President's Report 2007

Highlights

  • Students in Dr. Alex Marland's political science course on Canadian political problems got a chance to meet Justin Trudeau, son of the late Pierre Elliot Trudeau, last October. As chair of the Youth Task Force of the Liberal Party of Canada, Mr. Trudeau toured the country last fall talking with young people and encouraging student leadership, civic engagement, community volunteerism, and involvement with the political process.
  • Grenfell College, Memorial University's Corner Brook campus, officially launched its bachelor of arts in tourism studies in October. The launch event was held at Marble Mountain, during Grenfell College's two-day tourism, culture and festivals workshop. The new program includes courses devoted to the academic study of tourism, supplemented by courses in business and economics.
  • Memorial University honoured its best educators, researchers and staff members at a special ceremony last November at the Fluvarium in St. John's. Ten Memorial employees were honoured at the reception, including: Dr. David Behm who was the recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Research, while Drs. Wieslaw Kubiak, Business, and Carole Peterson, Psychology, received the designation of University Research Professor. The President's Award for Distinguished Teaching went to Michael Bruce-Lockhart, Engineering, and Dr. Ursula Kelly, Education. The five staff members who received the President's Award for Exemplary Service were: Rose Barrett, Distance Education and Learning Technologies; Gary Green, Marine Institute; Shona Perry-Maidment, Office of Student Recruitment; Roxanne Rideout Scott; Student Affairs and Services; and Carol Tibbo, Business Administration.