16 Sep 2014

$100m grant for quake-hit university

6:54 pm on 16 September 2014

The Government has confirmed a $100 million boost for the University of Canterbury.

Canterbury University

The University of Canterbury. Photo: PHOTO NZ

The February 2011 earthquake made 10 of its buildings unable to be used and caused the student population to drop by 15 percent. Last year, the university posted a $68 million loss.

Speaking on campus today, Chancellor John Wood confirmed a $100 million grant from the Government.

Mr Wood said the money would go toward the new Rutherford Science and Innovation centre.

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