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Dean receives prestigious award from Medical Council of Canada 

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences Richard Reznick was presented with the Medical Council of Canada’s 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award in the Evaluation of Clinical Competence. 

Given out in Ottawa, the award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in the field of assessment and evaluation of clinical and professional competence. 

Reznick was recognized both for his work with the Medical Council of Canada, in which he led the development of the first objective structured clinical examination, and for integrating innovative educational methods into his work as dean.

During Reznick’s career at Queen’s, he’s overseen educational programs such as the Clinical Investigator Program and the Queen’s University Accelerated Route to Medical School. Reznick is also credited with introducing an entirely online Bachelor of Health Sciences program and with helping  make Queen’s the first university in Canada to introduce competency-based medical education across the board. 

Queen’s scholar wins prestigious Trudeau fellowship 

Queen’s National Scholar Norman Vorano has received one of five prestigious Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Fellowships. 

The fellowship is among the most competitive and distinguished awards in Canada for scholars concerned with the humanities and social sciences. It grants a $150,000 allowance for fellows to conduct research and networking, as well as an additional $75,000 award used to cover the cost of participation in foundation events. 

In phase one of his current project, Vorano’s work featured sketches created around three North Baffin communities in 1964. His journey to those areas allowed original artists, their communities and descendants to record and incorporate their traditional knowledge into his work, creating a contrast to later Southern influences. 

Vorano told the Queen’s Gazette that the grant will support phase two of his project — the creation of an ‘Arctic Cultural Heritage Research Network.’ The platform will provide all-Inuit access to heritage collections currently stored in Southern museums. 

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