David Baird, former department head of Memorial’s
Earth Sciences department and an honorary graduate of Memorial,
was awarded the Geological Association of Canada’s Neale
Medal in Vancouver in May. The Neale medal is awarded to an
individual who has made, or is making, significant contributions
to the public awareness of geoscience.
Harvey Doerr, formerly vice-chairman of the board of
C-CORE, was appointed chairman for a term from May 29, 2003,
to July 31, 2006. He replaces Andrew Adams who resigned after
relocating out of the province.
Richard Ellis has had his appointment as university
librarian renewed for a further five-year term. The appointment
was made by the Board of Regents at its July meeting.
Mac Evans, a member of the board of directors of the
Canadian Centre for Marine Communications (CCMC) for the past
two years, was appointed as chairman of the CCMC board of directors
for a three-year term effective July 25, 2003.
Dr. Jeremy Hall, Earth Sciences, will chair the independent
science review panel examining the possibility of lifting a
30-year moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration in British
Columbia. He was appointed to the position by federal Natural
Resource Minister Herb Dhaliwal. The panel is expected to hold
a series of workshops to identify gaps in scientific knowledge
surrounding the area and the impact development would have.
Scientists from governments, industry, universities and First
Nations will be asked for input into the report which is to
be made public. “I have given a commitment to all Canadians
that the science review will be objective, credible and conducted
at arm's length,” said the minister.
Dr. David Hawkin, Religious Studies, was elected vice-president
of the Canadian Association of Bible Studies at its annual meeting,
held in Halifax in May. Dr. Hawkin also read a paper at the
same meeting titled A Creative Interpretation of the Temptations
Leslie O’Reilly has had his appointment as executive
director of the Marine Institute renewed for a two-year term.
The appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its July