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VC runs marathon for UCSA

  • $12,490.00 donated
  • 74 generous donors

Vice-Chancellor of UC and Dean of International are running Marathons to raise funds for the new Students' Association Building.

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Dr Rod Carr has been the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Canterbury since 2009, his second term as VC ends early in 2019 and in recognition of his pride for the students of the university he is running this marathon to help them raise funds for their new home. Russell Wordsworth, The Dean of International within the College of Business and Law will also be running for the UCSA at the Hanmer Marathon on 1 December. A number of current UC students have decided to support the cause by running either the Hanmer marathon or by joining Rod in running the Queenstown marathon to raise funds for the new UCSA building.

The UCSA (University of Canterbury Students' Association) has a fundraising campaign to raise $5m towards ownership of their new building, the old home being destroyed in the 2011 earthquake. So far they have raised just under $3m and every $ helps to give the students a new home to run their clubs, the UCSA businesses, student advocacy and welfare services and a community centre including The Ngaio Marsh Theatre.

A message from Dr Rod Carr

For the last decade I have had the privilege to play my part in leading an extraordinary institution in extraordinary times. I have been motivated by the impact education has on people, especially younger people taking a first degree. I have been inspired by the students, their community, their clubs, their self-motivation and leadership. In supporting the student body to own and control their own place, we recognise their responsibility and reward their contribution while enabling and empowering generations of future students.

Use of Funds:

The funds will go towards the $5m fundraising campaign being organised by the University of Canterbury Students' Association (UCSA) for their new building, the old home was damaged beyond repair in the 2011 earthquake.

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The UC Foundation a registered charitable trust supporting the University of Canterbury's tradition of excellence in higher education. From its earliest beginnings in 1873, philanthropic support and the generosity of donors and supporters has played a major part in the life of the University.

“Keep it up 'Old Man'. Always proud.”
“Great initiative Rod. All the best.”
“Brilliant Rod. All the best”
“Good Luck!”
“He will never retire, always another goal to achieve, always having fun ... what a legacy!”
“This is a great initiative!”
“'Make a difference'”
“Good luck Rod”
“Go Rod! Such a stellar cause, and what a way to go out with a literal bang... do they even use starter pistols at marathons, though? 🤷‍♀️”
“Not sure if I should be encouraging you to come out of running retirement or not, but for a good cause, it seems like a great idea.”
  • $12,490.00 donated
  • 74 generous donors

$12,490 donated

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