Message from the heart

Professor Rob Doughty knew the warning signs of a heart attack, but it took him a few minutes to recognise what was happening.

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Happy birthday Jack!

When Emeritus Professor Jack Woodward turned 90 recently it was an opportune moment to give him a special present, to thank him on behalf of the many students who have benefitted from his gifts over nearly 20 years. 

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Time travel and tattoos

A murder in a cemetery, a time travel drug and a tattoo artist all feature in a speculative novel by postgraduate English student Angelique Kasmara.

Up to ten talented undergraduate students will be awarded scholarships each year thanks to the new Ralph and Eve Seelye Undergraduate Scholarships
Up to ten talented undergraduate students will be awarded scholarships each year thanks to the new Ralph and Eve Seelye Undergraduate Scholarships
Up to ten talented undergraduate students will be awarded scholarships each year thanks to the new Ralph and Eve Seelye Undergraduate Scholarships
Up to ten talented undergraduate students will be awarded scholarships each year thanks to the new Ralph and Eve Seelye Undergraduate Scholarships
Up to ten talented undergraduate students will be awarded scholarships each year thanks to the new Ralph and Eve Seelye Undergraduate Scholarships

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Mooting competition honours Justice Sir Robert Chambers

The inaugural Justice Sir Robert Chambers Memorial Moot was held at the High Court in Auckland on October 12.

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Can we ever thank you enough?

Each year, hundreds of University of Auckland alumni and friends donate generously to the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Your support provides real and immediate support to talented undergraduate students who, because of financial hardship, may not otherwise be able to undertake a university degree. 

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Acknowledgement as important as financial aid

It is difficult for Gala Morris to put into words the blessing that receiving the Grace Kay Award has been for her. 

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Taking care of our coasts

Thanks to a generous donation from the McCrae family, the Institute of Marine Science at the University of Auckland has embarked on a project which aims to restore shellfish beds around New Zealand’s coasts in order to gain a better understanding of how they benefit the marine environment.

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The power of legacy giving

A generous bequest from an alumnus is helping to build a bright future for talented Architecture students.

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Inspirational Presentations from A Celebration of Giving

At this year's Celebration of Giving event, guest speakers Professor Charles McGhee and Yeri Kim, from the Department of Ophthalmology, shared some of the advances being made with the support of philanthropy. 

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Calling to connect

As part of the 2016 Phone Appeal, weeknights and weekends through April to May, the student callers pick up, dial and start talking with someone they’ve never met.  

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Vintage couture auction raises vital funds

The inaugural Liggins Charity Auction of Vintage Couture in March raised $48,500 for research programmes at the Liggins Institute that are investigating the causes and treatment of childhood obesity. 

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Seeing into the future

The outstanding generosity of a dedicated and long-serving employee will support the budding careers of several future ophthalmologists and clinician scientists in New Zealand. 

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NEW SEELYE FELLOWS

Four international experts in their field will be visiting Seelye Fellows to the University in 2016. Watch out for public talks and lectures.

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A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU ON A VERY SPECIAL NIGHT

In 2015, Auckland Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) became the first member of the Chancellor’s Circle - the University’s recognition society - to surpass lifetime contributions of $50 million.

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“Blessed” to be able to become a doctor

Melissa Baker had dreams of being a doctor from a young age. After having her first child at 16, she thought this difficult path would be too hard for a solo mum. 

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$10 million gift for cancer research in Auckland

An extraordinary $10 million donation by Mr Liangren Li for cancer research at the University of Auckland will have a profound impact on our researchers’ ability to develop new treatments for cancer patients says Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon. 

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