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News from and about our programmes, staff and students

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05 Dec 2023

Mapping Buddhist law in Asia

Buddhist legal traditions are some of the oldest continuously practised forms of...

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01 Dec 2023

Peacebuilder Award honours support for students and global peace projects

The visionary work of Rei Foundation, towards supporting students and building p...

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29 Nov 2023

The ‘Most Influential’ Mai Chen receives Otago honour

For one of New Zealand’s leading legal minds, returning to her alma mater to rec...

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29 Nov 2023

Te Poutama Māori grants for Humanities

Te Kete Aronui Division of Humanities received three of the six annual Te Poutam...

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22 Nov 2023

Collaboration a focus in Pacific Academic Staff Caucus supported projects

Three research projects led by Pacific staff in Te Kete Aronui – Division of Hum...

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21 Nov 2023

Taoka tūturu - One man’s finds are a community’s treasures

One keen-eyed beach walker’s finds have inspired a successful community-based in...

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10 Nov 2023

Te Poutama Māori appoints new co-chairs

Mahi tahi will continue to be a priority for the two new co-chairs of Te Poutama...

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08 Nov 2023

Connecting Pacific communities with their “not-so-buried treasure”

A Pacific academic has endeavoured to build a bridge between indigenous peoples...

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08 Nov 2023

The roles and responsibilities for non-lawyer advocates in Aotearoa

Associate Professor Bridgette Toy-Cronin, Te Kaupeka Tātai Ture Faculty of Law,...

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06 Nov 2023

Reconnecting communities and cetaceans

Exploring the sacred relationship between Oceanic peoples and whales and dolphin...

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27 Oct 2023

Shef Rogers appointed Donald Collie Chair

Associate Professor Shef Rogers has been appointed as the English and Linguistic...

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26 Oct 2023

Early career researchers committed to making a difference

Areas ranging from pain management to the rise of pseudolaw are the focus for th...

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20 Oct 2023

Māori lecturers selected for prestigious programme

Dr Wahineata Smith (Ngāti Korokī Kahukura, Waikato, Ngāti Ranginui), and PhD can...

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17 Oct 2023

New Dean takes the stage at Christ Church Cathedral

Alongside Theology, university studies in Theatre and Teaching have provided val...

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10 Oct 2023

Engagement focus of secondment to Centre for Sustainability

Jessica Henry is a Senior Engagement Advisor, with the Engagement Hub of the Min...

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26 Sep 2023

Otago and Te Papa collaborate on identification technique for taonga tūturu

A project co-led by the University of Otago and Te Papa has been awarded a Smart...

22 Sep 2023

Win for Otago in National Māori Moot Competition

Tawhiwhi Watson (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga and Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Otago Law

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22 Sep 2023

Otago author wins American Astronautical Society book award

Otago Honorary Associate Professor Hugh Slotten has been awarded the 2022 Eugene...

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20 Sep 2023

In memoriam of Leonard Andrew Andersen KC (1952-2023)

Leonard (Len) Andersen KC has died after a short illness, in Dunedin on 16 Septe...

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20 Sep 2023

Research Award for Dr Stephen Young, Law

Dr Stephen Young has been recognised with an Otago Early Career Award for Distin...

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20 Sep 2023

University of Otago announces 2024 Arts Fellows

The recipients of the University of Otago’s prestigious Arts Fellowships for 202...

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19 Sep 2023

Otago researchers rewarded for excellence

The breadth and strengths of University of Otago research were on display when t...

18 Sep 2023

Six60 2024 Scholarship recipients announced

Four talented Otago students are shocked and excited to have been selected as ne...

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05 Sep 2023

Lecturers celebrated for ‘making a difference’

University of Otago lecturers have today been recognised for their teaching exce...

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30 Aug 2023

Welcome to the (law) jungle

They found themselves in the foyer of a prestigious Auckland law firm, surrounde...

30 Aug 2023

Welcome to the (law) jungle

They found themselves in the foyer of a prestigious Auckland law firm, surrounde...

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28 Aug 2023

A story of whānau in the health system, in te reo Māori

Kahurangi Tipene (Waikato) has always wanted to advocate for and uplift others,...

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28 Aug 2023

Introducing postgraduate SGSC: Erin Silver

Could Aotearoa New Zealand’s social service NGOs play a role within transformati...

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17 Aug 2023

Otago’s first community-based PhD oral defences graduate

Having supported each other through their studies, Terina Raureti (Ngāti Raukawa...

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14 Aug 2023

Professor Tim Cooper Otago’s first Dean of Learning and Teaching

Professor Tim Cooper is the University of Otago’s first Dean of Learning and Tea...

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11 Aug 2023

Honorary degree for former Māori Land Court Chief Judge

After dedicating his career to Māori land law and family law, a University of Ot...

11 Aug 2023

Honorary degree for former Māori Land Court Chief Judge

After dedicating his career to Māori land law and family law, a University of Ot...

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10 Aug 2023

A vote for… the knife party or the spoon party?

Third year politics student Liam White is on a mission to make young people feel...

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01 Aug 2023

Dr Hunter Hatfield taking Te Kete Aronui international

Dr Hunter Hatfield is the newly appointed Associate Dean International (ADI) for...

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01 Aug 2023

A concerted effort to centre the voices of the disenfranchised

Critical race theory is something mentioned increasingly in culture wars convers...

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27 Jul 2023

Public invited to explore unique combination of dance and rest

University of Otago Caroline Plummer Fellow, Daisy Sanders is offering collectiv...

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25 Jul 2023

‘Body of Evidence’ exhibition in Richardson Building

25 Jul 2023

Making the effort to help survivors of family violence

A fundraising baton has been passed on to a new set of hands as an Otago law stu...

25 Jul 2023

‘Body of Evidence’ exhibition in Richardson Building

Ōtepoti artist Linda Cook has her artwork hanging in the Richardson Building as...

18 Jul 2023

Otago alumna ‘delighted’ by honorary degree

Dean of the University of Oxford Faculty of Law and University of Otago alumna,...

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03 Jul 2023

Turbulence and climate justice a fitting topic for inaugural James R Flynn Memorial Lecture

A biennial lecture has been established in memory of one of the University of Ot...

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26 Jun 2023

The sweet spot between intellectual challenge and individual connection

Combining a connection with people with the intellectual challenge of a legal ca...

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23 Jun 2023

From start to Finnish for Rafa

Rafa Winurdi’s finishing school is not the kind with one ‘n’....

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22 Jun 2023

Master’s student staying curious about the world

There’s no way master’s student Geoff Hughes is ever going to get stuck in a rut...

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22 Jun 2023

Introducing postgraduate SGSC: Sandhiya Gounder

Cultural and traditional approaches to achieving national unity in Fiji would be...

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19 Jun 2023

Q&A with Camden Howitt, New Zealand Environmental Hero of the Year

The 2023 Environmental Hero of the Year Te Toa Taiao o te Tau, Otago alumnus Cam...

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19 Jun 2023

Otago @ NZ International Science Festival

The University of Otago is honoured to once again be a major partner supporting...

15 Jun 2023

Populism phenomenon in spotlight at Otago Foreign Policy School

Boosted by social media, racism, and burgeoning inequality, populism is proving...

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13 Jun 2023

Katherine gets her kicks in Canada

Swapping her Otago hoodie for an American Football shirt to kick a ball in a far...

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12 Jun 2023

Otago tauira’s voice ‘blossoms out’ across the globe

Otago University’s very own Tomuri Spicer has written a song which will be perfo...

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30 May 2023

Performance artwork nudges emotional bandwidth

A double major in Psychology and Theatre Studies at Otago underpins actor and pl...

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29 May 2023

Questioner extraordinaire Wendy Adam retires

Wendy Adam clearly remembers her job interview for the role of marketing and com...

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26 May 2023

The distinguished career of Emeritus Professor John Dawson

“It’s a great privilege to pass your life among enthusiastic, intelligent young...

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26 May 2023

Emeritus title signifies enduring connection for Lachlan Paterson

Professor Lachlan (Lachy) Paterson is retiring from Otago, where he has been a m...

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23 May 2023

It's about time

What is time? It is a question people often struggle to answer, says Jean Campos...

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19 May 2023

Otago Theologian awarded Fellowship at the University of Birmingham

Dr Lynne Taylor has been accepted into a Psychology Cross-training Fellowship Pr...

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17 May 2023

Student and alumni team effort brings law moot success

Thanks to a fabulous team effort by Otago alumni, students and staff, Te Kaupeka...

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17 May 2023

Music a way to forget about everything that’s going on

For one University of Otago honours student, music is a creative outlet that all...

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17 May 2023

Perspectives from a distinguished career in International Law and legal education

Representing Canada and New Zealand, attending both Cambridge and Columbia unive...

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16 May 2023

2023 Otago Arts Fellows welcomed

The 2023 University of Otago Arts Fellows were welcomed to the University and wi...

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16 May 2023

Graduate Te Hau Ariki Gardiner-Toi, learns and leads in community

For Otago graduate Te Hau Ariki Gardiner-Toi, the richness of his learning was n...

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15 May 2023

Students are asking: Why do people believe the earth is flat?

“Religious Studies wouldn’t necessarily be the first place you’d think to look f...

12 May 2023

Introducing postgraduate SGSC: Sonja Bohn

A potential silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic could be the changes taking p...

11 May 2023

Third and final reburial for cemetery project

The Southern Cemeteries Archaeological Project will soon be complete, when the t...

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10 May 2023

I thought to myself… ‘This is ten times better than processing algal samples.’

It is déjà vu for Lisa Carlin, who is graduating this month with a Bachelor of A...

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10 May 2023

Who is responsible for AI outcomes?

When something goes wrong, we intuitively want to hold someone accountable and h...

01 May 2023

Law alumni gather to celebrate milestones and share expertise

Law faculty hosts, alumni and guests from across Aotearoa New Zealand and around...

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27 Apr 2023

Otago gains first Pacific lecturer in Archaeology

Dr Charles Radclyffe feels “a huge sense of pride” becoming the first Pacific le...

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26 Apr 2023

A lesson in mindfulness

Associate Professor Anna High has been awarded an Otago Excellence in Teaching A...

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26 Apr 2023

Introducing postgraduate SGSC: Jordan Dougherty

Are we really educating people the best way about how to prevent sexual violence...

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21 Apr 2023

Otago celebrates excellence in teaching

Two team categories have been introduced to the University of Otago Awards for E...

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17 Apr 2023

Tenaya Brown awarded prestigious 28th Māori Battalion Scholarship

Tenaya Brown (Te Aitanga a Hauiti ki Uawa) has received a Ngarimu VC and 28th Mā...

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14 Apr 2023

Otago students compete in “Moot Olympics”

A team of three students from Otago’s Te Kaupeka Tātai Ture Faculty of Law are i...

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14 Apr 2023

Otago students compete in “Moot Olympics”

A team of three students from Otago’s Te Kaupeka Tātai Ture Faculty of Law are i...

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13 Apr 2023

Delivering digital transformation to governments around the globe

The path from Arts graduate to international digital government expert involved...

06 Apr 2023

Honorary degree for esteemed lawyer and Otago alumnus

Top Canadian law professor and University of Otago alumnus, Emeritus Professor D...

05 Apr 2023

When a language disappears, the whole world loses

Preserving a language is crucial because it’s not just language, but the preserv...

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04 Apr 2023

Exploring vegan burgers and Te Ao Māori

Brent Paehua reckons that if his dad, “a Māori guy born in the ‘50s”, can accide...

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04 Apr 2023

Introducing postgraduate SGSC: Joshua James

Queer people aligning themselves with the far-right can be doing it out of fear...

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01 Apr 2023

Burn baby burn, disco… soup?

A pair of Otago University student sisters are putting in the mahi to raise awar...

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31 Mar 2023

From Ontario to Te Waipounamu - Summer School Abroad rekindles international connections

This summer, tauira from Canada’s Brock University attended Otago as part of the...

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27 Mar 2023

Otago theologian to participate in international collaboration

Dr Andrew Shepherd is one of twelve international scholars chosen for the Centre...

23 Mar 2023

Pacific PhD candidate follows in father’s footsteps at Cambridge

University of Otago PhD candidate Wanda Ieremia-Allan would spend Sunday afterno...

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23 Mar 2023

Otago appoints Ron Lister Chair in Geography

A geographer whose career has focused on ensuring those who are marginalised, vu...

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23 Mar 2023

Calling all Game Writers

The inaugural Festival of Interactive Narrative and Storytelling launches in Ōte...

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23 Mar 2023

On-stage head shaves, blind-dating and porridge: Student Relay for Life

Hailey Kapadia has been attending Relay for life since 2014, when she was a high...

21 Mar 2023

Otago appoints Ron Lister Chair in Geography

A geographer whose career has focused on ensuring those who are marginalised, vu...

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19 Mar 2023

A journey from the runway to the library

A multi-award-winning non-binary fashion designer is taking a moment away from t...

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16 Mar 2023

Project which aims to optimise brain health set to begin

A national network which aims to promote brain health throughout the lives of Ne...

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16 Mar 2023

Project which aims to optimise brain heath set to begin

A national network which aims to promote brain health throughout the lives of Ne...

14 Mar 2023

The First Era of Fake News: Witch-Hunting, Antisemitism and Islamophobia

One workforce in New Zealand has doubled since the lifting of international trav...

07 Mar 2023

Relationship to place explored in Hocken’s latest exhibition

Discovering local sites and working with local materials has enabled multi-media...

03 Mar 2023

Wānanga “an enormous moment” in legal education at Otago

The University of Otago’s second year Law programme got off to a special start t...

27 Feb 2023

College of Education to collaborate on new curriculum insights and progress study

Te Kura Ākau Taitoka – the University of Otago College of Education and New Zeal...

23 Feb 2023

FEATURE: Working with the dead to protect the living

When he decides to do something, Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)...

14 Feb 2023

Archaeologists return to Doctors Point

The University of Otago’s Archaeology field school received a warm welcome to th...

13 Feb 2023

Professor Sheila Skeaff wins OUSA Supervisor of the Year Award

When Nan Xin Wang arrived in Dunedin to start her PhD studies in the Department...

07 Feb 2023

Making sense of new religions

New Religious Movements is one of the more intriguing papers on offer at the Uni...

03 Feb 2023

Represented Otago at World Universities Debating Championship 

Competing in the World Universities Debating Championship was a great way to get...

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