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(December 13, 2001, Gazette)

Student Writer

Associate vice-principal (research)

Head of the Department of Biology

SPARK — Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge


Are you interested in the research that’s going on at Memorial? Are you also interested in developing your writing skills?

If so, maybe you’d like to be a SPARK correspondent.

Through the Students Promoting Research Awareness and Knowledge (SPARK), students acquire marketable skills and knowledge that they can take into the professional world.

The work involves interviewing faculty and researchers about their projects and writing stories about them. The articles will appear in the Gazette and Research Matters and in other publications.

If you’re interested, send a selection of your writing (especially published work) and a copy of your resume to

Deborah Inkpen
information officer (research)
Spencer Hall, Memorial University.
Fax: 737-2495 Phone: 737-4073

Associate vice-principal (research)

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook is seeking an associate vice-principal (research). This senior position has been created to develop Sir Wilfred Grenfell College’s research profile consistent with its strategic plan. Reporting to the vice-principal, the associate vice-principal (research), will work closely with officers of the college, university, as well as faculty and staff, and will: provide leadership in the development of research strategy and research policy at the College; develop Grenfell’s capacity to respond to internal and external research opportunities; support and facilitate pure, applied, and interdisciplinary research at the College seek out opportunities for research funding and technology transfer; facilitate collaboration with other institutions, governmental agencies and industry; act as a liaison between the College and the Office of Research on the St. John’s Campus.

This appointment will be made with tenure and at the academic rank of associate or full professor. Salary will reflect qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until January 14, 2002 for a starting date of April 1, 2002. A letter outlining the candidate’s view of this role, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references should be sent to:

Dr. Tom Daniels
Vice-Principal and Chair of the Search Committee
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Corner Brook, NF, A2H 6P9
Telephone 709-637-6231
Fax 709-637-6218. Email
To learn about Grenfell College, see

Head of the Department of Biology

Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications, or nominations of candidates, from within the university community, for the position of Head of the Department of Biology. The appointment, to be effective July 1, 2002, or as soon thereafter as is mutually agreeable, is initially for a term of three years and is renewable. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in Biology and be able to show leadership and administrative ability appropriate to the post.

Applications or nominations should be accompanied by a resume, a brief statement as to how the department might develop under the new headship, and the names of three referees preferably external to the University. Applications and nominations will be treated in confidence and should be submitted, no later than December 17, 2001, to:

Dr. Alan Whittick, Chair,
Biology Headship Search Committee,
c/o The Office of the Dean of Science,
C-2001, Memorial University.