People - People and Events - Sustainability - University of Canterbury - New Zealand


This page profiles staff based at the Sustainability Office.

See the Contacts page for the contact details of other key people responsible for sustainability on campus (e.g. energy, water and waste).

Matt MorrisSustainability Advocate Matt Morris

Phone: +64 3 364 3495 or ext 3495
Physical address: UC Sustainability Office, Facilities Management Building, Level 2

Matt Morris has a Ph.D. in social and environmental history from the School of History at the University of Canterbury.

The University of Canterbury (UC) Sustainability Advocate, acts as a catalyst for the University achieving its socio-ecological sustainability objectives.  This includes:

  • Providing a whole-of-university approach to the advancement of sustainability planning and action
  • Providing sustainability expertise and advocacy to assist departments, staff and students, groups and individuals to progress towards socio-ecological sustainability
  • Providing a contact and liaison point on and off campus for University sustainability matters
  • Initiating and managing projects that spur greater understanding and engagement in sustainability concepts amongst staff and students and that assist the University’s pursuit of socio-ecological sustainability in all its activities

Sustainability Projects Facilitator Katie NimmoKatie Nimmo

Phone: +64 3 3695502, Ext 95502
Physical address: UC Sustainability Office, Facilities Management Building, Level 2

Katie has a BA in Sociology from the University of Canterbury, and an MA (Applied) Social Science Research from Victoria University of Wellington. She has over fifteen years work experience in community-based sustainability projects.  The role of the Sustainability Projects Facilitator is to foster communities of sustainable best practices, working with both staff and students. This is achieved primarily through initiating and supporting university-based demonstration projects.

Sustainability Projects Coordinator Puck Algera

Phone: +64 3 364 2579 or ext 6579

Physical address: UC Sustainability Office, Facilities Management Building, Level 2

Puck Algera has a Ph.D. in sustainability and corporate responsibility from the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Canterbury. For her PhD research, Puck investigated the current best practice in progressive values-driven businesses from New Zealand, the US and Europe. Puck also holds a MSc in Management and Organisation from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (The Netherlands).

The Sustainability Projects Coordinator is responsible for providing strategic support and input for the UC Campus Master Plan, development and implementation of communication strategies related to sustainability, and support and coordination for sustainability-focused events.

Community Garden Coordinator Donna Lusby
Phone +64 63 364 2025 or ext 6025

  • Sustainability Office
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800
    Christchurch 8140 
    New Zealand
    Phone: +64 3 364 2025 
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