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(December 16, 1999, Gazette)

Dr. Maura Hanrahan, Community Health, has been awarded an internal Social Sciences Humanities and Research Council grant of $5,170 to conduct a study on Food Acquisition and Consumption Patterns in Black Tickle, Labrador. The Faculty of Medicine has also contributed $1,000 towards this study. Dr. Hanrahan has also received a grant of $50,000 from the Government of Newfoundland’s Strategic Social Plan to conduct the following study in conjunction with the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre: Identifying Aboriginal (Innu and Inuit) Needs in the Health Care Systems in St. John’s and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Paul Mills, vice-president of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, has been recognized as an outstanding alumnus by Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration. Mr. Mills, who graduated with a B.Sc. in 1978 and a MBA in 1983, was presented with the 1999 Alumni Honour Award at the faculty’s annual meeting held on Dec. 2. Mr. Mills graduated before receiving his MBA.

Dr. David Pike, Mathematics and Statistics, was the recent recipient of an award under the New Opportunities Fund of the Canada Foundation for Innovation. His project is titled Initial Computing Infrastructures and Beowulf Cluster.

Dr. Noreen Golfman, English, was elected to the board of directors of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada. The announcement was made during the federation’s AGM in Ottawa Nov. 18-21. The federation is a non-profit organization that promotes teaching, research and scholarship in the humanities and social sciences and a better understanding of the importance of such work for Canada and the world.

Dr. Graham Shorrocks, English, recently returned from the University of Salamanca, Spain, where he was an invited visiting scholar in the Department of English Philology.