Garden is open
The Memorial University Botanical Garden invites the public to
its annual open house on Satuday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free but food donations will be accepted for the
Community Food Sharing Association.
Activities such as pony rides, scavenger hunts, puppet shows,
gardening tips and various other activities will be ongoing throughout
For further information, call 737-8590.
centre is ready Aug. 1
Testing Service computer-based testing centre will be operational
in the Facilities Management building, room FM 1000, Aug. 1,
even if the Regatta is held on that day.
Individuals who wish to write the GRE, GMAT and TOEFL tests can
register on-line with those testing agencies or with ETS (www.ets.org)
and will be able to schedule a date and time on campus by calling
A note: the cost of writing the GMAT test will increase to $200
U.S. on Aug 1. Those who register before that date (regardless
of the date they select to actually write the exam) will be charged
the current rate.
show education's benefit
Institute of Education recently released a study reporting that
educated people are less likely to suffer depression, are more
motivated to achieve, and are healthier than those who leave
The research findings, which were based on observations of 12,000
British citizens born in 1958 and 12,000 born in 1970, as well
as on other international studies, also suggest that people with
higher education better manage life-changing events, such as
divorce and the death of a loved one.
In an unrelated study, the Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research
Center recently reported that higher education may lead to reduced
welfare dependency, lower crime rates, healthier lifestyles,
greater civic involvement, and more participation in cultural
This report, Education and the Common Good Social Benefits of
Higher Education in Kentucky, notes that a University of Kentucky
survey found that 74 percent of Kentuckians with less than a
high school education were registered to vote, while 95 percent
of those with some college experience were registered. The research
also found a link between higher education and volunteerism.
forefront of chip research
Foundation for Innovation (CFI) will invest $15.9 million to
support the development of an advanced microchip research and
design network. The announcement was made July 17 by Dr. David
Strangway, president and CEO of CFI, and Marlene Catterall, MP
for Ottawa-West-Nepean on behalf of the Brian Tobin, Minister
The system-on-chip research network will link over 250 Canadian
technology researchers at 32 universities and research institutions
across the country. This is the first time a national network
for system-on-chip research has been implemented on this scale
anywhere in the world.
The Ontario Innovation Trust Fund is also supporting the development
of the new research network by investing $6.2 million.
Awarded to Queen's University on behalf of a consortium of universities
and research institutions, the national network infrastructure
will involve university-industry partnerships and create a national
library of intellectual property. This national library will
consist of microelectronic system components and computer-aided
design tools, available to research sites through secure communication
links. Canadian researchers who have access to that library and
a distribution network for System-On-Chip designs will be able
to conduct innovative research in a many areas including telecommunications,
robotics, computing, sensors, biotechnology and medicine.
on international internships
Development Research Centre is holding a competition for internship
awards this fall. These awards provide exposure to research for
international development through a program of training in research
management and grant administration under the guidance of IDRC
Internships are tenable for a minimum of four months and a maximum
of 12 months at IDRC headquarters in Ottawa or in a regional
office. Candidates can be Canadians (or permanent residents)
or citizens of developing countries, and should have had some
training at the master's level. Deadline for receipt of applications
is Sept. 14. Awards will commence in January 2002.
Details of the competition can be found at www.idrc.ca/awards/
ecintrn.html (announcement in English) and www.idrc.ca/
awards/fcintrn.html (announcement in French).
For further information, please contact Anthony B. Dickinson,
executive director (acting), International Centre firstname.lastname@example.org,