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Ones to Watch: Taikawa Tamati-Elliffe

Friday, 22 October 2021 10:14am

“Sleep doesn’t happen often” laughs third-year student Taikawa Tamati-Elliffe as he reflects on what has been a busy year so far with many achievements.

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Accuracy of DHB figures questioned by University of Otago study

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 11:56am

The accuracy of District Health Board (DHB) data on the use of consultants and contractors has been questioned by an Otago University research team.

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Associate Professor Diane Ruwhiu awarded the Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching Award

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 9:17am

Associate Professor Diane Ruwhiu has been recognised with a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award in the Kaupapa Māori category.

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Senior Lecturer awarded best Academy Management Article

Wednesday, 1 September 2021 8:56am

University of Otago’s Senior Lecturer of Management Maja Graso has been awarded the best Academy of Management Perspectives article for 2021.

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Otago survey provides insights into working from home

Monday, 30 August 2021 9:49am

The shift to working from home was relatively easy this lockdown, but some people are not coping as well as others, preliminary results from a University of Otago study reveal.

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Award winners praised for ‘outstanding’ teaching

Wednesday, 25 August 2021 9:56am

Four Otago teachers have secured prestigious honours at the national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

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A sustainable future: Rebuilding Aotearoa

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 12:36pm

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development agreement set 17 global goals to achieve peace and prosperity. We present snapshots of the range of work on sustainability undertaken by the Otago Business School staff.

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Bachelor of Entrepreneurship ready to launch

Friday, 25 June 2021 10:16am

The University of Otago Business School is preparing to offer the first new general business degree to be offered in New Zealand in more than 100 years.

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Getting a taste of Māori business

Thursday, 11 March 2021 9:07am

Four Otago Business School students spent their summer as scholarship recipients, getting a real taste of Māori business. 

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Ones to Watch: Emily Watson

Thursday, 18 February 2021 11:43am

HRNZ Student of the Year nominee, Emily Watson, knew that she wanted to do something that empowers people to be their best in business.

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Study highlights ‘moralisation’ of COVID response and restrictions

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 10:30am

A collaborative study led by the University of Otago has shown that COVID-19 containment and elimination efforts have become moralised.

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Online learning company wins award

Thursday, 3 September 2020 11:57am

It's wonderful to see our alumni succeeding and that success being recognised. Here’s a story the ODT covered about the company started by MEntre alumna Bhavneet Chahal and Professor Paul Hansen.

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Universities' chance to practise what they teach

Friday, 3 July 2020 12:47pm

Conor O'Kane discusses COVID–19, universities and social entrepreneurship.

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Rebuilding Aotearoa New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 July 2020 4:04pm

New Zealand is emerging from the storm that is COVID-19. A common analogy heard during lockdown was that “we were all in the same boat”. Were we?