School and St. Clares join to form special units
Three joint appointments between Memorials Medical School
and St. Clares Mercy Hospital will bring doctors of international
reputation to St. Johns in connection with the development
of services for arthritis and rheumatic diseases, and psychiatric
care. Dr. Oliver Vaughan-Jackson, an international authority
on the surgical treatment of arthritis, will become professor
of orthopedic surgery at Memorial and hold appropriate staff
positions at St. Clares and other city hospitals. Coupled
with this is the appointment of Dr. John R. Martin, who has had
extensive experience in rheumatology in Canada. The Rheumatic
Diseases Unit at St. Clares will be established under the
direction of Dr. Martin. St. Clares will also expand their
services in psychiatric care with the appointment of Dr. Clive
Mellor as associate professor of psychiatry at Memorial and chief
of psychiatry at St. Clares.
In other news,
the Extension Service holds two workshops on the provinces
west coast, covering such topics as public speaking, community
councils, and meetings. Extension representatives spend four
days in Cape St. George on the Port au Port Peninsula and two
days in Port aux Basques.
Rothermere Fellowships awarded
Two Memorial University graduate students are awarded
Rothermere Foundation Fellowships. Priscilla Renouf and Robert
Horwood, both of St. Johns, are the recipients of these
prestigious awards, given to pursue studies for a British higher
degree at a university of their choice in the United Kingdom.
Ms. Renouf will continue her studies in archaeology at Cambridge
University and Mr. Horwood will pursue studies at the London
School of Economics.
Sod turning for new institute
Ceremonies to inaugurate the federally-funded $55.6 million
Arctic Vessel and Marine Research Institute are held on the north
campus of Memorial University. Representatives of the university,
the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), and the federal
and provincial governments, as well as invited guests view the
turning of the sod and unveiling of the site marker. The NRC
will build and manage the institute, which will consist of an
ice towing tank, an open water towing tank, support facilities
for designing and cutting models, a mobile data acquisition system
and a data handling capability. The tanks will be used to test
performance and seakeeping characteristics of marine models.
In other news,
the Faculty of Science hosts the first Newfoundland Regional
Science Fair which attracts over 100 exhibits representing the
work of more than 160 students from 10 schools int the St. Johns
area and five schools in the Exploits Valley area.
Memorial gears up to deal with registration for the 1986
fall semester, when about 1,300 additional students are expected
on campus. The bulk of this years increase in registration
is expected at the third-year level, which represents the first
group of students to complete the revised high school program
before entering Memorial. This will create additional demands
on senior-level courses necessary for students approaching graduation.
Changes for the coming academic year will determine the order
in which students are allowed to register based on the student
academic program, the closeness to graduation or the number of
courses completed, and the academic achievement or cumulative
grade point average of the student.
Outstanding teachers, research professors named
Four Memorial faculty members receive the most prestigious
teaching and research awards the university bestows on serving
members of its academic community. Dr. Gordon Bennett, Biology,
and Dr. Harry Kiefte, Physics, are named as university research
professors. Dr. Brian Gregory, Chemistry, and Dr. Elizabeth Miller,
English, are this years recipients of the Presidents
Award for Distinguished Teaching.
In other news, the 1991 Lord Rothermere Foundation Fellowship
is awarded to Shirley L. Stacey of St. Johns. Ms. Stacey
is a masters candidate in arts and she will begin doctoral
studies in 17th century literature in England this fall.
Faculty members receive awards for excellence
Dr. Vit Bubenik, Linguistics, and Dr. Eric Jespers, Mathematics
and Statistics, are named university research professors. Dr.
John de Bruyn, Physics and Physical Oceanography, receives the
Presidents Award for Outstanding Research. Dr. Michael
Collins, Biology, and Dr. Melvyn Lewis, Mathematics and Statistics,
each receive the President Award for Distinguished Teaching.