Vol 38 No 12
April 6, 2006
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April 27, 2006
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The Woman Who Mapped Labrador: The Life and Expedition Diary of Mina Hubbard
was shortlisted for the prestigious Winterset Award. The three co-authors all
have strong ties with Memorial: Dr. Roberta Buchanan is professor
emerita in the English Department; Bryan Greene is
an alumnus, graduating in Geology. They were responsible for editing Mina Hubbard’s
diary, annotating it, and writing the introduction to it. Anne Hart,
former head of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies and now Library Research
Professor, wrote the biography of Mina Hubbard. The Winterset Award, for excellence
in Newfoundland and Labrador writing, was established in memory of Sandra Fraser
Gwyn. The winner was Memorial honorary graduate Joan Clark
for her novel An Audience of Chairs.
Jeff Green, communications co-ordinator with Marketing and
Communications, has been named a finalist in the Atlantic Journalism Awards.
Mr. Green was nominated in the Arts and Entertainment Reporting category for
a piece on Otto Kelland titled Striking a Chord which appeared in Saltscapes
magazine. One of the three finalists will be honoured as the overall Gold Award
Winner. The awards will be presented at the Halifax Marriott Harbour Front Hotel
on May 6, 2006.
Dr. Mahmoud Haddara had his appointment as interim director
of Co-operative Education extended for the period April 1 to Dec. 31, 2006,
or until such time as a new director is appointed. The appointment was approved
by the Board of Regents.
Karen Lippold had her appointment as head, Information Services
Division, Queen Elizabeth II Library, renewed for a five-year period commencing
April 1, 2006. The appointment was approved by the Board of Regents.
Dr. Magessa O’Reilly was appointed head of the Department
of French and Spanish, Faculty of Arts, for a three-year period effective July
1, 2006, and ending June 30, 2009. The appointment was approved by the Board
Dr. Wanda Parsons was appointed assistant dean of admissions,
Faculty of Medicine, for the period commencing Dec. 12, 2005, and ending on
May 30, 2006. The appointment was approved by the Board of Regents.