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elected to Senate
December 1969 For the first time in Memorials
history, students will sit as full members of the universitys
senior academic committee the Senate. Six undergraduate
and two graduate students were elected to the Senate last month.
In other news, the pay cycle changes for academic staff this
month as they begin to be paid twice monthly instead of once
a month. Non-academic staff have been paid on a twice-monthly
basis for some time and the change eliminates the major expense
of preparing and running two computer programs.
Studies report submitted
December 1974 Senate has passed on the Report
of the Committee on Junior Studies to faculty councils for further
study. Certain modifications of the existing system of Junior
Division are being suggested, including a closer integration
between Junior and Senior Division and a greater exchange of
teaching between first and senior year courses and instructors.
December 1979 The gap between student needs
and scholarships available is outlined in a Gazette
story that shows there is only $56,150 available in scholarship
funds to Memorials 9,400 students compared to $414,000
to Mount Allisons 1,400 students. Four pages of the Dec.
highlight some of the scholarships available with photos of donors
for seismic research
December 1984 The Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC) and Petro Canada have joined forces
with Memorial in establishing a chair in marine seismic research.
The council and the company will invest a total of $1.3 million
in the project. It is the largest single sum ever received by
Memorial with the exception of regular government funding. The
research chair will be within the Centre for Earth Resources
Research. The money will be used to help pay the salary of a
new senior faculty member and to acquire sophisticated equipment
required for marine crustal seismic research.
December 1989 A six week pilot project to
recycle paper starts on the St. Johns campus. Initiated
by a committee of the Graduate Students Union, the project
is being implemented with the help of University Works and Nova
Recycling. Computer paper and envelops without windows can be
recycled but at present any coloured or glossy paper and newspapers
cannot be recycled.
December 1994 While the Hibernia Gravity
Based Structure moves into its next phase of construction, Memorial
University engineers receive $776,000 to look at alternate designs
for offshore structures operating in ice-covered waters. The
Ocean Engineering Research Centre receives the three-year grant
from the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Development Fund Agreement.
In other news, ownership of the main Queens College building
is transferred to Memorial. For the university, the transfer
completes the acquisition of all properties and land within the
boundaries of the Memorial campus.