Administrator Wins General Staff Award
Congratulations to Sally-Ann Howard who was awarded the University of Otago General Staff Award by the Vice-Chancellor at a ceremony on Monday. Sally-Ann has been the Departmental Administrator in the Department of Anatomy for twenty-one years, and has seen seven Heads of Departments come and go over those years. The Award recognises Sally-Ann's outstanding contribution to the life and functioning of the Department. Taking into account her endless patience and astonishing work ethic, the current Head of Department Professor Neil Gemmell described her as "pretty close to the perfect employee and colleague". Earlier this year Sally-Ann received a Dunedin North Rotary Club's Pride of Workmanship Award.
I Am Part Of This World
This stunning artwork created by James Bellaney, entitled I am Part of This World, depicts the artists' interpretation of the research by Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie and PhD student Stella Cameron on the brain activity associated with movement deficits in Parkinson's disease. The artwork, currently on display at the HD Skinner Annex at the Otago Museum, is part of the Art and Light exhibition – a collaboration between Dunedin artists and scientists of the University of Otago.
Congratulations to our students who graduated at the University of Otago August graduation ceremony on Saturday. Particular congratulations go to Dr Wieteke Zuure, Dr Stephanie Lee and Dr Sue Adstrum who were awarded their PhDs.