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Statement from Professor Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae

Coroner Johnson has today delivered her finding on the cause and place of death of University of Canterbury (UC) student Mason Pendrous. We are devastated by the findings and once again we express our...

Hon. Kit Toogood QC Statement 11th December 2019

The University has received an updated statement from former High Court Judge Hon. Kit Toogood QC, who is leading the independent investigation into the delay in discovering the death of...

New statement from Hon. Kit Toogood QC

Update on timing of release of report on the Mason Pendrous investigation I have now completed my independent investigation into the delay in finding Mason’s body and the policies and procedures relevant to student welfare...

Hon. Kit Toogood Statement

The University has received an updated statement from the Former High Court Judge Hon Kit Toogood QC, who is leading the independent investigation into the delay in discovering the death of a...

Media Statement

Former High Court Judge Hon Kit Toogood QC, who is leading the independent investigation into the delay in discovering the death of a student at Sonoda Village residential hall, has provided the University of Canterbury...

Response to media on initial release of findings from Coroner’s Inquest

As the investigation by Hon Kit Toogood QC continues, confidentiality and sensitivity remain paramount. The university is unable to comment until the investigation findings and recommendations are released. We will advise further on that process...

Hon Kit Toogood QC to lead University investigation

Former High Court Judge Hon Kit Toogood QC has been appointed by the Chancellor on behalf of the University of Canterbury Council to lead the investigation into the delay...

Statement from the Vice-Chancellor

We are devastated by what has happened and extend our deepest sympathy to the family. This is an extremely distressing time for University students and staff. The University...