(April 11, 2002, Gazette)
Remembrances of Memorial past...
30 years ago
Fish sampling station at Logy Bay
April 1972 The Marine Sciences Research Laboratory lowers a
new fish sampling station into 110 feet of water at Logy Bay this month.
The sinking was done from the Canadian Coast Guard Ship, Bartlett. The
station, measuring five feet in diameter, with a volume of 32 cubic feet,
is attached to a 5,500-pound steel platform. It will serve as an area
for researchers to better study fish underwater.
25 years ago
Telemedicine experiment launched
April 1977 Memorials telemedicine project is launched
this month when a closed-circuit hookup via the communications satellite
Hermes links Ottawa, St. Johns, Goose Bay, Labrador City, St. Anthony
and Stephenville. Included in the hour-and-a-half opening ceremonies was
an exchange of greetings by government, university, hospital, technical
officials and guests assembled at those points; a question-and-answer
period concerning the projects capabilities; and a description and
demonstration of one of the kinds of programs that will be presented during
the 12-week experimental period.
20 years ago
New logo for Memorial
April 1981 The Board of Regents approves the adoption of a
new university logo, based on the coat of arms granted the university
by the College of Heralds. The new logo is modernized and simplified,
and will be outlined in gold. The words Memorial University of Newfoundland,
which borders three sides of the logo, will be printed in black. The logo
is a simplified version of three books clasped and bound in gold with
Memorials shield and the lines of the cross moline in the centre.
The new logo was created by university designer Ian Stewart.
15 years ago
Aiding technology transfer
April 1987 Memorials Seabright Corporation now has an
expanded mandate that includes the encouragement and facilitation of technology
developments for all areas of the university. The Office of Technology
Transfer, initially set up within the Office of Research, has been merged
with Seabright to help achieve this. David Grenville, a consultant on
policy and project planning, is the new acting president of Seabright.
10 years ago
Astronauts speak at Memorial
April 1992 Astronauts Roberta Bondar and Ken Money visit Memorial
early this month and speak to a packed house of children and adults at
the main auditorium of the medical school. Dr. Bondars talk featured
video footage that vividly illustrated her recent space shuttle mission.
A small flag of Memorial, which travelled on the space flight, was presented
to president Arthur May as part of a mounted display with photographs
from the flight.
Five years ago
New degree at Grenfell
April 1997 Senate approves a new option for the Sir Wilfred
Grenfell College bachelor of arts program. The new BA in historical studies
differs from the BA in history offered in St. Johns in that students
in the new program must take at least four courses in the early Western
experience and at least four in the later Western experience, giving them
some study over the whole spectrum. The history degree offered on the
St. Johns campus allows students to choose almost all of the courses
for their major from one particular area of history, for example Canadian