22, 2000, Gazette)
students navigate Great Lakes
Marine Institute has been designated as a training centre for
Algoma Central Marine. Based in St. Catharines, Ontario, Algoma
Central Marine operates 33 vessels on Canada's Great Lakes.
students enrolled in the Marine Institute's diploma and degree
program in nautical science and marine engineering will be given
the opportunity to become Algoma Central Marine cadets. The cadets
will work with Algoma Central Marine during work placements,
with potential for employment after graduation.
Institute students enrolled in the nautical science and marine
engineering programs receive the cutting edge education and training
required by Algoma," said Randy Chamberlain, human resources
supervisor with Algoma Central Marine. "To remain competitive
in the marine transportation industry, Algoma Central Marine
must recruit top-notch cadets from world-class schools like the
Marine Institute, who will be the company's future ships' officers."
coaches leave MUN
is losing both of its varsity volleyball coaches as husband and
wife team Karen Murphy (women's coach) and Clay Reimer (men's
coach) leave St. John's to pursue educational and business opportunities
in the United States.
Murphy, coach of the 1999-2000 Atlantic University Athletic Association's
(AUAA) championship team, is taking time out from her coaching
career to pursue an advanced degree at the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro.
Reimer, who coached the men's team to its best-ever season in
1999, will be travelling to Greensboro to pursue opportunities
in the high-tech industry.
will be a great loss to the men's and women's volleyball teams
and to the university," said Dr. Colin Higgs, director of
the School of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics. "Karen
has developed an outstanding young team of female volleyball
players who have brought great prestige to Memorial University
and to our school."
Higgs also praised the role that Mr. Reimer played in revitalizing
men's volleyball at the university. "Two years ago we shut
down the men's volleyball team for financial reasons. There was
a tremendous response from the community, and with the help of
Clay we were able to re-instate the program."
Murphy bas been coaching the Sea~Hawks women's team since 1996
and has amassed an unprecedented 63-15 win loss record, including
last year's unbeaten season in AUAA regular season and play-off
needs a second chance
school students whose grades didn't quite make the mark can find
that second chance at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.
students miss Memorial's grade requirements by five per cent
or less, they qualify for the Summer Bridging Program. Summer
Bridging is available open to all students in Newfoundland who
have, or will, graduate with an average between 65 and 70 per
cent in courses required for admission. This year's program will
be held Aug. 7-25.
idea behind the program is to give students the skills they require
to begin university in the fall.
Summer Bridging Program will provide students with instruction
and practice in basic skills necessary to begin university level
mathematics, reading and writing, as well as instruction in skills
such as note taking, time management and preparation for exams.
The program is also an introduction to the university way of
life; there's the added option of living on campus for a three-week
period in Grenfell College's residence.
For more information, contact the Registrar's Office at Sir Wilfred
Grenfell College at (709) 637-6298 or check out our Web site:
science fair returns in 2004
2004 Canada Wide Science Fair will be held at Memorial's campus
in St. John's.
expect around 600 students, 200 chaperones and delegates and
over 200 judges during the eight day event. "Many of these
student will be our future scientists, doctors and engineers
but while they are in Newfoundland they will be shown all aspects
of our geography, culture and fine hospitality," said host
committee member Dr. Frederick Smith.
last time the Canada Wide Fair was held in St. John's was in
1989 and from the feedback from adults and students it was one
of the best fairs ever. In 2004 it will be even better."
fairs are run for the benefit of students. The funds for travel,
food and accommodations are raised by the schools and science
fair organizations across Canada; all the students need is some
pocket money. However, in 1989 the fair put over $1.5 million
into the St. John's area (this includes food and accommodations)
and in the year 2004 it will be much more, said Dr. Smith.
will stay in residence in Paton College and the exhibit area
will be in the new Field House.
are Canada's top school science students," said Dr. Smith.
"We want them to visit MUN, have a good experience and we
hope many will return for their university education."
the next three years the CWSF 2004 Host Committee will be contacting
people throughout MUN inviting them to participate in many of
the events associated with the fair.
additional information, contact Frederick R. Smith, Office of
the Dean of Science, 737-4314, firstname.lastname@example.org.