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Doctors support sport science researcher


11 October 2012

11 October 2012

A University of the Sunshine Coast student who is researching ways to optimise the health and performance of athletes will tomorrow gain a $3,500 boost from local doctors and the University.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) student Jayden Lowrie will receive the Sunshine Coast Local Medical Association Bursary, valued at $2,000, which has been topped up this year by $1,500 from USC’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Birgit Lohmann.

Jayden, 21, of Wurtulla will be among 23 students accepting awards totalling $20,000 at USC’s annual Semester 2 Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes Presentation Ceremony.

Media are welcome to attend this ceremony to be held from 10.30-11.15am at USC’s Innovation Centre auditorium.

The Sunshine Coast Local Medical Association Bursary was established by the regional medical community in memory of Dr June Canavan who died tragically in a plane crash in 2009.

Dr Canavan was a sports medicine specialist at Maroochydore who was highly regarded by many high-profile local athletes.

Other scholarships, bursaries and prizes have been donated by various organisations and individuals.

The other awards to be presented tomorrow are: Centaur Joy Croker Silver Medal; Jill Chamberlain Environmental Science Prize; Co-op Bookshop Textbook Bursaries; Dillon Folker Stephens Bursary in Regional and Urban Planning; Encouragement Foundation Textbook Bursaries; Judy Henzell Bursary; Catherine King Bursary; Dr Paul McCarthy Memorial Bursary; Anne McDougall Co-op Bookshop Memorial Bursaries; ES Sabey Mosel Prize in Nursing; Lambert Innovation Prize in Science; MCU Sustainable Banking Prize; Oxford University Press Public Health Undergraduate Prize; STEPS Disability Bursaries; Darcy and Heather Stevens Rural Bursary; Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic Prize, and the Wildlife Preservation Society Prize.

About 70 guests, including award donors and recipients, are expected to attend the ceremony.

— Terry Walsh

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