James Burke to deliver
Noted science historian and author James Burke will deliver
the F. W. Angel Memorial Lecture 2003 at the D. F. Cook
Recital Hall, School of Music, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.
The lecture is titled Innovation and Change: Exploring the
Key Role of Information in the Historical Process of Innovation
and How This Will Change in the Future.
Named in honour of a distinguished
Newfoundland engineer, the F. W. Angel Memorial Lecture
was established in 1967 for the purpose of bringing an outstanding
person to campus to stimulate thinking about engineering
and its role in society among students, the academic community
and the general public.
Geographers to participate in ArcticNet
Four Memorial University researchers will be participating
in ArcticNet, the latest National Centre of Excellence (NCE)
announced by the Government of Canada. Alan Rock, minister
of Industry and minister responsible for the Networks of
Centres of Excellence, announced the funding – $25.7
million over the next four years – last month.
Drs. Trevor Bell, Norm Catto, David Edinger and Donald Forbes
of Memorial’s Department of Geography, will participate
in the NCE, which will connect experts from the natural,
medical and social sciences. The Memorial scientists, four
among some 90 who will work on the project, will carry out
multi-disciplinary cross-sector studies in the high Arctic
where negative and positive impacts of climate warming will
be felt first and most severely.
“The participation of our geographers in this National
Centre of Excellence speaks to the outstanding quality of
research in Memorial’s Department of Geography,”
said Dr. Christopher Loomis, vice-president (research) at
Memorial. “It also strengthens our research involvement
in an important and environmentally sensitive part of the
world, and builds on Memorial’s growing interests
in climate change.”
For more information on the NCE program visit www.nce.gc.ca.
OSC part of aquaculture delegation
Drs. Danny Boyce and Paul Snelgrove, Ocean Sciences Centre,
were part of a delegation of 25 Atlantic Canadian companies
that visited Norway last month. The mission, led by the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), in partnership
with the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA)
and the National Research Council (NRC), highlighted the
Atlantic Canadian aquaculture sector to potential investors.
“Our region boasts some of the lowest business set-up
and expansion costs in the world,” said Gerry Byrne,
minister of state for ACOA.
During the stay in Norway, Drs. Boyce and Snelgrove, along
with the other participants, attended the world's largest
aquaculture trade show, Aqua Nor, visited aquaculture farms
and research institutions, attended networking events, technology
exchange forums and one-on-one meetings with industry leaders
involved in the sector.
Norway is Canada's most important Nordic trading partner,
and ranks eighth among European trading partners. Canada
exports to Norway in 2002 totalled $928 million.
President to help honour citizens
Premier Roger Grimes has unveiled the Order of Newfoundland
and Labrador, considered the highest honour a Newfoundlander
and Labradorian can receive. Lt.-Gov. Edward Roberts and
Chief Justice Clyde Wells joined with the premier to announce
the awards at a ceremony last month.
An independent committee, chaired by the Chief Justice of
Newfoundland and Labrador, will review supporting documentation
provided by nominators to determine Order inductees. The
president of the university will serve on the selection
The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour
in the province. The objective of the Order is to recognize
individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement
in any field of endeavour benefiting in an outstanding manner
Newfoundland and Labrador and its residents. The criteria
for receiving this award are very high.
Nominations for the first inductees into the Order of Newfoundland
and Labrador will be accepted for this year until Sept.
30. Nominations may be made at any time throughout the year
and will remain active for a three year period.
Annual plant sale
The Women’s Association of Memorial University of
Newfoundland (WAMUN) is holding its seventh annual plant
sale on Wednesday, Sept. 17, between the hours of 8 a.m.
and 1 p.m., in the atrium of the Arts and Administration
building, located on the Memorial University campus.
As all proceeds of the plant sale will be given to the WAMUN
Scholarship Fund, donated plants would be welcomed. These
can be dropped off at the Arts Atrium on Tuesday, Sept.
16, between 7-9 p.m. For more information, please call 753-0749
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.