5, 2002, Gazette)
Remembering Sept. 11
In the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedy, the Memorial University community
responded by assisting passengers left stranded when air space was closed
over the United States. The university also held a memorial service for
those who died that day.
The university will hold a ceremony at noon this year to remember that
day. Information on the location of the service will be announced at the
Campus Ministries Web site at www.mun.ca/student/campusmin/ and through
Cultural and economic partnership
The Atlantic Canada Cultural and Economic Partnership, a $10 million,
three-year pan-Atlantic initiative, was announced in Corner Brook on Aug.
15 by Gerry Byrne, federal minister of state for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities
Agency (ACOA), and Sheila Copps, minister of Canadian Heritage. Funded
jointly by ACOA and the Department of Canadian Heritage, the agreement
will expire on March 31, 2005.
The Atlantic Canada Cultural and Economic Partnership represents a significant
investment by the Government of Canada aimed at helping Atlantic Canadians
to build on their significant cultural strengths.
This funding will help generate economic benefits in the cultural
and tourism sectors, said Mr. Byrne. At the same time, it
will help promote the celebration of Atlantic Canadas history and
Hoops tourney returning this fall
The Sea-Hawks men's basketball team will host the second 'Hawk Eyes Men's
Invitational Basketball Tournament Oct. 10-12. The tournament promises
to showcase some of the top teams in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS)
men's basketball. The Sea-Hawks will play host to the Ottawa Gee Gees,
Université Laval Rouge et Or and the Brandon Bobcats for a three-day,
round-robin exhibition tournament.
Sea-Hawks head coach Todd Aughey is excited to have secured some of the
best talent in CIS men's basketball as he prepares his team for the upcoming
Second round of AIF funding underway
ACOA is now officially requesting proposals under Round II of the Government
of Canadas $300-million Atlantic Innovation Fund (AIF).
The announcement comes on the heels of the governments announcement
last month of $155 million to 47 successful projects under Round I of
the Fund. There will be $145 million available during the second round
of funding. Deadline for submissions to ACOA is Nov. 27.
I was very pleased with the results of Round I. They clearly demonstrate
that research and development have a bright future in Atlantic Canada,
said Gerry Byrne, federal minister responsible for ACOA. The impact
of the AIF is already quite significant in that the $155 million announced
for the successful projects has resulted in the leveraging of a further
$205 million from universities, research institutions, national programs
such as the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and the private sector.
A package containing guidelines for project proposal development under
the AIF program is available from ACOA offices in the Atlantic region,
or at www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca.
Social Work directors list
Memorial University salutes the following students who have excelled in
their program of study. In recognition of their achievement, their names
have been added to the directors list at the School of Social Work.
School Of Social Work Directors List 1999-2000: Joanne Bath, Tanya
Hawco, Kelly Higdon, Paula Howell, Stephanie Mercer, Heather Oldford,
Victoria Reardon and Golda Thomas.
School Of Social Work Directors List 2000-01: Joanne Bath, Karen
Christopher, Amanda Clements, Christina Dyke, Vanessa Fitzpatrick, Corina
Foley, Niki George, Melissa Gosse, Jillian Hand, Tanya Hawco, Kelly Higdon,
Paula Howell, Krista Kendall, Angela Lawrence, Susan Manuel, Cher Mcdonald,
Stephanie Mealey, Stephanie Mercer, Tia Morris, Heather Oldford, Melissa
Pardy, Tracy Pickett, Suzanne Pike, Victoria Reardon, Janice Smith and
Marine Station opening
Memorials Bonne Bay Marine Station at Norris Point will officially
open on Friday, Sept. 6. On hand for the opening will be Gerry Byrne,
federal minister of state for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
(ACOA), Kelvin Parsons, provincial minister of Industry, Trade and Rural
Development, Robert Hicks, chairman of the Gros Morne Co-operating Association
and Dr. Axel Meisen, president and vice-chancellor of Memorial University.
Built on the site of Memorials 30-year old biology field station,
the new Bonne Bay Marine Station will serve as a teaching centre for marine
biology and environmental studies students, a research complex and a marine
interpretation centre for the public. The station is located at Norris
Point, a village of about 900 people, located on the north side of Bonne