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Reminder Class of 2014: Apply for the Dr. Dana Winterburn Memorial Award

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Attention Class of 2014!

Notice of Award:  Dr. Dana Winterburn Memorial Award

Awarded annually to a student in Year 4 based on the candidate's interest in Family Medicine as well as their interest in working with aboriginal or indigenous communities in a career that includes advancing Aboriginal health issues and/or serving aboriginal communities. Preference will be given to a student who self-identifies as having Aboriginal/Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit or Metis ancestry.

Value: $1,000.00

Applicants are asked to submit a one-page statement outlining their interest and experience working with aboriginal communities, along with a CV.  The student will be selected by a scholarship committee in the Department of Family Medicine.

This award was established with Foundation Western by family and friends to honour Dr. Dana Winterburn. Dr. Winterburn was a beloved doctor at the Byron Family Medical Centre and an outstanding faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine. She was also the first female aboriginal graduate of the Doctor of Medicine program at the University of Alberta. Prior to joining the Department of Family Medicine, she served as a family physician at the Middlesex London Health Unit, at the North Lambton Community Health Centre serving the Kettle Point First Nation, at the London Psychiatric Hospital, and at Student Health Services at Western. She passed away unexpectedly in 2012.

Please submit a one-page statement via email to Kari McLennan, Program Coordinator at kari.mclennan@schulich.uwo.ca.   

The deadline for submission is April 1, 2014. The successful candidate will be notified at convocation.