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In Brief

New member of the board

The provincial government has appointed Kathleen Roul of Lawn to Memorial University’s Board of Regents, replacing Jeanette Lundrigan.

The announcement was made on Jan. 15 by Education Minister Joan Burke.

Ms. Roul is a graduate of Memorial with three degrees: a bachelor of arts, bachelor of education, and master’s of education. She has been teaching in Lawn on the Burin Peninsula since 1991. She served as vice-principal at Holy Name of Mary Academy, and since 2004, has been the school’s principal.

Charity at home

There were no signs of a global economic slump on the St. John’s campus last month. Two student-led events raised thousands of dollars for charities. More than $52,000 was collected during the third annual Memorial University Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life, a 12-hour fundraiser held in the Field House. The tally easily makes it one of the most successful charity events at the university.

Meanwhile, the two campers who pitched a tent in the Queen Elizabeth II Library for 10 days couldn’t have been happier with the amount of support they received. Megan Earle and Maggie Peyton received more than $4,500 as part of the national Live-in for Literacy campaign – enough to help build a library in India.

Call for provincial papers

The International Journal of Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, to be launched this year by the Centre for Newfoundland Studies at the Waterford Institute of Technology, invites papers in all topics relating to Newfoundland and Labrador studies. Topics include the following areas: History, ethnology, anthropology and folklore; literature, language and linguistics; business and commerce; and scientific topics (in particular those that may be read and understood by a more general readership).

Papers are invited from academics, post-graduate and final-year students, scientists and individuals working in diverse areas of commerce and industry.

Papers should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words. E-mail Deirdre Nuttall at dnuttall@wit.ie to confirm intention to present a paper in the first instance, and for a full style guide. The deadline for submission is March 15.

NLCAHR awards program

The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research is calling for applications for its 2009 awards program. The program offers a variety of fellowships and research grants, including master’s fellowships at $18,000 per year for up to two years; doctoral fellowships at $20,000 per year for up to three years; postdoctoral fellowships at $38,000 per year for up to two years, plus a research and travel allowance; project grants at $20,000-40,000 per project; and development grants for up to $10,000 per project. The deadline for all applications is April 6, 2009. Full details on this program are now available on the NLCAHR website at www.nlcahr.mun.ca.

Heaslip Scholarships renewed

Two second year Faculty of Arts students are still stunned by good news they received just prior to Christmas. Evan Walsh and Leah Burt have been named as the beneficiaries of the substantial $15,000 scholarship, which is renewable for two additional years.

The award is funded by a donation from The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation and is the largest scholarship available to undergraduate students at Memorial.

Coincidently, both students are studying political science. Dr. Roger Levy is understandably proud of their achievements on behalf of his department.


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