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The Goal of the Royal Society of New Zealand Canterbury Branch is to advance and promote science and technology in the Canterbury region. To this end we organise regular monthly meetings with guest speakers. We provide travel grants to young scientists to attend conferences, and support science projects in Canterbury.

We began in 1862 as the Philosophical Society of Canterbury. We are formally a committee of the Royal Society of New Zealand and although we are a branch by name and are governed by the statutes governing the Royal Society of New Zealand, membership of the branch and its activities are separate from membership of the national body. We were formally incorporated in our own right in 2002.

The Council is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting in March, according to the consitution to administer the affairs of the branch.

Find our annual reports here.

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