News: impact of giving

New scholarship to support agriculture and animal care

Agricultural science students with sheep

The Trustees for the Commonwealth Hill Trust are laying the foundation for tomorrow’s agriculturalists and veterinarians, with an undergraduate scholarship for students who are passionate about agricultural science, animal behaviour, veterinary bioscience and veterinary technology.

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Joining forces to fight type 1 diabetes

ENDIA Study participant sitting on grass

Thanks to philanthropic funding from JDRF and the Helmsley Charitable Trust, experts at the Robinson Research Institute have been collaborating with research institutions across the country to uncover environmental factors that contribute to type 1 diabetes.

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Possingham Family Legacy

Barbara and Maxwell Possingham

A new postgraduate top-up scholarship in environmental sustainability will honour Barbara and Max Possingham and promote vital research.

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Smoke tainted grape donation to revolutionise brandy

Simon Tolley Wines vineyard

Research into the use of smoke-tainted grapes in brandy production is an innovative project paving the way to sustainable, climate-resilient alcohol production.

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The gift of music

Student holding saxophone

Dr Pem Gerner OAM, architect, musician, teacher and author, recently gifted his collection of saxophones to the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

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Supporting students, one sausage at a time

Sausage in bread

The humble sausage in bread is an Australian icon. On May 7th, the University of Adelaide joined together with Tasting Australia, bringing to life the Festival of Sausage in Bread.

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Saving lives on a daily basis

Doctor with patient lying on hospital bed

Dr Christina Theodore (MBBS) is a frontline healthcare worker, University of Adelaide graduate and former recipient of a life-changing gift, the Augustus Short Scholarship.

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Philanthropic Support for Online Learning

An@tomedia

In a year when online learning has become commonplace, the University’s Health and Medical students have received an additional learning resource – thanks to the generosity of alumna and donor Peggy Barker.

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Supporting students during COVID-19

Supporting students during COVID-19

Within weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in South Australia, and the subsequent restrictions immediately affecting study and employment, the University received countless emails from students who did not know how they were going to continue to study and afford basic living and housing expenses.

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World-first COVID-19 research to drive treatment and vaccine

COVID-19 Research

Thanks  to a generous donation from Mr Ian Wall AM (BE 1955) and Mrs Pamela Wall OAM, the University of Adelaide is playing a major role in the investigation into COVID-19 immunity and an international vaccine study. 

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