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Williams trust fund awarded
A graduate of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and a native of Corner Brook is this year’s winner of the 2008 Margaret Williams Trust Fund award, which is valued at $1,500.

The award was set up in 1982 by the family and friends of the former Memorial University librarian to promote the development of librarianship in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Lisa Rowsell holds a bachelor of arts degree in English Literature from Grenfell College, where she was awarded the University Medal of Excellence. She graduated in 2003.

She went on to complete a master of arts degree in English literature at the University of Windsor in 2005, and is currently attending the University of Western Ontario, where she is completing the final semester of her master of library and information science degree.

Funds are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants seeking funding for library-related projects or assistance in pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, archival studies or teacher librarianship.

Symposium on hemostasis
The Second Eastern Canadian Symposium on Hemostasis, chaired by Dr. Mary-Frances Scully of the Faculty of Medicine, takes place Sept. 18-19 in St. John’s at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre. The symposium will focus on blood disorders highly prevalent in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This symposium will bring together local, national and international researchers in the area of blood disorders.

Hemostasis is the scientific term used for clotting and bleeding. Heart attack, strokes, some forms of dementia and clots in the lung and legs are very common, affecting the majority of patients in the province. Dr. Scully said thrombosis is the most common complication and limiting factor in cancer therapy apart from psychological distress.

Some of the prominent speakers include Dr. Dougald Monroe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who will present a session on control mechanisms for blood coagulation; Dr. David Lillicrap, Queen’s University, will talk about gene therapy in hemophilia; Dr. Sara Israels, University of Manitoba, will address the area of pediatric hematology and how to assess platelet function and Dr. Margaret Rand, Hospital for Sick children in Toronto, will talk about bleeding scores in hemophilia.

For more information call 777-8026 or e-mail hhrg@med.mun.ca. Registration information is also available online.

Memorial Regatta results
Two teams from Memorial University were on the pond for the delayed Royal St. John’s Regatta on Friday, Aug. 8.

The MUN Women’s Team and MUN Engineering CWSEA both rowed in race number four, the Newfoundland and Labrador Power Female Mercantile. The race was won by the crew from Provincial Airlines PCSP Rowing Club with a time of 5:20:03. The MUN Women’s Team were just 20 seconds behind at 5:40:62 and finished in fourth. Not far behind in fifth place were MUN Engineering CWSEA with a time of 5:51:77.

Team members on the women’s rowing team are Betty Ann Lewis, Biochemistry; Karen Slaney, Human Resources; Patricia Churchill, French and Spanish; graduate students Tamara Smith and Courtney MacSween; alumna Connie Cornick; and coxswain Christine Rowe. Tara Connelly and Ashley Callahan, both of whom are also grad students, are spares, as is undergrad student Danielle Collins.

The MUN Engineering team was made up of eight term-seven students: Gillian Langor, Amy Sturge, Surrey Lane, Delia Warren, Amanda Baker, Julie Hedderson, Melissa Bailote (spare) and Steve Reddin (coxswain).

Global cinema comes to Inco auditorium
An eclectic array of international films are slated for a six-part film series at the Inco Auditorium beginning Sept. 23. First initiated by the Division of Lifelong Learning and the Faculty of Arts in spring 2008, this is a unique opportunity to view multiple award-winning films from across the world and participate in discussions moderated by Memorial University professors with expertise in each film’s subject matter.

The series kicks off with Days of Glory, the winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Directed by Rachid Bouchareb, the film relates the story of soldiers recruited in Africa by the First French Army and their experiences on the front line in France.

Professor Anne Thareau of the Department of French and Spanish will be on hand on Sept. 22 to present Days of Glory and will lead the post-screening discussion.

Passes ($30) and single tickets ($6) can be purchased in advance through the Division of Lifelong Learning at 737-7979 or lifelong.learning@mun.ca.
Films begin at 7 p.m. at the Inco Innovation Centre Auditorium.
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