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Milestones

Student Life

  • January 7, 1987
    CHMR Radio commences broadcasting on the FM band.
  • October 24, 1987
    Gerald Tilley receives the 1987 Alumnus of the Year Award from the Memorial University Alumni Association.

Academics

  • January 1987
    Canada's first Industrial Research Chair in Marine Crustal Seismology is established at Memorial with $1,441,000 in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Petro-Canada. Dr. Jeremy Hall is appointed to the new chair.
  • January 1987
    Official Opening of the Canadian Centre for International Fisheries Training and Development at the Marine Institute.
  • February 13, 1987
    Official Opening of the Centre for Computer Aided Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • February 23, 1987
    Appointment of Dr. Louis Peter Visentin as Dean of Science.
  • March 1987
    Memorial establishes the Distinguished Teacher Awards. Two awards will be made each year, and recipients will be chosen from among nominees by a selection committee of faculty, alumni and students.
  • April 1987
    Memorial reactivates Seabright Corporation to make university-based research more accessible to the private sector. The Office of Technology Transfer is merged with Seabright.
  • June 15-18, 1987
    The Canadian Association for University Continuing Education holds its annual meeting at Memorial.
  • June 1987
    President Harris announces that Dr. David Buchan, folklore, and Dr. Sailen Mookerjea, biochemistry, have been named University Research Professors. The 1987 winners of the President's Award for Outstanding Research are Dr. Hiroshi Hamada, medicine; Dr. Alex Hay, physics; and Dr. Stephen Macko, earth sciences.
  • June 1987
    Dr. Harold Williams, earth sciences, is the winner of the Willet G. Miller Medal awarded by the Royal Society of Canada every two years for outstanding scholarship and research in earth sciences.
  • May 1,1987
    Appointment of Dr. David Hawkins as Dean of Medicine.
  • August 1,1987
    Appointment of Dr. David Strong (earth sciences) as Vice-President (Academic).
  • August 1, 1987
    Appointment of Dr. Leslie K. Hardy as Director of the School of Nursing.
  • October 30, 1987
    Official Opening of the School of Nursing Facility in the Health Sciences Centre.
  • October 30, 1987
    Official Opening of the Faculty of Business Administration Building.

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