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Philanthropy backs bots

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.

Life well lived

Debra Pinkerton, an alumna of the University of Sydney, has dedicated a bequest to support veterinary science and the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.

Kindred spirits

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.

Lasting legacy supports science 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.