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(May 24, 2001,
Gazette)

Dr. Don Downer,Dr. Don Downer, head of the Office of Research and the Applied Research Unit at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, was awarded the 2001 Hall of Fame Award by the Salmon Preservation Association for the Waters of Newfoundland. Dr. Downer, who was instrumental in the effort to establish the Aquatic Centre for Research and Education (ACRE) at Hughes’ Brook in the Bay of Islands, has devoted much of his energy to educating people of all ages on the life cycle of the Atlantic Salmon. He recently published Selina: An Atlantic Salmon, a children’s educational book that has been adopted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for their aquatic habitat educational program in elementary schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

Andrew Stefanelli, honours student in Classics, has won first prize in the Classical Association of Canada National Greek Sight Translation Contest, and took third prize in the corresponding Latin Sight Translation Contest.

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada recently presented
Dr. Robert Sexty, Faculty of Business Administration, with the institute’s Award of Merit for his long term active membership in the IPAC Newfoundland and Labrador Group. Dr. Sexty’s involvement includes many years as an executive committee member, organizer and participant in numerous seminars, author of several case studies of government owned corporations, and program chair of the 1997 IPAC National Annual Conference held in St. John’s. The institute is a leading Canadian organization concerned with the theory and practice of public management. Its scope covers governance from the global to the local level. It is an association with active regional groups across the country with membership comprised of public administrators and academics.

Kirsten R. McDonald, a graduate student in the Faculty of Medicine, supervised by Dr. Christopher Kovacs, has been awarded the 2001 Mary Pater Graduate Studies Award for Excellence in Cancer Research.

Dr. Glyn George, Engineering and Applied Science, has been re-elected secretary of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils for 2001-03.

Dr. Morley F. Hodder was awarded an honorary doctor of divinity by the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax April 28. Dr. Hodder was the first head of Memorial’s Religious Studies department and was a faculty member for 27 years, retiring in 1994. In 1999 he was appointed professor emeritus and continues to teach part-time as an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Theology of Queen’s College.

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