Vol 38 No 2
September 1, 2005
News & Notes
Out and About
September 22, 2005
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Jennifer Browne, acting manager, Centre for Career Development,
has received another high-profile award. She was honoured with the New and Emerging
Professionals Award by the Student Affairs and Services Association (SASA),
a division of the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services
(CACUSS) at Queen’s University in June. The award recognizes outstanding potential
and rewards service and leadership to professionals who have been working in
student affairs and services for less than five years.
Christine Burke, assistant director, Housing, Food and Conference
Services took over as president of the Atlantic Association of Colleges and
Universities Student Services (AACUSS) at its annual conference in June. The
AACUSS is a professional organization for student affairs and services professionals
in Atlantic Canada.
Dr. K. Brian Johnston, Memorial’s director of Housing, Food
and Conferences, was presented with the Award of Honour by the Canadian Association
of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) at its annual meeting held
at Queen’s University in June. The award is the highest honour CACUSS gives
to one of its members and is presented in recognition of significant achievement
and distinguished contribution to the development and promotion of student services.
In the past decade, Dr. Wayne Ludlow, former dean of student affairs and services,
and Dr. Donna Hardy Cox, associate professor in social work and former director
of student development, have won the award. Dr. Johnston is retiring from Memorial
on Oct. 5.
Dr. Peter E. Pope, Anthropology and History, was awarded the
John Lyman Award for the Best Book on Canadian Maritime and Naval History published
in 2004 for his book Fish into Wine: The Newfoundland Plantation in the
Seventeenth Century. The award was presented by the North American Society
for Ocean History at its annual meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Pope received
the same award in 1997 for his book The Many Landfalls of John Cabot.
As well, the Canadian Historical Association awarded the book an honourable
mention in the Sir John A. Macdonald category at the President’s Gala on May
31 at the University of Western Ontario in London. The Sir John A. Macdonald
Prize is awarded annually to the best book in Canadian history. The book also
received a Clio award for Atlantic Canada from the CHA. The Clio Prizes are
awarded to meritorious publications or for exceptional contributions by individuals
or organizations to regional history.
Rob Shea, Memorial University’s director of Career Development
and Experiential Learning was recently named president-elect of the Canadian
Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS). Mr. Shea will
occupy the position for 2005-’06 and will sit as president from 2006-’08. He
will assume the position of past president in 2008-’09. This national leadership
role will see Mr. Shea provide national leadership to the organization representing
more than 985 members across Canada. The organization represents the interests
of student services professionals in disabilities, counselling, health, housing,
international and aboriginal services, career co-operative education and experiential
learning. Mr. Shea is the founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Career