- April 2, 1986
Weightlifter Joy Burt, swimmer Marc
Campbell and basketballer Diane Campbell are Memorial's top
athletics for 1985-1986.
- November 22, 1986
Grace Sparkes receives the 1986
Alumnus of the Year Award from the Memorial University Alumni
- January 13, 1986
Telemedicine Centre establishes a first
in Canada's telecommunications history with a teleconference link between
Canada and a Third World country for the purpose of health education and
patient care. The Centre made a satellite link between the Health
Sciences Centre in St. John's and the Department of Pedriatrics in
- February 1986
The Federal and Provincial Governments
announce funding of over $25 million for the construction of a new
house the Centre for Earth Resources Research (CERR), as well as $1
million for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) facility for the
engineering faculty. The projects are approved under the
Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Development Fund.
- April 1986
Dr. J.T. Brosnan, Department of Biochemistry,
is the recipient of the 1986 Borden Award in Nutrition. The award is given
annually by the Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences to the
individual under 45 years who has made the most outstanding contribution
in nutrition during the preceeding five years.
- April 1986
Dr. Michael Rochester, Department of Earth
Sciences, wins the Tuzo Wilson Medal from the Canadian Geophysical Union.
The medal is the highest award made by the Union and annually recognizes a
person who has made outstanding contributions to Canadian geophysics and
- April 1986
Memorial's Office of Research establishes the
Office of Technology Transfer. Funded with a two-year grant from the
National Research Council, the Office's purpose is to provide a link
between the University's interests and those of the private
- May 19, 1986
Vice-President Dr. E.R. Neale is the first
recipient of the J. Willis Ambrose Medal, awarded by the Geological
Association of Canada in recognization of distinguished service to
geoscience over a broad spectrum of activities including public and
professional education, promotion, research and teaching, and in
institutional, professional and society affairs.
- June 1986
Dr. Brian Fryer, earth sciences, is the 1986
winner of the Past President's Medal by the Geological Association of
- June 1986
President Harris announces that Dr. Jean
Briggs, anthropology, and Dr. Michael Rochester, earth sciences and
physics, have been named University Research Professors, a title reserved
by Memorial for its most distinguished scholars. The 1986
winners of the President's Award for Outstanding Research are
Dr. James Butrica, classics; Dr. William Davidson, biochemistry; Dr. Terry
Goldie, English language and literature; Dr. Raymond Poirier, chemistry;
and Dr. Hans Rollmann, religious studies.
- September 1, 1986
Dr. Ian Jacques Jordaan assumes his
post as Chair in Industrial Research in Ocean Engineering, established
with over $600,000 in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada and Mobil Oil Canada Limited. It is the first
chair of this kind to be established in Canada.
- August 1986
Dr. David Idler is the winner of the 1986
F.E.J. Fry Medal awarded by the Canadian Society of Zoologists.
The medal is awarded to recipients for outstanding contributions
to zoology in Canada.
- September 30, 1986
Memorial holds a special convocation
to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Association of Universities and
Colleges of Canada. The Association's annual general meeting is held in
St. John's on October 1 and 2, 1986.
- November 1986
The two-volume Bibliography of
Newfoundland, compiled by librarians Agnes O'Dea and
by the University of Toronto Press for Memorial University.
- December 9, 1986
Senate approves a master of philosophy
degree in the humanities.