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April 10, 2003, Gazette

Remembrances of Memorial past...

30 years ago
New emblem for Botanic Park
April 1973
— The Committee on Oxen Pond Botanic Park chooses an emblem for the park based on the twinflower (Linnaea borealis), one of Newfoundland’s most common boreal forest flowers. The emblem was designed by Dr. V. J. Steele, Biology, and shows the flowering stem of the twinflower silhouetted against a green circular background.

25 years ago
First Annual Fund alumni appeal nets $12,500
April 1978
— The Memorial University of Newfoundland Alumni Association concluded its first Annual Fund appeal, which collected over $12,500 from 612 former students.

In other news, the National Research Council of Canada announces $1.73 million in grants to faculty members at Memorial, representing an increase of 19.75 per cent over the amount awarded last year.

20 years ago
Clean-up campaign underway
April 1983
— Pitch in for Spring, the first of a series of projects to clean up the grounds and pick up garbage on the Memorial campus, take place this month. Dr. Michael Staveley, Geography, heads up the project, which was initiated by a committee working on the problem of campus litter.
15 years ago
Six per cent increase for Memorial
April 1988
– This year’s provincial budget provides an increase in funding for Memorial University which brings the total provincial operating grant for 1988/89 to $89.2 million, representing a six per cent increase over last year’s budget. However Memorial President Dr. Leslie Harris cautions that this isn’t the end of fiscal restrain for the university, and that the six per cent increase is less than half of what was requested.

10 years ago
Integration of Marine Institute and Memorial?
April 1993
– A new report titled A Sea Change, completed by private consultant Mac Mercer, a senior science manager currently on leave from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, has researched the potential ways to integrate the Marine Institute with Memorial. He proposes several administrative, academic and program structures to develop the Marine Institute into a faculty of Memorial.

Five years ago
Marine Institute strengthens international relationships
April 1998
–The Marine Institute, through its international arm (MI International), is strengthening partnerships in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Working with four other Canadian colleges, the Marine Institute recently won a million-collar contract through the Association of Canadian Community Colleges to undertake a marketing and distance education project for the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization.