(Dec. 12, 1996, Gazette)
Creative submissions sought for festival
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (SWGC) is encouraging the creation of original works in writing,
the performing arts, and scenic and visual arts, with an Arts and Letters Festival. Students should
submit entries by Feb. 3 to the SWGC Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building. Works will be displayed at
the gallery from Feb. 28-March 2. On March 1 an Arts Ball will be held in the Fine Arts Building
to celebrate the festival. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in the three
categories mentioned above.
Put your work on display!
Would you like an opportunity to display the publications of your faculty, school, or department
during the annual conference of the Atlantic Provinces Library Association? The 1997 conference
will take place on Memorial's St. John's campus from May 23-25, 1997. For more information,
contact Bernie Conran, Queen Elizabeth II Library, telephone 737-8187 or e-mail
Smallwood grants awarded
At its fall granting session, Memorial's Joseph R. Smallwood Centre for Newfoundland Studies
made the following awards:
A $20,000-project grant ($10,000 for each of two years) went to Heather Wareham of Maritime
History to transcribe and edit the James Ryan Bonavista Diaries, 1901-18.
Dr. Ruby Gough, a retired faculty member in the Faculty of Education, was awarded a research
grant of $1,720 for a project titled A Study in Text and Photographs of the Life of Robert
Ingrid Botting, a graduate student in the Department of History received a $1,700-research
grant for her project: Female Migration, Labor Markets and Paid Domestic Work in a
Single-Industry Town, Grand Falls, 1929-39.
Jill Perry, a graduate student in the Department of History, was awarded a research grant of
$2,765 for her project: The Nurses of the Grenfell Mission, 1892-1938.
For further information about the J. R. Smallwood Centre for Newfoundland Studies, check out
the centre's website at http://www.mun.ca/smallwood/. Dr. Ronald Rompkey, English, is the
This website is new and improved!
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (SWGC) recently renovated its home on the World Wide Web. The
website now contains more information, including a list of "10 Great Reasons to Attend Grenfell;"
a directory for finding and contacting faculty and staff; a message from the principal, Dr. Katy
Bindon; information on academic advising, student services and the Council of the Students'
Union; event listings; and much more. An electronic version of SWGC's weekly newsletter, The
Grenfell Grapevine, is also accessible from this site -- just click on the News and Events menu
item. To see it for yourself, visit http:/www.swgc.mun.ca.
International awards available
The International Development Research Centre is accepting applications for the John G. Bene
Fellowship in Social Forestry, and the Young Canadian Researchers Award; the deadlines for
applications are Feb. 1, 1997, and Jan. 15, 1997, respectively. These awards support Canadian
graduate students in research related to international development. The International Council for
Canadian Studies welcomes applications for awards under the Organization of American States
Fellowship Program, the Foreign Government Awards Program, and the Commonwealth
Scholarship Plan. For further information on any of these awards, contact Colleen Clark,
International Programs, 737-4053.
AGNL offering memberships
Even if you don't have an artist's unique talent for expression, you can express your support for
the arts by becoming a member of the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (AGNL). The
AGNL, located in the Arts and Culture Centre on Memorial's St. John's campus, offers free
exhibitions, concerts and lectures year-round, as well as children's workshops and other events.
For $20 per year, an individual can become a member of the AGNL and receive invitations to
special events and gallery previews, the gallery's Newsletter (the first issue is just off the press), a
schedule of exhibitions and events, and a ticket to a special annual event where members can meet
some of the province's foremost artists. Special fees for couples/families, students, seniors, artists
and regional members are also available. Visit the AGNL's website at http://www.mun.ca.agnl or
call 737-8210 for more information.
Communication conference planned
From March 5-7, 1997, Simon Fraser University -- in co-operation with the University of British
Columbia -- will convene and host a national conference on scholarly communication, sponsored
by a wide variety of national organizations. The conference follows directly from the Association
of Universities and Colleges of Canada/Canadian Association of Research Libraries Task Force on
Academic Libraries and Scholarly Communication. The purpose of the conference is to gather
information and develop key strategies for the maintenance and development of an effective and
sustainable national system of scholarly communication appropriately integrated with global
scholarly and research communications. The conference will work towards policy development at
key sites including individual universities, scholarly and scientific journals, and research and
communication funding agencies. For more information on this national initiative, visit the World
Wide Web site http://www.sfu.ca/~dkirby/index.html.