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Out and About

Thursday, June 4
  • Gardening Workshop: The 3 Bs of Container Gardening (Boxes, Barrels and Baskets) by Tim Walsh, nursery manager, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road
  • Gardiner Centre presents Inspiring Performance though Transformational Leadership 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. B-4019, Business Administration.

Friday, June 5
  • Purkinje Fibre Calcium Dysfunction in Arrhythmias, by Cardiovascular-Renal Visiting Speaker, Dr. Penelope Boyden, Professor of Pharmacology, Columbia University, NY, 10-11:30 a.m. HSC, Room 2J619.
  • Regulation of Meiotic Division in Oocytes: Unique Mechanisms of Spindle Formation by Dr. Maria Viveiros, Department of Animal Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. The Fluvarium, 5 Nagle’s Place, St. John’s.
  • Checkpoint adaptation in human cells after treatment with cancer drugs by Dr. Roy Golsteyn, associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, AB, 9:40-11:30 a.m. The Fluvarium, 5 Nagle’s Place.
  • The discovery of a novel anti-cancer agent that works through a physiological mechanism targeted at the non-voltage gated calcium channel, TRPV6 by Dr. John Stewart, Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B., 1:40-2:30 p.m. The Fluvarium, 5 Nagle’s Place.
  • Genetic analysis of integrin function in mice by Dr. Reinhard Fassler, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine, Germany, 3:30-4:20 p.m. The Fluvarium, 5 Nagle’s Place.
  • PhD oral defence of Kathleen Hodgkinson, Faculty of Medicine, titled The Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in Newfoundland, 2-4 p.m. IIC-1004, Inco Innovation Centre.
  • PhD oral defence of Zhichun Zhai, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, titled Some Regularity Estimates for Mild Solutions to Fractional Heat-Type and Navier-Stokes Equations, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. IIC-2014, Inco Innovation Centre.

Saturday, June 6
  • Plant sale at the Botanical Garden 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sunday, June 7
  • Sunday Nature Hikes at the Botanical Garden 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 10
  • Oral presentation workshop 2-4 p.m. presented by the University Counselling Centre, UC-5000, University Centre.
  • Meet Memorial 2009 features the Genesis Group and the School of Graduate Studies 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Inco Centre, rooms IIC-3003 and IIC-2012.
  • Memorial Toastmasters Club meeting 7-9 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre IIC-2014.

Thursday, June 11
  • Parkinson’s and the Environment by Dr. Shawn Hayley, a graduate of Memorial who currently holds the position of Canada Research Chair in Behaviourable Neuroscience at Carleton University in Ottawa, 2-4 p.m. Health Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre E.

Saturday, June 13
  • MUN BikeShare presents bicycle maintenance workshop 1-5 p.m. EN-1015, Engineering Building. Registration is required at Space is limited.

Sunday, June 14
  • Sunday Nature Hikes at the Botanical Garden 10-11:30 a.m.

Monday, June 15
  • Time Management Skills Workshop 2-3 p.m. Counselling Centre, UC-5000. Monday and Wednesday at 2 p.m. Two-week duration.
  • PhD Oral Defence of Taslim Mallick, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, titled Conditional Weighted Generalized Quasi-Likelihood Inferences in Incomplete Longitudinal Models for Binary and Count Data, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. IIC-2014, Inco Innovation Centre.
  • PhD oral defence of Csaba Szakacs, Department of Chemistry, titled A Theoretical Study of the Structure, Energy, and Shape of Novel Boron-nitrogen Helices Chemistry, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Inco Centre, IIC-3001.

Wednesday, June 17
  • Memorial Toastmasters Club presents Toronto-based Distinguished Toastmaster, author, and karate world champion Clint Cora Leung, as special guest speaker 7-9 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre Theatre.
  • Meet Memorial 2009 features Ocean Sciences Centre and ESL Programs at Spencer Hall, 3rd Floor, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See
  • Instructional Development Office presents Promoting Higher-Order Thinking in the Classroom 10 a.m.-12 p.m. ED-2030B, Education Building. Registration is required at or 737-3028.

Thursday, June 18
  • Breastfeeding Research Symposium presents keynote speaker Kay Matthews, MN, adjunct professor, Nursing, speaking on “It’s Time She Gave That Up”: Breastfeeding Trends and Issues in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Lecture Theatre A, HSC.
  • Coffee break in honour of Barb Cox’s retirement 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall. To make a donation towards a gift, please contact Janice Peach, Office of Research, at 737-4079, or email As well, if you have a fond memory or well-wish for Barb and would like to contribute, please send them

Friday, June 19
  • Retirement party for Judith Smith, administrative secretary in the Department of Sociology with the Faculty of Arts, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Arts and Administration, A-4049F.
  • PhD Oral Defence of Juan Perez-Casanova, Department of Biology, titled A Comprehensive Study of the Thermal Physiology of Two Gadids, the Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) and Haddock (Melanogrammus aegle finus) 10 a.m.-12 p.m. IIC-2014, Inco Innovation Centre.

Sunday, June 21
  • Sunday Nature Hikes at the Botanical Garden 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 24
  • Newfoundland Ecology Series: Trees and Shrubs of Bowring Park by Todd Boland, research horticulturist, 7-9 p.m. Bowring Park. Pre-registration is required at 737-8590.