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Vol 38  No 5
November 3, 2005



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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 university.

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.

Richard Haedrich

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.

Derek Burton

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.


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