Applications Open for Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition 2017

18 October 2016


This exciting opportunity may by of interest to Old Girls.

Applications are now open for the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition 2017.

This is an opportunity of a lifetime for up to four young New Zealanders to participate in a heavily sponsored expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula in February 2017. Weather and conditions permitting, the team will attempt a guided ascent of Mt Scott.

The expedition aims to encourage young people both to explore the physical world to educate and inspire them, as well as to challenge those participating to inspire others to explore.

More information and applications are at:


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Professor Karen Willcox

4 February 2016

News from University of Auckland

26 January 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners, which include Old Girl, Professor Karen Willcox (1989 peer year). Karen is also the recipient of a Making their Mark Award.



Professor Karen Willcox, BE 1994, SM MIT 1996, PhD MIT 2000

Karen Willcox is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and co-Director, Center for Computational Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is making a global impact through her research and teaching on the development of computational models for data to decisions in engineering systems, and through her passion for mentoring the next generation of engineering leaders.

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Grace Harrison Ice Hockey News

2 February 2016

Grace Harrison




Grace is in her first year at St. Lawrence University which is situated in Canton, New York State. Her team beat the highly regarded Harvard team, which is nationally ranked, with a 20 point win.

This was the first time in her career, she saved 24 attempts at goal to record a convincing win.

She has a stellar career ahead of her based on current form and we wish her all the best for a successful season.

Photo: St. Lawrence University

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Rhodes Scholarship Awarded to Jade Leung

26 January 2016

Old Girl Jade Leung (2011 py) has been awarded a Rhodes scholarship to the University of Oxford in the UK to carry out post graduate study.

Jade, aged 22, was the 2011 Dux of St Cuthbert’s College and received the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence. She has completed a Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours in environmental engineering, in just three years at the University of Auckland.

She will use her scholarship to pursue a Doctorate (DPhil) with the School of Geography and the Environment to study the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus, which she describes as “non-negotiable necessities for human development”. She will look at how policy decisions could be better designed to take into account the interdependencies between human development, the economy and our environment.

Jade is also active in social enterprise initiatives to achieve change.  She was the Learning and Change Manager at Engineers Without Borders NZ; CEO of the P3 Foundation against poverty; and is the CEO of the Learning Collaborative to equip secondary students with the skills to succeed academically.  She is a founding trustee for NCEA campus – a not-for-profit organisation that encourages able university students to provide tutoring to secondary school students, especially those in low-decile communities, to help them reach their full academic potential.

From the University of Auckland news, 21 December 2015

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Two Rhodes scholars for the University of Auckland


Former Governor-General The Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand with the Rhodes Scholars: Kimberley Savill, Jade Leung, and Oscar Lyons.

Rhodes Scholars with The Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand

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