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Vol 39  No 4
Oct. 12, 2006



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In Brief

Ready for Everest

Dr. TA Loeffler will attempt to climb the worldís highest mountain in the spring. Dr. Loeffler, a professor in Memorialís School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, has been accepted as a summit climber on the International Mountain Guides 2007 Mount Everest expedition.

The expedition begins March 20 and will end in late May.

In June 2005, Dr. Loeffler reached the highest point in North America ≠ the 6,194-metre-high summit of Denali in Alaska.

Dr. Loeffler received Memorialís Presidentís Award for Distinguished Teaching in November 2005.

Boosting culture in Lab West

An exciting new partnership between the School of Music and the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) will help enhance cultural and music opportunities for school-aged students in Labrador West.

IOC is contributing $15,000 annually towards a new program that will bring professional student musicians into every school throughout the region. Northern Soundscapes: A Community Music Initiative will include up to six modules presented to students over the next three years.

The program will include individual modules performed by senior ensembles from Memorialís School of Music. As well, curriculum and teacherís activities will be created for each show for distribution through the school system in advance of the tour.

During the second phase of each module, recent graduates and young professionals from the School of Music will take up weeklong residencies in a school to engage a group of students in a project of creating their own production in response to the performance just seen. Among the ensembles visiting the Lab West Schools will be the Scruncheons Percussion Ensemble and the MUN String Quartet.

Presidents converge

Nearly 40 presidents and vice-presidents from engineering student societies across the country gathered in the province Oct. 5-8. The National Presidents Meeting is held annually by a school that is nominated and voted on at the Canadian Federation of Engineering Studentís (CFES) National Congress, which takes place each January. This year, Memorialís Engineering Society ĎAí was chosen over two western Canadian universities to host this event.

The delegates were welcomed at Memorial before catching a bus to Kilmory Resort for a weekend of informative workshops and brainstorming sessions concerning their respective universities and their role within the CFES. Stephanie Roberts, vice-president finance for the MUN Engineering Society ĎAí, says that having people from all across the country convene together allows them to discuss the successes and challenges of engineering societies. It also turns out to be a great sounding board for new ideas.

ďThis is very important for the engineering faculty, MUN and the province,Ē said Ms. Roberts. ďBecause it was voted on by our peers from around the country it shows that there are a number of people keen on coming to Newfoundland and seeing what it has to offer.Ē

Mini Med School doubles up

The Mini Medical and Health Sciences School is back for another great fall season, with a new format that offers two presentations each week on a related theme with a refreshment and discussion break.

The Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education developed the program to bring the expertise of Memorial Universityís health professional schools and faculties to the community in a new and accessible way.

The series starts off Nov. 1. The theme for the evening is Blood and Guts for Halloween. Dr. Mary K. Wells will give a surgeonís eye view of trauma surgery. In the second talk for the evening, Dr. James Connor gives a talk titled Dr. Gunther von Hagensí Bodyworlds Exhibitions: Ghoulish Trick or Educational Treat?

The Mini Med School runs Wednesdays until Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 8), from 7-9:30 p.m. in Lecture Theatre A, Health Sciences Centre. The cost is $25 for the series of six sessions or $12 per session. Drop in registration available.

Register by Oct. 30 through the Faculty of Medicine, Room 1775, Health Sciences Centre, St. Johnís, NL A1B 3V6, or register online at


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