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Vol 38  No 7
December 15, 2005




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Flashback Remembrances of Memorial Past...

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 audience giveaways.


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