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Annual Appeal

Annual appeal donations page imageThrough game-changing discoveries, the University of Otago has been making a difference to New Zealand and the world for nearly 150 years.

This year we are aiming to raise $180,000 for five incredibly important initiatives. One will help our students, via scholarships. Some will fund facility and equipment upgrades to enable us to continue to provide world-class teaching and research. Others are dedicated to helping improve healthcare.

Every dollar donated to this year’s appeal will work hard for the future of the University and our communities.

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Dentistry above and beyond

Dental School: Above and Beyond

Help fund the addition of 250 high specification dental chairs within the state of the art facilities currently under construction at the School of Dentistry.

Dental School: Above and Beyond

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C for Cancer

Ground-breaking research at Otago University has revealed Vitamin C may be a useful tool in cancer treatment, however funding is required to begin human trials.

Vitamin C for Cancer

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The University of Otago General Fund

UO General fund

You may want to direct your donation to specific areas of the University: the Library, Pharmacy, the Faculty of Dentistry, the possibilities are endless. Please choose the General Fund on the donation page and indicate your preference.

 

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Donate to scholarships at the University of Otago

Disability support scholarship

Donna-Rose McKay Disability Support Scholarship

Established in 2012 to celebrate 20 years of formalised support at the University of Otago for students with impairments. These scholarships are offered to students who have demonstrated academic ability and who can show financial need arising from a disability.

Donna-Rose McKay Disability Support Scholarship

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law scholarship

Otago Law Alumni Scholarship

For many students the practical aspect of attending our fine university is merely a dream and one that appears to be out of their reach.

This scholarship supports deserving students that may otherwise not have this opportunity.


Otago Law Alumni Scholarship

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Jolene law scholarship

The Jolene Patuawa-Tuilave Māori Leadership in Law Scholarship

He Maumaharatanga ki a Jolene Patuawa-Tuilave

This Māori Leadership in Law Scholarship is being established in partnership with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua and Jolene's whānau as a legacy to Jolene and to inspire other young Māori law students to follow their dreams.

Jolene Patuawa-Tuilave Māori Leadership in Law Scholarship

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Brian Merrilees Canadian award

The Brian Merrilees Canadian Alumni Travel Award

Each year some 30-40 young Otago students travel to Canada for further study under an Exchange Programme set up with a number of Canadian universities.

Brian Merrilees Canadian Alumni Travel Award

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Help fund research programmes

Brain Health Research Centre

Brain Health Research Centre

An ageing population means more people will be affected by neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and stroke in the future. Fortunately, brain research offers hope to individuals, families and society. Every day brings new findings that enhance our understanding of brain health and disease.

Brain Health Research Centre

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translational cancer research

Centre for Translational Cancer Research

Translational cancer research bridges the gap between laboratory-based science and treatment in the clinic. There is now sufficient knowledge in the fields of cancer biology, molecular biology, and immunology to make a significant impact on the treatment and management of cancer.

Centre for Translational Cancer Research

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earthquake_science

The Chair in Earthquake Science

For several decades prior to the devastating 2010-2012 Canterbury earthquake sequence, University of Otago researchers were undertaking world-leading investigations into crustal structure and fault zone mechanics.

Chair in Earthquake Science

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edgar diabetes research

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research aims to reduce the prevalence of diabetes and obesity by finding new ways to prevent and manage these conditions.


Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research

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Christchurch Appeal

Carrell-Espiner fellowship

The Carrell-Espiner Fellowships

Medical research is critical to a healthier community but funding is often all too scarce. Fellowships provide money at crucial times in the development of future research leaders.

Carrell-Espiner Fellowships

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heart institute

Christchurch Heart Institute

The Christchurch Heart Institute saves lives every day through the development of cutting edge advances in the diagnosis, prediction and treatment of serious cardiovascular disease; from bench to bedside to community.
Christchurch Heart Institute

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clinical simulation

University of Otago, Christchurch Simulation Centre

The UOC Simulation Centre has been developed as part of a Faculty of Medicine initiative to expand clinical skills programmes and facilities at all three campuses of the University of Otago, Division of Health Sciences.
Christchurch Simulation Centre

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free radical research

Centre for Free Radical Research

This Centre is an internationally recognised leader in the field of free radicals and antioxidants in human health and disease.

Centre for Free Radical Research

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Memorial Funds

Jules Kieser

The Jules Kieser Memorial Fund

Professor Jules Kieser was a dynamic academic who made outstanding contributions to teaching and research. This fund will provide an enduring tribute by supporting PhD student research projects and providing for two undergraduate research prizes – one in oral biology and one in forensic biology.

Jules Kieser Memorial Fund

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Albert Moore

Albert Moore Lecture Series

Albert C. Moore pioneered the academic study of religion at the University of Otago and in New Zealand. After taking an MA in History at Victoria University Wellington, and a BD at Otago, he completed his doctorate in Biblical Studies at Manchester University. The goal of this fund is to establish the lecture series in perpetuity

Albert Moore Lecture Series

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Barbara Heslop

The Barbara and John Heslop Memorial Fund

Barbara and John were both long time Otago faculty members who made major contributions to medical research and clinical practice. The Barbara and John Heslop Memorial Fund is used to support research in the disciplines of pathology or immunology within the Otago Medical School.

Barbara and John Heslop Memorial Fund

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Brian Hardy

The Brian E. Hardy Memorial Fund

Brian Eric Hardy graduated from the University of Otago Medical School in 1964. He completed his surgical training in Dunedin. This fund aims to provide an annual prize for a distinguished medical school graduate, partial tuition scholarship within the medical school, and to support annual or bi-annual visiting lecturers.


Brian E. Hardy Memorial Fund

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Charles Farthing

The Charles Farthing Memorial Scholarship Fund

Charles Farthing had a remarkable international career, devoting his life to researching, treating; and raising the profile of HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases. The campaign to raise funds was launched at the medical class of 1976 reunion, marking 40 years since Charles’ graduation, and will support Summer Studentships or Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Otago, Christchurch. Charles Farthing was an inspiring, passionate and unique individual.

Charles Farthing Memorial Fund

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