6, 2000, Gazette)
outlines education spending
March 22 provincial budget allows Memorial to continue a tuition
freeze for a third straight year. Last year government increased
grants to Memorial and the College of the North Atlantic, allowing
the two institutions to freeze tuition cost for two academic
years 1999/2000 and 2000/2001. Now, the freeze will also
apply for the academic year 2001/2002, bringing governments
total investment for tuition freezes to approximately $36 million
over a three-year period.
well, government has extended its commitment to Memorial Universitys
Opportunity Fund. In 1995, government agreed to match private
sector contributions up to $25 million. When the $25 million
mark was reached, government agreed to continue to match funds
until the end of 1999. The total amount of private donations
to the end of last year was $29 million, and government will
now increase its contribution to $29 million.
$2.1 million was allocated for refurbishment of the Sir Wilfred
Grenfell College campus of Memorial University in Corner Brook.
for muse alumni
muse, Memorials official student newspaper since
1950, is planning an alumni reunion celebration. This will take
place on Saturday, April 22, on the St. Johns campus of
the university. If you are an alumni of the muse, RSVP
by April 12 to confirm your space. The muse can be reached
by phoning 709-737-8919 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
tackles falling bricks
College is further improving safety measures with respect to
the condition of the bricks on the residence and Arts and Science
Saturday, March 18, a brick fell from the exterior of the building
and broke through an open residence room window. The awning-type
windows in residence open outwards; the brick passed through
the glass surface and landed on the ground below the window.
The resident was in a neighbouring room at the time of the incident,
and no one was injured.
recent provincial budget announced that Grenfell will receive
$2.1 million in provincial funding to address the problem of
the deteriorating bricks. The college is taking further precautionary
measures in the interim. Students have been advised not to open
their windows more than an inch or two in order to prevent similar
addition to the permanent signs that were attached to affected
areas of the building, snow fences have been erected, and wooden
canopies built over all entrances, added Principal Adrian
Fowler. We are taking all reasonable measures to ensure
the safety of our staff, faculty, students and members of the
Fowler says repairs will be undertaken as soon possible after
the funding is received and a contractor engaged.
order to serve its patrons better, QE II Library Interlibrary
Loans office is moving to the space vacated by the Memorial Bookstore.
Interlibrary Loans will be re-integrated, with both the lending
staff (currently in media) and the borrowing staff (level 2)
moving to the same work area. There will be no public service
counter in the new space. To contact Interlibrary Loans staff,
you may use the telephone at circulation (near the cash register)
or e-mail email@example.com.ILL.
Service hours will be 9:00 -4:30.
extends awards to Aboriginals
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council will extend
its University Faculty Awards to Aboriginal men and women being
appointed to university faculty positions.
its launch in 1998, this competitive program has been open exclusively
to universities wishing to appoint women scientists and engineers
to academic posts. Now it will be open to universities seeking
to appoint Aboriginal male and female candidates to science and
engineering faculty posts.
president, Dr. Tom Brzustowski welcomes the inclusion of natives
in the program.
is an area where Aboriginal peoples have been under-represented
for far too long. We hope that this initiative will stimulate
and encourage talented native men and women to consider an academic
career in science and engineering.
the UFA program, NSERC makes a substantial contribution to the
salary of all those who are selected by a multidisciplinary selection
committee in an annual competition. There are currently 19 women
on the faculty of Canadian universities who hold these awards.
Up to 25 more outstanding female researchers will be offered
a University Faculty Award by the end of the month. In order
to ensure that the highest academic standards have been met,
only those nominees who have successfully competed for NSERC
Research Grants are considered for these awards.
(the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) is the
primary federal agency investing in people, discovery, and innovation.
The council supports both basic university research through research
grants and project research through partnerships of universities
with industry. NSERC also supports the advanced training of highly
qualified people in both areas.