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(July 25, 2002, Gazette)

Remembrances of Memorial past...

30 years ago
New Harlow Campus trustees

Summer 1972 — Hartley St. J. Ayre and Canon Edward Rusted are appointed to the Harlow Campus Trust of Memorial University. Because Memorial has no legal standing in England, the Harlow Campus Trust was established to look after the running of the campus for the university. There are 18 members of the trust.

25 years ago
Botanic Park opens

Summer 1977 — The Oxen Pond Botanic Park is first opened to the general public July 12. The park is being developed by Memorial as an area where native Newfoundland and Labrador plants can be seen in as near natural habitats as possible.

20 years ago
Memorial and Bergen plan exchange

Summer 1982 — Because of mutual research interests and similar northern maritime environments, Memorial University and the University of Bergen, Norway, are putting together a three-year scholarly exchange program. Dr. John Malpas, Geology, is the chair of Memorial’s coordinating committee. Joint decisions made thus far include a commitment that each university will find financial support annually for at least one exchange fellow among its faculty and graduate students.

15 years ago
Research agreement signed

Summer 1987 — Memorial University and Northern Telecom Canada sign an agreement that will involve two members of the university’s Department of Computer Science in a three-year research project. Dr. Wlodzimierz Zuberek and Dr. Paul Gillard will work on Northern Telecom’s University Interaction Program on high-level research into very large-scale integrated circuits.

10 years ago
Business students sweep awards

Summer 1992 — Students from Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration dominated the seventh annual Royal Bank Business Student Writing Awards by capturing three of the six top national prizes in this year’s competition. This is the first time that a single university won three prizes in the same year.

Details of the new student employment program are worked out this summer. The initiative, to be known as the Memorial University Undergraduate Career Experience Program (MUCEP) will provide awards to students up to a maximum of $500 per semester. Besides the financial boost, participating students will have an opportunity to gain valuable work experience.