18, 1999, Gazette)
for papers at Grenfell
Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook will host the Interdisciplinary
Conference on Crossings and Borders, May 24-28, 2000. Speakers
include Mikmaq poet Rita Joe, astronaut Story Musgrave
and Patrick OFlaherty, literary historian. Organizers are
seeking proposals for 20-25 minute papers and presentations from
all academic disciplines and aimed at a non-specialist audience.
The organizing committee encourages proposals from undergraduate
and graduate students. Please send your proposal and 250-word
abstract with a brief c.v. by Jan. 15, 2000. For further information
contact: Prof. L. Sasaki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Dr. H. Pike (email@example.com),
SWGC, Corner Brook, NF, A2H 6P9. Phone: (709) 637-6200,
fax: (709) 639-8125.
University and the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board
held a one-day workshop Nov. 10 in the Faculty of Engineering
and Applied Science.
workshop was titled Geoscience and the Newfoundland Offshore
Opportunity for University, Industry and Government Cooperation.
It was designed to provide representatives of industry, Memorial
University and government geoscience agencies with the opportunity
to discuss and explore the evolving needs, opportunities and
the universitys capabilities for geoscience in the Newfoundland
James Wright, Earth Sciences, said the workshop represents a
first of its kind for the Newfoundland geoscience community.
is gratifying from the departments viewpoint to see the
tangible expressions of interest in enhancing Memorials
geoscientific capabilities from the industry players active in
the Newfoundland offshore and from government scientists and
regulators. The recognition by industry of one of our roles of
providing highly qualified personnel for the petroleum industry
is especially noteworthy.
to a representative from Husky Oil, fully 12 per cent of the
companys geoscientific staff in Calgary are Memorial graduates.
Dr. Wright said the university was pleased to see that many graduates
from the past decade are returning to Newfoundland to take up
positions of responsibility in the local petroleum community,
both in industry and government.
Department of Geosciences and the Centre for Earth Resources
Research at Memorial look forward to continuing to build upon
and strengthen partnerships with the petroleum sector through
the university-wide oil and gas initiative that the president
of Memorial University, Dr. Axel Meisen, is undertaking.
attends aquaculture conference
Aquaculture Association of Canada recently held its annual meeting
Aquaculture Canada 99 in Victoria, B.C. Over 700
participants from across North America and abroad attended the
three-day conference and trade show. Memorial Universitys
Marine Institute and Ocean Sciences Centre were well represented.
Faculty presentations were given by Dr. Joe Brown (Progress in
Emerging Marine Finfish Species: Learning From the Past), Jan
Negrijn (An Atlantic Perspective on the Change From Traditional
to Aquaculture Fisheries) and Cyr Couturier (Establishing R and
D Priorities An Industry Perspective).
Jay Parsons and Cyr Couturier were co-authors on several student
presentations. Masters of science in aquaculture students giving
presentations included Miranda Pryor, Melissa Mooney, Eddy Kennedy,
Louise Copeman, and Shelby Temple-Banner. Advanced diploma in
aquaculture student presentations were given by Julie Bertrand
and Nancy Mouland. Melissa Mooney won the overall Best Student
Oral Presentation Award for her talk titled A Comparison of Feeding
Physiology in Two Size Classes of Cultured and Wild Blue Mussels
Mytilus Edulis and M. Trossulus. This was the first
time a MUN M.Sc. aquaculture student won the best oral paper
at the national forum on aquaculture. The best poster paper was
won by Karen Whalen, M.Sc. aquaculture student. At the end of
the meeting Dr. Jay Parsons stepped down as president of the
Aquaculture Association of Canada, assuming the role of past-president
for 1999-2000, and Cyr Couturier was elected the board of the
AAC for 1999-2001.
a slam dunk for many Memorial Sea-Hawks basketball enthusiasts
in the Atlantic Region who also happen to be cable subscribers.
this year, Sea-Hawks fans will be able to catch the mens
and womens teams, thanks to a broadcast arrangement between
Memorials School of Continuing Education and community
School of Continuing Education will provide live coverage of
eight Sea-Hawks games (four double-headers) starting with the
Nov. 20 match against St. Marys University Huskies. Womens
team action goes at 6 p.m. followed by the men at 8 p.m. (NDT).
Broadcasts will follow Jan. 15 with the Sea-Hawks versus St.
Francis Xavier, Feb. 5 against Dalhousie and Feb. 26 against
University College of Cape Breton.
might look for some new wrinkles in this seasons broadcasts,
as two members of Continuing Education broadcast team recently
returned from in-service training with TSN for coverage of a
Toronto Raptors game.
Newfoundland and Labrador, the Sea-Hawks action will be available
to cable subscribers in Labrador City, Lewisporte, Corner Brook,
Grand Falls-Windsor, Gander, Glovertown, Harbour Grace and the
metropolitan St. Johns area. Viewers outside these locations
should consult their local cable provider about carrying the