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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.

Kono Iti - COVID-19 Emergency Student Relief

This new fund has the goal of helping students at UC to keep studying and to support their learning during these uncertain times. This fund may be used to help with transport, books, extra energy costs, or other additional expenses or special needs caused by the extraordinary environment we face.

If you are interested in making a donation to this student hardship fund, please do so here.

Pasifika Outreach and Mentoring Programme

The UCMe XL programme provides mentors who work with Pasifika students from secondary schools around Ōtautahi Christchurch, inspiring and supporting them to help achieve more academically and encouraging them to consider tertiary education as an option.

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Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi | Children’s University

As we strive towards equity amongst all New Zealanders, young students across the socioeconomic scale deserve opportunities to learn and develop in fun environments and to be shown that the path to higher education is attainable for everyone. By connecting children to learning opportunities in their local community, Children’s University Canterbury Partnership (CUCP) is working to raise young people’s educational aspirations and encourage life-long learning. CUCP partners with local organisations who provide educational activities and experiences that show children learning is fun and can happen anywhere. The programme is helping children and their whānau gain skills they can use throughout their lives and help build a better New Zealand.

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Pukemanu Centre for Child and Family Psychology

The Pukemanu Centre is run by UC's Child and Family Psychology Services and provides free-of-charge support to children and their families/whanau. The Centre is managed by registered psychologists and provides professsional training for postgraduate students.


The CEISMIC Earthquake Digital Archive is a world-class online archive of earthquake stories, images and media.

Users will be able to search across New Zealand's digital heritage collections for earthquake-related content and find places where they can contribute their own material.

In addition to preserving the memories and experiences of people of the Canterbury region, UC CEISMIC and the related Quake Studies programme, will provide an essential resource for local and international researchers and students.

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UC Arts in the former Chemistry Building, The Arts Centre

UC Arts, located in the former Chemistry building, is home to the new Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, which is now open to the public.

The building will provide student learning in classics and music, including increased opportunities for music performances.

Donations of any size from our alumni and friends throughout the world will be very gratefully received.

The University and the Department of Classics have a number of ongoing needs and opportunities for support which have been identified such as support for the School Outreach programme - bringing the Classics collection to life for high school pupils, a display case, the display and ongoing preservation of one of the mosaics, or support for the preservation of the Logie Collection.

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Find out more about the Townsend Teece Telescope Restoration project: