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(March 8, 2001, Gazette)

Nominate a volunteer
The Student Volunteer Bureau is holding its 15th Annual MUN Volunteer Day Ceremony on Tuesday, April 3.

Several awards will be presented to the university community for outstanding community service and volunteer work. Awards include: Student Volunteer of the Year; Staff/Faculty Volunteer of the Year; Volunteer Residence of the Year; Club/Society Volunteer of the Year; and Volunteer Centre of the Year.

Nomination forms are available from the Student Volunteer
Bureau located in the University Centre, room UC-4001, or call 737-4301 or e-mail
svb@mun.ca. The deadline for nominations is March 12.

Northern research gets $1-million
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council will launch up to six Northern Research Chairs and make available additional support for postgraduate and postdoctoral study.

“It’s a modest but important step for our council. We felt obliged to take it in light of the significance of the North to Canada,” said NSERC President Tom Brzustowski. “We hope, of course, that our action will catalyze a much more substantial program of northern research.”

Last June, the federal government announced that $10 million would be allocated to implement the Northern Dimension of Canada’s Foreign Policy.

In September 2000, a task force organized by NSERC and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) issued a report on the state of research in the North.

The report, From Crisis to Opportunity: Rebuilding Canada’s Role in Northern Research, proposed a five-point program: establish university research chairs, create scholarships and fellowships, support strategic research projects, build new partnerships between universities and northern communities, and provide funding for equipment and infrastructure.

NSERC and SSHRC expect to post a joint response to the report’s policy recommendations on their Web sites this month. In expressing its support for the report’s findings, SSHRC made a commitment to fund the proposed activities – including its innovative concept for northern Community-University Research Alliances – should additional funding become available.

Plans for the fall semester?
No plans yet for the coming fall semester? Why not consider registering for Landscape and Literature at Memorial’s overseas campus in Harlow?

Through field trips, visits to heritage sites, lectures and seminars, study the relationship between English Literature and the evolving landscape of the country, while gaining 15 credit hours in English and Geography towards your degree.

Why not spend mid-term break touring the cities and countryside of Ireland, France, Italy, Greece or Spain?

For more information, come to a meeting on Thursday,
March 8, in SN-2000 at 1 p.m. and/or contact Dr. Michael Staveley at
staveley@mun.ca or Dr. Annette Staveley at astaveley@mun.ca.

Warehouse shut for inventory
Facilities Management advises of the following warehouse closures for inventory count: The Henrietta Harvey warehouse will be closed March 27; Central Stores, March 28-30; Carpentry shop, March 30; and Locksmith Shop, March 29-30.

Any expenditures to be charged against individual department’s 2000 budgets should be received no later than March 19. All deliveries will be discontinued as of March 26 and will resume April 2.

Sea-Hawks rookie of the year
Jenine Browne of the Sea-Hawks is the 2000-01 Atlantic University Sport Women’s Basketball Conference Rookie of the Year.

Browne, a forward from St. Bride’s, finished second in league scoring as a rookie (14.5 points per game), second in field goal percentage (57.7 — sixth in the CIAU), fifth in three-point shooting (39.0 per cent) and tied for fifth in free throw percentage (78.2 per cent). She looks to become the second straight CIAU Rookie of the Year winner from the Atlantic University Sport Conference.

The Sea-Hawks lost the Atlantic University Conference semi-final game to St. Francis Xavier Saturday night.

 

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