Flashback Remembrances of Memorial
35 years ago
Residence fees increase
December 1970 — A residence fee increase of $30 per semester
will come into effect next September, bringing the total cost of board and lodging
at Paton College to $380 per semester for double occupancy rooms, and $405 per
semester for single rooms.
30 years ago
Symposium on geriatrics
December 1975 — The consideration of a blueprint for a community-based
geriatrics program for Newfoundland’s elderly was the theme of a recent symposium
held at Memorial. Eight experts in geriatrics from Canada and one from Britain
spoke at the seminar and met a group of representatives from around the province.
25 years ago
C-CORE moves to a new building
December 1980 — For the first time since its early days five years
ago, the various parts of C-CORE’s operation were brought together this month
in a new building. The two-storey facility also houses the Ocean Engineering
Information Centre and INSTRUMAR Ltd.
20 years ago
Hiring restraint at Memorial
December 1985 — Hiring at the university is now being restricted to
essential positions in an attempt to reduce operating costs and balance the
current budget. Dr. Leslie Harris, Memorial’s president, says the restrictions
on hiring will remain in effect at least until the end of this fiscal year.
15 years ago
Terry Fox Cancer Research Laboratories open
December 1990 — At the Faculty of Medicine, construction of the Terry
Fox Cancer Research Laboratories is now complete and the three researchers who
share the 4,500 square feet of open space are pleased with the results. At a
recent open house, Drs. Jon Church, Laura Gillespie and Gary Paterno guided
visitors around the laboratories and adjoining offices and talked about their
plans to work together on basic cancer research.
10 years ago
Eco-research project holds feedback meeting
December 1995 — Researchers from Memorial’s Sustainability in a Changing
Cold Ocean Coastal Environment project hosted a town hall meeting in Catalina
early this month. The researchers wanted to present some of their ongoing findings
from the three-year project, now in its second year.
Five years ago
Grenfell talk show a hit
December 2000 — Sir Wilfred Grenfell College has an interactive Friday
Lunch Hour Show with Lars Davidson and Dave Elliott, along with co-producer
Brent Greenham. As opposed to a campus newspaper or radio station, Lars and
Dave have found that the most effective way of creating a close-knit, well-informed
student body is by allowing all students to participate in the communication
process. The first show featured several guests, improvisational comedy, and