Friday 10 March 2017 9:55am
The Department of Pathology received a number of awards at the UOC 2017 Academic Welcome on Friday afternoon.
The lunchtime new event replaced the more formal Academic Inauguration ceremony which was held in previous years when the undergraduate medical students started.
Instead, the Academic Welcome was scheduled in March to include postgraduate students. The PSOC President Bee Bathish (a Centre for Free Radical Research PhD candidate) gave an inspiring speech to welcome new postgraduate students to the Christchurch campus.
Awards were given out at the Welcome under the values of the University of Otago, Christchurch: respect, social accountability, collaboration, integrity and leadership.
Our Department Manager Linda Kerr was a recipient of a 2017 UOC Acknowledgement of Collaboration Award for her active promotion of a positive campus culture and her indomitable sense of humour.
The Centre for Free Radical Research also received a 2017 UOC Acknowledgement of Collaboration Award for their ongoing team building ethos, including succession planning, career development, and career advancement.
The Mackenzie Cancer Research Group were the recipients of a 2017 UOC Acknowledgement of Social Accountability Award for their ongoing commitment to community fundraising to support cancer research.
Haematologist and Senior Lecturer Dr Sean MacPherson won the CSMA Fourth Year Best Vertical Module Teacher Award. This was voted for by the students at the end of last year.
Pathology teaching prizes for 2016 were also presented to the medical students:
Jade Candy – Denis Stewart Award
Sam McLeod – Robin Carrell Award
Brianna Smith – South Island Bone Marrow Transplant Trust Award