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Vol 38  No 12
April 6, 2006



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Out and About

Drs. Christopher Youé and Michael O’Brien kept their promise to diligent students on March 31. The pair had agreed to lose their locks if the History Society raised over $1,000 for scholarships. In all, students brought in over $1,600 through bake and book sales, mixers and silent auctions, and the hairy pair sat for the barber. The money will be used for scholarships and purchasing some required reading texts in honours courses for the departmental library. “It was easy to raise money once we told people what they had agreed to do,” laughed Kristen Scott, the History Society’s Social Chair. Before being shorn, Dr. Youé, pictured here, thanked the crowd assembled at the Friday night mixer for this chance for public humiliation, and noted the irony of his role as departmental head. (Photo by Leslie Vryenhoek)

Thursday, April 6

MUN Cinema presents The Rowdyman 7 p.m. Empire Theatres, Avalon Mall. See

Health and Happiness part 2, a lunch lecture with Memorial Association of Seventh-day Adventist Students 12 p.m.-12:50 p.m. Science Building, SN-2105.

The Margaret D. McLean 2006 Lecture in Nursing features speaker Dr. Sioban Nelson, dean and professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, who will speak on The Rise and Fall of Care of the Sick: A History and its Legacy at 5 p.m. Health Science Centre - Main Auditorium. Free admission and parking in Lot 9 off Westerland Rd. Refreshments following lecture.

Speaking of Engineering lecture series presents Gilbert Bennett, vice-president, Lower Churchill project and vice-president Engineering Services (acting) with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, with an update on his organization’s move towards an expanded mandate to pursue new energy opportunities. 7:30 p.m. in Engineering, EN-2006. Reception to follow. Admission is free. All are welcome. Parking available in Lot 16.

The Immigration of Foreign-Trained Physicians to Canada with Dr. David Wright, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont. 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Health Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre A.

Dan Dillon will give the Division of Lifelong Learning’s first Lunch ‘n’ Learn seminar of the year with a talk on Customer Service Essentials 12 p.m. in the Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall. Tickets ($39 tax included) are available from the Division of Lifelong Learning. Call 737-7979 or see

Graceful Labellings of Triangular Cacti Graphs, an honours thesis presentation by Brenda Wicks, Mathematics and Statistics. 3:30 p.m. Mathematics, HH-3017.

Friday, April 7

Women’s Studies Speakers Series presents Christina Adams, master of women’s studies candidate, who will speak on Representations of Identity: Canadian Girls and Pop Culture. 2-3:30 p.m. Science Building, SN-4087.

Saturday, April 8

WAMUN annual general meeting and luncheon 12-2 p.m. Junior Common Room, Gushue Hall. For tickets, please contact Margaret Michalak at 737-4419 or

Providing Optimal Healthcare in a Multicultural Society 7:50 a.m.-1 p.m. Main Auditorium - Health Sciences Centre. This program will focus on the health prevention needs of new Canadians, deepen awareness of aboriginal health issues and wellness, and understand the Interim Federal Health Program. To register visit

Monday, April 10

Shibly Rahman, M.Sc. candidate, will present a talk titled ExpHAZOP+: A New Way to Conduct Automated Knowledge Base HAZOP Analysis 10-11 a.m. Engineering, EN-2022. For abstract and details, see and click under events.

Wednesday, April 12

The Wessex Society lecture takes place 8 p.m. at the Marine Institute. Dr. Leslie Harris, president emeritus, Memorial University, will speak on Fairies and Walking Spirits.

PhD thesis defence in earth sciences 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Earth Sciences, ER-4002. Candidate Ronald Voordouw, Earth Sciences. Thesis title: Geology of Mesoproterozoic Anorthosite Intrusions in the Vicinity of Nain, Labrador.

Thursday, April 13

Money Management: Living Within Your Means with Al Antle 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Education Building. To register for this free seminar, please call 737-7979.

Friday, April 14

Annual Good Friday Prayer Walk beginning at the Education Building at 10:45 a.m. Follow the Stations of the Cross and highlight development and peace issues worldwide. Sponsored by Campus Ministries and Development and Peace. For more information, call John Ridgley, 737-8589.

Thursday, April 27

The Newfoundland Historical Society will be holding the George Story Lecture and AGM. 8-10 p.m. Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. The title of Patrick O’Flaherty’s lecture is A Portrait of Richard Squires. This is a free public lecture. Parking is free.

Friday, April 28

Deadline for Galbraith lectureship nominations, 5 p.m. Nominations are being sought for the 2006-07 John Kenneth Galbraith Lectureship in Public Policy, which aims to bring to Memorial’s St. John’s campus an individual of national or international reputation whose work reflects their commitment to excellence in scholarship and practice in the area of public affairs. Please suggest any speaker and/or topic, as long it conforms to the mandate and addresses an aspect of public policy. Submit suggestions containing the name of the proposed speaker and/or topic, and a brief statement about why this an appropriate choice, to Michael Clair in the Harris Centre by end of day Friday. For more information, visit


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