2, 2002, Gazette)
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science is offering a five-day
course in Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing of Onshore and Offshore
Structures/Machinery from June 3-7, 2002. The five-day course will examine
current engineering concepts for evaluating and testing the integrity
of onshore and offshore structures and machinery.
The course is intended for engineers, material scientists, project managers,
technical personnel, or anyone else who requires a background on the fundamentals
and application of nondestructive evaluation and testing. Course instructors
for the program include Bill Drover, Shell Chair for mechanical engineering
at University College, London; Dr. Feargal Brennan, manager, NDE Centre,
University College, London; and Dr. Michael Smith, NDE projects manager,
TSC Inspection Systems Ltd.
For more information about this course and registration requirements,
please contact Yvonne Raymond, Continuing Engineering Education, Faculty
of Engineering and Applied Science, by phone (709) 737-7467/3271 or by
Partners dinner honours distinguished business
The Faculty of Business Administration will hold its 18th annual Partners
dinner on May 16 at the Fairmont Newfoundland Hotel in St. Johns.
Alumni and friends of the faculty are invited to join us as business recognizes
its partners in management education and the winners of two very special
Brendan Paddick, president of Persona Communications Inc. and Persona
Inc. will receive this years Alumnus of the Year award and Chris
Griffiths, founder and owner of Garrison Guitar Works will receive this
year's P. J. Gardiner Institute for Small Business Studies Newfoundland
and Labrador Entrepreneur of the Year award.
To reserve tickets contact Roma Bowen by May 13 at 737-2182 or email@example.com
Restructuring moves internal auditing responsibility
Internal audits at Memorial University will soon be conducted by external
experts contracted to undertake the work. The move is the consequence
of the closing of the universitys Internal Audit Unit as part of
ongoing restructuring within the financial administration operations of
The Internal Audit Unit served a very important purpose for over
20 years, said Wayne Thistle, Memorials vice-president (administration
and finance). But the complexity of financial systems and the risk
responsibility of organizations have changed considerably over that time.
Newer audit methodologies have evolved. National auditing firms have developed
proprietary approaches to internal audits that are not available directly
to organizations like the university.
Mr. Thistle said the university will contract out to professionals with
special skills as needed in areas that may include internal and forensic
audits, insurance, environmental, safety and other general risk assessments.
He added that a new position has been created to manage the universitys
ongoing risk-management responsibilities
The move to modernize the internal audit function will enhance the
financial accountability of Memorial by contracting the service to independent
experts using the most modern auditing techniques available. And, by restructuring
we are recognizing the need to oversee other risks that a modern organization
will encounter from time to time, thus protecting the assets of the university
for the people of the province.
Questionnaire for 50-plus ethnic minorities
If you are 50-plus and of an ethnic minority who immigrated to Canada,
you can help the Seniors Resource Centre identify healthcare issues of
this population by completing a short questionnaire anonymously. Your
voluntary participation in this study, which involves MUN researchers,
is valuable to the future of healthcare in our province, in particular
with respect to addressing the needs of this group. Please call Lloydetta
Quaicoe at 737-2333 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline May 15.
Concert for scholarship fund
Live at the MUN Reid Theatre in St. John's it's Buddy Wasisname and the
Other Fellers. Along with a manic mix of their wacko humour they'll be
featuring music from their soon to be released CD Upboot. CBC Television
will tape these live shows for inclusion in a one-hour national program
to be broadcast on CBC Television this summer. That's two live shows Saturday,
May 18, and Wednesday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available
at the Arts and Culture Centre box office. Seating is limited. Proceeds
will go to the MUN Scholarship Fund.