Flashback Remembrances of Memorial Past...
35 years ago
Honorary degrees conferred
May 1970 óThe universityís first doctor of philosophy degrees were
conferred on two graduates: Helen E. Bradbury of St. Johnís received her PhD
in Biology and Leona M. Deorksen of Grand Falls became the first PhD in English.
30 years ago
Over $1 million from NRC
May 1975 ≠ National Research Council awards to faculty members of
the university total over one million dollars for the first time. These awards
were made as a result of 125 operating grants, six equipment grants and one
25 years ago
Basque research funded
May 1980 ≠ Research on the 16th century Basque who established whaling
stations in Labrador will be continuing for at least the next three years with
the help of a $173,696 grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council. The work is being carried out at Red Bay by Dr. James Tuck, Anthropology,
who heads up a team of Memorial anthropologists, historians and folklorists.
20 years ago
NAPE strike settled
May 1985 ≠ Striking maintenance and security workers voted to accept
a new contract after eight weeks on the picket lines. About 145 workers ratify
an agreement May 10 following a marathon bargaining session. The new contract
will span a period of 30 months and begins with a $750 payment, three increases
of two per cent each over a 12-month period, and in the third year workers will
receive a $500 addition to their salary scales and a further two per pay hike.
15 years ago
Memorial names new president
May 1990 ≠ The new president and vice-chancellor of Memorial will
be Dr. Arthur W. May. He succeeds Dr. Leslie Harris, who will retire in August.
Dr. May was born and raised in St. Johnís and has served in a number of positions
with the federal department of fisheries, including deputy minister from 1982-86.
He is currently president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
10 years ago
Transfer of Aquarena approved
May 1995 ≠ The provincial cabinet approves Memorialís request to acquire
the Canada Games Park, including the Aquarena and the track and field complex,
from the City of St. Johnís. The city will provide an annual operating subsidy
of $250,000 for a three year period and furnish capital funding this year to
a maximum of $200,000 for structural repairs to the Aquarena.
Five years ago
100K boost from Mobil
May 2000 ≠ Officials from Memorial and Mobil Canada officially open
the Mobil Canada Laboratories for Computational Geosciences in the Department
of Earth Sciences this month. The two computer laboratories to assist students
and faculty in geosciences were established through a $100,000 donation from