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Science communication student lands dream job at Antarctica New Zealand

Monday, 5 September 2022 10:38am

A life-changing field trip and a lecturer offering perfect advice at the right time helped lead Annie Robertson to her dream job.

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Study provides first nationwide snapshot of NZ conservation volunteers

Monday, 28 February 2022 9:41am

University of Otago research surveyed 986 conservation volunteers to get a sense of who they are, what they do, what motivates them, and their attitudes towards conservation in New Zealand.

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Otago announces Professorial promotions for 2022

Monday, 22 November 2021 10:28am

Twenty-eight University of Otago academics are being promoted to the position of professor this year.

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Should NZ limit heading in youth football?

Thursday, 2 September 2021 10:52am

New Zealand should introduce guidelines to limit youth heading in football similar to those introduced internationally, a University of Otago researcher suggests.

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Underwater learning on the Yellow Submarine

Monday, 30 August 2021 8:57am

Aimee Clark grew up by the beach in Napier and spent her time exploring the natural world, whether it was in real-life or on TV. 

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Winners of the 90-second Science film competition announced

Monday, 19 July 2021 11:02am

Two students from the Centre for Science Communication have scooped the top two awards for the 90-second video competition. 

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Sisters in Science

Thursday, 3 June 2021 9:43am

Between them, Dr Cathy Cole and Dr Rosie Cole have clocked up three research expeditions to polar seas, forty ascents of Mount Tongariro, thousands of hours in a Scottish coral culture lab, and organised a ton of wax to mimic an eruption.