University of Canterbury Act 1961

Reprint as at 1 August 2020

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

University of Canterbury Act 1961

Public Act
 
1961 No 49
Date of assent
 
8 November 1961
Commencement
 
see section 1(2)
Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Education.

Contents

Title
1Short Title and commencement
2Interpretation
3Constitution of the university
4University District and Court of Convocation
5Visitor of the University [Repealed]
[Repealed]
6Constitution of Council [Repealed]
7Transitional provisions [Repealed]
8Term of office [Repealed]
9Employees as Council members [Repealed]
10Disqualification of members of Council [Repealed]
11Casual vacancies in Council [Repealed]
12Proceedings of Council not affected by vacancies, etc [Repealed]
13Election of Council members [Repealed]
14Meetings of Council [Repealed]
15Special meetings of Council [Repealed]
16Council may appoint committees [Repealed]
17Council to be governing body of university [Repealed]
18Appointment of professors, lecturers, etc [Repealed]
18ACouncil to consult staff organisation about conditions of employment of academic staff [Repealed]
19Conferment of degrees [Repealed]
20Award of certificates, etc
21Lectures to members of the public
22Power to make statutes and regulations [Repealed]
23Seal of the university [Repealed]
24Admission of students [Repealed]
[Repealed]
25Election of Chancellor [Repealed]
26Election of Pro-Chancellor [Repealed]
27Right to preside at meetings of Council [Repealed]
[Repealed]
28Vice-Chancellor and Rector [Repealed]
29Acting Vice-Chancellor and Rector [Repealed]
[Repealed]
30Constitution of Professorial Board [Repealed]
31Deputy chairman of Professorial Board [Repealed]
32Meetings of the Professorial Board [Repealed]
33Proceedings of Professorial Board not affected by vacancies, etc [Repealed]
34Functions of Professorial Board [Repealed]
35Professorial Board may appoint committees [Repealed]
36Council to consult Professorial Board on academic matters [Repealed]
[Repealed]
37Recommendations in respect of degrees, courses of study, and examinations [Repealed]
[Repealed]
38Admission of affiliated institutions [Repealed]
[Repealed]
38AAppointment as trustee [Repealed]
39Benefactions to be strictly applied [Repealed]
40Bulk funding [Repealed]
41Money to be paid into bank [Repealed]
42Loan money to be paid into a separate account [Repealed]
43Investment of money [Repealed]
44Provision for Common Fund investment [Repealed]
45Travelling allowances and expenses of members of Council [Repealed]
46Council may insure members against personal accident while engaged in duties [Repealed]
47Unauthorised expenditure of Council [Repealed]
48Council to prescribe fees [Repealed]
48AFees for domestic students [Repealed]
48BFees for foreign students [Repealed]
49Fees payable to associations of students [Repealed]
50Grants by Council to associations of staff or students [Repealed]
51Powers of Council in respect of property [Repealed]
52Power to borrow by way of overdraft or temporary loan [Repealed]
53Annual report and statement of accounts [Repealed]
[Repealed]
54Repeals and savings [Repealed]
[Repealed]
[Repealed]
[Repealed]
Reprint notes

An Act to consolidate and amend certain enactments of the Parliament of New Zealand relating to the University of Canterbury

Title: amended, on 1 January 1987, pursuant to section 29(2) of the Constitution Act 1986 (1986 No 114).

 
1 Short Title and commencement

(1)

This Act may be cited as the University of Canterbury Act 1961.

(2)

This Act shall come into force on 1 January 1962.

2 Interpretation

(1)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

assisted student means an international student who is in New Zealand to study under an assistance programme administered by the New Zealand Government

the Council means the Council of the University of Canterbury constituted in accordance with subpart 3 of Part 4 of the Education and Training Act 2020

domestic student means a person who is not an international student

exempt student means an international student who—

(a)

is in New Zealand to study under an exchange programme approved by the New Zealand Government; or

(b)

is for the time being exempted under section 48B(2)

international student means a person who is not a New Zealand citizen and is—

(a)

a person to whom section 15 or 16 of the Immigration Act 2009 applies; or

(b)

a person obliged by or under that Act or any other enactment to leave New Zealand immediately or within a specified time; or

(c)

treated for the purposes of that Act as being unlawfully in New Zealand

lecturer means a member of the staff of the University of Canterbury who is in terms of his appointment an associate professor, a reader, a senior lecturer, or a lecturer of the university; and includes such other persons and classes of persons as the Council from time to time determines

Minister means the Minister of the Crown for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act

professor means a professor of the University of Canterbury; but does not include an associate professor

the Registrar means the Registrar of the University of Canterbury

Secretary means the chief executive of the Ministry of Education

the university means the University of Canterbury constituted under this Act.

(2)

In the absence of proof to the contrary,—

(a)

a certificate signed by the chief executive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade that on a specified day, or for a specified period, a specified person was or was not, or will or will not be in New Zealand to study under an assistance programme administered by the New Zealand Government; or

(b)

a certificate signed by the Secretary that on a specified day, or for a specified period, a specified person was or was not, or will or will not be in New Zealand to study under an exchange programme approved by the New Zealand Government,—

is, for the purposes of subsection (1), conclusive evidence of the matter certified; and judicial notice shall be taken of the signature on any such certificate of the chief executive or (as the case may be) the Secretary.

Compare: 1933 No 27 s 2

Section 2(1) assisted student: inserted, on 1 January 1990, by section 43(2) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

Section 2(1) assisted student: amended, on 1 August 2020, by section 668 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).

Section 2(1) the Chancellor: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 2(1) the Council: amended, on 1 August 2020, by section 668 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).

Section 2(1) the Council: amended, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 2(1) domestic student: inserted, on 1 January 1990, by section 43(2) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

Section 2(1) domestic student: amended, on 1 August 2020, by section 668 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).

Section 2(1) exempt student: inserted, on 1 January 1990, by section 43(2) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

Section 2(1) exempt student: amended, on 1 August 2020, by section 668 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).

Section 2(1) financial year: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 2(1) foreign student: repealed, on 1 August 2020, by section 668 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).

Section 2(1) general course of study: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 2(1) international student: inserted, on 1 August 2020, by section 668 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).

Section 2(1) Minister: inserted, on 1 January 1990, by section 43(2) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

Section 2(1) personal course of study: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 2(1) the Pro-Chancellor: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 2(1) the Professorial Board: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 2(1) Secretary: inserted, on 1 January 1990, by section 43(2) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

Section 2(1) the Vice-Chancellor: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 2(2): inserted, on 1 January 1990, by section 43(3) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

Section 2(2)(a): amended, on 1 July 1993, pursuant to section 9(2) of the Foreign Affairs Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 48).

3 Constitution of the university

(1)

For the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination and maintenance thereof by teaching and research there shall be a university to be called the University of Canterbury.

(2)

The university shall consist of the Council, the professors emeriti, the professors, lecturers, Registrar, and librarian of the university for the time being in office, the graduates and undergraduates of the university, the graduates of the university of New Zealand whose names are for the time being on the register of the Court of Convocation of the University of Canterbury, and such other persons and classes of persons as the Council may from time to time determine.

(3)

The university shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal, and may hold real and personal property, and sue and be sued, and do and suffer all that bodies corporate may do and suffer.

(4)

The university established under this Act is hereby declared to be the same institution as the institution of that name existing immediately before the commencement of this Act under the University of Canterbury Act 1933 (as amended by the University of Canterbury Amendment Act 1957), which institution was originally established under the name of the Canterbury College under the Canterbury College Ordinance 1873.

Compare: 1933 No 27 s 3

Section 3(1): amended, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 3(2): amended, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

4 University District and Court of Convocation

(1)

[Repealed]

(2)

[Repealed]

(3)

There shall be a Court of Convocation of the university.

(4)

The said Court of Convocation shall consist of the persons whose names are enrolled on a register to be kept by the Registrar.

(5)

The power of the Council under section 284 of the Education and Training Act 2020 to make statutes extends to making statutes for the keeping of the register of the Court of Convocation, which statutes may include provisions prescribing the persons and classes of persons who are eligible for membership of the said Court of Convocation, the circumstances in which, and the conditions (whether as to payment of fee or otherwise) on which, persons are entitled to have their names enrolled on the register of the said court; and, subject to this Act and to the said statutes, if any, the said court shall have power to make such rules for the conduct of its business as it thinks fit, and until rules governing its meetings are so made shall meet at such times and places as the Council may determine.

(6)

The said court may make representations to the Council on any matter concerning the interests of the university.

Compare: 1956 No 20 s 3

Section 4(1): repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 4(2): repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 4(3): amended, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 4(5): amended, on 1 August 2020, by section 668 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).

Section 4(5): amended, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

5 Visitor of the University
[Repealed]

Section 5: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

The Council[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 1 January 1991, pursuant to section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

6 Constitution of Council
[Repealed]

Section 6: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

7 Transitional provisions
[Repealed]

Section 7: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

8 Term of office
[Repealed]

Section 8: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

9 Employees as Council members
[Repealed]

Section 9: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

10 Disqualification of members of Council
[Repealed]

Section 10: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

11 Casual vacancies in Council
[Repealed]

Section 11: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

12 Proceedings of Council not affected by vacancies, etc
[Repealed]

Section 12: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

13 Election of Council members
[Repealed]

Section 13: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

14 Meetings of Council
[Repealed]

Section 14: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

15 Special meetings of Council
[Repealed]

Section 15: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

16 Council may appoint committees
[Repealed]

Section 16: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Powers of the Council

17 Council to be governing body of university
[Repealed]

Section 17: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

18 Appointment of professors, lecturers, etc
[Repealed]

Section 18: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

18A Council to consult staff organisation about conditions of employment of academic staff
[Repealed]

Section 18A: repealed, on 19 December 1989, by section 30(1) of the State Sector Amendment Act (No 2) 1989 (1989 No 136).

19 Conferment of degrees
[Repealed]

Section 19: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

20 Award of certificates, etc

The Council shall have power, under such conditions as it thinks fit, to award certificates, fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, and prizes, and to make other awards.

21 Lectures to members of the public

The Council shall have power to provide such lectures and instruction for any persons, whether or not they are members of the university, as it thinks fit, and on such conditions as it thinks fit, and may award certificates to any of them.

22 Power to make statutes and regulations
[Repealed]

Section 22: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

23 Seal of the university
[Repealed]

Section 23: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

24 Admission of students
[Repealed]

Section 24: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

The Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 1 January 1991, pursuant to section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

25 Election of Chancellor
[Repealed]

Section 25: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

26 Election of Pro-Chancellor
[Repealed]

Section 26: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

27 Right to preside at meetings of Council
[Repealed]

Section 27: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

The Vice-Chancellor and Acting Vice-Chancellor[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 1 January 1991, pursuant to section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

28 Vice-Chancellor and Rector
[Repealed]

Section 28: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

29 Acting Vice-Chancellor and Rector
[Repealed]

Section 29: repealed, on 19 December 1989, by section 30(1) of the State Sector Amendment Act (No 2) 1989 (1989 No 136).

The Professorial Board[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 1 January 1991, pursuant to section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

30 Constitution of Professorial Board
[Repealed]

Section 30: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

31 Deputy chairman of Professorial Board
[Repealed]

Section 31: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

32 Meetings of the Professorial Board
[Repealed]

Section 32: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

33 Proceedings of Professorial Board not affected by vacancies, etc
[Repealed]

Section 33: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

34 Functions of Professorial Board
[Repealed]

Section 34: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

35 Professorial Board may appoint committees
[Repealed]

Section 35: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

36 Council to consult Professorial Board on academic matters
[Repealed]

Section 36: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Lincoln College[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 1 January 1991, pursuant to section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

37 Recommendations in respect of degrees, courses of study, and examinations
[Repealed]

Section 37: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Affiliated institutions[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 1 January 1991, pursuant to section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

38 Admission of affiliated institutions
[Repealed]

Section 38: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Financial provisions[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 1 January 1991, pursuant to section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

38A Appointment as trustee
[Repealed]

Section 38A: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

39 Benefactions to be strictly applied
[Repealed]

Section 39: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

40 Bulk funding
[Repealed]

Section 40: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

41 Money to be paid into bank
[Repealed]

Section 41: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

42 Loan money to be paid into a separate account
[Repealed]

Section 42: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

43 Investment of money
[Repealed]

Section 43: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

44 Provision for Common Fund investment
[Repealed]

Section 44: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

45 Travelling allowances and expenses of members of Council
[Repealed]

Section 45: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

46 Council may insure members against personal accident while engaged in duties
[Repealed]

Section 46: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

47 Unauthorised expenditure of Council
[Repealed]

Section 47: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

48 Council to prescribe fees
[Repealed]

Section 48: repealed, on 1 January 1990, by section 43(1) of the Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156).

48A Fees for domestic students
[Repealed]

Section 48A: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

48B Fees for foreign students
[Repealed]

Section 48B: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

49 Fees payable to associations of students
[Repealed]

Section 49: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

50 Grants by Council to associations of staff or students
[Repealed]

Section 50: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

51 Powers of Council in respect of property
[Repealed]

Section 51: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

52 Power to borrow by way of overdraft or temporary loan
[Repealed]

Section 52: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

53 Annual report and statement of accounts
[Repealed]

Section 53: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Repeals and savings[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 1 January 1991, pursuant to section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

54 Repeals and savings
[Repealed]

Section 54: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Schedule 1 The Canterbury University District

[Repealed]

s 4(1)

Schedule 1: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Schedule 2 Degrees and other academic qualifications

[Repealed]

s 19(1), (2)

Schedule 2: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Schedule 3 Enactments repealed

[Repealed]

s 54(1)

Schedule 3: repealed, on 1 January 1991, by section 50(4) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Reprints notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the University of Canterbury Act 1961 that incorporates all the amendments to that Act as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status

Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes

Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint

Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38): section 668

Foreign Affairs Amendment Act 1993 (1993 No 48): section 9(2)

Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60): section 50(4)

Education Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 156): section 43

State Sector Amendment Act (No 2) 1989 (1989 No 136): section 30(1)

Constitution Act 1986 (1986 No 114): section 29(2)