(July 25, 2002, Gazette)
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 Memorials 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 universitys
Department of Computer Science in a three-year research project. Dr. Wlodzimierz
Zuberek and Dr. Paul Gillard will work on Northern Telecoms University
Interaction Program on high-level research into very large-scale integrated
10 years ago
Business students sweep awards
Summer 1992 Students from Memorials 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
years 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.