New director for Labrador Institute
Dr. Tom Borlase was named the new director of the Labrador Institute of Memorial University. For the past 28 years, Dr. Borlase has worked with the Labrador School Board as supervisor of instruction, curriculum co-ordinator and program specialist. well, He is a program consultant for the board.
Memorial music students top competition
The School of Music had multiple winners in CBC Radio's prestigious new competition for young performers of classical music. There were only five Atlantic Canadian winners and three of them are students at the School of Music. Winners Andrew Dunsmore, Sean Rice and Philip Roberts received an opportunity to appear on Up and Coming, an initiative of CBC Radio Two designed to showcase some of Canada's most promising young classical musicians. Up and Coming programs will be aired on CBC Radio Two beginning in the fall of 2002.
New head for research and international
Respected pharmacologist Dr. Christopher Loomis was appointed vice-president (research and international relations) for the periods of Feb.1, 2002, to Dec 31, 2006. As vice-president (research and international relations), Dr. Loomis will be responsible for promoting and enhancing the university's broad range of research activities.
Conference attracts top business people
Weathering the Storm - Charting a Course for Success was the theme for this year's annual Business Day Conference. The keynote speaker for the event was Paul Martin, former federal minister of finance. Over the past 37 years, the graduating business class has worked hard to organize this annual conference that showcases some of the nation's top business leaders and visionaries as they share their insight on current business issues.
Leadership awards for women's health
Three of our faculty members were among the Newfoundland recipients of Leadership Awards For Women's Health in Atlantic Canada. The awards were presented in St. John's on Feb. 6 by the Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health. One award went to Dr. Lan Gien, Nursing, a prominent educator and researcher and also president of the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada. Dr. Jon Church, Terry Fox Cancer Laboratories, Faculty of Medicine, received an award in recognition of the work he has done in helping women cope with breast cancer. Also receiving a leadership award was sociologist Dr. Barbara Neis, co-director of SafetyNet, a community alliance for research on health and safety in Marine and Coastal Work.