President's Report 2006 | Campus Life

Highlights

Botanical beauty

The Botanical Garden was featured in an issue of Canadian Gardening's Fantastic Gardens Guide this past year.

MUN Botanical Garden was featured in a special issue of Canadian Gardening's Fantastic Gardens Guide 2006, which focused on public gardens across Canada. The magazine's correspondents picked their favourite public gardens from west to east. In the Atlantic region, there's a photo from MUN Botanical Garden and fantastic praise from correspondent Carol Matthews. "When in Newfoundland, I always head for the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden in St. John's," Ms. Matthews wrote. "It has a wide variety of programs and gardens, and I always find something to motivate a new planting in my own yard. I particularly like the White Garden, which has tempted me to try various single-colour themes."

Car pooling program launched at Memorial

Reducing the number of cars on the road is one of the goals of RideShare.

A new car pooling program started its engine at Memorial University in March. Known as RideShare, this online tool helps students, faculty and staff at the St. John's campus connect with others who want to share rides. The web-based initiative, www.mun.ca/rideshare, is sponsored by Project Green and Memorial University. Organizers are hoping to raise awareness in the university community of the need to conserve non-renewable resources, reduce green house gases and encourage people to take measures individually to contribute to making the campus more environmentally friendly.

Coach captures top award

Dr. Faseruk was honoured with the Dr. J Pierre Brunet Award for Best Coach at this year's John Molson MBA International Case Competition. Memorial's team placed 10th in the competition.

Memorial's Faculty of Business Administration was recognized at the 25th annual John Molson MBA International Case Competition at Concordia University as the most successful school in the competition's history. Now the team is home with another award that may provide the secret to Memorial's success at the most respected MBA case competition in the world. Finance professor Alex Faseruk received the inaugural Dr. J. Pierre Brunet prize for best coach, an award that honours a coach that has a history of success at the competition and has contributed to the overall spirit of the event. Dr. Faseruk has been coaching the Memorial team for 20 years.

Communicator captures top prize

The Communicator, Memorial University's employee newsletter, took home a Pinnacle Award on May 25 for best newsletter. Here, Managing Editor Ivan Muzychka, Editor Jeff Green and Graphic Artists Helen Houston and David Mercer pose for a congratulatory picture.

Memorial University's employee newsletter took home a top award at the fourth annual Pinnacle Awards Gala organized by the Newfoundland and Labrador chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators in May. The Communicator received a Pinnacle Award in the Newsletters (print) category. The awards honour excellence in communications leadership and recognize communications professionals in Newfoundland and Labrador for an original communication program or project. The Communicator, published four times a year by the Division of Marketing and Communications and the Department of Human Resources, won for "a publication designed, written and published to provide brief and timely information to target audiences while supporting an organization's objectives."

First RNC graduating class officially sworn in

Lt.-Gov. Edward Roberts inspects the graduating class.

The first graduating class of the diploma in police studies program was officially sworn in as recruit constables with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) in September. Leading the inspection and swearing in was the province's lieutenant governor and honorary chief of police, Dr. Edward Roberts. Memorial University began offering a diploma program in police studies at its St. John's campus in the fall of 2004. The RNC and the university's Faculty of Arts had collaborated to develop the post-baccalaureate program. It's the first time RNC cadets have been trained in the province.

Grenfell celebrates three decades of camps for kids

Grenfell College celebrated 30 years of offering activity camps for children this past summer. The Division of Community Education and College Relations held week-long activity camps for school-aged kids — everything from the Krazy Kid Extravaganza to Art Alive. "More than 12,000 campers have attended Grenfell's Activity Camps since the college opened in 1975," said Nicole Parsons, Activity Camp supervisor. "There's a reason for our popularity: we provide talented instructors and coaches, creating a summer environment in which kids will love to learn. Plus children get to experience living and learning on a university campus — an enrichment opportunity most people don't experience until high school graduation."

Helping hands: Memorial honours top volunteers

President Axel Meisen presents the David Kirkland Student Leadership Award to JoJo Leung during a ceremony on March 21.

A student-run organization celebrating its 10th anniversary of doing educational outreach with schools and community groups shared the top honour at this year's MUN Volunteer Day. Frontier College: Students for Literacy @ MUN received the MUN Volunteer Club/Society of the Year at the 20th annual MUN Volunteer Day. Sharing the top honour was another student-run organization, Engineers Without Borders-MUN, a new organization at the university. The MUN Volunteer Day ceremony, one of the most important events for Memorial's Student Volunteer Bureau, allows community and campus organizations to recognize the outstanding efforts of their volunteers by presenting awards to various members of the university community. Meanwhile, Memorial's Women's Resource Centre received the MUN Volunteer Centre award, while Burke House took home the Volunteer Residence of the Year. Ann Marie Vaughan, director of Memorial's Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT) unit, was presented with the MUN Volunteer Staff/Faculty Volunteer of the Year. Carolyn Stone won the Student of the Year award; JoJo Leung was honoured with the David Kirkland Student Leadership Award; and Virginia Ryan, a longtime Memorial employee and director of the Writing Centre, received the Glenn Roy Blundon Award. That honour goes to an individual or group who has promoted equality and accessibility for students with disabilities at Memorial.

Medical students draw national attention

The second volume of the Collected Works by MUN medical students, Body of F(r)iction, is popular locally and has drawn the attention of the national Medical Post. The Dec. 6, 2005, issue of the Medical Post included a four-page feature with five excerpts from Body of F(r)iction by medical students Aaron Grant, Brian O'Neill, Maria Brake, Becky Dunlop and Colin White. The writings of the medical students are based on a first-year Humanities assignment by medical anthropologist Dr. Fern Brunger, assistant professor of ethics and humanities in medicine.

Memorial and Corner Brook finalize Pepsi Centre contract

The Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook, seen here adjacent to Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, will now be operated as a separately incorporated entity of Memorial.

Memorial University of Newfoundland and the City of Corner Brook reached an agreement for the lease of the Pepsi Centre; the culmination of six months of negotiations between the city and university officials. The total property, which includes the Pepsi Centre, Pepsi Studio Annex and adjacent parking areas, will be operated by a local board - a separately incorporated entity - comprising representatives from the university, the city and the general public. Memorial University assumed responsibility for operating the facility on May 1, 2006; the five-year lease will be up for renewal on April 30, 2011.

Memorial ranks 23 out of 50 top research universities in Canada

Memorial University has placed 23 out of 50 on RE$EARCH Infosource Inc - Canada's Top Research Universities Report. The report focuses on Canadian university research income trends and uses information from Statistics Canada and an R&D database to track changes in sponsored research income at universities across Canada. Memorial is down one spot from the year before, but has seen an increase its research income for 2004. For the fiscal year 2004, Memorial research income is up 17.6 per cent from the year before. Canada's Top Research Universities Report can be found at: www.researchinfosource.com/top50.shtml

New art exhibit launched at QEII

Dr. Bruce Shawyer, professor emeritus, Department of Mathematics and Statistics created this stained glass artwork titled Pascal, which was part of the new After Hours exhibit at the QEII.

An exhibition showcasing the artistic flare of current and former employees of Memorial University was launched on May 7, at the First Space Gallery on the main level of the Queen Elizabeth II Library. After Hours featured a variety of artwork created by faculty, staff and pensioners of the university and was the first exhibition to highlight the talent of the university community. "This show was mounted to bring together the artists who do their artwork after hours for their own enjoyment or sanity, after their workday is done," said Dan Duda, map librarian at the QE II Library and one of the organizers of the show.

New Canadians welcomed at special ceremony

Memorial University archeologist Dr. Jim Tuck was one of the 32 new Canadians who received their citizenship certificates at a ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Memorial University.

More than 200 people crowded into the D.F. Cook Recital Hall in Memorial's School of Music to witness a special citizenship ceremony. 32 new Canadians from 14 countries around the world including Colombia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and South Korea took part in the event. This is the first time Memorial University played host to a citizenship ceremony, which coincided with National Flag of Canada Day, held every Feb. 15.

New phone system installed for St. John's campus and OSC

Phones like this one will become a much more common sight at Memorial.

Memorial University's St. John's campus aquired a new phone system: Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Unlike a traditional telephone that uses wiring dedicated only to phone calls, VoIP uses the data network wiring used for computer communications. This initiative is part of a much larger undertaking by the Department of Computing and Communications. In the spring of 2005, Memorial entered into a five-year strategic relationship with IBM Canada Ltd. to update and streamline the university's technology and install VoIP to allow the university to operate more efficiently and effectively.

Open house showcases linguistics labs

Dr. Yvan Rose will demonstrate how new equipment like this ultrasound can help improve articulation.

In March, Memorial's Linguistics Department — the only one in Atlantic Canada - showcased its two new labs. The new Speech Sciences and Language Acquisition Lab includes a soundproof recording booth that provides a high-quality acoustic environment. Several new computers enable acoustic analysis, and allow for online experiments and data processing. It also includes a compact ultrasound machine that, when held under a person's chin as they speak, provides a live image of the tongue in action. The neighbouring Aboriginal Language Research Lab, also new, is an important resource centre for those involved in the study of Aboriginal languages and houses the department's Native Language Archives.

Performance of first-year students improving

A recent report indicates that first-year students at Memorial University are achieving better grades. The fall 2004 term average for new full-time high school graduates from Newfoundland and Labrador improved compared to the previous year's entrants. Not only did the average grades increase, but a higher proportion received averages of 80 per cent or better, while fewer received averages of under 50 per cent. These findings came from a report prepared by Memorial University's Centre for Institutional Analysis and Planning that profiles the academic performance of first-year students in 2004. The results are a continuation of a trend of improvement in academic performance that has been evident since 1998.

Protecting personal information at Memorial

Rosemary Smith was appointed the university's Information Access and Privacy Protection Co-ordinator this past year.

Memorial University appointed its first-ever Information Access and Privacy Protection (IAPP) Co-ordinator. Rosemary Smith began in October and will report to Kent Decker, vice-president (administration and finance). The IAPP Office will assist the university in complying with the provincial Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other pertinent legislation, as well as developing best practices in information access and privacy protection matters. A new IAPP advisory committee was also established. Ms Smith said 12 individuals from the university community will provide valuable guidance, particularly in the development of policy and best practices for the university.

New HR director

Lisa Hollett

A new director took the helm of Memorial's Department of Human Resources this past year. Lisa Hollett, who is originally from Ontario but has strong ties to this province, started in late February. She succeeded Gerard McDonald. Memorial's Board of Regents approved her appointment at its Feb. 2 meeting. Ms. Hollett has 15 years of progressively responsible human resources management experience with private and public sector organizations in both unionized and non-unionized environments. As director of Human Resources, Ms. Hollett's mandate will be to continue to build an outstanding working environment for all Memorial University employees. She will be responsible for human resource policies and their implementation for both academic and administrative departments at the university. Ms. Hollett holds a bachelor of arts degree in labour studies from McMaster University (1987), as well as a master of industrial relations from the University of Toronto (1989). She is also a certified Canadian Human Resource Professional (2004). She comes to Memorial from Labatt Breweries Newfoundland where she was the human resources manager.

Grenfell College enrolment approaches 1,400

With an influx of students from outside the province, Grenfell College is proving that it can overcome the demographic challenges that are facing western Newfoundland.

"Though high school student populations have been spiralling downward in the traditional catchment areas of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, our recruitment efforts outside the province — nationally and internationally — are proving to be very successful," said Dr. John Ashton, principal of the west coast campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

This September has seen a slight increase in the number of international students attending the college — new and returning students have travelled to Corner Brook from the United States, Belize, Mexico, Nigeria, Japan, Bangladesh, British Honduras, South Africa and China. The number of students from other Canadian provinces — mostly Maritimers — is also on the rise, up to 112 from 91 last year. Total course registrations are up 5.5 per cent over last year. There are 1,382 students currently registered at Grenfell College and Western Regional School of Nursing, up from 1,337 last year.

Student Housing introduces the GRENnys

Grenfell College's version of the Grammys was held in early April.

The first-ever GRENny Awards were held by Grenfell's Student Housing Office.

The GRENnys were held to recognize successful programs that staff and students organized in student housing throughout the academic year. The awards also honoured unique and outstanding contributions made by residents and/or student staff during the school year.

"We also thought it would be a fun time at the end of the school year and an opportunity to say goodbye to all residents, student staff and housing council members who are not returning next year," said Jamil Karam, Student Housing manager.

The event included presentation of the awards, a slide show of photos of housing events during the 2005-06 academic year and a reception.

Grenfell student returns from studying abroad; wins Pro Vice-Chancellor's Prize

Adam Baker

Adam Baker has developed a fondness for gelato and Italian wines.

The Grenfell College English student recently returned from an intersession course in Rome. The course, offered by the University of New Brunswick, was promoted to Grenfell students by Dr. Michael Parker, professor of classics at Grenfell College.

"The whole experience was great," said Mr. Baker upon his return. "Attending lectures on site was interesting, and helped to add a certain amount of perspective to the material that might normally be absent in the classroom." Mr. Baker and his classmates lived as students in Rome while being taught in classrooms, museums, churches, archaeological sites and other parts of the city.

And on his return, Mr. Baker found out that he was awarded the Pro Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship for a paper he completed in History 3770: Women in Western Society and Culture II, titled "To decline to be the Other: The Historical Position and Intellectual Legacy of Simone de Beauvoir."

Mr. Baker will graduate with a bachelor of arts during Grenfell's Spring Convocation 2007 and is considering pursuing a graduate degree.

Grenfell College professor awarded 2006 Ireland Canada Travel Scholarship

Kristin Harris Walsh

Kristin Harris Walsh, assistant professor, folklore and social/cultural studies, has been awarded a $6,000 travel scholarship by the Ireland Canada University Foundation.

The Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) was established in 1993 by Newfoundlander Dr. Craig Dobbin O.C., and former President of Ireland Dr. Patrick Hillery, to encourage and facilitate scholarship links between Ireland and Canada. In particular, Prof. Harris Walsh was awarded the CHC Helicopter Corporation Scholarship.

Prof. Harris Walsh applied for the scholarship for her first faculty research project, a study of Irish and Newfoundland step dancing. "I'm delighted," she said, adding that she has also been awarded a Grenfell College Principal's Research Grant and an Artistic/Creative Grant from Memorial University for the project. The funding will allow Prof. Harris Walsh to go to Ireland next summer for a three-week period.

Rothermere Fellowship will fund economic development studies at Oxford

Joe Rowsell

Joe Rowsell, a former Memorial economics student now teaching in the Economics Department, is the 2006 recipient of the Rothermere Fellowship. The prestigious fellowship will allow Mr. Rowsell to pursue graduate studies in economics at Oxford University in the UK, where he plans to study economic development and growth, specifically in African countries. During the four years he will study at Oxford he intends to explore specifically why developing countries don't adopt modern technologies and institutions, which are generally agreed to drive economic development. He cited Botswana as an African country that has experienced substantial economic growth in recent decades; he hopes to extract concrete lessons from such examples that can then be applied to other developing nations — and potentially to developing economies like Newfoundland and Labrador's.

Visit to Grenfell College strengthens partnership with UK university

Drs. David Rafaelli and Piran White, both of the Environment Department at the University of York, examine plant biodiversity in Gros Morne National Park.

The visit of two internationally-renowned environmental scientists from the United Kingdom has further cemented Grenfell College's relationship with the University of York. Drs. Dave Raffaelli and Piran White, both from that university's Environment Department, visited Memorial's west coast campus recently.

"There are lots of opportunities for our graduate and undergraduate students to participate in projects," said Dr. Raffaelli. "It will be mutually beneficial, a fantastic experience for our students. The work being done here is similar to work done at York." Dr. Raffaelli's research focuses on ecosystem ecology and uses a framework recognizing that people are part of, not separate from, the ecosystem, and that human well-being ultimately depends on how well the environment is managed. That means understanding what motivates social, economic and cultural behaviour, he said.

His views on natural systems are shared by Dr. White, a wildlife ecologist with special interests in wildlife pests and diseases, ecosystems health and wildlife management.

"There are cultural traditions and economic factors in management of certain species, such as moose and caribou. I'm interested in the holistic view of how they're managed," said Dr. White. The next step, said Dr. Raffaelli, will be to return to the University of York and discuss potential projects for next summer with colleagues and students. And, of course, there will also be opportunities for Grenfell faculty and students to travel to York University to conduct similar research.

President and chancellor travel to France for ceremonies

It's a sombre anniversary and a poignant reminder of how this province's only university got its name. Memorial University played a role this year during the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Somme commemorative ceremonies in France, including at historic Beaumont Hamel. President Axel Meisen, along with Dr. John Crosbie, the university's chancellor, were both overseas to take part in a number of ceremonies. On July 1, 1916, at the height of the First World War, the regiment (later renamed Royal Newfoundland Regiment) valiantly went into battle. Despite its efforts, more than 700 members were killed or wounded and only 68 answered roll call the next day. That war, and subsequently the Second World War, holds special significance for an institution that was built as a living memorial to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who died during the First World War. Memorial University College was later rededicated to also encompass the province's war dead of the Second World War.

Three hundred and ten former students of Memorial University College offered themselves for active service in the Second World War. Thirty of these students lost their lives. Their names are recorded in the front of the University Calendar each year. Ever since, Memorial has marked sombre occasions such as July 1 and Nov. 11 with particular reverence, paying tribute to veterans and commemorating their actions and ensuring younger generations of university graduates realize why the university's name is so important.

Memorial helps students find suitable off-campus housing

Wayne Walsh and Allison Stamp are the new off-campus housing co-ordinators at Memorial. They'll work with students to help them find a place to live in the St. John's area.

A new pilot project was launched on Memorial's St. John's campus to help students find appropriate housing accommodations off campus. For the first time ever, two off-campus housing co-ordinators have been hired to assist post-secondary students attending Memorial locate a place to live. A bed crunch on the St. John's campus has meant more students have been forced to find an apartment away from the university. The new pilot project will help alleviate some of the demand on Memorial for housing, said Christine Burke, director of Housing, Food and Conference Services. As of Aug. 1, there were 370 students on the wait list for on-campus accommodations in Paton College. Ms. Burke said the two off-campus housing co-ordinators will work with these students to sort through the process of locating a place to rent — anything from an apartment or bedsitting room to a house to rent or share.

Course aims to preserve the languages of Labrador

Schoolchildren leave a Moravian Mission Building in Hebron, Labrador circa 1901. Photo courtesy of Labrador Institute.

A new intensive three-week course gave students at the Labrador Institute of Memorial University, located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, a grounding in aboriginal languages, including those spoken in Labrador this past year. The course was launched on May 23 and offered in conjunction with the College of the North Atlantic. Aboriginal Languages of Eastern Canada will be taught by linguistics professor Dr. Doug Wharram. It provided an overview of three language families: Eskimo-Aleut, to which Inuktitut belongs; Algonquian, which includes Innu-Aimun, Mi'kmaq and Beothuk; and Mohawk, which is an Iroquoian language not spoken in this province. While class participants didn't leave speaking any language they didn't already have, they were given an overview of the basic components that make up each. According to Dr. Michael Collins, associate vice-president (academic), the course represents the first time there has been a university course with relevant Labrador content offered in Labrador. Beyond giving students a foothold in the mechanics of aboriginal languages, the course helped them understand the need to preserve languages, and how that can be achieved.

Central Newfoundland students benefit from new scholarships

Four new bursaries — valued at approximately $5,000 each — were created this past year to give Memorial University students from Central Newfoundland an opportunity to travel and study at the university's Harlow Campus in England. The Rothermere Harlow Travel Bursaries will enable full-time undergraduate students to attend a complete semester at the campus, which is located about midway between London and Cambridge. Students from communities in central Newfoundland will be given first preference for the bursaries, two of which will be awarded during the fall 2006 semester, while two more will be presented during the winter 2007 semester. The bursaries, valued at 2,500 each (or about $5,000) will be awarded annually to students in financial need who have a minimum grade point average of two out of a possible four. The Rothermere Harlow Travel Bursaries build on a long and distinguished relationship Memorial University has with the Rothermere Foundation, which also awards one of the most prestigious and valuable scholarships offered at the university. The Rothermere Foundation Fellowship for graduate students studying in the U.K. was established by Lord Rothermere, Memorial University's first chancellor, and is valued at approximately $17,000 a year.

Students shine at international conference

Shaun Killen

Memorial University furthered its international reputation and showcased its research capacity by hosting the 7th annual International Congress on the Biology of Fish in July at the Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC) and the Marine Institute. The conference hosted more than 540 delegates from 32 countries. Memorial faculty, students and staff played a large and notable role in the scientific program, with 46 scientific presentations involving personnel from the university. "Most impressive was the performance of the graduate students from the Ocean Sciences Centre, with 23 giving presentations and four winning awards for the quality of their science and presentation," added Dr. Fleming.

The four award-winning students were:

  • Jay Trebreg, Biology, for Best Oral Presentation in Advances in Fish Biology Symposia: The accumulation of TMAO in elasmobranchs revisited: retention vs. synthesis in the winter skate.
  • Isabel Costa, Biology, for Best Oral Presentation in Physiology of North Atlantic Fish Symposia: "Sleepy fish" Metabolic Depression in North Atlantic Teleost, Tautogolabrus adspersus.
  • Shaun Killen, Biology, for Best Oral Presentation in Physiology of Early Life History Stages of Fish Symposia: Alternate foraging modes in young lumpfish (Cylopterus lumpus): balancing food-intake with the energetic costs of foraging.
  • Matthew Windle, a PhD student with the Fisheries Conservation Group at the Marine Institute, Best Oral Presentation for Telemetry: Tracking Fish in Nature: Do cod lek? Evidence from a Newfoundland spawning ground.

Leaders gather at Grenfell

Salt fish anyone? The rug hooking of salt fish drying on a flake was created by Janet Davis of Wesleyville and was one of more than 30 works viewed by Premier Danny Williams last month. Along with Grenfell Principal Dr. John Ashton, the premier toured the art gallery prior to the meeting of first ministers and aboriginal leaders. (Photo by Pamela Gill)

Grenfell College was the setting for a meeting of the nation's aboriginal leaders and Canada's 13 premiers this past summer. The meeting, held in the college's Fine Arts Building, focused on issues such as health, education, housing and economic opportunities. "We expect that the aboriginal leaders, first ministers and national media found out what we've known for a very long time — that Grenfell College is a vibrant, creative and growing institution of post-secondary education and therefore an incredible resource for the province and the nation," said Grenfell principal Dr. John Ashton. "We are thrilled to welcome them to the campus." Meanwhile, post-secondary education was also a major topic of discussion when Canada's top provincial politicians met in St. John's for the Council of the Federation annual summer meeting. During sessions on July 28, premiers explored ways to advance key priorities such as post-secondary education, as well as things such as skills training and transportation infrastructure. They also released their strategy on post-secondary education and skills training titled Competing for Tomorrow, which can be found online at www.councilofthefederation.ca.

Prestigious award for music group

Dr. Doug Dunsmore directs the Chamber Choir during Festival 500 in July 2005.

Memorial University's Chamber Choir won bragging rights to a national award this year. The ensemble, under the direction of veteran musician Dr. Doug Dunsmore, captured the top award in the University Choir category May 2, during the CBC/Radio Canada National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs. Memorial placed first in its group while the University of Saskatchewan placed second. The contest was open to amateur groups who rehearse regularly and whose individual members do not receive a professional fee. A panel of internationally-renowned choral experts judged each group. Memorial's Chamber Choir is made up of students, faculty and the community at large and was first formed in 1975.

Studying Labrador's post-secondary needs

Memorial University appointed a Labrador based consultant to prepare a report outlining the post-secondary needs in Labrador. Cathy Jong of Happy Valley-Goose Bay was appointed April 15 to examine the various issues facing post-secondary students throughout Labrador. "This is a very broad study but we want to determine Labrador's most compelling post-secondary needs," said Dr. Michael Collins, associate vice-president (academic). "We need to identify those requirements which might vary amongst the regions in Labrador — Labrador West is not the same as Central or the Straits, the Southeast coast or the North Coast — before we move forward." Dr. Collins said the goals of the study include identifying the gaps between post-secondary education demands and what is currently offered in Labrador; highlighting the social, cultural and developmental issues of Labrador to understand the post-secondary education needs in the region; and determining the actual needs for post-secondary education among high school students, working professionals, aboriginal groups and other organizations. Although Memorial does not offer full-time on-site post-secondary education in Labrador, Dr. Collins noted that the University has partnered with the College of the North Atlantic to offer the College University Transfer year and the Integrated Nursing Program. Dr. Collins expects this study will identify other ways in which Memorial and the College can partner to better serve the post-secondary needs of the regions.