5, 2000, Gazette)
Speakers Series starts
On Monday, Sept. 25, the Centre for International Business Studies
hosted the first presentation of its new International Speakers
As the first speaker of the series, Darrell Spurrell, B.Comm.
(Hons.) 84, graduate and business development manager with
the Export Development Corporation, addressed a group of 40 business
students, faculty, and staff about the risks associated with
international trade. Mr. Spurrell also discussed how risks in
international trade can be minimized through services such as
those offered by EDC.
The goal of the centres International Speakers Series is
to increase student awareness of local business activities, services,
and strategies being used in the global marketplace.
Grenfell College wants to ensure that its students and graduates
weigh every option when making career choices.
In that vein, the Student Services Center recently invited the
federal Public Service Commission to the Grenfell campus. On
Sept. 21-22, representatives of the PSC held general information
sessions and met with students and graduates who expressed an
interest in working with the federal government.
During the information sessions, the PSC representative described
the recruiting efforts of the PSC, explained the application
process and identified the academic disciplines needed for the
fall recruitment campaign.
Job disciplines included correctional officers, parole officers,
information system specialists, aerospace engineers, economists/sociologists,
policy analysts, laboratory technicians, financial officers,
mathematical statisticians, community health nurses and citizen
and immigration officers, just to name a few.
For more information on the Public Service Commission, check
out their Web site at www.jobs.gc.ca.
is male athlete of the week
Fourth year cross-country veteran Trevor OBrien competed
in the Atlantic University Sport Invitational Cross Country Meet
at UNB on Saturday, Sept. 30. The 1999-2000 Atlantic University
Sport Cross Country Runner of the Year last season again proved
his dominance, finishing the 10 km race in first place for the
third straight year. Trevors first-place finish, with a
time of 33:07, helped the Sea-Hawks earn second place overall
in the team standings. For that, he was named Atlantic University
Sport Athlete of the Week for the week ending Oct. 1. Mr. OBrien
hails from Paradise and is currently enrolled in his 3rd year
Cross country runner Anne Barrington was nominated as female
athlete of the week.
Applications are invited for the 2001-2002 Memorial-Bergen Exchange
Fellowships. Under the terms of the exchange agreement up to
two scholars may be selected to visit the university of Bergen
for a period of up to one semester (or three to six months) to
undertake a program of research of interest to both institutions.
Faculty, staff and graduate students are eligible to apply. An
award of $2,500 is available from the International Centre.
For further information, contact either the chair or co-chair
of the committee Dr. Greg Dunning, Earth Sciences, (737-8481;
Dr. Rita E. Anderson, Psychology, (737- 8771; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
To request an application form, please contact Colleen Clarke,
International Centre (737-4053; e-mail email@example.com).
Completed applications must be submitted to Dr. Dunning by Dec.
Students interested developing their skills in team work, analysis
and reporting under the pressure of tight deadlines all
in a friendly, informal environment are invited to participate
in the Year 2001 case competition of the Canadian Evaluation
The Newfoundland Chapter of the society is organizing a team
for this national program evaluation competition. Their plan
is to bring together a team ofmasters or honours bachelor-level
students from various faculties, provide coaching, and help the
group prepare for the competition.
In the first stage of the competition, all teams receive a case
file delivered to their university. They have five hours to prepare
an analysis, then submit it by fax for judging by a team of experts.
This round will be held in February 2001. Cases focus on public
social, economic or educational programs. Previous cases have
involved evaluation of such diverse programs as a government
website, addiction services, a doctoral research grants selection
process, and an international development project.
The three best teams are invited to Banff in May 2001 to participate
in a final round. There they analyze a new case and present their
findings and recommendations before a live audience. The society
will support the travel of students to this competition.
For more information on this dynamic opportunity to learn practical
skills for the work world, please contact, by October 13: Bea
Melissa Outhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org;
or Dawn Goodyear at email@example.com
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