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SUBJECT: Aldrich lecturer reflects on returning to Memorial after 30 years
DATE: Feb. 14, 2005

Note to editors:

Dr. Eddy Campbell, vice-president (academic), Memorial University, will give the 2005 Aldrich Lecture titled, Where Once They Stood. Reflections on Returning to Memorial After 30 Years: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We Might Go. The lecture, sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Arts and Administration Building, room AA-1043. Free parking is available in lot 15, across from the School of Music, and in lot 15B for a $2 fee.

Over the past 30 years, Memorial University has become one of the best comprehensive universities in Canada. The institution has been actively evolving, but in spite of this has managed to retain its special character. Newfoundland and Labrador is now at a crossroads in its development, as evidenced in the White Paper on Postsecondary Education and in the recent government discussion paper on economic growth through innovation. Consequently, the provincial government will place increasing reliance on the university's responsibility and role in developing the necessary "knowledge capital." Dr. Campbell’s lecture will look at how the institution will rise to the challenge, what areas of the university will best serve the future and the role of graduate studies in this equation.

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