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The Gift - Philanthropy news

The Gift is our biannual philanthropic magazine. Be inspired by the remarkable stories of lives being changed and solutions being discovered thanks to the wonderful generosity of our many supporters who give through the University.

Scholarships and prizes

Taylah Gray

News • 8 Apr 2020

Indigenous Scholar Flourishing Thanks to People Like You

Final year Bachelor of Laws and Diploma of Legal Practice student Taylah Gray is already making her mark on the world.

Ma & Morley Scholarship Recipients

News • 8 Apr 2020

Ma & Morley Scholars Exceed Expectations

The Ma & Morley Scholarship Program is now in its third year and the scholars are making the most of their opportunities. They are progressing fast as individuals and as a group, and delivering high academic results.

Harry Reuben, Scholarship recipient

News • 8 Apr 2020

Chasing His Dream to Serve Others

Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) student and Singapore Alumni Scholarship recipient, Harry Reuben is one semester away from completing his degree and one step closer to returning home to his community on Palm Island with his new knowledge and skills.

Team members from Richard Crookes Constructions

News • 4 Sep 2019

New Scholarship to Build Careers in Construction

The team at Richard Crookes Constructions understand the importance of building a diverse and inclusive industry and a workforce that represents our communities.

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Research and discovery

Live Well, Age Well

News • 8 Apr 2020

Empowering Healthy Ageing in Older Australians

Most of us look forward to living active, healthy and socially-connected lives as we age. Yet the reality is that many older Australians age in isolation, either alone in their own homes or together in residential aged care.

News • 3 Sep 2019

Breakthrough for Brain Cancer Research

University of Newcastle researchers have made a significant breakthrough in brain cancer research as they continue their campaign to save lives by finding an effective treatment for the most aggressive of brain stem tumours.

Paul Foster

News • 3 Sep 2019

University Research Shines on the World Stage

The global impact and quality of the University of Newcastle's research continues to rise.

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News • 8 Apr 2020

Helping Communities Stay Healthy and Well

Generous philanthropic support from University staff, alumni, community members and local organisations have helped the Family Action Centre at the University to expand its work with children in vulnerable communities.

students and staff at the cultural immersion

News • 8 Sep 2019

Igniting a Connection to Traditional Culture

Students and staff joined the Broke community in a traditional cultural burn to experience how Aboriginal land management practices enhance the health of the land and its people.

out(fit) architecture and design collective

News • 3 Sep 2019

Supporting Communities, Starting with Water

Warlga Ngurra Community Centre in Newcastle can expand their programs of community support and learning thanks to generous philanthropic support from Hunter Water.

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Leaving a legacy

Associate Professor David Pontin and Professor Colin Waters

News • 8 Apr 2020

Inspired in the Past and Now Fuelling the Future

Though a relatively modest investment, Margaret Schmidt’s kind bequest has been able to support space research for 30 years and her legacy is still continuing today.

Kevin Hoffman and Sahibajot Kaur

News • 3 Sep 2019

Designing the Future of Human-Kind(ness)

Sahibajot Kaur won the 2018 Commissioner K. G. Hoffman Prize in Urban Design, generously established by alumnus Kevin Hoffman. She is now shaping the future of our cities as an architecture graduate.

Dr Benj Tarsh

News • 8 Apr 2019

Support for Brilliant International Medical Students

Dr Benj Tarsh has decided to leave a gift in his will to the University of Newcastle to assist other international students who share his passion to help others.

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Meet the team

Bec Stone

News • 8 Apr 2020

Meet the Team - Bec Stone

Development Officer, Community Giving and Appeals

Professor Kevin Hall

News • 3 Sep 2019

Meet the Team - Professor Kevin Hall

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Global Engagement and Partnerships

Emily Cox - NSW Fundraiser of the Year

News • 8 Apr 2019

Meet the Team - Emily Cox

Emily Cox has been named as the Fundraising Institute of Australia's 2019 NSW Young Fundraiser of the Year.

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Gift governance

Professor Darrell Evans

News • 27 Sep 2018

The Gift Governance Committee

Your support means everything to us. Respecting your wishes and ensuring your generous donations are put to work to support students, research and community programs enabled by the University of Newcastle is a role we take very seriously.

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