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(November 1, 2001, Gazette)


Memorial’s newest professores emeriti

The category of professor emeritus is open only to retired members of the faculty. To be eligible, a person must have served at least 10 years as a regular full-time faculty member at Memorial and must have held the rank of professor upon retirement. The prime criterion for nomination is sustained, outstanding scholarly work and/or service to the university.

Dr. John Walsh

Dr. John Walsh Dr. John Walsh

Dr. John Walsh received a diploma in engineering from Memorial University in 1966, and went on to complete a bachelor of engineering (hons.) at the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1968 and a doctor of philosophy in electrical engineering from the University of Calgary in 1971. After serving as postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor of electrical engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, Dr. Walsh joined Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering in 1972. In 1996, Memorial named Dr. Walsh honorary research professor. Before his retirement, Dr. Walsh served as technical director of Remote Sensing at C-CORE, and chair and then vice-president, research and development, at Northern Radar Systems Ltd. Since 1976, Dr. Walsh’s research interests have focused on the areas of electromagnetics and applied mathematics applicable to electromagnetic phenomena. His research has led to the evolution of a new method for formulating and solving electromagnetic propagation and scattering problems. It has also led to the development of remote sensing techniques used by groups from the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Coast guard.

Dr. Arya K. Bal

Dr. Arya K. BalDr. Arya K. Bal

Dr. Arya K. Bal graduated with a bachelor of science (hons.) from the University of Calcutta in 1951 followed by a master of science in 1953 and doctor of philosophy in 1960. After work at Bangbasi College in Calcutta, the Carnegie Institute in Cold Spring Harbour, N.Y., Brown University, McGill University and the Université de Montreal, Dr. Bal joined Memorial’s Department of Biology in 1969. From 1981 to 1999 he was head of the Electron Microscopy Unit in the Faculty of Science and in 1999 was named honorary research professor. Dr. Bal’s research interests have been in the area of cellular biology, relating structure with function. He has used electron microscopy and histochemical techniques in the study of biological materials. A recipient of NSERC grants for some 30 years, his major contribution has been in the understanding of biological nitrogen fixation by symbiotic associations of plants and soil bacteria. Dr. Bal has supervised over a dozen PhD and M.Sc. theses and served on many faculty, departmental and national committees. He has authored or co-authored well over 100 publications in refereed journals.

Dr. Jorge Segovia

Dr. Jorge Segovia Dr. Jorge Segovia

Dr. Jorge Segovia graduated with an doctor of medicine degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires in 1959 and completed a master’s of public health at that school in 1961. With a Milbank Faculty Fellowship he then pursued postgraduate studies in medical sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. He held faculty positions at the University of Buenos Aires, Columbia University and the University of Campinas (Brazil) before being appointed as associate professor of social medicine in the Division of Community Medicine at Memorial University in 1976. He become professor in 1983 and served as associate dean between 1991-96. Dr. Segovia is the principal investigator of the Health and Medical Care Research Group, which has received funding from the National Health Research and Development Program over a 15-year period to study the influence of demographic, socio-economic, and health status variables on medical care utilization in Newfoundland.