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(March 8, 2001, Gazette)

Dr. Jon Lien, honorary research professor in Biopsychology, has been awarded the Sustainable Tourism Award by Parks Canada and Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador. With the Adventure Tourism Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, he has developed a code of conduct for tour boat operators which will be implemented by some operators this coming summer.

Dr. Lan Gien, Nursing, was elected President of the National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada at its biannual general meeting in November 2000. The group is the umbrella organization of about 50 national, provincial and individual groups across Canada. It forms a united national voice and liaises with other national women’s groups to improve the status of immigrant and visible minority women.

Keith Nicol, Environmental Studies, Grenfell College, took two third place finishes at the Atlantic Cross-Country Ski Championships in Stephenville Feb. 3-4, and a second place finish at the Newfoundland Masters Cross-Country Championship in Stephenville. As well, he participated in the annual Newfoundland Ski Marathon in Corner Brook in March, and again took a bronze medal in the Masters 3 age category.

Dr. Glenn W. Sheppard, Education, has been elected president of the Canadian Counselling Association for the period 2001-2003. CCA is a national association dedicated to the support and enhancement of the counselling profession in Canada.

Darrin McGrath, a lecturer with Sociology, and local publisher Flanker Press recently earned a publication subvention from the Office of Research. The $2,500 award will be used to assist in the publishing of a book on Newfoundland culture and history.

The Board of Regents appointed Suzanne Ellison acting head of bibliographical control services, QE II Library, for a one year term starting Jan. 1, 2001.

The Board of Regents appointed Dr. James Greenlee acting head of Grenfell College’s Division of Arts for the period Jan. 1 to April 30, 2001, as the search continues for a permanent head.

The Board of Regents renewed Dr. Dale Foster’s appointment as associate dean of Information Technology for a further three-year term effective Sept. 2, 2000.

The Board of Regents appointed Dr. Neil Hookey to the discipline chair in mechanical engineering for a three-year term effective Jan. 1, 2001.

The Board of Regents renewed the appointment of Dr. Bodil Larsen as interim associate dean of basic medical services for another year effective Jan. 1, 2001.

The Board of Regents renewed the appointment of Dr. Ian Bowmer as dean of the Faculty of Medicine for a further five-year term effective Jan. 1, 2001.

The Board of Regents elected Dr. Georgina Hedges as vice-chair, effective Feb. 12, 2001.


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