14, 2000, Gazette)
The former Chemistry cafeteria is now home to two computer labs
for arts and sciences students and Memorial is on the cutting
edge of technology once again.
Computer Sciences Michael Raymond has invented an application
that runs Windows and Linux simultaneously and may be the first
application of its kind.
The computer labs are the result of cooperation between the university
and SONA Computer Inc.
Dr. Terry Murphy, dean of arts, Dr. Bob Lucas, dean of students
Dr. Evan Simpson, vice-president (academic) knew there was a
great need for more computers for arts and science students and
ensured there was funding for the labs.
And its a success. The place filled up instantly
the first day it opened, said Dr. Lucas.
Dave Fowler, SONAs branch manager, said his company was
more than happy to donate the computers. Because of our
affiliation with this facility, it allows us to be a local organization.
All computers and furniture in the labs were made in Newfoundland.
One lab will be used primarily for teaching and the other will
be a general purpose open-access room. There are seven laptop
ports and the labs are networked to other buildings.
Group, the newly consolidated organization responsible for all
aspects of technology commercialization and development for Memorial
University, was launched on Nov. 29.
The group is made up of four divisions: Genesis Research which
carries out intellectual property protection and promotion; Genesis
Centre, a support network for high-growth, knowledge-based businesses;
Genesis Web, an online support network for entrepreneurs and
Genesis Bio-East, the collaborative network for biotechnology
in the province.
Genesis Group was formerly known as Seabright Corporation.
has been sold to Compass Group Canada.
Dr. Brian Johnston, director of housing, food and conference
services, said, In the short term, members of the university
community will see very little change in operations on campus.
However, over the next year or so, there will be new food services
with new signs.
All Beaver Foods personnel have moved to the new company.
Anyone who may have questions about the changes can contact
Dr. Johnston at 737-7968 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
a doctoral student of geography at Memorial, was recently awarded
a Canadian Policy Research award graduate prize for his research
into the lack of an accepted standard for Strategic Environmental
Assessment as a major barrier to governments effectively incorporating
environmental consideration into policy-level decision-making.
The prizes recognize the excellent work of graduate students
in policy research and are jointly sponsored by SSHRC, NSERC
and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the
Policy Research Initiative (PRI).
Foundation fall grants
list of grants made by the J. R. Smallwood Foundation during
its fall granting session: A conference grant to
Dr. Magessa OReilly, Department of French and Spanish,
to attend the 10th annual conference, Association des professeures
et professeurs des littératures acadienne et québécoise;
$1,800. A project grant to Gail Weir, Centre for Newfoundland
Studies for Arrangement and Description of the J. R. Smallwood
Papers; $10,000. Research grants to Donald H. Holly, Brown University,
Beothuk Adaptation in the Newfoundland Interior, $3,500; Dr.
Scott Jamieson, Department of French and Spanish, Sir Wilfred
Grenfell College, Translation of Julien Thoulets Voyage
à Terre-Neuve, $3,500; Gabrielle Kemp, Department of History,
Representing Christian Manhood Through Slides at the Grenfell
Mission, $3,500; Gail Lush, Department of History, Nutrition,
Health Education and Dietary Reform at the Grenfell Mission,
Dr. Denyse Lynde, Department of English, Newfoundland Theatre
ResearchThe Community, $3,427; and Cathy Mathias, Queens
University, 17th-Century Textiles Excavated from Ferryland, $3,000.