13, 2000, Gazette)
of Memorial past...
New director for biology centre
Marshall Laird, head of the Department of Biology, is the new
director of the universitys Centre for Environmental Biology.
He said the terms of reference of the centre are to be expanded
to include the broad area of parasitology.
3,000 students have enrolled for the 1970 Summer Session, and
registration of all students was carried out in a single day.
This performance was made possible by the punch card system used
at Memorial for the first time last September.
first homecoming dominated the news this summer. A history of
the founding of Memorial College and lots of photos of past events
were part of the coverage of 50 years at Memorial.
other news, a new group of students is attending classes at the
university this summer. About 200 vocational teachers from all
across the province with educational backgrounds ranging from
high school diplomas to masters degrees in their field are on
campus to work towards Memorials new diploma/degree programs
in vocation education.
Donald Cook has been appointed as head of the Department of Music
at Memorial. Mr. Cook is an outstanding organist and pianist,
well-known in music circles as a teacher and music director.
New dean of engineering
D. diCenzo has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Engineering
and Applied Science effective August 1. Prof. diCenzo is a graduate
of the University of New Brunswick and the Imperial College of
Science and Technology in London, England. He previously served
as associate dean of engineering at McMaster University in Hamilton.
other news, an ISER (Institute of Social and Economic Research)
study of the St. Johns inner city has begun. It will enumerate
downtown residents, interview people moving out, and survey the
areas housing. An interdisciplinary team is in charge of
the project, consisting of Christopher Sharpe, Geography, and
government officials Mark Shrimpton and Richard Fuchs. The project
is aimed at discovering why the population in the inner city
Tenders called for TSC
have been called on proposed renovations to the Thomson Student
Centre (TSC) to cope with some of the severe overcrowding regularly
experienced in the building. A major aspect of the current project
is the expansion of the Breezeway Bay, doubling the presenting
seating capacity of 200 by the addition of a two-level extension.
Labrador, students in Memorials Resource Technician Training
Program at North West River played a leading role. Two of the
students scrambled onto the skids of a hovering helicopters only
minutes before fire engulfed the area they had been working in.
Squid symposium attracts scientists
experts from all over the world will come to Newfoundland early
in August for the first international symposium designed to discuss
and exchange information on the biology and fishery of the commercially
important squid. Dr. Fred Aldrich is chair of Memorials
Ocean Studies Task Force and organizer of the symposium. Among
many topics, the symposium will explore methods and means by
which squid could be developed as a dependable food source.
other news, Dr. Rosemary Ommer of Memorials history department
has been appointed research director of the universitys
Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), replacing Dr.
Doug House, who left to chair the provinces Economic Recovery
Negotiations still in limbo
between Memorials administration and the Memorial University
of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA) remain in limbo since
talks broke off earlier this month and conciliation failed. In
July the university distributed a Handbook for Academic Staff
Members to the universitys 850 faculty members, including
professional librarians, represented by MUNFA. The handbook took
effect July 12 and contains 25 clauses from the old collective
agreement between the two parties, as well as five new clauses
which represent items proposed recently be the university to
the union. MUNFAs executive says it considers the document
to be illegal.