24, 2000, Gazette)
for restored transfers
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada supported
the unanimous request by provincial premiers and territorial
leaders to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien that the federal
government fully restore funding for health and social programs
through the Canada Health and Social Transfer.
important that the premiers and the federal government remember
that postsecondary education is an integral component of the
CHST, said Robert J. Giroux, president of AUCC. Increased
transfers are essential investments in the health and vitality
of Canadas universities and colleges and in the quality
of life of Canadians.
their annual conference in August, the premiers had called for
full restoration of CHST to fund social programs, particularly
postsecondary education as part of their balanced
the course of that news conference, Premier Mike Harris of Ontario
noted that significant growth in postsecondary education will
contribute to the increasing cost pressures faced by provinces.
estimate that full-time enrolment in Canadas universities
will increase by at least 20 per cent over the next 10 years,
said Mr. Giroux. By restoring the transfers and building in an
escalator as called for by the premiers, the federal government
will be doing its part to ensure that Canada has a well-educated
and healthy population into the future, he said.
Grenfell, the doctor is in
Wilfred Grenfell Colleges Student Affairs Department has
announced the operation of a part-time medical clinic at the
Murray Brown, a former Grenfell student, will hold walk-in clinics
each Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon, in the Wellness Centre (AS110).
It is not necessary to make appointments; clients will be seen
on a first-come, first-served basis.
students, particularly those from outside Corner Brook, have
difficulty getting to see a doctor when ill or regarding a medical
condition, said Mary Sparkes, co-ordinator of Student Affairs.
We hope that having a doctor on campus, even on a part-time
basis, will help address this problem.
is not the first time this service has been offered, she says.
During the colleges early years, a local doctor provided
care on a part-time basis, but discontinued the clinic because
the student body wasnt large enough to support it.
College has grown over the last 25 years, and today boasts a
student population of about 1,200 students.
Browns clinics will provide a health care option for students
who either dont have a family physician, or cant
book appointments that are convenient, said Ms. Sparkes.
Rather than having to make a trip to Western Memorial Regional
Hospitals outpatients department for some minor ailment,
these students will have the comfort of knowing theres
help right on campus.
nursing faculty will continue to provide services in the colleges
Wellness Centre on Tuesday mornings, and will collaborate with
Dr. Brown on a regular basis.
2,500 wooden drift blocks were dropped into the ocean along the
southern and eastern coasts of Newfoundland in mid-February as
part of a research project carried out at Memorial, in cooperation
with Environment Canada. The experiment is part of a project
that will help determine the impacts of chronic oil pollution
orange blocks are 4x4x5.5 inches in size and have a steel weight
and a label attached to them which includes a serial number.
public is asked to assist by recovering these blocks along the
beaches. Rewards will be given for all accurate reports and recoveries.
Please call collect (709) 772-5585 or e-mail Francis.Wiese@ec.gc.ca
to tell researchers the number of the block and where and when
you found it.
out to the community
Applied Research Unit was the topic of a presentation made to
the Humber Rotary Club in Corner Brook recently.
Don Downer, manager of the ARU, made the presentation to raise
awareness of how the ARU can help local businesses and individuals.
Dr. Downer explained that the ARU is the single point of contact
for businesses, organizations and individuals who interested
in accessing the expertise, services and resources of the college.
purpose of the ARU is to support the economic, social and cultural
development, renewal and growth of all sectors of western Newfoundland
and Labrador, and to enhance the colleges ability to conduct
and community groups have access to resources such as Grenfells
79 faculty members, 28 disciplines and 120 support staff.
Grenfell offers state-of-the-art equipment, a wide array of modern
facilities, modern computer and telecommunications equipment,
a technology centre and the Aquatic Centre for Research and Education,
just to name a few resources.