CanFASD Staff Member Wins Governor General’s Gold Medal

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Congratulations to our Research Associate, Dr. Kelly Coons-Harding, who this past weekend received the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal from Laurentian University.

The Governor General’s Academic Medals recognize the outstanding academic achievements of students in Canada and are awarded to the graduating student with the highest academic standing. Medals are awarded at four levels: bronze at the secondary school level; collegiate bronze at the post-secondary diploma level; silver at the undergraduate level; and gold at the graduate level.

Kelly completed her PhD in the School of Rural and Northern Health at Laurentian University in 2017. Her doctoral research focused on the educational preparation and training of medical, midwifery, and nurse practitioner students in Northern Ontario to address the needs of patients with FASD, as well as their perceived abilities to engage in FASD prevention.

You can read more about Kelly’s research in Global Qualitative Nursing Research and the Journal on Developmental Disabilities.

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