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Professores emeriti recognized
The following Memorial professors were honoured with the distinction professor
emeritus during fall convocation. The category of professor emeritus
is open only to retired members of the faculty. To be eligible, a person must
have served at least 10 years as a regular full-time faculty member at Memorial
and must have held the rank of professor upon retirement. The prime criterion
for nomination is sustained, outstanding scholarly work and/or service to the
Joseph Paul Hodych
Dr. Joseph Paul Hodych received his MA and PhD at the University of Toronto. Since he joined Memorial University in 1970, his major research interests have concentrated on understanding how rocks magnetize and improving our ability to read the rock magnetic record of continental drift. Dr. Hodych used this rock magnetic record to help determine how continents collided and drifted apart over the past billion years to form Newfoundland and its natural resources. Students will remember his spirited teaching.
Dr. Richard Haedrich obtained his PhD from Harvard University in 1966 and then spent a year in Denmark as a Fulbright Fellow doing further fish research, following which he returned to a position
as a research scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. He came to Memorial in 1979 to work in the Department of Biology. He has been the director of the Newfoundland Institute of Cold Ocean Science and of the Ocean Sciences Centre. In 1999, Dr. Haedrich was named University Research Professor, the top honour accorded to a researcher at Memorial University.
Philip George Gardner
Dr. Philip Gardner received his MA from Cambridge and his PhD from the
University of Liverpool. At Memorial, his primary field of interest was
twentieth century British and American literature. Dr. Gardner is an accomplished
author with a particular interest in the acclaimed English writer E.M.
Forster. In 1988 Memorial University named him named University Research
Professor, the institutionís top research award, and upon his retirement
in 2001 accorded him the title of Honorary Research Professor.
Dr. Derek Burton received a B.Sc. (Hons) in zoology from the University of Wales and a PhD
in zoology from the University of London. He came to Memorial in 1971 where he
placed equal emphasis on both biological teaching and research. Dr. Burtonís research
on the vertebrate autonomic nervous system has used the complex chromatotropic
system in fish as a model. His work has been recognized both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Burton was elected to the National Council of the Canadian Society of Zoologists
for two consecutive periods of three years.