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Dr. Jerry Bannister, post-doctoral student in history, was awarded the John Bullen Prize of the Canadian Historical Association. The prize is given for the best thesis in history each year.
Michelle Christine Biles, a second-year biochemistry student, was selected as a candidate for the National Research Council's Women in Science and Engineering's 2000 program.
Duo Concertante — violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves — was nominated for an East Coast Music Award for Classical Recording of the Year for the 1999 recording of À Deux. Both artists are faculty members in the School of Music.
The Newfoundland and Labrador chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada has selected Dr. Pauline Duke as the Family Physician of the Year.
Allison Edgecombe, a master's student in immunology, won a gold award and $500 at the National Health Poster Competition held by the Medical Research Council of Canada. Paul Hodgson, a doctoral student in immunology, won a silver award and $250.
Carolyn J. Emerson, Engineering and Applied Science, received an honorary membership in the Microscopical Society of Canada in recognition of outstanding contributions to microscopy.
Dr. Noreen Golfman, English, was elected to the board of directors of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada.
Bob Guest, Ocean Sciences Centre and Memorial's diving officer, was elected president of the Canadian Association of Underwater Science (CAUS). Dr. Bob Hooper, Biology, was elected chair of its standards and procedures committee.
Dr. Ian Jones, Biology, had his appointment as ACWERN (Atlantic Cooperative Wildlife Ecology Research Network) associate chair extended for another five years.
Dr. Gregory S. Kealey, dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Academy of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dr. Rasul Khan, Biology, was elected vice-president of the World Federation of Parasitology with automatic presidency in 2002.
Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Medicine, was awarded the status of Fellow in the American College of Physicians.
Gareth L. Lawson, the first graduate of the chair in Fisheries Conservation at the Marine Institute, was awarded a prestigious Fullbright International Scholarship for study towards a PhD at MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts.
Dr. Elliott Leyton, Anthropology, was named Lady Davis Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for autumn 2000.
Dr. Hu Liu, Pharmacy, received the AstraZeneca New Investigator's Research Award from the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada.
Dr. Antonio M. Martin, Biochemistry, was appointed to the Committee on Diversity of the Institute of Food Technologists, based in Chicago, for the period 2000-2003.
Keith Nicol, associate professor of geography at Grenfell College and co-ordinator of the Winter Outdoor Pursuits Program, was elected national technical chairman as the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors. Mr. Nicol also serves as national newsletter editor and Atlantic Province's board and technical representative for the 800-member organization.
Dr. Jacek Pawlowski, project director of the Office of Applied Research in Marine Operations at the Marine Institute, was elected chair of the International Marine Simulator Forum (IMSF) for a three-year term.
Dr. David Pike, Mathematics and Statistics, was the recipient of an award under the New Opportunities Fund of the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Namal Senanayake, a PhD student in Food Science, was the recipient of the Honour Student Award from the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS). He was also the first-place winner of the Biotechnology Student Paper Award from AOCS.
Dr. Anand Sharan, Engineering and Applied Science, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Dr. Jim Sharp, Engineering and Applied Science, has received an award for research excellence from the National Environmental Protection Agency of China.
Dr. Jean Snook, German and Russian, was appointed Canadian Association of University Teachers of German Atlantic (CAUTG) representative until June of 2001. Dr. Snook is also the editor of their directory and bulletin.
Dr. Roy West, associate dean of Community Health in the Faculty of Medicine, has been appointed president of the National Cancer Institute of Canada.
Dr. Mark Whitmore, Dr. John Whitehead and Dr. Andre Roberge, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, were awarded this year's prize Canadian Association of Physicists prize for the best condensed matter physics paper published in the Canadian Journal of Physics in the previous year.
Mandy L. Woodland, a master's student in Medicine, received a Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research.
Dr. David Wright, chairman of the Harlow Campus Trust and an honorary graduate of Memorial, received a MBE in the United Kingdom's New Year's Honours List for services to the community of Harlow in Essex.
Former Memorial president Dr. Arthur May is collaborating with many organizations, including the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation, the Naval Officers Association of Canada, and the National Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency.