Tauranga Alumni Reception Event as iCalendar

25 October 2017

6 - 8:30pm


Join us at our upcoming networking event exclusively for alumni and friends of the University of Auckland in Tauranga. We have an exciting and informative programme planned. 

Event details

  • When: Wednesday 25 October, 6pm – 8.30pm
  • Where: Trinity Wharf, 51 Dive Crescent, Tauranga
  • Cost:    $15 standard ticket, free for University of Auckland Society members
  • Register: Click here to book online
  • Dress code: Smart Casual
  • Refreshments: Drinks and canapés will be served

For Society member concession, please contact Georgia Perillo on alumni-events@auckland.ac.nz or phone 09 923 5611.

Our guest speakers, Professor Suzanne Purdy and PhD candidate Carlene Newall de Jesus will discuss one of the questions which is at the heart of our University of Auckland Campaign For All Our Futures:


CAN WE…Heal through creativity?

Professor Suzanne Purdy is Head of Speech Science in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland. She has been a convenor of the CBR Community Liaison Committee and has academic oversight of the CBR CeleBRation Choir and the CBR Gavel Clubs for people with aphasia and Parkinson’s disease. She is also a principal investigator in the Brain Research NZ Centre of Research Excellence and an investigator on projects investigating outcomes of the Ronnie Gardner Dance Method for people with mild cognitive impairment, sensory processes for people with mild cognitive impairment, and the experiences of Māori living in the Opotiki/Whakatane region after having a stroke.

Carlene Newall de Jesus is a doctoral candidate from the University of Auckland and a performing arts educator, researcher and performer. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance, and a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Science (Health Psychology). Her current doctoral research is supported by the Freemasons Foundation and the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) and examines the use of dance for wellbeing in older adults with cognitive impairment. Her interests are in the intersections of arts and science and the use of dance in wellness and health for diverse groups of people. Outside of her research, Carlene is a circus performer, choreographer and artistic director. 


Business Card Prize Draw

Remember to bring along your business card to the event so that you can go into the draw to win a $200 dining voucher for Harbourside Restaurant.