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03 May 2017

Leader in Aboriginal health receives honorary degree

The University of Sydney has conferred a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) upon Naomi Mayers OAM, for her work delivering and transforming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care. 

03 May 2017

Honour for acclaimed author and alumna Anne Summers

Dr Anne Summers AO, a best-selling author and voice for generations of women, has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sydney.

03 May 2017

Cannabinoid researchers join forces

The University of Sydney and Thomas Jefferson University have officially agreed to collaborate on education and research on the therapeutic uses of cannabinoids. 

03 May 2017

7 surprising benefits of volunteering

Australians spend a staggering 700 million hours volunteering each year. To celebrate National Volunteer Week (21-27 May), we spoke to three University experts in happiness, psychology and pharmacology to find out the real benefits of volunteering.

03 May 2017

Carbs food of choice for Aussie ‘bin chickens’

Given a choice, urban Australian white ibis prefer carbohydrates over their more natural diet, according to new research that could provide insights into why they are moving to the city.

03 May 2017

Virtual gaming makes easier workouts a reality

A University of Sydney study has revealed virtual reality (VR) games can provide enough exertion to be considered exercise, allowing people to work up a sweat in the comfort of their own homes.