(April 24, 1997, Gazette)
Stroll down the garden path -- via computer
The Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden recently launched its World Wide
Web site -- you can find it at http://www. mun.ca/botgarden. It's a beautiful place to visit, both
physically and electronically. Those who drop by either the garden or its web site can tour the
garden, find out about the booster group Friends of the Garden, locate information on gardening
in the province and on environmental education at the Botanical Garden, view great garden
photos, and much more. The Botanical Garden is a community resource centre dedicated to basic
and applied research and education, with a particular focus on the flora of Newfoundland and
Labrador. Christopher Collins, a student working at the Botanical Garden through the Memorial
University Career Experience Program, designed this user-friendly and attractive site.
St. John's to be site of Gymnaestrada
The Physical Education Building gym on Memorial's St. John's campus will be home to the 1997
Cabot 500 International Gymnaestrada Extravaganza from May 24-25. Gymnastics
Newfoundland and Labrador is hosting the event as part of the Cabot 500 anniversary
celebrations in the province this year. The Gymnaestrada is a festival of gymnastics and other
physical activities, including dance, aerobics, martial arts, acrobatics and precision drills for all
ages. An activity of mass participation will take place to conclude the event. Gymnastic groups,
both artistic and rhythmic, will participate -- there will be representatives from the Dorset, Bristol
and Poole areas of England; the northeastern United States; and all Canadian provinces and
territories. Local clubs and other active groups have also been invited. Opening ceremonies will
be held on Saturday, May 24, at 9 a.m. For details, call Pat Jenkins, 576-0146.
New on the Net!
The Evening Telegram -- You'll find more than just the headlines here. Connect directly
(http://www.eveningtelegram.com/), or find this site through Memorial University's home page by
clicking on "News: Local."
World Wildlife Fund Canada -- This is a good source for information on: species at risk in
Canada, conservation issues, campaigns to save species and spaces, and legislation. The site
(http://www. wwfcanada.org/) also provides links to relevant federal and provincial government
War, Peace, and Security Guide -- A guide to military science and contemporary international
military issues. Find information on the armed forces of the world, international organizations,
contemporary conflicts, disarmament, military biography, and military history. This site is
provided by the Information Resource Centre of the Canadian Forces College, Department of
National Defence. You'll find it at http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca:80/links/index.html.
Questions about accessing these items? Contact Barbara McDonald, Information Services, Queen
Elizabeth II Library, 737-7427.
Students seeking charities
Involved in a worthy cause? The medical school is accepting applications for funding from the
annual Monte Carlo Fundraising Night, to be held in the fall. The fundraiser has in the past
provided support of between $2,000 and $10,000 (average $4,000) to registered Newfoundland
charities. Although all applications will be reviewed, preference is given to those organizations
that demonstrate financial need. Deadline for applying is May 2, but fairly detailed applications are
needed. For more information, contact the Monte Carlo Charity Committee, Office of Student
Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, Health Sciences Centre, St. John's, Nfld., A1B
3V6. Fax requests to 737-5029 or phone 737-6690.
Board to meet every second month
As per its agreement to meet every second month during this academic year, the next meeting of
the Board of Regents is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, and will be held in Corner Brook.
Interested in the Going Global program?
The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) has launched the 1997-98
competition of the Going Global program. Going Global offers grants up to $5,000 in the field of
science/technology to cover travel costs (international airfare, accommodation, surface
transportation and meals) for Canadian university professors and researchers going to Europe, or
for their counterparts travelling to Canada. For more information, contact Colleen Clarke,
International Programs, 737-4053.