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Where there's a Will there's a way

Finding hope during challenging times inspired Will Davis to do the same for lung cancer patients.

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22 Feb 2024

Exceptional Thesis a win for Kenya

A thesis challenging the traditional western approach to counterterrorism has be...

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01 Feb 2024

Writing, producing and performing her story

It has been said ‘good things take time’ and that’s something playwright Chelsea...

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28 Jan 2024

Completed PhD, now 'can do anything'

COVID-19 disruptions, a new baby and her husband landing a job in the United Kin...

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16 Jan 2024

Where there’s a Will there’s a way

Finding hope during challenging times inspired Will Davis to do the same for lun...

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05 Jan 2024

24 hours of sunlight, plenty of time for science

During a research trip to Antarctica earlier this year, PhD candidate Holly Stil...

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22 Dec 2023

The kids are alright

What impact is social media having on young people? It’s a question probably man...

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18 Dec 2023

A celebration of Pacific firsts for the Otago Business School

Iki Mafi Uele has joined the Otago Business School (OBS) as their first Pacific...

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15 Dec 2023

Globetrotter to graduand

A Master of International Business degree has proven to be the perfect fit for o...

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13 Dec 2023

Unravelling an intricate puzzle

Graduand Jasmine Sahota has always been captivated by the inner workings of the...

12 Dec 2023

Edible Insects researcher graduates with PhD

It’s been a hectic four years for PhD graduate Ruchita Rao Kavle that’s involved...

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10 Dec 2023

Grateful for fond memories, lasting relationships

It may not have been completely smoothly sailing for Obreniokibo Ibifubara Amies...

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16 Nov 2023

University's Future Hydrogen Leader

Otago PhD candidate Mohsin Ijaz feels “very honoured” to have been named as a Fu...

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16 Nov 2023

Researching intuitive eating amongst mid-age women

Why do we eat the way we do? That’s just part of what PhD candidate Hannah Marti...

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02 Nov 2023

From the farmlands of India to Aotearoa's hotel rooms – water conservation matters

In the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, managed isolation in New Zealand’s...

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02 Nov 2023

Dr Troy Ruhe receives Tofā Sāili Pacific Early Career Award

Dr Troy Ruhe was collecting taro leaves for family dinner in the Cook Islands wh...

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02 Nov 2023

Synthesising space crystals for NASA

An Otago PhD candidate is forming crystals possibly found on Titan – Saturn’s la...

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02 Nov 2023

Bringing the retreat to you

Would you attend a virtual wellness retreat? You could find yourself eating hea...

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25 Oct 2023

A fascination with memory formation and degradation

One University of Otago Honours student hopes understanding how the brain forms...

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20 Oct 2023

OUSA Supervisor of the Year 2023

Associate Professor Julia Albrecht, of the Department of Tourism, has won the Ot...

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18 Oct 2023

OUSA postgrad rep for 2024, Hanna Friedlander

Newly elected OUSA postgraduate representative for 2024 Hanna Friedlander would...

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18 Oct 2023

‘Learn from the past to inform the future’

“I’m a big fan of ‘those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it’,” PhD cand...

17 Oct 2023

Student winners impress in Writer2023

An English Literature PhD candidate and a public health/neuroscience student are...

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17 Oct 2023

Manaaki Scholars celebrate at Completion Ceremony

COVID -19, imposter syndrome, and even slang barriers were not enough to dissuad...

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11 Oct 2023

Ella deserves a round of a-paws

She’s been a great source of comfort for many students having a ruff day, but no...

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09 Oct 2023

Introducing postgraduate SGSC: Aaron Hu

PhD candidate Aaron Hu is looking into the mental health struggles members of th...

18 Sep 2023

Introducing postgraduate SGSC: Charlotte Bruce Kells

Over time society has shifted from communities raising children together to a mo...

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12 Sep 2023

Awards celebrate ‘stellar’ Otago students

A powerlifter has won top prize at this year’s Blues and Golds Awards after brea...

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30 Aug 2023

What impact will climate change have on the microbial ecosystem in Antarctica?

Adapting a hydrometeorological modelling system to track changes in glacier melt...

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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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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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25 Aug 2023

Single-use packaging ban 'not enough'

The ban on single-use packaging in Aotearoa New Zealand is not going far enough...

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21 Aug 2023

Managing migraines and breaking bread at this year’s 3MT®

Migraines are more than a bad headache says the Doctoral winner of this year’s T...

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18 Aug 2023

PhD grad on new evidence for eye drops used in preterm infants

Lisa Kremer’s (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, and Waitaha) walk across the graduation sta...

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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...

PhD graduand Ravneel Chand

16 Aug 2023

Possum contraceptive to protect the environment

PhD graduand Ravneel Chand caps off his postdoctoral studies this weekend, havin...

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15 Aug 2023

Many Operations Group staff on the move

Many Operations Group staff will be relocating to the Plaza Building in Anzac Av...

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07 Aug 2023

Catching up with Keegan Wells, OUSA Postgraduate Rep

Getting more people along to student-organised events and throwing her support b...

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25 Jul 2023

‘Body of Evidence’ exhibition in Richardson Building

19 Jul 2023

Making an impact in women's football through research and community work

With her contagious energy, it’s little surprise to learn that Master of Science...

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18 Jul 2023

DIY skatepark fostering community

Flynn Acworth spends a lot of his time staring at computers for both work and st...

17 Jul 2023

Food insecurity a 'very complex' problem

When coming up with solutions for food insecurity, it’s important that the peopl...

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30 Jun 2023

Future cardiologists gain funding from A H Couch Trust Heart Foundation Scholarship

Future cardiologists hope their work will have a positive impact on heart health...

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22 Jun 2023

Palaeontologist’s penguin proficiency features in upcoming videogame

Big ones, little ones, prehistoric ones, modern ones – all sorts of penguins wil...

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21 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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21 Jun 2023

Landslides taking glacier research into uncharted territory

Satellite imaging is being used by an Otago Master’s student to measure how much...

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21 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

Scholarships support vital conservation-based research

Aotearoa New Zealand’s wildlife and natural environment will benefit from three...

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16 Jun 2023

Triathlon success takes student by surprise

After injuries and illness, Otago medical student Hannah Maher felt just making...

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12 Jun 2023

Promoting physical activity in young adults

Encouraging adolescents to develop good physical activity behaviours is the focu...

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01 Jun 2023

Elsa wins 2023 photo competition

Otago’s resident “Elsa” embodied the spirit of Disney’s ‘Let it go’, jumping int...

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01 Jun 2023

Challenging expedition peak of young tramper’s career so far

Bashing through the bush on one Aotearoa New Zealand’s lesser-known walking rout...

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31 May 2023

Understanding the brain mechanisms underlying anxiety

Aliesha Kemp likes to keep busy. And pausing part-way through a medical degree t...

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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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22 May 2023

Life’s more fun if it’s “not a straight line”

Otago medical student Josiah Edwin believes that sometimes you must stumble to s...

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19 May 2023

Saane Fakapulia awarded Well-Being prize for research on Pasifika Anatomy students’ experiences

Saane Fakapulia, a Master of Science (Anatomy), student has been awarded the 202...

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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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16 May 2023

Balancing salt and iodine intake 

Increasing the iodine content in table salt or diversifying the sources of food...

12 May 2023

Introducing postgraduate SGSC: Sonja Bohn

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

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11 May 2023

Photos give men a voice to discuss mental distress

An innovative research project at the University of Otago, Wellington, is using...

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10 May 2023

Good support improves autistic students' education experience 

Autistic students are three times more likely to be stood down or suspended from...

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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...

27 Apr 2023

Ground breaking research on elite snow sport athletes 

A Master of Science student is conducting ground-breaking research into the forc...

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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...

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...

17 Apr 2023

Inspiring others to look after Antarctica 

Lucy Davidson is likely to be one of few people who can claim they celebrated th...

06 Apr 2023

Q&A with Millie Mannering – 20Twenties 2022 recipient

From the Caribbean to the High Arctic, since leaving Otago Millie has travelled...

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

Introducing postgraduate SGSC: Joshua James

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

31 Mar 2023

Suggestion you could walk around your neighbourhood good for mental health

Even just knowing you could walk around the area you in live in if you want to c...

23 Mar 2023

Jamie Green, out

After 15 years at Radio One, breakfast host Jamie Green is calling it a day.

23 Mar 2023

Pacific PhD candidate follows in father’s footsteps at Cambridge

PhD candidate Wanda Ieremia-Allan would spend Sunday afternoons delivering O Le...

22 Mar 2023

Department of Anatomy embraces Te Tiriti

The importance of acknowledging and accepting Tiriti-partnership is a key motiva...

20 Mar 2023

Student group 'Hold On To Your Friends' to host North Dunedin clean-up day

A new student-led group aims to figure out what students can do to help work tow...

20 Mar 2023

Scholarship for Ozone Hole research

A University of Otago PhD candidate has been chosen as the only person from Aote...

07 Mar 2023

Scholarships “super helpful” for conservation related master’s projects

University of Otago master’s candidates investigating parasites in sea lion poo,...

07 Mar 2023

New display highlights the importance of student wellbeing

The unveiling of a display in Otago University’s Ōtepoti Link this week will rea...

24 Feb 2023

New GRS manager

New graduate research school (GRS) manager Bronwen Stephens is no stranger to th...

21 Feb 2023

Free medicine assessment for LGBTQIA+ proves popular

The School of Pharmacy hosted a free “Rainbow Pharmacy” pop-up clinic event for...

21 Feb 2023

PhD candidate’s “once in a lifetime opportunity” to visit Antarctica

This year is set to be a big one for bioengineering PhD candidate Gretel Major.

21 Feb 2023

Pacific Tauira gain coveted spots in immersive medical programme

Pacific medical students are preparing to learn the art of making do.

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20 Feb 2023

Vision 2040 - A new strategic direction 

In the final part of the Bulletin's deep dive into Vision 2040, we hear from Dep...

17 Feb 2023

Commitment of Cook Islands’ doctors recognised

With a father who worked in health administration in the Cook Islands, it’s prob...

17 Feb 2023

Be counted – participate in Census 2023

It is time to be seen Otago! Census day is on 7 March, and there are many good r...

15 Feb 2023

Oral pathologist Professor Alison Rich retires after 25 years

Oral pathologist Professor Alison Rich has retired after more than 25 years at t...

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...

02 Feb 2023

Wetlands crucial for wellbeing of environment

Wetlands play a crucial role within the world’s ecosystems, but their wellbeing...

26 Jan 2023

Can you spot the rip? Doing so could save your life

Rachel Irvine’s summer spent on the beach will bring valuable insight into rip c...

26 Jan 2023

Podcast conversations aim to trigger curiosity and understanding

Otago international PhD graduate Amir Amini’s fascination for different viewpoin...

23 Jan 2023

Proud to be a commissioner

Being the first Māori commissioner on the New Zealand Productivity Commission Te...

17 Jan 2023

Stephie Loncar’s academic journey around the globe and back again

A graduate of Otago is back at the University as a researcher this year after a...

16 Jan 2023

Giving Taranaki students a chance to attend Hands-On at Otago

Hands-On at Otago was such a valuable experience for one Otago student that he i...

12 Jan 2023

Sovereign rights to health and wellbeing

A passion for upholding sovereign rights to health and wellbeing for tangata whe...

11 Jan 2023

The whakapapa, mātauranga and tikanga of water safety

A University of Otago researcher is having a major influence on the rethinking a...

10 Jan 2023

Extracting stories from teeth

Dr Carolina Loch is interested in stories – specifically those which an animal’s...

10 Jan 2023

Titanic teacher

At first glance it is hard to see what Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, could teach...

06 Jan 2023

Focusing on LGBTIQ+ homelessness

As a young campaigner on social justice and LGBTIQ+ rights, Dr Brodie Fraser has...

06 Jan 2023

Bringing the heart online

Dr Susan Wardell (Social Anthropology) has been researching moral and social asp...

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