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Andrew Adams, operations superintendent and asset team leader with Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd., was appointed chairman of C-CORE’s board of directors.
Dr. Judith Adler was named head of the Department of Sociology for three years effective Aug. 1.
Mohammad Ally Ayoob was awarded the 2002 Visiting Commonwealth Student Scholarship by the Royal Commonwealth Society, Newfoundland Branch.
Dr. Rainer Baehre, History, Grenfell College, was a contributor to a documentary, The Great-Great-Greats which won the best radio feature at the 21st Atlantic Journalism Awards in Halifax, N.S.
Dr. William Barker was named the head of the Department of English Language and Literature for the period Feb. 1, 2002, to Dec. 31, 2004.
Lois Batemen was named head of the Division of Science at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College effective Sept. 1.
Bruce Belbin, manager of student services, Distance Education, was elected president of AACUSS (Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services) and is the Atlantic Canadian representative for SASA ( Student Affairs and Services Association).
Jeff Biernaskie, a graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine, received the 2002 Brain Star Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction on Feb. 15 for a paper titled, Enriched Rehabilitative Training Promotes Improved Forelimb Motor Function and Enhanced Dendritic Growth after Focal Ischemic Injury.
Dr. Wade Bowers was named associate vice-principal (research) at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College effective June 1.
Dr. Sean Brosnan, Biochemistry, was appointed by the National Institutes of Health (USA) to its Study Section on Medical Biochemistry.
Dr. Donald Buell was named associate director, graduate studies and research, in the School of Music for the period Feb. 1, 2002, to Dec. 31, 2004.
Dr. John Buffinga was named acting head of the Department of German and Russian for the period May 1, 2002 to April 30, 2003.
Dr. Alice Collins was named acting dean of Education from Feb. 19 to June 30, 2002.
Mary Dalton, English, won a Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Poetry Award at the ceremony held on June 1 at the Arts and Culture Centre to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the awards.
Dr. William Driedzic had his appointment as director of the Ocean Sciences Centre renewed for a second three-year term effective Jan. 1, 2002.
Dr. Julian M. Dust, Chemistry and Environmental Science, Grenfell College, was selected as chair of the chemistry committee of APICS at the meeting of the committee held at SWGC concurrent with the APICS-Chemical Institute of Canada Atlantic Student Chemistry Conference.
The Ennis Sisters, made up of Memorial students Maureen, Teresa and Karen Ennis, won a Juno Award as best new country artist/group.
Dr. David Facey-Crowther was appointed the new head of the History Department, effective July 1, 2001.
Dr. James Feehan, Economics, was appointed director of the J. R. Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies for a three-year term starting Sept. 1, 2001.
Dr. James Feehan, director of the Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, was appointed to the provincial government's Advisory Committee on Primary Health Care.
Dr. James P. Feehan, Economics, was elected to the executive council of the Canadian Economics Association.
Dr. Niall J. Gogan, Chemistry and chair of the Environmental Science Program, was elected to the board of the Newfoundland Environmental Industries Association. As well, Dr. Gogan is the Memorial representative on the APICS Environmental Studies Committee.
Eric Hart, Internal Audits, was awarded with the Recognition 30 Award presented by the Newfoundland and Labrador Parks and Recreation Association for outstanding contribution for his volunteering efforts
Dr. Peter Hart was appointed as associate professor (with tenure) in the Department of History and as the Tier II Canada Research Chair in Irish Studies, effective Jan. 1, 2002.
Dr. James K. Hiller, History, and Dr. Margaret Conrad, Acadia University, were recognized by the Canadian Historical Association for a book they co-authored, titled, Atlantic Canada: A Region in the Making. The association awarded the book the 2002 Clio Award (Atlantic region).
Dr. George Hurley, director of the Counselling Centre, was elected to a four-year term on the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology board of directors starting Jan. 1, 2002.
Dr. Jim Hutchinson, Faculty of Medicine received a Canadian Family Physician Best Original Research Article Award.
Elizabeth Icenhower was appointed head, Bibliographical Control Services, in the QE II Library, effective June 1.
Dr. Ian Jordaan, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, was awarded the P. L. Pratley Medal from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering for his collaboration on a paper titled A Probabilistic Approach to Analysis of Ice Loads for the Confederation Bridge.
Dr. Ross Klein, associate professor in the School of Social Work, was appointed to the board of directors of Family Service Canada.
Blue Lake, a doctoral student in the Faculty of Medicine, was the winner of the $500 GlaxoSmithKline award for cancer research.
Dr. Jon Lien, honorary research professor in biopsychology, was selected to chair the minister of fisheries and oceans Advisory Council on Oceans.
Dr. George Mann was appointed as assistant professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the C-CORE Junior Chair in Intelligent Systems, effective Jan. 1, 2002.
Dr. Richard Matthews, Philosophy, was appointed interim director of the M.Phil. (Humanities) program for one year starting Sept. 1, 2001.
Dr. Elizabeth Miller, English, received the Children of the Night award for her book Dracula: Sense and Nonsense (2000).
Peter Morris, associate director, University Relations, was elected vice-president (project development) of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) at its recent conference in Saskatoon.
Dr. Michael Murray was named associate dean for the Division of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine for the period Feb. 1, 2002, to Dec. 31, 2004.
Keith Nicol, Environmental Studies Unit at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, collected two silver medals at the provincial cross country ski championships held in Corner Brook, Feb. 16-17, 2002.
Dr. Gerald L. Pocius, folklore, was appointed to a two-year term to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. He will serve on the Sectoral Commission on Culture, Communication and Information.
Dr. Gerald L. Pocius, Folklore, was appointed to the editorial board of Our Roots/Nos Racine: Canada's Local Histories Web site. This project involves digitizing French and English Canadian local histories, providing web-users with the most comprehensive collection of materials to date.
Dr. John Quaicoe, Engineering and Applied Science, was awarded the Outstanding Engineer Educator Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Canada.
Bert Riggs, archivist, Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Queen Elizabeth II Library, was the 2002 recipient of the Hudson's Bay Charitable Foundation award for high academic excellence in archival studies.
Dr. Noel Roy was named head of the Department of Economics for three years starting Sept. 1, 2003.
Dr. Elizabeth Simms was appointed head of the Department of Geography for a three-year term starting Sept. 1, 2001.
Paul Smith, acting manager, Co-operative Education Services Centre, was elected Atlantic region chair for the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE).
Wayne Thistle, vice-president (administration and finance), received the Ken Clements award from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) during its annual meeting in Quebec City.
Dr. John Whitehead was appointed head of the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography for a three-year term starting Sept. 1, 2001.