Donate to support research

UC research has a positive impact on society in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas every year through research that is undertaken for the public benefit and funded by donations from individuals and organisations. Examples in the last 12 months include arable research into rye grass, cancer treatments and microbiology, mental health and nutrition research, and waterways research.

Your gift to Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | The University of Canterbury will ensure that UC continues to provide vital services in our community and a world-class learning experience for students.

Support any of these funds from our donations page, which is organised based on your country of residence for taxation purposes.

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Endowed Research Fund

Empowering researchers and students to take on groundbreaking projects that generate original knowledge and lead the way in innovation. 

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Rose Centre Stroke Recovery Dysphagia Research

The Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research

Support vital research into the physical and neurological processes that cause swallowing disorders and help improve the quality of life for people who live with such conditions. 

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NZ Pacific Climate

Climate Impact Fund

Support research that enables innovative and creative action to minimise causes and mitigate the impacts of climate change on people and the environment. 

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Gateway Antarctica

Supporting scholarships and research at UC's dedicated centre for Antarctic studies. 

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Sustainability Citizenship and Civic Imagination Research Group

Hei Puāwaitanga: Sustainability, Citizenship and Civic Imagination Research Group

Support research that identifies and strengthens the long-term conditions of intergenerational justice that enable communities to flourish.

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Students in the community garden with fresh produce

Te Puna Toiora: Mental Health and Nutrition Research

Support independent research investigating the impact of nutrients and nutrition on mental health. 

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Emperor penguin

Penguin Research Fund

Support research on the ecology of penguins and help preserve them for future generations. 

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