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Associate dean of science (research and graduate) announced

By Kelly Foss

Dr. Mark Abrahams, dean of science, has announced Dr. Len Zedel as the new associate dean of science (research and graduate).

A search committee was struck in January to seek a replacement for the current associate dean, Dr. Mary Courage. The committee unanimously recommended Dr. Zedel, an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, be appointed to the position. His three-year term began Sept. 1.

Dr. Zedel received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Victoria and holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia. He joined Memorial University in 1991 as a research associate and accepted a position of assistant professor in 1996.

Dr. Zedel's research activities involve exploring oceanographic processes through the use of acoustic systems.

His current interests include the processes responsible for ambient sound in the ocean, the use of coherent Doppler sonar for high resolution water velocity profiling, the suspension of sediment in the nearshore zone and the application of acoustic systems to fisheries acoustics.

"I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the exemplary service that Dr. Courage has provided and I am sure you will join me in thanking her for her dedication to the Faculty of Science," wrote Dr. Abrahams in a letter to all faculty, staff and students. "I thank Dr. Zedel for agreeing to be associate dean of science and I am sure you will provide him the same support that you gave to
Dr. Courage."