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Alumna on the road to curing cancer
After completing a Master of Science in biological sciences (with first class honours) at the University of Waikato, Alice Chibnall made the move south from Hamilton to Wellington to start her new job - at the prestigious Gillies McIndoe Research Institute.

Scholarships lead to Columbia University
It's been a great year for University of Waikato alumna Eloise Gibson who has landed two significant scholarships that will take her to the US to study journalism.

Safer driving with engineering know-how
Visits to automotive manufacturing sites McLaren Formula 1, Volkswagen and Bentley are a regular occurrence for Leon Henderson at the moment. It’s all part of the job for the mechanical engineering graduate, who works as a research associate at Cambridge University in the UK.

Alumnus back at Waikato to recruit for Microsoft
Microsoft Senior Programme Manager, Mark Staveley, was back at the University of Waikato to interview computer science students for internships and jobs at Microsoft.

Getting to know: Jeremy Mayall and Steven Rae
This year we celebrate 10 years of the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship programme. We get to know two of our Hillary Scholarship graduates: Jeremy Mayall and Steven Rae.

Alumna sheds light on biodiversity crisis
A new book by outlining New Zealand's declining biodiversity is as much about providing solutions as it is about highlighting the perilous state of many of our native species.

Ties strengthened with London visit
The University of Waikato's ties with London were strengthened with a visit by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Alister Jones, who also hosted an alumni and friends event in view of some of London's most famous landmarks.

Risks and challenges pay off for alumna
In 2011, Waikato Management School alumna Belinda Allan made the move from the bright lights of Melbourne to a small town on the Victoria/New South Wales border, Echuca, population: 13,000. The reason, she says, was to test her limits.

The Hawaiian Hobbit
Have you ever wondered what Gollum or Gandalf would sound like speaking Hawaiian? Thanks to Keao NeSmith, you won't have to much longer. The Waikato alumnus has just translated J.R.R Tolkien's "The Hobbit" into Hawaiian.

Nominations open for 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Nominations are being sought from University alumni, staff and the community for the 2015 University of Waikato Distinguished Alumni Awards. These awards celebrate and honour graduates of the University who have made outstanding contributions to their careers and communities.

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