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Dr. Fern Brunger, associate professor of health care ethics in the Division of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, has been selected to receive a 2011 Certificate of Merit Award from the Canadian Association of Medical Education (CAME) for her contributions to medical education at Memorial University. Along with recipients from other Canadian medical schools, Dr. Brunger will be recognized at the CAME Awards Luncheon and Lecture on May 8, 2011 in Toronto. Dr. Brunger is a medical anthropologist whose research and teaching is at the interface. Her teaching is shaped by her background in medical anthropology. She encourages critical reflection on cultural norms and relations of power and emphasizes medicine as historically, culturally and socially shaped.

Earth Sciences graduate student Conor McKinley has been awarded a prestigious Goldfields Graduate Student Fellowship from the Society of Economic Geologists Foundation. Mr. McKinley was among the top nine out of 41 applications from around the world and will receive $10,000. He is currently doing an M.Sc. under the supervision of Dr. Steve Piercey in conjunction with Altius Minerals. He is studying the geological and stratigraphic setting of volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits in the Pilley's Island area, Notre Dame Bay.