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Fred Hollows Lecture celebrates 30 years of restoring sight

The inaugural lecture and signing of an MOU further the connection between The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ and the University, supporting work in the Pacific to improve eye care for all.

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Alumni named laureates of NZ Business Hall of Fame

Congratulations to business leaders, philanthropists and Otago alumni Graeme Hart, Uluomatootua (Ulu) Aiono ONZM and Dr Jackie Mills, who have been named 2022 laureates of the Young Enterprise New Zealand Business Hall of Fame. 
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Remembering an extraordinary lifetime of service

The University expresses heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and gratitude for her lifetime of service. She is pictured here on campus during her 1970 visit.
O32 Your Story - celebrating Law alumni (and a little rugby)
Your Story – From $30 a day to a full-time professional cricketing career.

Otago alumna Suzie Bates has followed her passion for a career in sport to represent not just her home province of Otago, but her country in both cricket and basketball. Suzie took time out from her busy international schedule to talk to @Otago. 

Law 150th banner
O32 Supporting Otago

Supporting Otago 

New Zealand Rural Games Trust scholarships support Otago students from rural backgrounds who plan to give back to their communities, particularly through sport and physical activity initiatives.

Supporting Otago...

O31Hot Picks
Hot Picks

Be entertained and feed your mind with our Hot Picks. You can relax in the comfort of your own home, while listening to a selection of podcasts, interviews, and lectures from Otago academics, visiting lecturers, and alumni.

Hot picks...
O32 Making a difference
Making a Difference

Alumni entrance scholarship recipients’ welcome celebrates the success of the students and the generosity of those who support Otago, highlighting the links between Otago’s past, present and future.

Making a Difference...
O32 University Snapshot
University Snapshot 

Matariki heralded the launch of a new Centre of Indigenous Science. Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu o Whangaroa, Ngāti Wai) says the Centre is an opportunity to continue to grow an academic department and scholarship based on ngā kaupapa Māori in sciences. A virtual reality app trial suggests hope for people suffering from phobias.  
O32 Arty Facts
Campus Arty Facts

A new video series from the Alumni & Friends team, where we take a quick look at some of the well-known art works on campus. This episode looks at “Pathways”, one of the more recent additions to the central campus.

Watch Episode 2 


Upcoming 2022 Reunions and Events

For more details on upcoming events visit our alumni events calendar, information will be updated as it becomes available. Email reunions.alumni@otago.ac.nz if you would like more details or are interested in organising a reunion for your class.
Medical Class of 1979
Fiji Alumni event 
Samoa Alumni event  Medical Class of 2002
O32 Why We Heart Otago
Why We Otago 
Celebrating Otago’s sports clubs 

Keeping with the sporty theme of Your Story, we’ve unearthed some precious photos of Otago sports clubs across the decades – from the football team of 1886 and the cricket team and cycling club of 1897, through to mid-century mixed hockey and tramping, and some of our sports clubs today. Enjoy!

If you have any clubs and socs photos from your time at Otago we’d love to share them in future @Otago issues – send them to alumni@otago.ac.nz

Why We Otago...
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Opportunities for Alumni

Pacific connections
The School of Physiotherapy’s new initiative, the Tupu Kia Pua workshop series, aims to build a network for Pacific students in physiotherapy, by connecting Pacific alumni with current students.
Alumni Global Lens photography competition
We would like to invite you as a member of the University of Otago alumni community to connect with us and share your experience of the world via the medium of photography in our photography competition.

Opportunities for Alumni… 
O32 Alumni in the news
Alumni in the News

Law alumna Josie Te Rata receives Ethel Benjamin Scholarship. Co-founder of robotics company Nuro Dave Ferguson wins Kea Award. Ihlara McIndoe and Calla Knudson awarded Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Awards.  Dr Hannah Stern appointed Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. Alumni receive honours from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

Alumni in the news...
O32 Networks and events

Networks and events 

Bloomberg Trading Lab officially launched
In August we officially launched Te Taura Takata, the BNZ Bloomberg Markets Lab, with the help of special guests Deputy Prime Minister Hon Grant Robertson, CEO of BNZ Dan Huggins, Director of NZX Nigel Babbage and Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki Chair Matapura Ellison.
Spring Melbourne get together
Joint alumni co-ordinators in Melbourne, Trevor Moyle and Evelyn Looi organised and hosted a fabulous spring get together for alumni in Melbourne on 1 September. 
London and Dublin Alumni events
June and July 2022 saw the return to in-person alumni events in London and Dublin. 

 Networks and events...

Salmond Reunion
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