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New Mellon Mays undergrad cohort
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 13:45

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship programme at UCT recently held a dinner to welcome five new members for 2018.

To Design Better Tech, Understand Context
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 15:45

Prof Tania Douglas explains in this TED talk how we are often oblivious to the real needs in the pursuit of technology -- and how we can create better solutions with a deeper understanding of the context of the technology's use.

Med-tech inventors tackle anaphylaxis
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 09:15

The ZibiPen is a lifesaving piece of technology designed to deliver adrenaline during instances of anaphylaxis.

Volunteers see need through new eyes
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 08:30

The Students Health and Welfare Centres Organisation’s (SHAWCO) 750 km health tour to celebrate the organisation’s 75th anniversary was an unforgettable experience for the volunteers – and the communities they treated.

Social Responsiveness Event
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 09:15

The UCT Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Social Responsiveness Committee celebrated World Autism Month at their inaugural event entitled: "Autism - Intervention for All" on 24 April at Valkenburg Hospital.

Medical Devices Lab's ZibiPen scoops International Medtech Award
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 14:30

Reloadable adrenaline auto injector 'ZibiPen' developed by the Medical Devices Lab secures 2nd place in the Emerging Medical Innovation Valuation Competition of the Design of Medical Devices Conference in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Graduands in front of Memorial Hall
UCT in Times Higher Education top 60
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 09:30

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is one of eight universities belonging to the World University Network to have been ranked within the top 60 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ list of the world's most international universities.

CANSA Shavathon
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:45

Every year UCT medical students shave or spray their hair to raise awareness for cancer research and those living with the disease. This year the annual Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Shavathon took place in the CANSA-funded laboratory in the Faculty of Health Sciences on Thursday, 1 March. Robyn Walker was there to capture the colourful event.

Shave or spray in solidarity
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:15

The Health Sciences campus will, once more, play host to the annual CANSA Shavathon. The 2018 theme, Loud in Colour, is a clarion call for South Africans to either shave, spray or donate to show solidarity with those affected by cancer.

SHAWCO: 75 years of giving back
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:15

The Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) turns 75 this July. In recognition of this milestone, the organisation has launched a fundraising drive to continue its efforts to promote the health and education of the community.

100 students make a summer (school)
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:30

A special Summer School lecture series gave learners from UCT’s Schools Improvement Initiative’s (SII) 100UP programme a taste of campus life – and the experience of learning simply for the joy of knowledge.

Press release: Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 11:45

Results from innovative tuberculosis vaccine trial show potential for new BCG revaccination strategies and hope for subunit vaccines.