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Elsa wins 2023 photo competition

Thursday 1 June 2023

Otago’s resident “Elsa” embodied the spirit of Disney’s ‘Let it go’, jumping into a freezing lake with wild abandon for the shot that took top prize at the 2023 Bulletin Photo Competition.

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It’s about time

Tuesday 23 May 2023

What is time? It is a question people often struggle to answer, says Jean Campos, who is working on a PhD on the philosophy of time.

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Balancing salt and iodine intake 

Tuesday 16 May 2023

Increasing the iodine content in table salt or diversifying the sources of food iodised salt is added to could help prevent iodine deficiency in Aotearoa New Zealand’s population, especially among women of reproductive age, an Otago PhD graduand says.

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Introducing postgraduate SGSC: Sonja Bohn

Friday 12 May 2023

A potential silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic could be the changes taking place within Aotearoa New Zealand’s tourism industry, says an Otago PhD candidate studying the relationship between humans and nature.

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Photos give men a voice to discuss mental distress

Thursday 11 May 2023

An innovative research project at the University of Otago, Wellington, is using photography to help men open up about their experiences of living with depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety.

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Who is responsible for AI outcomes? 

Wednesday 10 May 2023

When something goes wrong, we intuitively want to hold someone accountable and have them pay for, and learn from, their mistake. But what happens when the thing that goes wrong is the result of artificial intelligence (AI)?

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Good support improves autistic students' education experience 

Wednesday 10 May 2023

Autistic students are three times more likely to be stood down or suspended from school than non-autistic students, but that rate decreases significantly when they have good support such as a teacher’s aid, an Otago University researcher has found.

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Q&A with Millie Mannering – 20Twenties 2022 recipient

Thursday 6 April 2023

From the Caribbean to the High Arctic, since leaving Otago Millie has travelled the globe as an Our World Underwater scholar, exploring scientific research, communication and conservation pathways.

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Introducing postgraduate SGSC: Joshua James

Tuesday 4 April 2023

Queer people aligning themselves with the far-right can be doing it out of fear and are, in many cases, committed, quite violently, to national socialism, says Joshua James.