News and Notes
Division of University Relations
24, 2000, Gazette)
of Memorial past...
financing for MUN
February 1970 The provincial Department of
Education is changing the way Memorial University is funded.
Formula financing is announced this month and greeted by university
president Lord Taylor as a progressive and much appreciated
measure. The formula payment of $2,000 per student is intended
to cover total operating costs of the university other than the
Faculty of Medicine, which is funded separately through the Department
on the future
February 1975 A three-day conference this
month looks at Memorials role in the province and the direction
it should take in the next 25 years. The keynote speaker, Dr.
Desmond Morton of the University of Toronto, said that universities
acquired an inflated sense of their own importance during the
1960s but that these traditional defences have been eroded. He
predicted a coming crisis for Canadian universities as governments
hunt for ways to cut their educational spending.
in the spotlight
February 1980 Memorial begins a heavy involvement
in Labrador this month, offering a course in Arctic fisheries
co-operatives in settlements along the northern Labrador coast.
Its the first course of its kind in the world, and was
developed in response to a request from the Fishery Emergency
Policy Committee of northern Labrador, the Labrador Inuit Association
and the Labrador Resources Advisory Council. The program will
provide northern Labrador residents with an opportunity to study
the role, structures, financing, problems and strengths of co-operatives,
drawing extensively on experience of this type of organization
in coastal and Arctic areas of Canada and elsewhere.
February 1985 Memorials new Writing
Centre, housed in the Science Building, is being visited by about
70 students a week. There are scheduled work periods for grammar
review, tutoring services for students needing help with an essay
or research paper, and tutoring services for students whose native
language is not English.
February 1990 Researchers from Memorials
Institute for Education Research and Development are about to
embark on a two - year effort to develop a major study on the
causes of illiteracy in the province. The principal investigators
in the seven-person research team are Drs. Stephen Norris and
Linda Phillips. The primary focus of the project is to study
adults enrolled in literacy programs.
to come to MUN
February 1995 The Board of Regents has given
its approval to an agreement that will see the transfer of the
Canadian Games Park, including the Aquarena, from the City of
St. Johns to the university. The agreement is based on
an offer under which the city will provide an annual operating
subsidy of $250,000 for a three-year period, and capital funding
this year to a maximum of $200,000 for structural repairs.