(March 7, 2002, Gazette)
International development positions
The Aga Khan Foundation Canada is seeking development professionals for
its expanding program management team in Ottawa. Programs currently span
Eastern Africa, South Asia, and Central Asia, and involve partnering with
new and mature organizations, and undertaking initiatives in various sectors.
All program approaches emphasize ongoing learning, building self-reliance,
and innovation. Selected candidates will guide and implement programs
in one or more of the countries in the three regions. An attractive salary
and benefits package is offered. Open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants
only. Pertinent information on qualifications and responsibilities are
available at Memorials International Centre, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is March 11, 2002.
Revising librarys latest issues display
Explaining the organization of the print journal collection of the QE
II Library to new or inexperienced library users would be easier if the
library arranged Latest Issues in one alphabetical sequence,
parallel to the bound collection. Journals in this section currently display
in six alphabetical sequences, each in a broad subject category. Before
the library considers this idea further it would like to solicit comments
from regular users. Please relay any comments to Louise White at email@example.com
Full-time faculty, sessional instructors and those who have teaching responsibilities
at Memorial University are welcome and encouraged to register for the
following seminars and workshops being offered by the Instructional Development
Office in March 2002.
Using Case-Based Learning in Your Teaching; Wednesday, March 13, 1-2 p.m.,
ED-4009, Education Bldg.
2) HTML: Beyond Basics, Friday, March 15, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,
C-2003, Chemistry Bldg.
3) E-Journals: You Have a Virtual Library. Really, Wednesday, March
20, 1-2 p.m., C-2003, Chemistry Bldg.
4) Creating and Using a Teaching Portfolio, Friday, March 22, 11
a.m.-12:30 p.m., ED-5021, Education Bldg.
5) PowerPoint Level 2 (Intermediate), Wednesday, March 27, 9:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m., C-2003, Chemistry Bldg.
6) Teaching the First Year Student, Wednesday, March 27, 1-2 p.m.,
ED-5021, Education Bldg.
7) Providing Effective Feedback on Students Writing Assignments,
Thursday, March 28, 12:30-2 p.m., ED-5021, Education Bldg.
For full descriptions and further details on these activities please see
Registration is required to attend these seminars and workshops. To register
or call the Instructional Development Office at 8629.
Seeking nominations for volunteer
Each year the Student Volunteer Bureau celebrates the efforts of Memorials
students, staff and faculty volunteers, by hosting the MUN Volunteer Day
awards ceremony. After a nomination process has been completed, individuals/groups
are selected to receive the following awards: MUN Student Volunteer of
the Year, MUN Volunteer Staff/Faculty of the Year, MUN Volunteer Centre
of the Year, MUN Volunteer Residence of the Year, MUN Volunteer Club/Society
of the Year and the David Kirkland Student Leadership Award. If you are
interested in nominating an individual or group for one of these awards,
please stop by the Student Volunteer Bureau, in the University Centre
(UC-4001), and pick up a nomination package. For more information see
www.mun.ca/ccd/svb; call 737-4301,
or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic innovation study
By now all faculty at MUN should have received a copy of the MUN academic
innovation survey described below. If you did not receive a survey or
need a replacement survey, please contact Wade Locke at email@example.com.
Your participation in this survey is very important to the validity of
the research outcomes. The survey needs to be completed and returned by
March 18 in the self-addressed, postage-paid envelop that was included
with the survey.
The Government of Canada has made innovation one of its key policy initiatives
with a goal to double its research and development activity and make Canada
the most connected nation in the world by 2004. ACOA and Industry Canada,
in partnership with the provinces industry associations, have embarked
on a multi-faceted research project with a goal to better understand the
implications of innovation on the economy and society of Newfoundland
and Labrador. The research involves the completion of two surveys - one
of the academic community at Memorial University of Newfoundland and one
of the private sector.
Wade Locke Economic Consulting and Barry Sheppard Consulting are completing
the research. The objectives of the academic survey are to identify the
factors that contribute, either positively or negatively, to the ability
of Memorial University researchers to: 1) access national innovation programs,
2) collaborate with the private sector in undertaking innovative research
and 3) broadly defined, to commercialize university research. This research
should provide a sufficient basis to support the efforts of ACOA and Industry
Canada in planning and implementing strategies targeted at improving university
researchers participation in national innovation programs, increasing
research partnerships with the private sector and enhancing the level
of commercialization of university research. Your response to this survey
is important. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this research