In 2010, Menzies officially opened a new $58 million world-class medical research and clinical facility, known as the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania. After four years of sustained planning, development and fundraising the next stage is underway. At an estimated cost of $90 million, the Stage II facility will enable us to further expand our highly innovative research program, make more discoveries, and intensify the pace of turning our discoveries into better treatments and health practices for the community.
In 2013 our priority is to realise the Challenge Grant. Our target is $5 million and thanks to our generous supporters we have received donations and pledges totalling $3.7 million.
Now our final challenge is to raise $1.3 million, which will complete our $90 million capital campaign.
Read more or donate now to the Menzies Stage II Campaign.
No matter the size of your gift, supporting the Annual Appeal has an immediate and positive impact, creating life-changing experiences that last students a lifetime. Through the Annual Appeal you can support the Annual Appeal Scholarships and the Development Fund. Alternatively, you can designate your gift to a program, faculty or appeal that matters most to you such as the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal, the Old Hobartian Centenary Scholarship, the Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture Appeal or the faculty where you studied. Whatever you choose to support, your contribution will make a life-changing impact on the current and future students of UTAS.
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Gifts to the UTAS Foundation allow provision of scholarships to more than 400 UTAS students per year. Many students describe their scholarship as giving them a life changing experience and the opportunity to excel during their studies at UTAS. Gifts are encouraged to support the following scholarships by going to the online donation form or downloading a donation form. Please select the name of the scholarship from the drop down list in the online form or note in the Gift Purpose section of the printed donation form. Marie Edwards Travelling Scholarship – Marie Edwards (1925-2005) donated a collection of her artwork in 2004 to enable a scholarship to inspire young artists. A unique opportunity is now available to purchase artwork to provide additional funding for a travelling scholarship for young Tasmanian artists to study in Paris. View Artwork or donate online. Contact Cath Campbell on 6226 2053 or email Catherine.Campbell@utas.edu.au to arrange a viewing. Kate McPherson Scholarship in Education - Dr Kate McPherson left a bequest to encourage female graduates of the University of the South Pacific to pursue postgraduate studies in Education. Kate worked at the University of the South Pacific from 2000-2001, and then at the University of Tasmania. Her desire to support a female graduate from Fiji stemmed from her love for Fiji and its people, and knowing that there were many barriers to women obtaining further education. Donate online | Download Donation Form. John Hawkins Scholarship in Environmental Studies – Established in memory of Dr John Hawkins (1927-1979) a UTAS graduate and Tasmanian pioneer environmentalist who was one of the first to tame the Franklin River in the 1950s. An athlete, filmmaker, surgeon and fearless adventurer Dr Hawkins forged the way for the early environmental movement in Tasmania. Donate online | Download Donation Form.
2013 marks the centenary of the founding of Hobart High School and its successor institutions, Hobart Matriculation College and Hobart College. To celebrate the significant milestone in educational attainment for Tasmania, the Old Hobartian Association has launched an appeal to former students and to the wider community to raise the capital funds needed to create a perpetual scholarship. The Old Hobartian Centenary Scholarship from 2013 onwards will annually support students graduating from Hobart College to study in any discipline at the University of Tasmania. Read more | Donate online
The Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal is the formal fundraising arm of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program and is coordinated by the UTAS Foundation. Since it began in 2003, the Appeal has raised upwards of nine hundred thousand dollars in corporate and public support for the devil, funding research grants, scholarships and management programs. Read more or donate online now.
Active Launceston aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Launceston through increased participation in physical activity. An award winning project, Active Launceston provides free physical activity opportunities along with resources for the community to increase participation and targets its activities towards groups within the community with an identified need. We rely on grants, sponsorship and donations to operate and welcome support to contribute to programs and events that will have a positive impact in the community to improve individual wellbeing. Select “Active Launceston Appeal” from the Gift Purpose list of the online donation form. Donate online or download Donation Form
The late Dr Judith Homeshaw was a loved and respected member of staff in the School of Government. Family, friends and colleagues have launched an appeal to raise funds to create an annual scholarship in her name for a student entering a course at UTAS. The Dr Judith Homeshaw Scholarship will support a student in any faculty whose thesis will relate to those areas which Judith was passionate about: Women's participation in the contemporary Australian public sphere with respect to any of: work and employment; government; politics; health care; or science. Contemporary public policy in Australia with respect to any of: women; science; health care; or policy community theory. The inaugural scholarship will be awarded to a student commencing honours, masters or research level study in the 2012 academic year. Your donation will be gratefully received and will assist in making this scholarship a most fitting tribute to Judith and her work. All donations are tax deductible in Australia.Donate online or download donation form.
No early alumnus of the UTAS School of Medicine needs an introduction to Arthur Cobbold. From 1964, when he arrived as Foundation Professor of Physiology, to his retirement 21 years later – with 13 of those years as Dean of Medicine – he very much shaped the School and the lives of many of those in it. It is a fitting memorial to the late Professor Cobbold that an annual lecture on contemporary medical issues will again influence medical thinking in Tasmania and that the support to endow this lecture in perpetuity will come from those who were themselves most closely influenced by his work and mentorship.
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The family and friends of Leo Cooper-White, together with the UTAS Foundation, are seeking support for the Leo Cooper-White Memorial Scholarship Appeal which will establish a scholarship at the University of Tasmania’s School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA). Leo was a third year student at the UTAS School of Visual and Performing Arts. On 18 March 2011, Leo’s life was cut short in a tragic accident. We are aiming to raise $30,000 which the UTAS Foundation has agreed to match dollar for dollar for a total of $60,000, to endow an annual scholarship in Leo’s name.
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There are several appeals which continue to welcome donations which are listed on the online donation form including the Dr Leon Wescombe Scholarship in Cystic Fibrosis, the Sandy Duncanson Social Justice Bursary and the Kate McPherson Scholarship Trust.
You can also nominate an area of research or specific interest within the University
by noting in the ‘Gift purpose’ section of the donation form.
For more information on directing a gift please call 03 6226 1920 or donate online now.
Authorised by the Director of Advancement
8 April, 2013