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2019 Faculty Scholars Program Certificate Ceremony and Keynote Lecture

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Callaghan Campus, University of Newcastle

Callaghan, NSW 2308

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The Faculty Scholars Certificate Ceremony is the last event of the 2019 program.

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Launched in 2013, the Faculty Scholars Program is designed to support our high achieving students across our Faculty’s undergraduate programs. Program participants have completed at least one year of study in a FHEAM undergraduate program and demonstrated high academic success in their studies by achieving a GPA for the previous year of 6.5 (or equivalent in the case of the Joint Medical Program). Participants are invited to take part in a series of activities and opportunities which are designed to help them to connect with, and achieve, their personal and professional goals.

The Faculty Scholars Certificate Ceremony is the last event of the 2019 program, where we will formally acknowledge our Scholars’ achievements and program membership by presenting them with their Certificates of Participation. This year’s event will also include a guest lecture by Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis, orthopaedic surgeon, author and human rights activist. The event will then conclude with an opportunity to network with our Scholars, and their families and friends.

Associate Professor Al Muderis was born in Iraq and became a surgeon under the regime of Saddam Hussein. As a junior surgeon, he was forced to flee Iraq after refusing to surgically remove the ears of soldiers who had escaped the army. Associate Professor Al Muderis travelled through Indonesia and Malaysia and reached Christmas Island by boat with 165 other refugees. He was then detained at Curtin Immigration Detention Centre for 10 months. He was granted refugee status in 2000, and after a period of further medical training obtained a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2008. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, and has two post-specialisation fellowships: Lower Limb Arthroplasty, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty and Trauma. He is an ambassador for Red Cross Australia, Amnesty International, the UN Refugee Agency and International Settlement Services, and is a patron of the NSW Amputee Association. He has twice been nominated for the Australian of the Year in 2015 and 2016 and was also nominated in the Humanitarian category of the Beirut International Awards.

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