors and Managers

Thomas Koruth

Director, Student Success
Forestry 103
Internal Phone: 90435

Tracey Wilson

Director of Recruitment, Marketing and Communications
Internal Phone: 91137

Ian MacDonald

Director of International Growth Strategies
Matariki L3 Sth
Internal Phone: 92509

Abigail Spencer

Accommodation and Campus Life Manager
Matariki L2 Sth
Internal Phone: 93205

Jo Dowling

Director, Alumni and UC Foundation
Matariki Level 4 Sth
Internal Phone: 93542
Mobile: +64278366593

Steve Gibling

Director Wellness Services
Internal Phone: 90338

Pauline Luafutu-Simpson

Director of Pasifika Development
37 Creyke Road
Internal Phone: 93561

Trish Laurenson

Student Services Innovation Manager
Matariki Level 4 Nth
Internal Phone: 93581
Mobile: 027 565 3184

SSAC Teams

  • Accommodation - Level 2, Matariki (Students report to Student Services Centre on Level 1)

Alumni and UC Foundation

Communications and Events


Marketing and Digital