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Vol 37  No 15
June 9, 2005



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Out and About

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Out and About

First waddles
Despite the rain and cold temperatures, spring is definitely in the air. Proof comes in the form of this mother and duckling exploring Burtonís Pond.

Thursday, June 9

Film screening - The Lorax, Dr. Seussís classic, 12-2 p.m. Science Building, SN-2105. Open discussion follows video presentation. A Canadian Environment Week Event.

Friday, June 10

Research Ethics Genetics Workshop 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The Fluvarium, St. Johnís. Clearing the Fog: Addressing Ethical and Legal Ambiguities at the Interface of Genetic Research and Clinical Practice. The Human Investigation Committee (HIC), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, along with the National Council on Ethics in Human Research (NCEHR), has invited professor Trudo Lemmens and Dr. John Dean to speak at the Research Ethics Genetics Workshop. The workshop is limited to 60 participants. The registration fee must be paid prior to commencement of the workshop. See

Tuesday, June 14

The Canadian Evaluation Society - Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter is holding an exhibition titled Networking for Results: 2005 Evaluation & Review Showcase from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel in St. Johnís. This is a free event. To register, e-mail MUNís Health Research Unit and MUN Cooperative Education are both participating in this day as exhibitors and roundtable facilitators. An agenda is available at

Wednesday, June 15

Business Families Forum, June 15, 2005 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Business Administration Bldg. Hosted by the Business Families Centre of the Faculty of Business Administration. Forum sessions will be held throughout the morning on family business topics such as: Succession, Governance, Conflict Resolution, and Human Resources. The luncheon keynote speakers for this event are Philippe and Nan-b de Gaspe Beaubien, owners and operators of Telemedia Inc. (Montreal), and founders of the Business Families Foundation. For further information or to register, please contact Cathy Miller at 737-8883 or e-mail

Saturday, June 18

Botanical Garden spring plant sale 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All proceeds help support the Botanical Garden. Contact 737-8590 or

Friday, June 24

Seniorsí Day at MUN Botanical Garden 10 a.m.-3 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. Seniors (60+) are invited to MUN Botanical Garden for a special Seniorsí Day. Admission for all seniors will be free that day. Garden volunteers and staff are offering a variety of activities for seniors to enjoy including: free transportation (provided by Cookís Bus and Charter); complementary refreshments; garden tours; nature hikes; ďAsk The GardenerĒ; greenhouse tours and more.


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