(March 8, 2001, Gazette)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for nominations is March
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.
Its 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 Canadas
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 Canadas
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 reports
policy recommendations on their Web sites this month. In expressing
its support for the reports 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.
the fall semester?
No plans yet for the coming fall semester? Why not consider registering
for Landscape and Literature at Memorials overseas campus
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 email@example.com or Dr. Annette Staveley
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 departments
2000 budgets should be received no later than March 19. All deliveries
will be discontinued as of March 26 and will resume April 2.
rookie of the year
Jenine Browne of the Sea-Hawks is the 2000-01 Atlantic University
Sport Womens Basketball Conference Rookie of the Year.
Browne, a forward from St. Brides, 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
The Sea-Hawks lost the Atlantic University Conference semi-final
game to St. Francis Xavier Saturday night.