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Jack Manning 20twenties

16 Feb 2024

Q&A with 20Twenties Young Alumni Award winner Jack Manning


I was surprised and delighted. To be recognised by my alma mater, particularly t...

OMRF Summer Scholarships recipients

15 Feb 2024

Summer research projects a great opportunity for a taste of reality


Having a real research experience, with unexpected problems and outcomes, was a...

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13 Feb 2024

US-based Otago alumnus leaves $3.8m gift to support students and research


A major bequest of $3.8m from the estate of medical alumnus and radiologist Dr J...

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01 Feb 2024

Mai Chen’s secrets to success, from her own unique journey


In December, legal luminary and alumna Mai Chen crossed Otago’s graduation stage...

Georgia King

31 Jan 2024

Q&A with 20Twenties Young Alumni Award winner Georgia King


My reaction was a mix of surprise and elation, and then a deep sense of grateful...

Taylor Cooney

31 Jan 2024

Q&A with 20Twenties Young Alumni Award winner Taylor Cooney


After completing science degrees at Otago and her PhD at Victoria University of...

Vishwas Singh

31 Jan 2024

Q&A with 20Twenties Young Alumni Award winner Vishwas Singh


Inspired by his upbringing in Masterton, and his family’s Sikh values, including...

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30 Jan 2024

Q&A with 20Twenties Young Alumni Award winner Matt Lambie


Matt majored in Human Geography and in 2017 he was a University of Otago Divisio...

Rose Henderson

23 Jan 2024

New Year Honour is one for all social workers to celebrate


Internationally-respected social worker Rose Henderson says she was humbled by b...

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12 Jan 2024

New Year Honour raises women’s health burden to public consciousness


A pioneering researcher on the ‘hidden burden of women’s health’ is among those...

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13 Dec 2023

Aquablack and alumna leads the field in top-level swimming and Physiology


“I loved the water from day one,” says high performance swimmer and top Physiolo...

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08 Dec 2023

Developing a passion for lake research


Water quality expert, Otago alumnus Professor David Hamilton, credits his Otago...

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