Feb. 6, 2003, Gazette
30 years ago
First physics doctorate
February 1973 L.G. Kristjansson successfully defended his PhD
thesis at the final examination this month. Mr. Kristjansson, whose research
in paleomagnetism and rock-magnetism was carried out under the supervision
of Professor E. R. Deutsch, will be the first candidate to be awarded
the PhD in physics by Memorial.
In other news, Dr. M. J. Kennedy, associate professor of geology, received
the Young Scientist Award from the Atlantic Provinces Inter-University
Committee on the Sciences. This award is presented this year for the first
time and rewards outstanding achievements in the sciences in the Atlantic
provinces. Dr. Kennedy earned the award for his research on the structural
evolution of the Canadian Appalachian region.
25 years ago
New course on languages in province
February 1978 A course titled Languages in Newfoundland and
Labrador is being offered at Memorial for the first time this semester.
To accompany the course, Linguistics 3450, the Department of Linguistics
has produced a textbook containing local material on the past and present-day
languages of the province, from Inuttut and Montagnais/Naskapi to Scots
and Irish Gaelic and their influences on Newfoundland English.
Dr. Harold Paddock is editor of the text and has contributed an article
on dialect mapping of Newfoundland.
20 years ago
MUN team Atlantic winners
February 1983 Memorials mens swim team take first
place in the Atlantic Universities Athletic Association championship this
month. Memorial relay teams won all three events in the mens section.
Top male swimmer Chris Daly captured five gold medals in the five events
In other news, Dr. J. D. Eaton will step down after two five-year terms
of Memorials vice-president (student affairs and services).
15 years ago
Concordia Cup for Memorial
February 1988 Four master of business administration students
at Memorial win the seventh annual Concordia MBA Case Competition Championship.
The team was presented with a prize of $2,000 by the Bank of Montreal
to honour the achievement. In another national competition for business
students, three undergraduate students from Memorial achieve a second-place
finish in the six team final round.
10 years ago
Human-powered sub design successful
February 1993 An engineering design for a human-powered submarine
submitted by Memorial is successfully accepted and will be used to create
a vessel for an upcoming race in Florida. Students from the Marine Institute
and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science with the help
of volunteers from the university community, the Institute for Marine
Dynamics and local industry are working together on this unique
project. Christened the Terror Nova, the sub is now under construction
and will compete against 50 other submarines from Canada, Russia, the
United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.
Five years ago
C-CORE projects heading to space
February 1998 The Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering
will send three experiments into the stratosphere aboard the space shuttle
Discovery when it launches near the end of May. Dr. DArcy
Hart is project manager for the experiments, part of C-COREs research
into the effect of gravity on oil that could help boost productivity at
oil fields like Hibernia.