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(June 14
, 2001, Gazette)

Dr. Robert Sexty, Business Administration, won the Best Case and Best Strategy Case awards at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada’s 2001 Conference held in London, Ontario, May 26-29. The case, Alberta Energy Corporation and the Ethics of Operation Kabriole, was presented in the association’s Case Track division. Dr. Sexty also presented a paper titled e-histories of Business Corporations: An Exploratory Survey and Some Observations, in the Business History Division.

The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada has awarded Memorial’s Family Medicine Program second place overall for its work in helping train doctors for rural areas of Canada. Judging for the society’s Keith Award is based on combining the results of performance in having graduates practice in rural areas at two years after graduation, and by reputation for quality rural training as determined by survey. Memorial placed third in the first category, next to Family Medicine North (McMaster’s program based in Thunder Bay) and Université Laval, with just over 36 per cent of Memorial graduates practicing in a rural area. In reputation, Memorial placed first, giving an overall standing of second. Last year, Memorial’s Family Medicine Program placed first overall and won the inaugural Keith Award. Statistics Canada reports that 31.4 per cent of Canadians live in predominantly rural areas. Nationally 21 per cent of family medicine graduates choose to work in communities with populations under 10,000.

Dr. Derek Nurse, Linguistics, and Dr. Jean Briggs, Anthropology, have just been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. The Royal Society of Canada is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars. Its primary objective is to promote learning and research in the natural and social sciences and in the humanities.

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