Nov. 28, 2002, Gazette
30 years ago
New positions in Engineering, Medicine
November 1972 Dr. Peter N. Smith is appointed assistant dean
in the Faculty of Engineering. In the new post, he will administer the
core program, the established schedule of studies for engineering students
in terms 1 to 5 and will co-ordinate this program with the specialized
study done in terms 6, 7 and 8. In the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. A. R.
Cox is named associate dean for clinical affairs. In this new post, his
main responsibilities will include providing consultation and advice on
clinical affairs within the faculty and assisting with liaison between
the medical school and the hospitals formally affiliated with the university.
A major responsibility will be the coordination of postgraduate training
25 years ago
Accreditation for social work
November 1978 The bachelor of social work program offered by
the School of Social Work at Memorial has received five-year accreditation
from the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work. This makes Memorial,
along with the Université de Moncton, the only accredited universities
for social work degrees in Atlantic Canada.
20 years ago
Newfoundland dictionary joins network
November 1982 The publication of The Dictionary of Newfoundland
English marks the addition of a new member to the network of dictionaries
around the world documenting the English language. Compiled by Drs. George
Story, W. J. Kirwin and J. D. A. Widdowson, the 700-page dictionary has
well over 11,000 entries. A copy is presented this month to Newfoundland
and Labrador's lieutenant-governor Dr. W. Anthony Paddon.
15 years ago
New presidential committee
November 1987 A major new presidential committee on the university's
goals and aims is established by Dr. Leslie Harris to undertake a broad
examination and review of Memorial's role and of its core programs in
arts and science. The committee will be chaired by Dr. David Strong, vice-president
In other news, Seabright Corporation, the university's wholly-owned technology
transfer company, receives $700,000 from the federal and provincial governments
to cover half its operating costs for a three-year period. And in Happy
Valley/Goose Bay, the Labrador Institute of Northern Studies (LINS) holds
an official opening to introduce its newly-renovated quarters in the former
North Star School. The opening features an exhibit in the new LINS Art
Galley titled the Labrador Boundary. The exhibit features 16 poster-size
framed panels telling the story of the boundary dispute through the use
of maps, photographs, illustrations and text.
10 years ago
Memorial scores high in Maclean's survey
November 1992 Memorial ranks in the top five in terms of its
reputation, quality, innovation and the perception of the institution
as one of the best universities in Canada that offers a broad program
at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, according to a new survey
in the Nov. 9 issue of Maclean's magazine. These results were based
on responses to a survey of 2,000 senior university officials across the
country, Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, heads of corporations
and senior public officials.
Five years ago
A problem with diet
November 1997 At least 20 per cent of Newfoundland women don't
get enough folic acid in their diet, putting them at risk of having a
baby with a neural tube defect such as spina bifida. A study by Dr. James
Friel, Biochemistry, Dr. Elizabeth Ives, Genetics and Dr. Sam Ratnam,
Public Health, confirms that the Newfoundland diet does not provide adequate
levels of folic acid and the number of babies born with neural tube defects
in the province is the highest in Canada.
In other news, aquaculture research and development efforts at Memorial
receive $4.5 million in funding, including $2.6 million for the construction
of an aquaculture research facility at the Ocean Sciences Centre in Logy
Bay and $520,000 for an aquaculture-teaching facility at the Marine Institute.