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Vol 39  No 4
Oct. 12, 2006


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Donation honours community builder

Dr. Bruneau with H. Stanley Marshall,president and CEO of Fortis Inc. (Photo by Chris Hammond)

The first dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science received a standing ovation Oct. 2 at an event to honour his contributions and to officially open a newly-renovated lecture theatre named in his honour. The heart of the S. J. Carew Building was given a facelift recently thanks to a $100,000 donation from Fortis Inc. The 213-seat engineering lecture theatre on the St. Johnís campus has been renamed the Angus Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre.

The donation from Fortis is in recognition of the contributions Dr. Bruneau has made to the

corporation and his years of service to Memorial. Dr. Bruneau joined the faculty in 1968 and served as dean from 1969 until 1974. During that time, he led the development of the co-operative engineering programs, which now have 800 undergraduate students who are in high demand from employers upon graduation. Dr. Bruneau was the chief executive officer of Fortis was also the chairman of the board of directors of Fortis Inc. for 18 years. He retired as chairman in May.

The lecture theatre is used by many university units because of its size. Improvements include new seating, carpeting, lighting, and a new entrance way, as well as refurbished walls and state-of-the-art teaching technology with two new projectors and a 24-foot screen.

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