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(January 13, 2000, Gazette)

In August 1999, Alberta Auringer Wood, University Libraries, and Dr. Clifford H. Wood, Geography, participated in the International Cartographic Association 11th General Assembly and 19th International Cartographic Conference in Ottawa as members of the Program Committee. In addition, Dr. Wood was co-chair of the conference, while Ms. Wood was the deputy delegate for Canada. Several Canadian associations held their annual meetings as part of the conference, including the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) of which Ms. Wood is the immediate past president. During the business meeting of ACMLA, Ms. Wood was presented with the ACMLA Honours Award for 1999 for a person who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of map librarianship. At the General Assembly, Ms. Wood was elected as a vice president of ICA to serve on behalf of Canada for the time period of 1999-2003, along with six others representing other countries. At the closing ceremonies, Dr. Wood was presented with a special citation and medal by ICA because of his contributions to the success of the conference. After the conference, both were recipients of Earth Sciences Sector Merit Awards from Natural Resources Canada on Nov. 30 for their work on the conference.

Dr. Jacek Pawlowski, project director of the Office of Applied Research in Marine Operations at the Marine Institute, has been elected chair of the International Marine Simulator Forum (IMSF) for a three-year term. IMSF consists of manufacturers and users of marine simulators around the world.

Christopher Tibbo, nautical science diploma of technology student at the Marine Institute, has been recognized as Cadet of the Year by Maersk. Mr. Tibbo is currently undertaking his sea-time with Maersk and will return to the Marine Institute in August 2000 to complete his final year of studies. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Maersk is one of the largest marine transportation companies in the world.

Duo Concertante – violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves (Right) – was nominated for an East Coast Music Award for Classical Recording of the Year for the 1999 recording of À Deux. Both artists are faculty members in Memorial’s School of Music.