Alumni & Friends

Our highly sought-after graduates are employed in diverse and exciting disciplines all across the world. UC's Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Alumni have formed a professional and strategic network which enhances and shapes New Zealand's economic and social future.

Stay connected and become a Friend

All UC graduates (automatically) become members of the UC Alumni Association – which includes our alumni and current and former staff members. Keep us informed about your contact details using the UC Alumni Hub or by contacting the UC Alumni Office. Mechanical Engineering at UC is inclusive of many key people through past and ongoing research and project collaborations. We count them as invaluable Friends of the Department. If you wish to connect with us as a Friend of the Department or desire to stay connected via professional or social media, please get in touch with us per e-mail: mechpublicity@canterbury.ac.nz.  

Events and activities

Apart from the UC Alumni event calendar, the Department of Mechanical Engineering hosts several events throughout the year to stay connected with its Alumni & Friends. Typically, such events will get advertised via professional and  social media as well as announced in our Mech Connect newsletters. For other UC Alumni Association events and activities see the Events Diary  

If you would like to arrange your own class get-together with the department’s support, please contact us.

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Need more information?

Shayne Gooch

Associate Professor
Head of Department / Alumni Chapter Convenor
Civil Mechanical E518
Internal Phone: 92392

Linda Forbes

Administrative Services Manager
Civil Mechanical E522
Internal Phone: 92105