An anonymous $1.5 million donation to University of Sydney robotics research announced last night aims to make robotic technology accessible to the average Australian farmer. The donation will support the Farmbot for the People project.
Debra Pinkerton, an alumna of the University of Sydney, has dedicated a bequest to support veterinary science and the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.
On her death in 2011, Dr Gertrude Angel-Lord bequeathed $173,000 to establish the Gertrude Angel-Lord and Francis Lord Scholarship in Medicine, which also recognises her late husband’s commitment to supporting medical students.
Mair Collins, a devoted mother who nursed her two sons through HIV in the 1980s, has left a $1 million bequest to the University of Sydney in memory of her son, science graduate Philip Collins.
Internationally recognised sleep apnea expert and University of Sydney Professor Colin Sullivan is bolstering critical research in sleep and its relationship to chronic disease with a $2 million gift.
The impact of the humanities and social sciences in fostering progressive educational and social change has been boosted, with up to $400,000 made available by donors to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Affordable housing, reducing urban congestion and public transport solutions will be given a $5 million boost thanks to a second gift from Warren Halloran to the University of Sydney’s Henry Halloran Trust.
A $33.7 million gift to the University of Sydney places Australia at the forefront of medicinal cannabinoid research. The donation is the largest gift ever made to research at the University.
Shai Thompson has long aspired to attend the University of Sydney and now, with the help of a generous scholarship funded by BlueScope, she is about to realise her educational dream.
An unprecedented $10.8 million donation to Sydney Nursing School by the Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation sees the University of Sydney today surpass $500 million in philanthropic funds raised since 2008.