2, 1999, Gazette)
to be held at Memorial
ceremony will be held at Memorial University on Monday, Dec.
6, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre
and to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action to
End Violence Towards Women.
event will continue the tradition of previous memorials, First
mourn, then work for change. The vigil will include a candlelight
procession, music, scholarship presentation, and the unveiling
of a special plaque in memory of the Montreal women. In addition,
many community groups will dedicate an action or a portion of
their work to one of the 14 student victims. The collective presentation
of positive acts is a tribute to the women and an encouraging
statement about the work underway.
vigil will begin at 6 p.m in Room EN-2006, located in the S.J.
Carew (Engineering) Building on Memorials St. Johns
campus. All are welcome. For further information, call Carolyn
J. Emerson, 737-7960, firstname.lastname@example.org.
caution from CEP
Enforcement and Patrol would like to remind everyone on campus
to be aware of petty theft leading up to the Christmas holidays.
Incidents of petty theft rise in proportion to the increase in
money being collected for parties and charity and stored in desk
drawers and filing cabinets, and all the gifts stashed in offices
or automobiles. CEP suggests not leaving cash in the office overnight
and not leaving valuables and packages in your car.
Information Skyway launched
marine sector has received a boost of $2.5 million. The investment
by the Canadian Space Agency was announced at a media conference
Nov. 16 linking St. Johns and Ottawa.
from the Telemedicine Centre at Memorial, Newfoundland and Labrador
Industry Trade and Technology Minister Sandra Kelly applauded
the impact of the new investment.
Marine Information Skyway initiative will undoubtedly have a
significant impact on the commercial development of marine satellite
communications applications in this province and across the country.
We are a world leader in marine industrial capability, and I
am extremely pleased that this initiative will be facilitated
through the Canadian Centre for Marine Communications office
in our province.
applications under this initiative include but are not limited
to: image communications/conferencing at sea; interactive training
for ships crews; navigation applications; scientific and
survey data transmission; as well as telemedicine and tele-maintenance
collaborates with the Canadian marine information technology
industry in the development of products and services that capitalize
on the latest advancements in marine communications, navigation
and information technology. It facilitates strategic partnerships
between industry, research centres, academia and government in
support of the growth of the Canadian marine information technology
hosts special educators
99: Special Matters Beyond 2000, the national conference
of the Canadian Council for Exceptional Children, was held on
Memorials campus Nov. 12-13. It was the first occasion
since 1984 that Newfoundland hosted the large-scale annual national
event. Exceptional individuals and their social and educational
needs were the focus. Five hundred educators, and others who
define responsibilities in the area of exceptionality attended
from across Canada. CEC Institute 99 offered a robust menu
to the attendees, with over 100 presentations in six major strands
including: Policy, Programming, Family Support, Assessment, Behavior
Problems, and Technology.
the Newfoundland and Labrador CEC Federation, the venture was
co-sponsored by Memorials Faculty of Education, the Newfoundland
and Labrador Teachers Association and the Department of
Education. Memorial education faculty members were highly involved
and contributed in two ways essentially as members of
the Conference Planning Committee, and as presenters within the
diverse conference strands. As noted by Dr. Wayne Nesbit and
David Philpott, Institute 99 co-chairs, without Memorials
supportive involvement Institute 99 would not have become
Clar Doyle, dean of education (pro tem), said, I
am particularly encouraged by the partnership modelled by the
teachers association, government, and university. The work
which the Council for Exceptional Children is doing is crucial
to our children and our communities.
program in career development
Senate has approved the School of Continuing Educations
latest certificate program, the certificate program in career
new program addresses what the Canadian Guidance and Counselling
Foundation describes in its 1996 report to the Canadian Labour
Force Development Board as a significant need for an accessible,
university-level program built around the principles of life-long
learning and new standards of practice in the career services
Deacon, the program developer responsible for the schools
certificate offerings, echoed the foundations point.
models for career development practice and the demands of a rapidly
changing economy have made the need to upgrade to the current
state-of-the-art in the field more pressing than ever,