(March 22, 2001, Gazette)
Blundon award nominees
On April 3, Memorials Student Volunteer Bureau will host
a Student Volunteer Day ceremony, during which the 10th annual
Glenn Roy Blundon Award will be presented. The ceremony will
begin at 12:30 p.m. in West Hatcher Dining Hall. The award is
given to an individual or a group who has promoted equality and
accessibility for Memorial students with disabilities. Last years
recipient was Emir Andrews, a faculty member in the Department
of Psychology. Individuals are invited to nominate an individual
or group by March 23.
The award is named for a former Memorial student and resident
of Bay de Verde who died in 1984 and is remembered for his leadership
and commitment to equality and accessibility issues. The campus
facility named for him, the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre, Student
Affairs and Services, coordinates on-campus services for students
with disabilities. Nomination forms have been distributed to
campus departments and are also available from the Blundon Centre.
Return nomination forms to the Selection Committee, Glenn Roy
Blundon Award, c/o the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre (UC-4007). For
further details e-mail email@example.com or telephone 737-2156
(voice) or 737-4763 (telecommunication device for persons who
The Aldrich Interdisciplinary Lecture has been rescheduled for
Tuesday, March 27. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Kevin
Keough, vice president (research and international relations)
and newly-named chief scientist for Health Canada. Dr. Keough
will speak on Science in the Public Interest.
The public and media are invited to attend this lecture which
begins at 7:30 p.m in the lecture theatre, room 2006 of the S.
J. Carew Building. A reception will follow at Bitters Restaurant,
Feild Hall. Parking is available in Lot 16. The Aldrich Lecture
is presented by the Graduate Students' Union and the School of
Graduate Studies at Memorial University
For more information, contact Nancy Fagan, School of Graduate
Studies, at 737-7642 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or Deborah Inkpen,
information officer (research), at 737-4073 or e-mail email@example.com
Small oil spill
in lab contained
Officials of Memorial University's Safety Office successfully
cleaned up a small oil spill in a laboratory in the school's
Engineering Building that occurred Monday, March 12.
Officials estimate that about 25 gallons of oil leaked from a
line in the Engineering Hydraulics Laboratory. There was no release
of oil into the environment. The oil was contained in catchment
basins that are built into the floor of the labs as a safety
precaution in the event of any chemical spills.
The lab was closed for the remainder of the day and the substance
was cleaned up using absorbent materials. The incident has been
reported to the appropriate governmental authorities.
Do you know a staff member who should be recognized for an outstanding
contribution to the university? We want our university colleagues
to hear about and recognize staff members' accomplishments, resourcefulness,
initiative, creativity, leadership, responsiveness in delivering
service, and/or dedication to high standards as a member of the
Memorial University staff. Any administrative and support staff
member of Memorial University and its agencies who have worked
at the university for at least three years prior to nomination
is eligible. Nominations may come from alumni, faculty, staff,
students and other members of the university community.
The deadline for nominations is May 15 of each year. If you would
like further information about the awards, feel free to call
Marilyn Thompson at 737-4627 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit the Human
Resources homepage, www.mun.ca/humanres, for a list of previous
equity officer appointed
On Jan. 1, 2001, the university's employment equity officer,
Sandra Chaytor, began a one-year leave of absence. Human Resources
announced that Marie Hedderson accepted the employment equity
officer position during Ms. Chaytor's leave. Ms. Hedderson has
extensive experience working with human rights issues, employment
equity administration, and program development and administration.
Ms. Hedderson will be responsible for ensuring the university
is in compliance with the Federal Contractor's Program. She is
located in SN-1017, and can be reached at 737-2548.
asked to assist in evaluation
Women in Newfoundland and Labrador diagnosed with breast cancer
between June 1999 and August 2000 are asked to assist with an
evaluation of breast cancer information kits. Your input can
help others. If you, or someone you know, were diagnosed during
this time please call the Womens Health Network, Newfoundland
and Labrador, toll-free 1-866-579-4480.