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The role of Research & Innovation is to provide end-to-end services which facilitate and support all stages of research and innovation development conducted at the University of Canterbury, from initial funding of the research through to commercialisation of the outcomes, where appropriate. Research & Innovation provides support and assistance to the University's academic staff in their quest for research funding and other support. The unit is the University's liaison with funding bodies, industry and business, and oversees all contracts relating to research, consultancy and commercialisation.

Research & Innovation staff are your initial point of contact at UC if you are interested in research, commercialisation of the University’s intellectual property, consultancy services or business opportunities.

UC scientist wins major American geological award

28 November 2014 UC geologist Associate Professor Mark Quigley is the first scientist outside North America to win the Geological Society of America's annual Public Service award. (read article)

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‘I enjoy getting a result that makes us understand how we work as human beings...’

Professor Tim David Director, BlueFern Supercomputing Unit
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Professor John Blunt – UC Research Medal Winner

Professor John Blunt – UC Research Joint Medal Winner

“Our achievements have also been greatly assisted by a very supportive environment within the Department of Chemistry, through interactions with academic and technical staff colleagues, and the provision of excellent instrumental facilities,”

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Professors Murray Munro – UC Research Medal Winner

Professor Murray Munro – UC Research Joint Medal Winner

...very honoured to be awarded the Research Medal and it should be seen as recognition of the contributions made by “many talented graduate students and post-doctoral fellows”.

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Professor Jim Cole (Geological Sciences) – UC Research Medal Winner

Professor Jim Cole – UC Research Medal Winner

“I strongly believe in collaborative research, particularly with graduate students, and I think the award recognises the contribution of a large number of people to our understanding of volcanic processes and hazards within the Taupo Volcanic Zone.”

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UC Innovation Medal Winners 2013

UC Innovation Medal Winners 2013

Dr Alessandro Palermo and Professors Andy Buchanan and Stefano Pampanin, Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

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