Funding for international trade education
ACOA will provide $145,590 for Memorial University of Newfoundland
to enhance its international trade curriculum. The announcement
was made July 16 by Gerry Byrne, minister of State for the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Newfoundland
and Labrador's representative in the federal cabinet.
The initiative, which is funded through ACOA’s Atlantic
Trade and Investment Partnership, will provide students
with current and relevant information in the field of international
trade and enhance the Faculty of Business Administration’s
The assistance from ACOA will enable the Faculty of Business
Administration to acquire new instructional tools, such
as export-related videos, databases and international journals.
In addition, the university will conduct research on export-oriented
family owned businesses in order to identify ways to develop
their export and growth potential.
“This investment will enhance our international programs
and benefit students, faculty members, and local firms,”
said Dr. Gary Gorman, dean of the Faculty of Business Administration.
“The funding will support the teaching and delivery
of our international courses and curriculum and will enable
us to deliver an advanced program at our campus in Harlow,
England, and support the research of faculty members and
graduate students. We will also be able to help local firms
participate in international business activities by conducting
French camp added for younger set
Canadian Parents for French, in conjunction with Memorial
University's Division of Lifelong Learning, have added a
section to their Plasir en Soleil camps, to accommodate
children who have completed kindergarten. The camp will
run July 28-Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information
or to register, call the Division of Lifelong Learning:
News on phone company changeover
It is important for the St. John's campus community to be
aware of the increasing need to dial 9 + 737-XXXX when placing
a call to another campus telephone. As more buildings and,
therefore, more lines are switched to Group Telecom (GT),
the percentages of successfully placing a four-digit call
There are two signals that may be received when dialling
from an Aliant line to a GT line using four digits; you
may get a fast busy, which should prompt you to dial the
complete number. However, during the transition period,
there is a window where you may hear a ring and, where applicable,
even get a voice mail. This ring sound will be generated
at the Aliant switch and will not be heard on the called
telephone set. The voice mail would be in a deactivated
Aliant account. The called party would have no way of knowing
that you called or that a message may have been left.
Also, during the transition period, C&C is requesting
that requests for feature changes and voice mail be kept
at a minimum, must need basis. GT has a record of programming
on lines and is activating lines as per that programming.
If programming has changed, it might not be detected in
Once the cutover is complete, the campus will return to
four-digit dialling and all requests for programming and
voice mail will be processed. Visit the C&C web site;
the user guide describing GT message manager has been posted
there, as well as an up-to-date listing of the cutover schedule,
and other current info. C&C is preparing a detailed
communiqué, describing the progress of the cutover,
the financial impact that departments should experience,
and a Question & Answer portion to address the most
frequently asked questions. This communiqué will
be sent out within the next two weeks. If you have any questions
or concerns, contact Mike Callahan, 9-737-8242, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limestone project brings Irish artists
Next week artists, writers, and curators from Ontario, Ireland,
and Newfoundland and Labrador will travel to the limestone
barrens on the Northern Peninsula for the first phase of
the Limestone Project.
The Limestone Project seeks to investigate links between
the limestone barrens of the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario,
The Burren in County Clare, Ireland and the Northern Peninsula
through science, visual art and writing. Beginning this
summer, visual artists and writers will walk the three regions
and produce artwork based on these walks and briefings by
researchers connected with the limestone barrens in each
The resulting photo-based art and writing will be shown
next year in an exhibition at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Art Gallery which will tour to the Tom Thomson Memorial
Art Gallery in Owen Sound, Ontario, the Niland Model Art
Centre in Sligo and the Limerick City Art Gallery in Ireland.
Research and documentation of the project will appear in
a major publication and will be discussed in a symposium
on the limestone barrens next summer.
The project is being produced in partnership with the Sir
Wilfred Grenfell College/Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art
Gallery; the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery; and the Niland
Model Arts Centre.