Queen's University

Student receives Rhodes Scholarship

 
2009-01-13

Raed Joundi

Second-year honours medical student Raed Joundi has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University in England for three years starting this fall.

Mr. Joundi is one of 10 students across Canada to receive the prestigious award this year in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement, community service, and leadership. With a strong interest in neurosciences, he plans to pursue a post-graduate degree in neurophysiology, studying movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy.

“I am very grateful to Queen's for providing such a great atmosphere to learn and grow as a student, both in the medical school and the larger university,” says Mr. Joundi. ”There is so much energy and enthusiasm on campus, which encourages involvement not only in one's studies, but also within the community and the larger world.”

Mr. Joundi is the 55th Queen's student or graduate to earn the award. First awarded in Canada in 1904, up to 11 Rhodes Scholars are named annually.

Read the full story in the Jan. 12 issue of the Queen's Gazette.

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