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Dr. Dale Kirby and Dr. Morgan Gardner will receive the Canadian Education Research Award which recognizes the best paper in the peer-reviewed Canadian Journal of Education, 2010-11. The R. W. B. Jackson Award Com­mittee has selected their paper "The Schooling they Need: Voicing Student Perspectives on their Fourth Year in Senior High School" as the winner of the R. W. B. Jackson Award. The Award will be presented at the AGM for CERA during the CSSE conference at the University of New Brunswick. Our CERA AGM takes place on Tuesday, May 31, at 4:30 in room 331 A & B.

Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Faculty of Medicine, was invited April 26-27 to a special think tank of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta as a consultant expert on the issue of vitamin D and its possible role in preventing preterm birth and preeclampsia. The CDC convened this think-tank of 50 experts for a private consultative meeting in order to determine what is currently known about the possible association of vitamin D with these two obstetrical outcomes, what knowledge gaps exist, whether any public health recommendations can be made at the present time, and what the research priorities are for the future. Of the 50 attendees, 16 gave invited didactic lectures and Dr. Kovacs was one of those 16 people.