13, 2000, Gazette)
beliefs of baby-boomers
Social Science and Humanities Research Council has agreed to
fund a group of researchers at Memorial to conduct an extensive
study of cultural variations in health beliefs and values in
Canada. The team is led by Dr. Michael Murray, a professor of
psychology in the universitys Division of Community Health.
project, titled Norms and Narratives: Values Concerning Health
and Illness in an Aging Population, will receive almost $400,000
over three years from the SSHRC as part of its strategic themes
project will focus on the beliefs and values of the so-called
baby boomers who have set the social agenda for much
public policy over the past three decades, said Dr. Murray.
As this cohort enters their senior years it can be expected
that they will continue to shape social policy in general, and
that related to healthcare in particular. Yet aside from some
demographic trends, few specifics are known about the perceived
needs and expectations of this group.
project brings together a multi-disciplinary team from four universities.
Members from Memorial include Drs. Daryl Pullman, Evan Simpson
and Maura Hanrahan. They are joined by Dr. Leigh Turner from
the University of Toronto, Dr. Francine Saillant from Laval University
and Dr. Don Kuiken from the University of Alberta.
addition, the project team will be joined by an extensive group
of partners including the Department of Health and Community
Services, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Alberta Health
and Wellness, the Canadian Policy Research Network, the Canadian
Life and Health Insurance Association, the Canadian College of
Health Service Executives, the Catholic Health Association of
Canada and the United Church of Canada.
Murray said that including partners from different levels
of the healthcare system not only ensures a dynamic exchange
of ideas during the research process, but also guarantees that
the lessons learned from this project will influence future health
policy in this country in the next century.
day for film society
seven years of Sundays, the MUN Cinema Series is moving to a
new day and time. The opening of the Studio 12 movie complex
at the Avalon Mall has opened the door to experiment with a change,
said society director Noreen Golfman.
will now be shown at Studio 12 Thursday nights at 7 p.m.
Financial struggles are an annual rite, said Dr. Golfman, and
its hoped the wave of interest created by the new theatres
will wash over the film society.
fall lineup starts tonight with Joe the King, (USA 1999).
Directed by Frank Whaley and starring Noah Fleiss, Val Kilmer,
John Leguizamo and Ethan Hawke, Joe the King is an admittedly
bleak but complex tale about working-class life from a childs
point of view.
to modem policy
to the increased number of users, there has been increasing reports
of congestion and delays in getting connected through the Computing
and Communications modem pool during the prime evening time.
To restore service levels, the daily FAIR allocation will be
decreased from 45 to 35 minutes.
addition, the 90 minute session limit is becoming an increasing
problem for our clients, as download file sizes are continually
increasing. To ease the download problem, the maximum length
session will be increased to 120 minutes.
a full description of the policy, see www.munet.mun.ca/policy/modem_policy.html
Silver Anniversary Gala
Feb. 19, Grenfell College will host the Grenfell Silver Anniversary
Gala, a day-long recognition of the many people students,
professors, staff and community leaders whove helped
Grenfell become the learning institution it is today. The event
goes ahead the day after the opening ceremony of Grenfells
Winter Carnival, to be held at the Canada Winter Games Centre.
days events begin at 3 p.m. with a welcome and opening,
campus tours, trivia contests, and historical displays (history
of Grenfell traced through photographs, recorded interviews and
memorabilia). At 5 p.m. there is a complimentary refreshment
reception, reminiscences and stories (open mike: listen to faculty,
staff and students recount memories of the good old days);
followed at 7 p.m. by a Gala Dinner and Dance: student entertainment
and greetings from Grenfell College officials, past and present.
will be no shortage of things to do and see if you decide to
pay a visit to the west coast of the island. The event schedule
is such that you can easily include a tour of Corner Brook and
surrounding area in your weekend; the folks at Grenfell encourage
you to discover how the west coast has developed over the 25
years as well.
if you wish to stay on longer, youll note that the celebration
coincides with the Corner Brook Winter Carnival, one of the liveliest
and best-attended festivals in the province. In particular, a
reception will be held on Feb. 20 to celebrate an art exhibition
of SWGC Visual Arts alumni.
tickets, phone (709) 637-6208 Fax: (709) 637- 6201, or e-mail: