16, 1999, Gazette)
close for season
the St. Johns campus will remain open during the Christmas
season, units where all employees are taking annual leave will
close their doors. A complete list of units that are open and
those that are closed will be available on Memorials Web
site. Check www.mun.ca
new University Centre will be opening in the new year and the
next few weeks will see offices in the Thomson Student Centre
moved to the new building. Included in the move will be all the
students union, the Breezeway, CameraMUN, plus all the
food court outlets. University departments moving include Student
Services, the Counselling Centre and Student Development. If
you need to know precisely when individual units are moving,
contact those departments.
community archaeology research
Peter Pope, Anthropology, has been awarded one of 22 new grants
from the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. The
award amounts to over $500,000 over three years. The new research
grant comes under the SSHRCs Community-University Research
title of Dr. Popes project is the Newfoundland Archaeological
Heritage Outreach Program. Community partners include the Culture
and Heritage Division of the Newfoundland Department of Tourism,
Recreation and Culture, the Newfoundland Museum and the Newfoundland
Historical Society, in cooperation with local heritage associations.
of the programs mandate is to offer practical and technological
archaeological expertise to community groups. It will also assist
university students in developing better archaeological skills
by putting more of them in the field. Program researchers will
study the way communities delve into their past, look at the
factors which influence the success or failure of local archaeological
projects, and assess how projects receive funding.
three-year funding is for joint research ventures between universities
and community partners for the social, cultural, or economic
development of communities.
receive millennium scholarships
2,250 postsecondary students from Newfoundland and Labrador will
receive scholarships from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
for the 1999-2000 academic year. Half the amount of those scholarships
will be used to reduce the students debt, announced Jean
C. Monty, chairman of the board, and Norman Riddell, executive
director of the foundation, in Ottawa Dec. 9.
2,243 millennium scholarships dedicated to Newfoundlands
neediest students represent for the foundation an annual investment
of $5,443,500 in the future of the provinces young people.
Recipients will be notified by mail in the coming weeks of the
scholarships, valued at between $2,000 and $3,500. Awards will
be distributed in two installments. Next January, a cheque in
addition to existing resources will be paid to all recipients;
in March 2000, the foundation will confirm in writing that a
part of the scholarship has been deposited directly at the recipients
financial institution in order to reduce their student loans.
Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation was set up by Parliament
in 1998 to manage a $2.5 billion fund and grant scholarships
Association of Atlantic Universities is pressing the federal
government for more funds to ensure Atlantic Canadians and their
universities can compete in the knowledge economy for the next
century. The AAU university presidents met with members of the
Federal Atlantic Liberal Caucus Nov. 30 to offer their support
for a recent caucus report, Atlantic Canada: Catching Tomorrows
advent of the knowledge economy holds great promise for our region,
said Jean-Bernard Robichaud, chair of the association and Recteur
of lUniversité de Moncton. But we wont
be able to catch up to the leaders in the knowledge economy simply
by working harder, longer and faster. We must work smarter and
smart costs money.
history and heritage at Harlow
to academic and budgetary approval, the Arts faculty will offer
a 15-credit hour program at the Harlow campus during Fall Semester
2000. The instructors will be Dr. Gerald Pocius, Folklore, and
Dr. James Hiller, History.
field-oriented program will include surveys of English social
and architectural history, and material culture. In addition,
students will study how the past is presented and interpreted
at museums and historic sites. There will be weekly field trips
to enable first-hand study of the material legacy of Englands
past, and a significant proportion of the term assignments will
to approval, credits will be available in folklore, history and
medieval studies. All credits will be at the 3000 level. There
are no specific prerequisites, but students should have completed
three university semesters.
cost to each student will be in the region of $3,700 plus tuition.
This includes airfare, accommodation, some meals and field trips.
For more information, contact Dr. Pocius at 737-8366, or Dr.
Hiller at 737-8435.