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    Record year for philanthropy in 2018

    Victoria University of Wellington and the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation had their most successful philanthropic fundraising year to date in 2018, receiving donations (including cash, multi-year pledges, realised bequests and gifts-in-kind) totalling $32 million.

    Ruth Buchanan and Christina Barton

    Adam Art Gallery exhibition wins 2018 Walters Prize

    Berlin-based, New Zealand-born artist Ruth Buchanan has won the 2018 Walters Prize for her work BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS, which was exhibited at Victoria University of Wellington’s Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi in 2016.

    Tricia Walbridge in front of her name on the Hunter Fellow board

    A quarter century of service

    Looking back over the course of her 27-year fundraising career at Victoria University of Wellington, former executive director of the Victoria University Foundation Tricia Walbridge says Boxing Day 2005 was one of her most memorable days on the job.

    Dozens of colourful spikey spheres orbiting an outstretch human hand.

    A boost for innovation

    Wellington has a growing reputation as a start-up city, and a new partnership between Victoria University of Wellington’s commercialisation arm, Viclink, and New Zealand financial services company Booster will take this even further.

    Lily Holder-McFlinn

    Award-winning student gives back

    Lily Holder-McFlinn (Rongowhakaata) came to Victoria University of Wellington this year with a $5000 Victoria Academic Excellence Scholarship, a $15,000 Spark scholarship for women in technology and one of only five Te Ara a Kupe Beaton scholarships awarded in the country.