Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

New Plymouth and Wellington alumni events 2020

Wednesday 18 November 2020 8:10am

New Plymouth and Wellington alumni and friends gathered on consecutive evenings to hear from alumnus and public health expert Professor Michael Baker from the University of Otago, Wellington campus.

Taranaki 03112020 650px
New Plymouth alumni event 2020

Visit the Alumni Facebook page to view photos from the New Plymouth 2020 event.

Professor Baker spoke not only about New Zealand’s elimination strategy, its components and the impact of the strategy, but also gave context to pandemics in general and outlined the timeline of this current pandemic. Guests thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to hear first-hand from one of the University’s leading public health researchers, and to ask him questions about New Zealand’s current situation and hear his thoughts about what the future might look like.

Guests also heard from the Chancellor, Dr Royden Somerville QC who provided an update on current University developments and invited guests to make submissions on strategic direction consultation document, Vision 2040.

In Wellington, Professor William Levack, Dean of the campus welcomed guests and highlighted the areas of study and research that are undertaken at the University of Otago, Wellington.

Guests at both events were able to speak directly with Professor Baker to gain a deeper understanding about his research into COVID-19.

Visit the Alumni Facebook page to view photos from the Wellington 2020 event.

Wellington alumni event 2020 650px
Wellington alumni event 2020

Wellington alumni event 2 2020 650px
Wellington alumni event 2020