19, 2002, Gazette)
Forum held on health resources
Memorial University and the Commission on the Future of Health Care in
Canada hosted an evening panel discussion and policy dialogue on health
human resources Sept. 12. Led by moderator Elizabeth Davis, past president
of the St. Johns Health Care Corporation, leading health-care experts
explored possible solutions to the growing debate over human resources
in Canadas health-care system.
Issues of staffing or human resources were discussed during this two-hour
televised policy dialogue. Panelists were Nick Busing, Department of Family
Medicine, University of Ottawa; James Clarke, president of the Canadian
Association of Interns and Residents; Robin Moore-Orr, Community Health,
Memorial University; Linda-Lee OBrien-Pallas, Faculty of Nursing,
University of Toronto; and Maggie Webb, regional nursing officer, Labrador
This is the ninth of 12 planned public policy dialogues sponsored by the
Commission and Canadian universities. For further information, visit www.healthcarecommission.ca.
Invitation to GRIP supervisors
The Graduate Research Integrity Program (GRIP): An Introduction to Responsible
Research Conduct is a new mandatory program for all new graduate students
effective Fall 2002. The first component of the program will be offered
twice during the first week of October.
Faculty members who supervise/advise graduate students are invited to
attend the GRIP plenary session on either Oct. 2 or Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m.,
in the Main Auditorium, Health Sciences Centre.
For further information visit the GRIP Web site, www.mun.ca/sgs/grip,
or contact Elizabeth Noseworthy, School of Graduate Studies, 737-3581,
Hours for history archive
Starting Sept. 12 until Dec. 12, 2002, the Maritime History Archive will
be open one evening a week (Thursdays) from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This is
in addition to the archives regular hours of 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4
p.m. from Monday to Friday. For more information, see www.mun.ca/mha.
MUNFA names executive committee
Memorials Faculty Association, MUNFA, have announced the names of
the members of its 2002-2003 executive committee as follows: William Schipper,
president; Jon Church, vice-president; Malcolm Grant, secretary; Austin
Redlack, treasurer; Angela Lonardo, CAUT council delegate; and members-at
large Peter Cornish, Marg Hackett, Clar Matchim, Richard Rivkin, John
Smeda, Leo White, and Paul Wilson (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College representative).
Term of office began Sept. 1.
Workshop has Voiseys focus
A workshop next month will examine the science opportunities of the Voiseys
Bay Nickel project. As the Voisey's Bay project comes to fruition many
scientific opportunities will arise in research, development and training.
This workshop is intended to be a showcase for the processes that will
be used in the development of the Voisey's Bay project and the expertise
available in the Faculty of Science at Memorial University.
Participants from all levels of scientific endeavor are welcome to attend
this workshop. Organizers encourage participation from students, faculty
The workshop takes place Wednesday, Nov. 13. For more information, see
Potato festival cancelled
One of the Botanical Gardens most popular events has been cancelled
for this year, but will return in 2003.
This years Potato Festival would have been the fifth annual event
but upcoming construction at the Botanical Gardens Field Centre
necessitated the cancellation of this years program.
GradSWEP call for proposals
Funding has been allocated for the fall 2002 semester and all applicants
are being informed of their status. Selected positions will be posted
on the Centre for Career Development Web site from Sept. 16-20, during
which time interested graduate students can apply.
GradSWEP is now conducting a second call for winter 2003 proposals only,
with a deadline of Oct. 18. Program information, evaluation criteria and
applications are available in the Centre for Career Development (UC 4002)
or on the centre's Web site (www.mun.ca/ccd).
For further information, please contact Kelly Aspell, GradSWEP Coordinator
at email@example.com or 737-2664.