Two members of the Discipline of Family Medicine have received 2007 awards of excellence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Roger Butler of the Ross Family Medicine Centre in St. John’s, and Dr. Michael Jong, based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, were honoured with these awards. They are designed to recognize and celebrate achievements of family physicians and to support them in continuing professional development, continuing medical education, research and education in family medicine.
Dr. James Rourke, dean of medicine, received one of the highest honours given by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). On Saturday, Oct. 27, he was in Winnipeg to give the 2007 W. Victor Johnson Oration. This award honours the memory of the late Dr. W. Victor Johnston, the CFPC’s first executive director (1954-64). The recipient is recognized for leadership in family medicine in Canada or internationally.
Kent Jones, faculty member, Division of Fine Arts, Grenfell College, recently received news that several sets of an intricate lithograph project have been purchased by various collections. The printmaking project involved the collaboration of Prof. Jones and Irish poet Patrick Galvin. Prof. Jones illustrated Mr. Galvin’s famous poem “The Madwoman of Cork” with a series of eight original lithographs. They are included with 11 pages of text (hand-set type) and are contained in a handmade solander case (folding case). Five sets were purchased by Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; Princeton University; University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware; and the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
Drs. Donald C. Craig and Wlodek M. Zuberek, Computer Science, have recently received the Best Paper Award for their paper Component Compatibility and its Verification, presented at the International Conference on Architecture Research and Practice (SARP’07), a part of the International Conference on Digital Communication (ICDT’07), organized in Silicon Valley in California. Dr. Craig has recently completed his PhD. program in the Department of Computer Science under Dr. Zuberek’s supervision. The awarded paper is based on Dr. Craig’s doctoral research on component-based software systems. The research of both Dr. Craig and Dr. Zuberek was supported by NSERC.
Dr. Ian Fleming, director of the Ocean Sciences Centre, Dr. Robert Gresswell of the U.S. Geological Survey and Julie Henning were awarded the Mercer Patriarche Best Paper in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management given by the American Fisheries Society in recognition for a paper titled Juvenile Salmonid Use of Freshwater Emergent Wetlands in the Floodplain and its Implications for Conservation Management.
Dr. Grant Gardner has been named associate vice-president (academic). His appointment was approved by Memorial’s Board of Regents at its meeting held Oct. 18. He joins Vice-President (Academic) Dr. Eddy Campbell and present Associate Vice-President (Academic) Dr. Doreen Neville, Nov. 1. Dr. Gardner succeeds Dr. Michael Collins who has held this appointment since June 2001.
Darek Moreau was appointed to the Board of Regents from Aug. 8-March 16, 2008. The board approved the appointment of Mr. Mareau, who was recommended for post by the Graduate Students’ Union as their representative. He replaces Anas El-Aneed, who resigned.
James Farrell and Nick Eisnor, representing MUNSU, and Greg French, representing the university, were recently appointed to the board of directors of Campus Childcare by the Board of Regents.
Stephanie Power has been re-appointed for a one-year term to the board of the Memorial University Recreation Complex.