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Otago Connection: Issue 11

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Another round of graduation ceremonies has come and gone. That must mean there’s been another presentation of the University’s irreverent and much-loved Capping Show. Read about this year's production…


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Students support town in time of need
Otago students didn’t hesitate to help out when Dunedin was inundated with torrential rains…

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Sweet 16 for Otago rowers
Otago has dominated the recent New Zealand Universities Rowing Championships in Wanganui…

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Otago students putting their Eds together for Nepal
In early May, the OUSA launched “Put your Eds Together” to raise funds for earthquake relief in Nepal…

Other news at Otago

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Buoyed by plastic bottle kayak experience
In late March, first-year Law and Science student Bokyong Mun enjoyed a kayaking trip like no other…

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Bevy of bottles brought to inaugural buy-back 
Over 10,000 used glass bottles were brought to the OUSA’s first bottle buy-back event held in late April…

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Otago’s largest papers benefit from lab makeover 
The laboratory that houses the practical component of two of the University of Otago’s largest papers has had a full makeover…

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Students’ circle of generosity at work
Kids to Kids Vanuatu has shown students that the simple actions of an individual can have a hugely positive impact…

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Kitten room the purr-fect stress reliever
Otago students looking to relax are flocking to the OUSA’s latest student welfare initiative – a kitten room…

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Science Academy student bound for ‘Bessie programme’
OUASSA 2015 student Josh Richards has been selected as the only New Zealand student to attend the Dr Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute…

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Scholarship ‘extremely humbling’ for inaugural recipient
Inspirational Otago alumna Jolene Patuawa-Tuilave was remembered with the presentation of the inaugural Jolene Patuawa-Tuilave Māori Leadership in Law Scholarship…

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Teddy Bear Hospital a win-win for kids and students alike
From scraped knees to sore tummies, the medical and dental students running this year’s Teddy Bear Hospital saw it all…

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Q&A with Miss World NZ
Multi-talented Otago Medical student Deborah Lambie was recently named Miss World New Zealand 2015…

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WW1 Centenary commemorated on campus
Otago joined the rest of the nation in commemorating the country’s involvement in the First World War and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings…

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Otago among the best at international CASE competition
In recent months, an Otago team came out on top at the oldest and largest CASE competition in North America…


Otago in the news video

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Find out what motivates Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie and how it has driven her to the top of her field as a doctor of neuroscience. In this Māori TV video, you'll see that she's as passionate about the human brain as she is about getting more wāhine Māori into pursuing science.

(9.06 min)