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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.

Non-native species not always the bad guys

17 April 2014 University of Canterbury researchers are investigating some positive features of animals being introduced to New Zealand. (read article)

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‘I aim to inspire students with a lifelong passion for learning and excellence...’

Professor Anne-Marie Brady Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences
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Associate Professor Keith Alexander – UC Innovation Medal Winner

Associate Professor Keith Alexander – UC Innovation Medal Winner

“I made a pump system for getting gold out of rivers. I liked doing that stuff — although I only found enough gold for a filling, I think.”

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Professor Tim Bell – UC Innovation Medal Winner

Professor Tim Bell – UC Innovation Medal Winner

“When people think about computer science they often equate it with programming, but it’s a lot more than that, and it’s how to communicate this that got me thinking...”

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Professor Philip Joseph - UC Research Medal winner

Professor Philip Joseph - UC Research Medal winner

“I was naturally delighted to be awarded the Research Medal. It reflects positively on the research depth of the Law School, so I am very pleased. It is certainly one of the highlights of my career.”

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Professor Douglas Bridges – UC Research Medal Winner

Professor Douglas Bridges – UC Research Medal Winner

“This theory is absolutely our baby and I think it is the most significant thing I’ve done in the last 10 years.”

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Professor Jack Copeland – UC Research Medal Winner

Professor Jack Copeland – UC Research Medal Winner

Professor Jack Copeland’s work is considered remarkable not only for its success but also its breadth.

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Professor Peter Steel – UC Research Medal Winner

Professor Peter Steel – UC Research Medal Winner

“I have been really lucky to have had a number of highly skilled and astonishingly productive co-workers, with whom I have a lot of fun exploring new areas of chemistry.”

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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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