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Vol 38  No 11
March 16, 2006



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In Brief

Tobin, Barry business day guests

Bill Barry and Brian Tobin are slated to stand and deliver at the 41st annual Business Day conference.

The two businessmen will be keynote speakers at the student-organized conference that will take place on Friday, March 24. Each year Business Day is organized by the graduating class of the bachelor of commerce (co-operative) program at Memorialís Faculty of Business Administration.

The theme of this yearís conference is The Power of Passion.

Guest speakers include Mr. Barry, president and CEO of the Barry Group of companies, and Mr. Tobin, former federal cabinet minister and premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.

In addition to the guest speakers and panel discussion, the event also features a small trade show with information booths from various businesses, professional associations and business support groups.

Business Day 2006 will take place at the Fairmont Newfoundland from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For ticket information contact the organizing committee at 737-8519 or by e-mail

Summer gardens in England

A unique fundraiser will highlight the summer gardens of England while assisting Biology students heading to Memorialís campus in Harlow.

Dr. Margaret Burton is organizing the Summer Gardens Course in Harlow April 25 to May 5. The trip includes a visit to Kew Gardens, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, Charles Darwinís Down House and the Lambeth Garden History Museum.

Dr. Burton said the trip is a fundraiser for Biology students who head to Harlow every spring.

For information call Shena at the Biology Office at 737-4357 or or contact Margaret Burton at 737-3515/753-1830 or e-mail

Nominate worthy alumni

Nominations are now being received to recognize Memorial alumni for the 25th annual Alumni Tribute Awards this fall. And this year it is easier than ever to nominate your co-worker, friend or mentor. And you donít need to be a graduate of Memorial University to make the nomination.

Once you get a thumbs-up from the person you intend to nominate, a nominator and a co-nominator need only draft a brief letter in which they simply name the nominee and give the award for which they are being nominated. The letter must be signed by both nominators. Attach a copy of the nomineeís resume and forward the information to the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development, St. Johnís Campus, Memorial University.

The four categories are: the Lifetime Achievement Award; the Horizon Award for outstanding alumni under the age of 35 years; the J. D. Eaton Alumni Award for volunteer service to Memorial; and the Outstanding Community Service Award. The awards are presented at a gala dinner leading up to Celebrate Memorial in October.

Nominations for the awards can be submitted until 5 p.m., April 28, to the office of Alumni Affairs and Development, St. Johnís campus. For more information call Carol Sullivan at 737-2322.

A tribute to a remarkable doctor

The Ross Family Medicine Centre officially opened Jan. 27 at the L.A. Miller Centre on Forest Road in St. Johnís. This academic teaching site of Memorial University is now located on the sixth floor of Southcott Hall in the Miller Centre, St. Johnís.

It was a moving ceremony that brought together friends, family and colleagues of the late Dr. John Ross, a well-respected physician, educator and humanitarian.

Dr. Bill Eaton served as master of ceremonies, and greetings were brought by Dr. Oleh Waler, former family medicine resident and family friend.

Other speakers included John Ottenheimer, the then minister of health and community services; George Tilley, president and CEO of Eastern Health; and Dr. James Rourke, dean of Medicine at Memorial.

In addition, there were short presentations by Dr. Pauline Duke, Family Medicine (patient, student, colleague and friend); Dr. John Lewis, Family Medicine (colleague and friend); Dr. Paul Patey, Family Medicine (colleague and friend); and Sister Elizabeth Davis, past CEO of the former Health Care Corporation of St. Johnís.

Following a video tribute, the closing prayer was made by Archdeacon Frances Buckle.

The ribbon was cut by Doreen Ross under the watchful eyes of daughter Wendy Ross, family physician Dr. Roger Butler, and John and Doreenís youngest son George Ross.


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