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Search on for associate vice-president at Grenfell

The search is underway to fill a new senior administrative position at Grenfell Campus.

At its December meeting, the Board of Regents approved the position of associate vice-president (Grenfell Campus) administration and finance.

A search committee has been struck, chaired by Memorial President Dr. Gary Kachanoski. Members include Dr. Holly Pike, acting vice-president, Grenfell Campus; Kent Decker, vice-president (administration and finance); Dr. David Peddle, head, Division of Arts, Grenfell Campus; Javis Hulan, physical plant manager, Grenfell Campus; Robert Leamon, Grenfell Campus Student Union president; and Stephen Dodge, Memorial’s director of Human Resources.

A search consultant has also been appointed: Rob Flynn, a CA and partner with Grant Thornton in Corner Brook.

The committee’s first meeting takes place today, Friday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m. at Grenfell.

University women holding book blitz

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) will be holding a book collection blitz on Saturday, March 19.

Gently-used books will be collected between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the main parking lot of the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s and at Lester’s Farm at 92 Pearltown Rd.

The event is sponsored by the CFUW St. John's chapter in support of their book sale from April 29-30 to fund student scholarships.

Encyclopedias, condensed books and textbooks cannot be accepted.

Please contact 570-7596 or for more information.

Students receive gold, silver and bronze

Student volunteers at Memorial University received gold, silver, and bronze awards during the Volunteer Incentive Program (V.I.P.) awards ceremony at Confederation Building on March 16.

Since 2005,the V.I.P. program has presented over 750 awards, representing over 23,000 volunteer hours by Memorial students. This year, over 120 students will be recognized for their contributions.

Awards were presented by Dave Denine, minister responsible for the volunteer and non-profit sector, and Lieut.-Gov. John Crosbie.

The V.I.P. program, an initiative of the Student Volunteer Bureau (a partnership between the Department of Career Development and Experiential Learning and Memorial University of Newfoundland Students’ Union), began in 2003 and encourages students to track their volunteer efforts, both on and off campus.

The program recognizes three successive levels of achievement, gold, silver, and bronze, each with its own set of criteria. In addition to volunteer hours, participants must take part in activities that will enhance the development of their career path, self-awareness, and leadership abilities.

Pharmacy celebrates

Students, faculty and staff from the School of Pharmacy recently celebrated Pharmacy Awareness Week, an annual week-long event highlighting the pharmacy profession and the roles and influence pharmacists play in health care.

Pharmacy students from Memorial visited local schools to promote the role of pharmacists in the community and the choice of pharmacy as a career.

“Getting out there in person to tell high school students what the pharmacy program is all about, is, well, what it’s all about,” said Angie Woodman, a pharmacy student in the class of 2014. “A lot of us are visiting the high schools we graduated from to let them know how great Memorial’s pharmacy program is.”