Professor Jane Soons Memorial Fund

The fund has been established to honour Emeritus Professor Jane Soons, the University of Canterbury's first female professor. Jane taught and researched in geomorphology, and was an enthusiastic and amazing role model for generations of female scientists.

One of the first PhD graduates in geography at the University of Glasgow, British universities overlooked her skills and expertise in preference of her male colleagues so in 1960, she immigrated to Aotearoa New Zealand to lecture at UC's Department of Geography.

To learn more about Emeritus Professor Jane Soons, visit our UC Legends page

The Jane Soons Memorial Fund will support research and scholarships in the areas of Geography and Quaternary Studies.

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