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(Oct. 31, 2002, Gazette)

L-R) coach Dwayne Hart, Sharon Koubi, Kiat-Choong Chen, and Ian Hsieh.q Sharon Koubi, Kiat-Choong Chen and Ian Hsieh, the programming team from the Department of Computer Science, placed in the preliminary round of the ACM Programming Competition at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. The fourth year computer science majors will now compete at the Regional ACM Northeast North America Competition at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York on Nov. 9. They will accompanied by their coach, Dwayne Hart, a systems programmer in the department. (above, L-R) coach Dwayne Hart, Sharon Koubi, Kiat-Choong Chen, and Ian Hsieh.

Dr. Abe Ross, Psychology, was recently elected president of the Canadian Psychological Association. His term began in June 2002. CPA is the national organization for psychologists both academic and professional.

q Dr. Robert Richards was named director of the P. J. Gardner Institute, Faculty of Business Administration, effective Jan 1, 2003. Dr. Richards has been serving as interim director. The appointment was announced by the Board of Regents.

q Dr. Rasul Khan, retired professor, Biology, was recently named as new President of the World Federation of Parasitologists (WFP).

q The Genesis Centre in St. John’s received the Excellence in Fostering Entrepreneurship Award from the provincial government during the second annual Community Economic Development Awards Oct. 19 in Port aux Basques. This award recognizes an organization’s or an individual’s distinguished effort to promote, mentor and/or foster entrepreneurship at the community level. As well, the Labrador West Centre for Interactive Learning in Labrador City has captured the Innovation in Education Award that recognizes exceptional efforts and achievements of an individual or group in bringing together education and community economic development programs and activities for the betterment of their communities. The Iron Ore Company of Canada established the Labrador West Centre for Interactive Learning (LWCIL) in September 1998 through an innovative partnership with the Labrador West Campus of the College of the North Atlantic and Memorial University.