Jan. 9, 2003, Gazette
New designation approved
At the October meeting of the Board of Regents a new designation of honorary
professor was approved. This new designation is a non-stipendiary appointment
category for use in special cases and is to be given to outstanding scholars
seeking a significant working relationship with the university.
This new designation is not a substitute for professor emeritus or adjunct
professor. The appointment will be for an initial period of three years,
renewable following a review.
Nomination for this may come from an academic unit, a dean or vice-president.
The first recipient of this title is Dr. Mary Williams, former professor
in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and now director general
of the National Research Councils Institute for Marine Dynamics
(IMD). Her appointment was effective Jan. 1, 2003.
Science honours top scholar
Faculty of Science held its 2000-2001 Distinguished Scholar Medal presentation
Nov. 28. This year, the committee selected as the medal winner Dr. Michael
Morrow, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography (above right with
Dean of Science Dr. Robert Lucas)
The Distinguished Scholar Medal recognizes contributions of outstanding
quality which demonstrate a balanced approach to scholarly activities
in both teaching and research. It is awarded by the Dean of Science to
a deserving faculty member in the Faculty of Science and is not necessarily
awarded every year.
Province releases CareerSearch 2002
Premier Roger Grimes and Sandra Kelly, minister of Youth Services and
Post-Secondary Education, last fall released CareerSearch 2002, Employment
Experiences and Earnings of 2000 Graduates. This publication, the
third edition of CareerSearch, provides detailed program-level
information on graduate employment and earnings outcomes, out-migration,
student loans and length of job searches, and it describes graduates
opinions of their investments in their programs.
One year following their graduation, post-secondary students are surveyed
and asked a series of questions. One question probes their employment
status. From the responses received, an employment rate is calculated
from the number of students who indicate they are working full-time. CareerSearch
2002 shows that full-time employment rates, one year following graduation
from Memorial University undergraduate programs, increased from 56 per
cent in 1996 to 65 per cent in 2000.
Copies of CareerSearch 2002 can be obtained by calling (709) 729-0233.
Visit the CareerSearch on-line searchable database at www.gov.nf.ca/youth.
Law Foundation legal research awards
The Law Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador annually offers Legal
Research Awards valued at $500 each to undergraduate students for best
research term paper on one or more legal issues, or topics treated in
a legal context, in a senior level course in any discipline at the undergraduate
The current 2002-2003 Legal Research Awards Competition (three semesters:
spring/summer, fall 2002, winter 2003) deadline for submittal of students
legal research papers by university departments is May 20, 2003. Further
information is available from: Law Foundation, Murray Premises, P. O.
Box 5907, St. Johns, NL, A1C 5X4; phone (709) 754-4424; or fax 754-4320.
The Law Foundation, established in February 1980, provides grants to advance
public understanding of the law and access to legal services. Its objects
for funding are legal education, legal research, law reform, legal aid,
legal referral service, law libraries and law scholarships.
Alumni host curling bonspiel
The St. John's Alumni Chapter will host its annual curling bonspiel at
the Curling Club, Mayor Avenue, St. John's, on Saturday, Jan. 25, from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Players can expect lots of great prizes and entertainment.
The emphasis is on fun, not competition.
Team registrations are preferred ($100 per team), however individual registrations
($25) are also accepted. The deadline for registration is Friday, Jan.
17. And its first come, first served, so get your registration in
early. All participants will be called in advance and advised of the time
of their first game of the day.
For more information on the event go to www.mun.ca/munalum
and click on Calendar of Events. For more information or to register call
737-4354 or toll free 1-877-700-4081 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.