30, 2000, Gazette)
Bill Chislett has been appointed director of MI International.
Mr. Chislett has professional, research and independent experience
in more than 60 countries. Previously, he was an international
programme officer for MI International.
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College student Susan Avery, a native of
Stephenville, has been awarded the M.G. Green Memorial Scholarship
for the years 2000-2004. The scholarship is valued at $8,000
- $2,000 per calendar year for each of four years. It is awarded
every three years based on scholastic achievement, character,
good citizenship, leadership ability and economic need.
Debating sweeps championships
The MUN Debating Society has just swept the Atlantic Debating
Championships in Fredericton, NB, winning every category and
dominating the top 10. Ken Johnston and John Whelan won the championship
round, with Chris Hickey and Shannon Hunt finishing second. This
was the first time two MUN teams have ever faced each other in
the final round. Lesley Mulcahy and Erin Farrell finished fifth
Ken Johnston won the top speaker award. Mary Ryan and Michelle
Ryan won top novice team, with John Whelan taking top individual
novice award. Mr. Whelan also won the public speaking portion.
MUN has won the championships three of the past four years and
has taken public speaking honours for the fourth year in a row.
A total of 30 teams competed at this annual tournament, representing
six Atlantic universities. MUN sent six teams.
Williams trust fund
The trustees of the Margaret Williams Trust fund are pleased
to announce the trust has made its 2000 award to Lisa Wilson
in the amount of $2,000.
Ms. Wilson, a native of Topsail, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree
in English with a minor in Classical Studies (1998) from Memorial.
She is currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information
Studies degree at Dalhousie University,
George Colbert, a first year behavioral neuroscience student
from Mount Pearl was selected as the Atlantic University Sport
male athlete of the week for Oct. 16. He put on a great show
at the 2000 Amby Leger Invitational held at UNB, capturing five
first place finishes, setting four meet records and qualifying
for two CIAU events.
Fourth year cross-country veteran Trevor O'Brien was selected
as the Atlantic University Sport Male athlete of the week for
Oct. 30. The Paradise native again proved his dominance, winning
the 10km 2000 Championship race in a time of 32:42. This win
gives the third year kinesiology student his second consecutive
Atlantic University Sport championship, while helping his team
to a second place overall finish in the weekend competition.
Trevor has also been named the Atlantic University Sport male
runner of the year, as well as a conference all-star.
Gilbert Bay, Labrador has been identified as an area of interest
in the Marine Protected Areas program under the Oceans Act. This
is the first region in Newfoundland and Labrador that has been
identified as an area of interest.
Since 1996, Memorial scientists have been studying the cod found
in Gilbert Bay. They discovered a resident sub-population of
Northern cod that are genetically distinct from other Labrador
cod. Tagging and tracking of this reddish-brown cod has been
used to identify spawning and rearing areas of the cod and has
confirmed the species remain in the bay year round.
Jan Furst has released Thorfinn Thorhallson's Saga, a
book about the Greenland Norse who settled in America 500 years
before Columbus. He has a life-long interest in old Norse sagas
and pre-Columbian North American history and culture.
Born in Oslo, he received an honorary doctorate from Memorial
in 1990 and was a commissioner on the Royal Commission on the
Ocean Ranger disaster.
Memorial graduate Liza Piper has won the David Alexander prize
for best undergraduate history essay of 1999. Commoners and kings:
analysis of testimony given to the 1933 Royal Commission on Newfoundland
is an innovative look at a familiar subject.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site has digitized
all 61 of Bert Riggs' articles that appeared in the Gazette between
November 1993 and December 1999. His articles can be found at