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In Brief

Entrepreneurial award

The inaugural winner of the Wright-Green Entrepreneurial award in Memorial University’s May convocation was Stephanie Norman of Conception Bay South. Ms. Norman graduated with a co-op degree in commerce conjointly with a Bachelor of Arts (French designation). Stephanie, a French immersion graduate, will pursue a degree in education (intermediate/secondary) in September 2010.

Nursing toolkit

Associate professor Doreen Westera is the latest recipient of the Atlantic Region – Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (ARCASN) Educational Development Fund. Doreen received the $2,000 award to “Develop a Toolkit to enable Nursing Faculty to Integrate the Spiritual Dimension of Nursing Practice into Curriculum in Nursing Programs.” The annual award was developed to enhance teaching skills for nursing students as well as faculty. ARCASN members can apply for the award if they are developing or implementing an innovative teaching strategy and enhancing educational expertise. As an award winner, Doreen will present her toolkit at the ARCASN conference next year.

Grenfell name change

Memorial University’s Board of Regents has accepted a recommendation that will give Sir Wilfred Grenfell College a new name. The new name will be Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. The Task Force on a Renewed Governance Structure for Sir Wilfred Grenfell College tabled the recommendation at a recent board meeting.
The recommendation was based on a report of the task force’s Communications and Nomenclature Committee, which submitted its report following a spring and summer of consultations, research and careful deliberation.
In December 2009 the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that a renewed governance structure would be developed for Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Also included in the announcement were recommendations for a separate budget, as well as the suggestion that the campus’ name be changed to more clearly reflect its status as an institution offering university education.
The implementation of the new name will be phased in across a range of initiatives (publications, stationery, signage, official documentation and other items), in accordance with a schedule with a completion target date of September 2011.

Cover girl

Tiffany Piercey, a graduate student in the Department of Earth Sciences, has landed on the cover of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Foundation’s annual report. The foundation is the charitable arm of the SEG and has many program supporting students.