New chair for fisheries centre
Alastair O’Rielly is the new managing director of
the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation. The appointment
was announced by the centre’s acting chair, Dr. Robert
Lucas. Mr. O’Rielly will start with the centre on
Nov. 10. Mr. O’Rielly is well known throughout the
industry, having most recently served as the president of
the Fisheries Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.
His extensive experience in the fisheries and in research
and development will be put to good use at the centre, where
he will take over a multi-million dollar mandate from the
Atlantic Innovation Fund to assist the Atlantic Provinces’
fishery and aquaculture industry in their quest to boost
productivity and profitability. He will head up a program
of industry-sponsored research and development initiatives
out of the centre's offices in Halifax and St. John's.
Mr. O'Rielly may be reached at the centre by phone at 709-778-0542,
by e-mail at Alastair.Orielly@mi.mun.ca,
by fax, 709-778-0516, or through the mail, P.O. Box 4920,
St. John’s, NL, A1C 5R3.
The centre is an initiative of Memorial University, supported
by the Atlantic Innovation Fund.
Construction notice for Inco Centre
The INCO Innovation Centre, CP-1, Demolition, Foundation
and Structural Steel package is now out to tender and will
close on Thursday, Oct. 30. A quick tender award is anticipated
with contractors on site by the second week of November.
For safety and security reasons, a barricade will be erected
around the former Thomson Student Centre and immediate area
and this will have a direct impact on pedestrian traffic
for the duration of the project (14 months). Construction
is scheduled to be completed in late December 2004.
To accommodate the INCO Innovation Centre and as a part
of this phase of construction, the Psychology Annex (T-10)
is scheduled for demolition in early December. All existing
tenants in this building will be relocated to alternate
locations at the earliest possible convenience. These alternate
locations need to be fully prepared/renovated to accommodate
the respective tenants and to ensure continuous service
with minimum disruption to the University community. The
moves are as follows:
Technical Services Computer workshop will be relocated to
L1014, Q. E. II Library (part of the former bookstore).
The Department of Psychology will absorb their displaced
staff from this building into existing space belonging to
them in the Science Building, which will require alterations
to accommodate the additional personnel.
English as a Second Language (ESL) and the Computing and
Communications' Computer Lab, will be relocated to a new
addition to the Computing Services Building (T-12). Tenders
for this extension will also close on Thursday, Oct. 30,
If you have any questions, please call 8725. Facilities
Management appreciates your cooperation on this matter and
apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
Education to co-host online conference
On Nov. 6-8, the Faculty of Education at Memorial University,
along with faculties of education at the University of Toronto
(OISE/UT) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) will
co-host the International Conference on Literacy Policies
for the Schools We Need. Using video broadcast and other
Web-based technologies the conference will bring together
researchers, policymakers and senior practitioners, from
Newfoundland and around the world, to examine the policy
implications of some of the best research that is currently
available on the topic of literacy. Session will deal with
issues related to: Literacy Instruction, Pre-school Literacy
Development, Literacy Assessment, and the Contexts and Curricula
for Literacy Learning. Participants will have opportunities
reflect on and think about literacy from an international,
national and provincial policy perspective.
The central conference location is OISE/UT but a partnership
between Centre for E-learning in the Faculty of Education
at Memorial University and the Centre for Distance Learning
and Innovation (CDLI) and the NLTA Virtual Teacher Centre
will enable educators from this province to participate.
A small number of school districts in Newfoundland will
also participate in the conference from their own locations.
For more information, see http://LiteracyConference.oise.utoronto.ca
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking it on the road
There is an opportunity for Memorial University deans, directors,
professors and researchers wherever they travel to meet
with alumni. Whether you want to promote your latest research,
recruit new students, faculty or staff, or even promote
your latest book or paper there are alumni who want to hear
from you. Laura Edwards, the alumni outreach officer for
the university, has heard from Memorial University alumni
chapters across the province, Canada and internationally.
They are interested in holding alumni events whenever representatives
of the university are in their town and would be willing
to be a guest speakers or special guest. All they require
is a little prior notice.
If this is something you would be interested in participating
in please email Laura Edwards at email@example.com
for more information.