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In Brief

Corner Brook hosts Harris workshop

The Harris Centre, in partnership with the Humber Economic Development Board, is planning a regional workshop and a forestry-related Memorial Presents public policy event in Corner Brook for Jan. 26-27, 2011.

The Memorial Presents event will be held on the 26th, in room LC301, at Grenfell Campus, at 7 p.m. Dr. Rainer Baehre will make a keynote presentation, followed by a panel discussion, an audience question and answer session, and a reception.

The regional workshop will be held at the Pepsi Centre, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The workshop will consist of a larger plenary session and two break-out sessions covering three primary themes: agriculture, transportation and tourism/cultural industries.

If you’re interested in attending either or both of the sessions, please contact Karen Follett at For more information, visit

Marine Institute launches mobile version of website

The Marine Institute has launched a new mobile version of its website, making it even easier for students, faculty and industry partners to stay up to date with the latest news and events coming out of MI.

The mobile version of the website,, includes features such as events, contacts, news, registration information and location maps.

The location maps include pictures and addresses of MI facilities such as the main campus on Ridge Road in St. John’s, the Southside Marine Base in downtown St. John’s and the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre in Foxtrap.

The mobile site was developed by Greg Pike, web editor at the Marine Institute. The creation of the mobile website comes in response to the needs of visitors to the Marine Institute’s main webpage,

University gets top employer nod

Voters named Memorial University local employer of the year in the annual reader poll in the Scope newspaper.

"We're delighted with the results," exclaimed Lynn Best, manager of Recruitment with Memorial University. "We appreciate the feedback as we work hard to maintain excellent hiring and quality work standards.”

Feedback from new employees indicate they chose Memorial because of benefits, reputation, educational opportunities, location, career advancement opportunities and employee development, she said.

“We always knew we had the best employees, and it’s satisfying to also be found by the Scope to be the best local employer.”

Find out more and consider making Memorial work for you at


Application to graduate deadline drawing near

Memorial University is alerting its students who are eligible to graduate this spring to the Jan. 15, 2011, graduation application deadline.

Students eligible to graduate at the spring convocation session should log on to Memorial Self Service to fill out the required application to graduate.

For students wishing to attend convocation, the schedule for the degrees will be posted on the convocation webpage in late February. Students can then indicate if they will be attending their ceremony by returning to Memorial Self Service once the registration option is active in early March as well.

Further information regarding the convocation ceremonies is available at