Campus Connections is an event aimed at helping students in their
transition by allowing them to meet a number of Memorials
faculty and staff in a comfortable and intimate environment.
Some of the most challenging components of a students transition
to university life are the myths that students are merely faceless
numbers and that people at Memorial are uncaring and ambivalent
about students success. The goal of the new event is to
let new students know early in their university careers that
Memorial is a caring campus, that faculty and staff are friendly,
approachable and genuinely concerned about students as individuals.
Campus Connections will take place Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 12:30
p.m. and the orientation committee is requesting the involvement
and assistance of faculty and staff to meet with students at
As well, the orientation committee is asking everyone involved
to accompany the students to the presidents luncheon at
1 p.m.. Finally, the committee is asking all who attend the Campus
Connections session to attend the reconnecting event on Thursday,
Sept. 6, to reinforce the message of Campus Connections.
If you are interested in participating, contact Jared Clarke,
orientation coordinator, at 737-3534 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Regents has approved the educational, business and
renovation plan for Harlow campus, subject to Senate approval
of new academic programs.
The centrepiece of the new credit offerings is a program in European
Studies, while the new non-credit offerings will include a Gateway
Europe course, initially aimed at executives of small and medium-sized
businesses in Atlantic Canada, and unique English as a second
language courses for professionals from non-English speaking
changes for fall semester
Effective for the 2001 fall semester the slot schedule for the
St. Johns campus timetable has been revised to accommodate
an extra slot in the midday period of noon to 2 p.m. The slots
affected are 6, 16, 17 and 18 and the changes are as follows:
Slot 16 has been moved to midday and meets at Tuesday and Thursday
from 12 to 12:50 p.m. and on Friday from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Slot 6 has been rearranged to meet at 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. on
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Slots 17 and 18 have been moved
back to begin a half-hour earlier. As well, the F-slots have
been rearranged and the free period is from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
These changes are the result of a university wide consultation
by the Timetable Committee during the spring and summer of 2000,
but the implementation of the changes was delayed until fall
2001 in order to allow more time for academic units to adjust
their course offerings.
The Instrumentation, Control, and Automation Centre celebrated
its first anniversary with a lunchtime presentation in the Engineering
Building on July 25. The event was sponsored by the student branch
The teaching and research facility provided an overview of its
current activities, including brief descriptions of its role
in projects relating to the Marconi Celebrations and the Anakin
Project (see last weeks Gazette), as well as offshore safety
and dynamic positioning, and remote sensing and environmental
monitoring. For the Marconi Celebrations, INCA is supervising
two WISE students assembling kits for the IEEE Crystal Radio
Competition, to be held on December 12 in Mile One Stadium. As
well, a group of students is involved in creating the computerized
tester by which the competition will be judged.
Another INCA student, Term 5 student Rose Wilson, is developing
a suite of C++ routines for the design and simulation of hybrid
systems like those used by offshore vessels for evacuation from
icebergs and other hazards. The goal is to optimize safe and
total evacuation in minimal time.
The RAVEN project, or Remote-sensing Aerial Vehicles for Environmental-monitoring,
re-uses the Anakin Project software and hardware to equip unstaffed
aerial vehicles for iceberg detection in areas where bergs threaten
offshore platforms. The project is expected to cut costs for
such monitoring, offer more complete data collection, and operate
in conditions (long-range, all-weather) where humans cannot.
grant for medicine
As one of a number of national rural health initiatives announced
in mid-July by the federal government, the Professional Development
Office at Memorials Faculty of Medicine has been awarded
$322,614 to develop an electronic rural medicine strategy. This
national professional development effort for enhancing the retention
of rural and remote physicians will involve designing a Web site
to provide online continuing medical education for rural-based