(March 6, 1997, Gazette)
Job matching service gets thumbs up
Developed and administered by Human Resources Development Canada, the Electronic Labor
Exchange (ELE) is an Internet-based service that allows employers and job seekers to build skills
profiles which are then electronically matched.
ELE is being marketed in Newfoundland with the support of the St. John's Board of Trade and
provincial chambers of commerce. Six people -- including business graduate Sonya Stanford and
arts graduate Scott Fitzgerald -- have been hired to promote the service to Newfoundland
"The more methods you have of looking for a job, the better your chances are of getting one. This
service provides a lot of opportunities for MUN's graduates," Ms. Stanford said.
Dr. Donna Hardy Cox, director of Student Development at Memorial, has met with
representatives of ELE, and gives the service a thumbs up.
"We are involved in providing support to this group so that this opportunity can be provided to as
many Memorial students as possible in their job search," she said. "We are also working with
other electronic data bases to maximize the choices of our students."
The Electronic Labor Exchange is offered at no cost and is easy for both employers and students
to use. For a peek at the services available, visit http://ele.ingenia.com.
Locations closing for inventory
The Department of Facilities Management advises members of the university community that the
following locations on campus will be closed for an inventory count: the Henrietta Harvey
warehouse will be closed March 24-25; Central Stores will be closed March 26-27 and March 31;
the Carpentry Shop will be closed March 31; and the Locksmith Shop will be closed on March 27
and March 31. All deliveries from these premises will be discontinued as of March 25 and will
resume on April 1.
Nomination deadline approaching
On Thursday, March 27, Memorial's Student Volunteer Bureau will host a Student Volunteer
Day ceremony, during which the sixth annual Glenn Roy Blundon Award will be presented. The
award is given to an individual or group who has promoted equality and accessibility for students
on campus with disabilities. Glenn Blundon, a Memorial student and resident of Bay de Verde,
died in 1984. He is remembered for his leadership and commitment to equality and accessibility
issues, which helped make Memorial one of the most accessible universities in Canada. The Glenn
Roy Blundon Centre is run by Student Affairs and Services; it co-ordinates all services on campus
for students with disabilities.
Individuals are invited to nominate a person or group for the award. Last year's recipient was the
Department of Computer Science. Copies of the nomination form have been distributed to
departments, student clubs and societies and community agencies. Forms are also available from
the Blundon Centre, Room SC-2008, Student Centre. The deadline for nominations is Thursday,
March 13. Send completed nomination forms to the selection committee, Glenn Roy Blundon
Award, Room AA-3039, Arts and Administration Building, Memorial University of
Newfoundland, St. John's, Nfld., A1C 5S7. For further information, telephone 737-2156 (voice
and telecommunication device for the deaf).
Donations welcome to scholarship fund
The Office of the Comptroller is spearheading a drive to raise money for an endowed scholarship
in memory of alumnus and associate comptroller Gary Bourne, who died Jan. 18 at age 45.
Throughout the year, staff from the Office of the Comptroller are committed to holding a monthly
fundraiser -- in addition to their payroll deductions for the fund -- to contribute to the cause.
Events last month included a bake sale and a luncheon, and all proceeds have been donated to the
scholarship fund. Should any individual wish to participate in this effort, donations or
authorizations for payroll deduction can be made through the Office of Alumni Affairs and
In addition, if you're looking for a way to participate in Healthy Lifestyles Week (March 3-7),
here's an event that may interest you. On Friday, March 7, there will be a skating party at the
Prince of Wales Arena in St. John's from noon-1 p.m. Tickets cost $3 each and proceeds from
this event will also go to the Gary Bourne Scholarship Fund. It's a great way to get some exercise
and contribute to a worthy cause. Contact Harold Squires, Budget and Audits, at 737-8218.