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(November 16, 2000, Gazette)

25th anniversary of C-CORE
C-CORE is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It has grown from its early roots in cold ocean resources research to a leading research and development organization, supporting Canada’s oil and gas, mining, pipelines, fishery and forestry sectors.

From initial programs off Newfoundland and Labrador, C-CORE’s geographical scope has expanded to the rest of Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and even into space. Current activities include applied research and development in intelligent systems, remote sensing, geotechnical and ice engineering and technology transfer.

Developments in distance education
Professionals in the career development field will soon be able to upgrade their skills from the comfort of their own communities through Memorial University’s School of Continuing Education. The school is accepting registration now for its first Web-based course for the certificate in Career Development.

The certificate was developed in response to the significant changes taking place in the field. “New models for career development practice and the demands of a rapidly changing and challenging economy have made the need to upgrade more pressing than ever,” said program developer Diana Deacon.

Classes for the program began in January on the St. John’s campus. Since that time, four different courses have been offered — Career Development, Assessment in Career Development, The Nature of Work, the Workforce and the Workplace and Interpersonal Communications.

The program will go on-line in January 2001 and classes will still be available on campus.

“We’ve been working from the outset to make the certificate available by distance. So many career development professionals are scattered throughout this province that we designed the program to provide equal access professional development,” said Ms. Deacon.

AGNL exhibition on Gros Morne
The Art Gallery’s Gros Morne National Park Artists-In-Residence program has completed its third season.

This summer’s artists were Ron Bolt, Ontario; Lyndal Osborne, Alberta; Beth Oberholtzer, Newfoundland and Massachusetts artists Selma Bromberg and Amy Ragus.

All the artists spent three weeks in residence in Glenburnie and provided slide-lectures at Parks Canada’s Discovery Centre in Woody Point.

Art in the Park: Works from the 1998/99 Gros Morne Park Artists in residence program will be on display at the Art Gallery until Feb. 4.

Book reading
The Writer’s Alliance will host a reading with Sheldon Currie, author of The Glace Bay Miner’s Museum on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. at the Art Gallery.

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