Seeking top Memorial alumni
Among last year’s winners is the
leader of the NATO forces in Afghanistan (Rick Hillier, right);
the young man gallantly warming the mayor’s chair in
Mount Pearl; a senior statesman and lawyer who now wears a
2003 Order-of-Canada pin; a remarkable woman who is the manager
and chief surgeon at a hospital in rural Zimbabwe; and a partner
in one of the larger law firms in the province.
They were the winners of last year’s Alumni Tribute
Now is your opportunity to nominate someone who you feel deserves
the same recognition – a co-worker, colleague, mentor,
protegé, friend or family member, or someone you’ve
observed from afar. The only criterion for eligibility is
that he or she be a graduate of either Memorial College or
Memorial University. You can nominate him or her for one of
five awards including lifetime achievement, achievement age
35 and under, professional achievement, service to the community,
and volunteer service to Memorial University.
All submissions that make the June 1 timeline will be evaluated
this summer. The awards will be presented at a gala awards
dinner in the fall.
For details on the process and for nomination forms, and to
learn about last year’s winners, visit www.mun.ca/munalum
and click on Alumni Tribute Awards or call 737-4354 and ask
for the Alumni Tribute Awards nomination form.
Funding extended for Labrador centre
Memorial University will extend its funding support for the
Labrador West Centre for Interactive Learning until Sept.
30, 2004. The centre was originally scheduled to cease operation
in September 2003 after its initial funding, provided by the
Iron Ore Company of Canada, ended. At that time, the decision
was made to keep the centre open for a further six months
to allow time to fully examine the mandate of the centre and
to consider alternative arrangements.
“The first step will be a study of the post-secondary
educational needs of the region,” said Dr. Michael Collins,
acting vice-president (academic). “Work on this study
is ongoing, and a report is expected by the end of May. Once
the report is complete, the university will work with the
community to develop alternatives for the centre, assess their
feasibility, and to identify potential sources of external
funding that would allow the centre to continue operations,”
The centre will be administered by the Labrador Institute
of Memorial University, headquartered in Happy Valley-Goose
Bay, as a decision has been made on its long-term viability.
The centre was established in 1997 with the financial support
of the Iron Ore Company of Canada. Its mandate is to provide
educational programs and services for the personal and professional
development of non-traditional learners in Labrador West.
The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
held its annual presentation of awards April 8, and honoured
some of its finest student-athletes. Six of Memorial’s
graduating players were inducted into the Athletic Honour
Society, which recognizes graduating student-athletes that
have made an outstanding contribution to the athletic program
at Memorial University. This year’s inductees were Tevin
Olivier-Job, soccer, Kerri Green volleyball, Kate Flynn, basketball,
George Colbert, swimming, Joanne McNeil, basketball, and Nigel
The recipients of the Edward P. Browne Trophy, presented annually
to the outstanding male and female inter-university basketball
players, were Jenine Browne (pictured above), basketball,
and co-winners Justin Halleran and Jeff Saxby, basketball.
Awards also went to Kate Flynn, basketball, Joanne McNeil,
basketball, Tanya Bennett, track and field, and varsity swimmer