In Brief

(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 Edwards Holloway.

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 Dr. Ronald Rompkey, English, is the centre's director.

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:/

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 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