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Proud to be a commissioner

Monday 23 January 2023

Being the first Māori commissioner on the New Zealand Productivity Commission Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa is a “defining moment” for Associate Professor Diane Ruwhiu (Ngāpuhi).

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Sovereign rights to health and wellbeing

Thursday 12 January 2023

A passion for upholding sovereign rights to health and wellbeing for tangata whenua has led Dr Paula Toko King to a career in Kaupapa Maori research that encompasses areas of racism, disability, care and protection, youth justice and prison.

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Extracting stories from teeth

Tuesday 10 January 2023

Dr Carolina Loch is interested in stories – specifically those which an animal’s teeth can tell about its life.

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Titanic teacher

Tuesday 10 January 2023

At first glance it is hard to see what Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, could teach us about the origin of life on Earth.

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Bringing the heart online

Friday 6 January 2023

Dr Susan Wardell (Social Anthropology) has been researching moral and social aspects of the digital world and suggests that the internet is a far more human space than we might realise

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Focusing on LGBTIQ+ homelessness

Friday 6 January 2023

As a young campaigner on social justice and LGBTIQ+ rights, Dr Brodie Fraser has found working as a researcher in the Department of Public Health a perfect mix of their academic and activist interests.

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Improving type 1 diabetes control in Pasifika children

Friday 6 January 2023

Dr Isaiah Immanuel is conducting a one-year study, funded by Research for Children Aotearoa, to discover why Pasifika youth with type 1 diabetes are experiencing problems maintaining good control of their disease.

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Otago's leaders of tomorrow receive awards

Wednesday 21 December 2022

Forty-one students graduated with their University of Otago Student Leadership Award (UOSLA) certificate this year making this the largest group to complete this course.

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Educating the public on misrepresented leopard seals

Monday 12 December 2022

Educating the public about leopard seals, which have generally been misrepresented as aggressive, has been a central focus of University of Otago Master of Science graduand Giverny Forbes.

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The rising tide: Three friends, one dream

Wednesday 7 December 2022

They say good things come in threes. Kaitlyn Cocker-Valu, Brenetta Pogi and Fuatino Heath, who completed high school, an anatomy degree and now a medical degree together, know that to be true.