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Latest Alumni & Friends news

Alumni scholarship helps research take flight
Friday, 11 August 2017
Psychology PhD candidate Millie Johnston will study in Germany next year after receiving an alumnus-funded scholarship.

Alumna's Miss Cook Islands win a birthday bonus
Friday, 4 August 2017
Alumna Alanna Matamaru Smith was this week crowned Miss Cook Islands 2017.

Visiting GP tours probe campus history
Friday, 28 July 2017
Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners conference attendees, including Otago alumni, enjoyed Alumni Office campus tours in Dunedin this week.

Harnessing big data could help health outcomes
Monday, 24 July 2017
Professor Roger Reddel delivered the 2017 Colin Geary Professorial Lecture in Dunedin last week.

Alumna's extraordinary life celebrated in new documentary
Friday, 21 July 2017
Natural history writing and illustrations career of Otago alumna Sheila Natusch celebrated in new documentary 

Bookshop chat a cut above
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Dr Elaine Webster discussed elegance and the power of the suit at Dunedin's UBS Bookshop on 19 July.

Otago's future in Pacific focus of Suva event
Monday, 17 July 2017
Otago staff, alumni and supporters set to discuss the University's future in the region at Suva event on 20 July.

Stronger Pacific links via alumni events
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
The University of Otago's Development and Alumni Relations Office will hold Pacific alumni engagement events in Auckland and Suva, Fiji, this month.

Adventure a way of life for filmmaking alumnus
Friday, 30 June 2017
Zoology and wildlife management alumnus and documentarian Simon Lucas loves adventure and exploring remote areas - and capturing his experiences on film.

Pop-up lunchtime Shakespeare hits spot
Monday, 26 June 2017
Excerpts from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, performed by Otago students at Dunedin campus ahead of Fortune Theatre collaboration, prove popular

Pared-back Shakespeare comedy promises to pop
Friday, 23 June 2017
Pop-up excerpts from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - performed by current students - will capture essence of Bard's comedy classic at Dunedin campus next week.

Great to be on great wall, alumnus says
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Alumnus Dr Dicken Yung inducted into School of Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Sciences' wall of fame.

20,000km charity rally could be world of yurt for alumni
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Several Otago alumni who are about to embark on a 20,000km charity rally say the experience could put them in the yurt locker

Captain's Run fun for alumni
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Alumni enjoyed the relaxed family atmosphere at the Highlanders' Captain's Run at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on 12 June.

Otago alumni well represented in Queen's Honour's List
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Otago alumni, and former and current staff members, featured in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Distinguished alumnus shares medical knowledge
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Distinguished alumnus and Alumni of the University of Otago in America Inc. honorary advisory board member Sir Murray Brennan is in Dunedin sharing his extensive medical knowledge this week.

Otago wins big at sports awards
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Cricketing alumna and University research project win big at 2017 ASB Otago Sports Awards on 20 May.

Alumnus sings way to sweet success
Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Otago music alumnus Julien Van Mellaerts says receiving a prestigious $23,500 international singing award in London last month “still feels a bit like a dream”.

Welcome warm, soup hot, day not...
Friday, 19 May 2017
First-year students receiving alumni-supported scholarships attended an autumn catch-up event at the Staff Club this week.

Alumni book club discusses fickle future
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Faculty of Law Dean and Otago alumni discuss humanity's future at UBS bookclub event

Talking books: Alumni gain insights into lecturer's top reads
Monday, 15 May 2017
The new Alumni, Books and Conversation with Otago lecturers series, held at Dunedin's University Book Shop, provides insights into favourite reads in informal setting.

Uni rugby a winner for alumni
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Former player and current head coach Brendon Timmins says alumni involvement with New Zealand Universities Rugby is a win-win for Otago alumni.

Testing times for Chemistry alumnus
Tuesday, 2 May 2017

A high-stakes game of chemical cat and mouse has led to innovation on both sides of the law, an Otago alumnus working to restrict the importation of illegal drugs says.

Latest eConnect alumni newsletter out now!
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
The latest issue of eConnect, our online alumni newsletter, is out now!

Piping in proud traditions at Dunedin campus
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Two sets of pipes were heard outside the Dunedin campus's Staff Club at the David A. Grant Memorial Scholarship in Scottish Piping commemorative event on 7 April.

Orkney Island experience enriching for Otago medical alumni
Thursday, 6 April 2017
Otago Medical School alumni Jono Paulin and Anna Charles-Jones say time on Scotland's remote Orkney Islands gave great insight into requirements of practising medicine in remote areas.

Alumni support inspiring Canada scholarships
Monday, 27 March 2017
Scholarship recipients thank Canada-based Otago alumni for backing travel and study

Wide-ranging discussion at new alumni bookclub
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Dr Hank Wolfe gave a thought-provoking presentation at the inaugural Alumni Book Club at UBS in Dunedin last Tuesday.

Building of a medical campus
Monday, 20 March 2017
In the latest blog Dr Ali Clarke explores the development of Otago's medical teaching facilities.

Annual Appeal all about partnerships
Friday, 10 March 2017
2017 University of Otago Annual Appeal embraces partnerships with community organisations set on making contribution to community.

Study at Otago influential Timor-Leste PM says
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Timor Leste Prime Minister and Otago graduate His Excellency Dr Rui Maria de Araújo returned to the Dunedin campus last week.

Fortune favours alumni in new comedy play
Monday, 27 February 2017
The programme for an award-winning kiwi comedy play at Dunedin's Fortune Theatre reads like a University of Otago Theatres Studies reunion; five of six cast and crew are alumni

Otago alumnus receives prestigious information management award
Friday, 24 February 2017
Otago alumnus and former Central Library librarian Stuart Hughes recently received a prestigious International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) award for his work on the IDP Database of Research on International Education.

Promoting Otago, 1980s-style
Thursday, 23 February 2017
In her latest University of Otago 1869-2019 - writing a history blog post Dr Ali Clarke discusses a University of Otago marketing film from the early 1980s.