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Vol 38  No 13
April 27, 2006


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Out and About

Aboriginal lecture series launches in May

Dr. Marie Battiste will give the inaugural lecture in the Eve and Edward Roberts Aboriginal Speaker Series. By sharing her personal and professional experiences, Dr. Battiste will explore how aboriginals have been subjected to ďcognitive imperialismĒ through education in the past. She will also share a vision of how education could be redefined to shed the limitations of standardized criteria, incorporate diverse cultures and foster individual capacity. A Miíkmaq from Nova Scotia, Dr. Battiste is now the academic director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre in the College of Education at University of Saskatchewan. All are welcome to attend her lecture in Petro-Canada Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16.

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 OíFlahertyís lecture is A Portrait of Richard Squires. This is a free public lecture. Parking is free.

Join TA Loeffler, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, for this festive evening of stories from her Road to Everest. 7-9 p.m. Inco Innovation Centre, IIC-2001.

Sanofi-Aventis Biotech Challenge open house 2-4 p.m. NRC Institute for Ocean Technology. Contact Cynthia Brown, 737-2682.

PhD oral defence of Xiangqun Li 2-5 p.m. IIC-1004, Inco Innovation Centre. Identification of Linear and Non-Linear Multi-Modal VIV Responses for Flexible Deepwater Risers.

WebDays 2006: Innovative Technology in Higher Education 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Arts & Administration Building, A1046. See www.mun.ca/webdays.

Chinese Students and Academic Settings: Insights and Strategies with BenYang, director of the International Student Centre, University of Toronto 4-6 p.m. Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall.

Data Hiding Scheme With Geometric Distortion Correction, a talk by Xiaoxia Jiang, M.Sc. candidate, 2-3 p.m. in Engineering, EN-2022. For abstract and details, see www.cs.mun.ca/ and click under events.

Department of Geography Blue Box Seminar Series presents Acoustic Classification of Demersal Capelin Spawning Grounds in Newfoundland Waters, a talk by Candace Rose-Taylor, master of science candidate, Department of Geography, 12-1 p.m. in the Science Building, SN-2018. All welcome.

Friday, April 28

Deadline for nominations for the 2006-07 John Kenneth Galbraith Lectureship in Public Policy is 5 p.m. See www.mun.ca/harriscentre/Galbraith_home.php.

Canadian Federation of University Women, St. Johnís, (CFUW) used book sale 7-9 p.m. St. Davidís Church, Elizabeth Ave., St. Johnís.

Saturday, April 29

Canadian Federation of University Women, St. Johnís, (CFUW) used book sale continues from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Davidís Church, Elizabeth Ave., St. Johnís.

Monday, May 1

Botanical Garden opening for the season 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mount Scio Road, St. Johnís. See www.mun.ca/botgarden.

Wednesday, May 3

Graduate Student Research Colloquium 4-5 p.m. IIC-2014, Inco Innovation Centre. Andrea Kitta, PhD candidate, Department of Folklore, presents A Shot in the Dark: Contemporary Legends and Conspiracies about Vaccines.

Rural: Is It Worth Saving? 7:30-9:30 p.m. room AS328, Grenfell College. Dr. Ivan Emke, program chair of Social/Cultural Studies, SWGC, will outline ways in which we can think more broadly and holistically about the nature of rural areas in a modern, globalizing era. See www.mun.ca/harriscentre.

Friday, May 5

Italy Uncorked 7-10 p.m. Engineering Cafeteria. The St. Johnís Alumni Chapter of Memorial University presents its fifth Annual Wine Tasting Evening. For ticket information, please contact Terri-Lynn at 737-4354, toll free 1-877-700-4081 or e-mail rsvpalumni@mun.ca.

Monday, May 8

Compost Week Lunchtime Lecture Series ≠ Vermicomposting 12-1:30 p.m. Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road. See www.mun.ca/botgarden.

Tuesday, May 9

Active-Vision Film Festival 8-10 p.m. Choral Room, MUN School of Music.

Compost Week Lunchtime Series presents Getting The Most From Your Soils 12-1 p.m. Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road. See www.mun.ca/botgarden.

Wednesday, May 10

Active-Vision Film Festival 8-10 p.m. Choral Room, MUN School of Music.

Compost Week Lunchtime Lecture Series ≠ Creating Compost 12-1:30 p.m. Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road see www.mun.ca/botgarden.

Thursday, May 11

Active-Vision Film Festival 8-10 p.m. Choral Room, MUN School of Music.

Compost Week Lunchtime Lecture Series presents Waking Up Your Spring Garden Bed 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road. See www.mun.ca/botgarden.

Friday, May 12

The deadline to register for the Living Heritage Forum on Memorialís campus, to be held June 7-10. See www.arts.mun.ca/ich for more information.

Compost Week Lunchtime Lecture Series ≠ Hanging Baskets 12-1 p.m. MUN Botanical Garden. See www.mun.ca/botgarden.

Monday, May 15

PhD oral defence in biology 2-5 p.m. Arts and Administration, A-2029. Annika Haywood presents The Analysis of Parkin in Drosophila Melanogaster.

Tuesday, May 16

Whatís in Bloom ≠ Lunch and Learn 12-1:30 p.m. Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road. Join Garden Director Dr. Wilf Nicholls for an informative stroll through the flower gardens. Lunch is provided by the Bloominí Teapot Tearoom. Registration information is available at www.mun.ca/botgarden.

The inaugural lecture in the Eve and Edward Roberts Aboriginal Speaker Series, presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador and Mrs. Roberts, will feature Dr. Marie Battiste, well-known author and expert on aboriginal education and indigenous knowledge. Dr. Battiste will speak on Cognitive Imperialism in Education and the Power of Decolonization at 7 p.m. in Petro Canada Hall. All welcome.

Job Finding Club for students 9 a.m.-4 p.m. MUNSU Council Chambers, University Centre. To check your eligibility and register please visit the student Calendar of Events section at www.mun.ca/ccd, call 737-2033 or visit UC-4002.

Wednesday, May 17

Job Finding Club for students 9 a.m.-4 p.m. MUNSU Council Chambers, University Centre.

Thursday, May 18

Job Finding Club for students 9 a.m.-4 p.m. MUNSU Council Chambers, University Centre.

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