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Prof Roberton, who is also dean of the university Faculty of Medicine, was commenting at a recent university function after announcing a series of scholarships and other awards to BMedSc (Hons) students at the university's Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington campuses.
Awards went to Dunedin-based students Yoska Eerens, Prabal Mishra, Tzu-Yun (‘‘Alice'') Chung, Annika Aisha Sjoeholm, Faculty of Medicine Scholarships ($5000 each); Joseph Donnelly, Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust Research Award in Medical Sciences ($8000) and AFJ Mickle Scholarship ($600). An international student, Jen Yuh Lim, is undertaking BMedSc (Hons) study in Dunedin this year but is not eligible for a scholarship.