10, 2000, Gazette)
students to host national conference
students at Memorial have been successful in their bid to host
the 2002 Professional Development Week of the Canadian Association
of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI). Two years may seem
a long time away, but with an anticipated 500 to 700 delegates,
the planning committee is already busy at work.
Professional Development Week is a student organized and run
conference which provides pharmacy students with the opportunity
to attend academic seminars and meet with representatives from
pharmaceutical companies and drug stores.
plays an important role in our professional development,
said Sal Osman, one of the main organizers of the upcoming conference.
For example, we participate in national competitions in
compounding, patient counselling and essay writing. CAPSI is
also an advocacy group for pharmacy students and has representatives
on the Canadian Pharmacists Association and the Canadian Society
of Hospital Pharmacists.
is the first time CAPSI will hold its Professional Development
Week at Memorial. The theme for the conference is Back to the
Future: Exploring the Past to Change Tomorrow. Mr. Osman said
this theme lends itself to exploring topics such as the evolution
of technology, the resurgence of herbal remedies, elderly care,
and rural practice.
servicing University Centre
buses are now stopping in front of the new University Centre
located on Arctic Avenue. Metrobuses will no longer enter Pedagogues
Close which is adjacent to the Education Building. However, bus
routes can be accessed at a number of bus stops on Westerland
Road. Minor time adjustments have also been made to Routes 1,
4, and 22. For further information about bus schedules and routes,
please contact the Metrobus Ride Guide at 722-9400, or check
out the Metrobus Web site at www.metrobus.com/new.htm
official call for proposals for the Canada-European Community
Program for Co-operation in Higher Education and Training will
be issued in Canada and Europe at the beginning of March, with
a closing deadline for applications of May 31, 2000. The program
is designed to encourage Canada-European co-operation in higher
education and training and increase student mobility. It supports
the development of Canada-EC joint projects among universities,
colleges and technical institutions.
initiatives must include the participation of at least three
partners on each side (Canada and Europe) for a total of six
institutions per project. Successful projects will be supported
on a three-year basis, with the Canadian consortium being eligible
to receive up to a maximum of $200,000.
applicants are encouraged to begin plans for developing a proposal.
New guidelines and applications forms will be available at the
International Centre, 4th Floor Spencer Hall, or by calling Colleen
Clarke at 737-4053.
to first year students
representative from the schools and faculties listed below will
be available to provide information and answer questions concerning
their degree programs as follows: Faculty of Engineering and
Applied Science; Thursday, Feb. 10 at 12:30 p.m., in Room A-1043;
Faculty of Business Administration, Monday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.,
in Room A-1046; School of Pharmacy, Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 12:30
p.m., in Room A-1043; Faculty of Arts, Tuesday, Feb. 29 at 12:30
p.m., in Room A-1043; Faculty of Science, Thursday, March 2 at
12:30 p.m., in Room A-1043.
you have any questions, please contact the Academic Advising
Centre Phone, Science Building, Room S4053, (709) 737-8801. E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Web at www.mun.ca/advice/
commemorate the tragic loss of the 84 crew members of the Ocean
Ranger on Feb. 15, 1982, a scholarship and bursary program has
been established by the Ocean Ranger Disaster Fund. These awards,
valued at $500 per year, are presented to students who are entering
or pursuing a postsecondary program of studies.
selecting candidates, preference will be given to the daughters,
sons, and/or widows of those who were lost. In the absence of
eligible candidates from this group, the scholarships and bursaries
may be awarded to other students at the discretion of the Ocean
Ranger Scholarship Committee.
and application forms may be obtained from the Student Awards
Office at Memorial University or the Marine Institute.
changes meeting date
regular meeting of Memorials Board of Regents scheduled
for Thursday, May 11, has been changed to Wednesday, May 3.