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Seeking a green thumb

The Memorial Organic Community Garden, located just behind Queen’s College, is looking for an expert gardener to join their newly-minted board of directors.
The garden will begin offering plots for its inaugural growing season this spring, and the committee needs someone with significant experience (professional or otherwise) in organic gardening to help keep things growing.

The volunteer position would include attending board meetings, offering gardening advice and supporting the education officer in developing garden-related workshops and programs.

All interested parties are asked to e-mail Rebecca Cohoe at

Grenfell implements Campus Kudos

The first recipient of Grenfell’s Campus Kudos was announced Jan. 31.
Campus Kudos, which recognizes students’ non-academic accomplishments, activities and contributions to Grenfell Campus, was first awarded to Justin Coombs, a fourth-year business student at Grenfell. Mr. Coombs is the co-founder of SIFE Grenfell, president of the Grenfell Business Society and has completed Grenfell’s Leadership Program.

"Winning the Campus Kudos award is an honour,” said Mr. Coombs. “I believe an award like this is great to have in university to show the commitment and hard work students do outside of academics. I try to be as committed as I can on campus and I am happy to be recognized for the work I do."

He will graduate with a bachelor of business administration in May and plans to pursue a joint MBA-law degree and either human resources or public relations/event planning.

To be considered, students must be in clear academic standing, possess strong interpersonal and communicational skills, demonstrate strong leadership and teamwork skills and serve as role models for their fellow students. Each month a student will be selected and profiled in a special display in the Arts and Science Building.

For more information on the Campus Kudos program, contact Dwayne Hackett at or visit

Rothermere deadline extended

Students interested in applying for one of Memorial’s most prestigious scholarship have an extra few weeks to polish their application form.

The deadline for the Rothermere Fellowship, valued at roughly $24,000, has been extended to Feb. 28, 2011.

Made possible by the generosity of the Rothermere Trust, the fellowship has opened doors for dozens of students who continue their post-secondary education in the United Kingdom since first awarded more than 50 years ago in 1956.

It was established by Lord Rothermere, Memorial University’s first chancellor and includes university fees and certain other expenses such as return air travel to the U.K.. One award is made each year by the Rothermere Fellowships Trust.

In order to be eligible for the fellowship, candidates shall have completed a bachelor’s degree at Memorial and have completed or be about to complete a master’s degree either at Memorial or at another university in North America.
Further information on the fellowship is available at