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The Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education (CCHPE) has won the international Duncan Neuhauser Award for Curricular Innovation in recognition of the submission titled Teaching Collaboration Competencies in Clinical Training: Where the Rubber Hits the Road. The project was led by Dr. Olga Heath, acting co-director of CCHPE, in collaboration with Drs. Hubert White, David Craig and Ted Callanan of the Discipline of Psychiatry, and staff members of CCHPE Patti McCarthy, Ann Hollett and Brenda Kirby. The award will be presented Dec. 7 at the Academy for Healthcare Improvement (AHI) Scientific Symposium in Orlando, Florida, and the curricular materials will be featured on the AHI website following the symposium. The project is part of the Interprofessional Education (IPE) framework which Memorial has developed to ensure that health professional students are trained to work together effectively.

Gillian Langor, who graduated from Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science this spring, was named this province’s Rhodes Scholar. Ms. Langor is one of 11 Canadians to get full scholarships to Oxford University.

In the September 2009 issue of College & Research Libraries an article by Charles Martell lists the top 10 most cited articles from this journal from 2000-06. Amongst the top 10 is an article by Louise McGillis, associate university librarian (Grenfell College), titled Usability of the Academic Library Web Site: Implications for Design.

Ivan Muzychka, associate director (communications), Division of Marketing and Communications, has received the prestigious Master Communicator Award from the International Association of Business Communicators Canada (IABC Canada). The commendation recognizes the excellence of communications work, outstanding service and leadership in IABC, and contribution to and thoughtful leadership in the communications profession. The IABC Master Communicator designation is the association’s highest honour in Canada. IABC Canada has honoured only 38 individuals with this designation since it was established in 1980. Master Communicators are nominated and selected by their peers with a maximum of two members annually, one in each of the Eastern and Western Regions.

Dr. Ronald Rompkey, University Research Professor in the Department of English, has been made a member of the Ordre de la Pléiade at the rank of chevalier. This order is conferred by the Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie, an international body that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have promoted the cooperation and friendship ideals of the APF, including inter-cultural dialogue. Dr. Rompkey is recognized for his contributions to francophone organizations in this province, but also for three books published in France that underline the French contribution to Newfoundland over several hundred years. The medal was presented at a ceremony in Ottawa on Nov. 5. At left, Dr. Rompkey poses with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who also received a medal for this order.