(May 24, 2001, Gazette)
The Board of Regents approves a reorganization of the
administrative structure of the university. The dean of arts,
Harris, is appointed deputy vice-president (academic). He continues
to be dean of arts, but will relinquish responsibility for the
science departments when a dean of science is appointed. W. H.
M. Selby is appointed assistant vice-president for administration
while retaining his post as comptroller (bursar). T. C. Noel
heads up the new Department of Physical Planning and Development.
And the former Department of Information and Alumni Affairs becomes
the Division of Public Relations with separate branches responsible
for public information services and alumni affairs. G. B. Woodland
is the director of public relations.
At spring convocation, five honorary degrees are awarded along
with 900 bachelor degrees, 60 masters degrees and two doctorates.
The honorary degrees are awarded to the Most Rev. Richard T.
McGrath, bishop of St. Georges; Commissioner Clarence Dexter
Wiseman, commander for the Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda;
Rev. Frederick Albert William Peacock, superintendent of the
Moravian Mission, Labrador; Dr. John E. Hodgetts, professor of
political science and principal of Victoria College, University
of Toronto; and Lister Sinclair, executive producer, arts and
sciences, of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
National grants for researchers
Two Memorial researchers are awarded National Institute
of Canada grants totalling $51,472 for the current fiscal year.
Dr. William Marshall, Immunology, is awarded $25,472 for a study
of the immunological factors in the pathogenesis of lymphoma.
Dr. P. J. OBrien, Biochemistry, receives $26,000 for a
study on the metabolic activation of polycyclic hydrocarbons
on asbestos enhanced carcinogenesis.
At spring convocation, five honorary degrees are awarded: to
Dr. John Charles Polanyi, professor of chemistry at the University
of Toronto; Dr. Wilfred Templeman, J. L. Paton Professor of Marine
Biology and Fisheries at Memorial; Rudolph Duder, retired Canadian
diplomat and now assistant to the vice-rector of Concordia University;
Frank Archibald Milligan, associate director of the Canada Council;
and Dr. Henry Bertram Mayo, distinguished Canadian scholar and
Six honorary degrees awarded
May 1981 At spring convocation,
six honorary degrees are awarded to Dr. James Milton Ham, president
of the University of Toronto; Charles R. Tittemore, president
and chief executive officer of the Price Company Limited and
executive vice-president of Abitibi-Price Inc; Grace Hue Butt,
playwright, producer, literary critic and poet; Dr. James Maurice
Stockford Carless, University Professor at the University of
Toronto; Arthur R. Lundrigan, president of Lundrigans Limited;
and Major Sarah Woodland, a Salvation Army Officer for more than
Artists honoured at convocation
At spring convocation, five honorary degrees and about
1,500 other degrees are conferred. Honorary degrees are awarded
to Dr. Rudolph Roland Haering, professor of physics at the University
of British Columbia; Ethel Brinton, long-time teacher and a key
developer in the Anglo-Mexican Cultural Institute; Dr. Mary West
Pratt, Canadian artist; Robert E. Oliver, past president of the
Association of Canadian Advertisers and a former director of
the Canadian Public Relations Society; and the Right Honourable
Lord Taylor of Harlow, past president and vice-chancellor of
In other news, restraints took on a public and chilling reality
for many this month with the announcement of hiring cuts, the
end of Channel 13, and the closing of two Extension Services
General studies hits the road
The Division of General Studies is on the road this month
to interview students at the provinces 205 provincial high
schools and establish direct contact with students who are headed
Seven honorary degrees and about 1,900 other degrees are conferred
at spring convocation this month. The honorary degree recipients
are Richard Cashin, who played a key role in founding the Newfoundland
Food, Fish and Allied Workers Union; Mario Duschenes, a musician
of international stature who has been musical director of the
Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra for six years; Janet E. Halliwell,
a distinguished science administrator and chair of the Science
Council of Canada; Dr. Shirley M. Stinson, an acknowledged leader
in the field of graduate education for nurses; Elizabeth Rosemary
Summers, who served Newfoundland as a nursing practitioner, educator,
administrator and professional leader; William Whitesides Warner,
whose writings on the marine environment enriched the understanding
of both scientists and the general public; and Dr. Glyndwr Williams,
professor of history at Queen Mary College, University of London,
and an expert in both Canadian and Newfoundland history.
New research chair
The university establishes a new chair in telecommunications
engineering and information technology this month. Dr. John Robinson
is appointed to the new position, and his research program will
include work leading to the development of flexible, cost-effective,
high performance and human-friendly multimedia communications.
The research chair is a joint initiative of Memorial, NewTel
Communications, Northern Telecom (Nortel) and the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council.
At spring convocation, eight honorary degrees and 1,800 undergraduate
and graduate degrees are awarded over eight sessions. One session
is held at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook. The
honorary degree recipients are Maude Victoria Barlow, political
activist, author and policy critic; Timothy Irving Findley, one
of Canadas most outstanding writers; Edward Dawson Ives,
a leader in the study of folklore based at the University of
Maine; Joseph Kruger II, chairman and chief executive officer
of Kruger Inc, a privately owned family pulp and paper company
based in Montreal; William Andrew ONeil, secretary-general
of the International Maritime Organization, the United Nations
agency concerned with maritime safety and the prevention of pollution
from ships; Clyde Kirby Wells, former premier of Newfoundland;
and Victor Leyland Young, chairman and chief executive officer
of Fishery Products International Ltd.