New director for universities
The Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) has appointed
senior public affairs consultant Peter Halpin, of Halifax,
N.S., as its new executive director effective Dec. 1.
Mr. Halpin will manage the AAU’s overall strategic
and operational functions on behalf of the region’s
17 universities. In addition, he will provide similar services
to the Council of Nova Scotia University Presidents (CONSUP).
Wade MacLauchlan, AAU chair and president of the University
of Prince Edward Island, said that Mr. Halpin will lead
the advocacy activities of the AAU, promoting the interests
and value of higher education with governments, the general
community and strategic partners regionally and nationally.
Mr. Halpin has spent the past 16 years with Corporate Communications
Limited (CCL) in Halifax where he specialized in public
affairs management, marketing communications, crisis and
risk communications and news media relations. The AAU (www.dal.ca/aau)
has highly collaborative initiatives in faculty development,
regional innovation and outreach.
Bergen exchange fellowships
Applications are invited for the 2004-2005 Memorial-Bergen
Exchange Fellowships. Under the terms of the fellowship
agreement up to two scholars may be selected to visit the
University of Bergen, Norway, for a period of up to one
semester (three to six months) to undertake a program of
research of interest to both institutions. Fellows receive
an award of $2,500 to help defray costs associated with
the exchange. Faculty, staff and graduate students are eligible
to apply. For further information, contact the chair of
the committee, Dr. Greg Dunning, Department of Earth Sciences,
St. John's Campus, telephone 737-8481 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request an application form, contact Colleen Clarke,
International Centre, telephone 737-4053; e-mail: email@example.com
Completed applications must be submitted to Dr. Dunning
by Jan. 5, 2004.
Monte Carlo Charity Gala coming
The 27th Annual Monte Carlo Charity Gala takes place Friday
Nov. 28, starting at 7 p.m. in the Delta Hotel Ballroom.
The medical school classes of 2006 and 2007 are already
busy working to carry on the fine tradition of raising money
for charity through a fun-filled evening of live local entertainment,
a casino, a dessert café and a charity auction. Attire
is formal, black tie optional.
The tradition of Monte Carlo began with the class of 1980
to raise money to support an injured classmate. At the end
of his first year of medical studies in the summer of 1977,
Connor Maguire was paralyzed and left quadriplegic following
a diving accident. He and his wife currently reside in Edmonton,
Alberta, where he is enjoying a successful career in radiology
and nuclear medicine. This year’s Monte Carlo Event
is of particular interest as Dr. Maguire’s daughter,
Colleen, is part of the Class of 2006 and Dr. and Mrs. Maguire
will be attending for the first time since 1981.
Over the past 25 years Monte Carlo has raised well over
a quarter of a million dollars for charities in the province.
for further information phone 777-6690.
Folk night for journal
For Folk’s Sake, a fund-raising concert to celebrate
25 volumes of Culture & Tradition, Canada’s
oldest bilingual folklore journal, will be held Friday,
Nov. 14, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the D. F. Cook Recital
Hall, School of Music. Musicians donating their time and
talent to the event include: Celtic Fiddlers, Dave Panting,
Peter Narváez Trio, and Atlantic Union.
Culture & Tradition has been published since
1976, and is currently run by graduate students in the Folklore
department at MUN. The concert is being held in order to
raise monies for the production of the 25th issue of Culture
& Tradition, as well as for a special project that
will result in a CD-ROM of all volumes of the journal to
date. All proceeds will go towards that project.
Tickets are available at O’Brien’s Music, Bitters
Pub and Fred’s Records, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost is $8 student/senior and $10 adult in advance, and
$10 student/senior and $12 adult at the door. For more information,
please contact Kristin Harris by e-mail at email@example.com,
or by telephone at 576-3694 or 687-8154, or see www.ucs.mun.ca/~culture.
Launch of medicine’s community report
The Faculty of Medicine’s Reaching Out …
to the community in 2002-03, will be officially launched
Nov. 21 during the annual general meeting of the Newfoundland
and Labrador Health Boards Association. More than an annual
report, Reaching Out is an account of activities
that reach beyond the university and benefit the community
at large. Team work in treating HIV/AIDS, quick and early
intervention in treating psychiatric illnesses, innovations
in education and future directions are just some of the
topics covered by the report. You can view Reaching
Out... to the community in 2002-03 at www.med.mun.ca
after Nov. 20, or request a copy from Sharon Gray, communications
coordinator (health sciences), at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phoning 777-8397.