(Oct. 31, 2002, Gazette)
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.
q 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.
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.
Rasul Khan, retired professor, Biology, was recently named as new
President of the World Federation of Parasitologists (WFP).
Genesis Centre in St. Johns 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 organizations or an individuals 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.