Feb. 20, 2003, Gazette
Building research collaborations
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science hosted a research forum
with colleagues from the National Research Councils Institute for
Marine Dynamics (IMD) and Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering
(C-CORE) on Feb. 7. The purpose of the forum was to discuss possibilities
for increased collaborative research with an awareness of each organizations
role in the larger technical community.
According to Dr. Ray Gosine, associate dean (graduate studies and research),
there are obvious connections when it comes to robotics, ice and ocean
and naval architectural engineering, but more could be done on many other
There is an interest amongst the various units to forge a more formal
arrangement and to build upon collaborative research opportunities,
At present, there is no formal arrangement in place to take advantage
of common interests and expertise amongst the three organizations. Representing
the IMD and C-CORE at the forum were Dr. Stephen Jones, director of research,
and Dr. Judith Whittick, president and CEO.
Family med residents forum
The Discipline of Family Medicine Residents Forum 2003 takes place
on Monday, March 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Fluvarium, 5 Nagles
Place, St. Johns. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. The keynote speaker
is Dr. Martin Dawes, chair, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University,
Montreal. There will be oral and poster presentations by Family Medicine
residents. For further information, please contact Bridget Ghaney, Discipline
of Family Medicine, at 777-6745 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Architecture and the French islands
Registration for the Vernacular Architecture Forum's 2003 meeting in St-Pierre
et Miquelon, June 4-7, is now open. The conference involves two days (June
5 and 6) touring private buildings not accessible to the general public.
Historically, St-Pierres economy has been based largely on catching
and drying cod, and the landscape and buildings reflect this. During the
Prohibition era, however, the French islands were center to a vast liquor
shipping industry to the United States; cement warehouses and whiskey
crate architecture are a testimony to these times. Tours will examine
a number of building types: houses, churches, institutional complexes,
stables, fisheries structures, summer housing, small-scale industrial
buildings. Technologies featured include the typical frame house built
of mill-sawn timber imported from Canada or the US, brick-clad frame houses,
versions of earthfast construction, a massive 1850s double-purlin roof
in the towns Gendarmerie, and modern prefab buildings. The landscapes
of these buildings will also be visited: stone drying areas for cod, meticulously
tended gardens for vegetables and flowers, meadows for cutting hay and
grazing animals, the urban town and the rural farmstead.
In short, this will be a meeting about place: how the spaces of St-Pierre
et Miquelon are constructed, thought of, and used. June 7 will be devoted
to paper sessions. For more information, and to register, visit the VAF
SPM website: http://departments.mwc.edu/hipr/
www/vaf2003.htm or contact Dr. Gerald
Pocius at email@example.com
Faculty members, staff and students are invited to attend WebDays 2003.
WebDays is a series of presentations that focuses on the Web and its applications
in the post-secondary setting. It is an opportunity to become informed
about new advances in Web-related technology and to discuss the impact
of the Web on teaching and learning. It is also an opportunity to showcase
new and innovative uses of the Web in teaching, research, and student
and institutional administration.
This years Web Days are Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in room A-1046, Arts
Look for this year's schedule of presentations in your mailbox, posted
in your academic unit, or on the WebDays Web site, www.mun.ca/webdays.
Registration is not required.
Engineering competition to launch engineers week
The Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) 2003 is coming to town Feb.
27-March 2 at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre. Winners from the
regional competitions all across Canada will be competing in seven categories
including: senior team design, junior team design, corporate design, entrepreneurial
design, extemporaneous design, editorial communications and explanatory
Students from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science have been
working hard to make this event a success. Representing Memorial University
in the senior team design category will be Adam Reid, Bradley Drover,
Michael Ricketts and Susan Pike. Members of the university community are
invited to come on down and see the best and brightest of Canadas
engineering students. For a complete schedule of events, please visit