Shaken but not Stirred: A University’s Resilience in the Face of Adversity. 4th September 2010 Earthquake

On 4 September 2010, people in Canterbury were shaken from their beds by a major earthquake. This report tells the story of the University of Canterbury (UC), its staff and its students, as they rose to the many challenges presented by the earthquake.
This report however, is intended to do more than just acknowledge their hard work and determination; it also critically reflects on the things that worked well and the aspects of the response that, in hindsight, could have been done better.       

Our preparedness programme must continue to be seen as a journey of continuous improvement and not a destination.


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