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Ceremony to remember

Memorial University is aptly named as a living memorial to those who fought in the first and second world wars. Each year, a Ceremony of Remembrance is held to reflect on the lives lost and those who fought to leave a better world for those who remained.

This year’s ceremony will take place in the Robert G. Reid Theatre in the Arts and Administration Building, St. John’s campus, Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The film Quiet at Dawn featuring Allan Hawco and Mark O'Brien as First World War soldiers, will be incorporated into the ceremony. A reception will follow the ceremony.

CEP seeks Toys for Kids

Since 2002, officers with Campus Enforcement and Patrol have been collecting new, unwrapped toys during the Christmas season from the university community and beyond. They donate these toys to the Salvation Army who distribute the toys to families in need across our province. Last year they collected over $11,000 worth of toys and more than $1,700 in cash.

This year, Operation Toys for Kids will run from Nov. 17 to Dec. 10. Drop boxes will be placed at the CEP offices in the Facilities Management building and the Health Science Centre. There will be a drop box at the main entrance of the Arts and Administration building. To arrange a pick up by CEP, call 737-8561 or 777-7280.

Toys can be collected until Dec. 17.

The campaign will kick-off in the Main Dining Hall, Paton College, on Nov. 17 during supper hour.

Business gets nationally accredited

The Faculty of Business Administration has received the designation Certified in Management Nationally Accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management, a leading provider of nationally recognized, federally charted professional management certification.

This accreditation means that the faculty’s undergraduate degree programs automatically meet the academic requirement portion of the Certified in Management professional designation (CIM).

Students enrolled in the bachelor of commerce, bachelor of business administration, and international bachelor of business administration undergraduate degree programs will automatically achieve the first requirement needed to obtain the CIM designation. The two steps remaining in the certification process are membership in the Canadian Institute of Management and the completion of two years managerial work experience. Co-op or internship placements will count toward this required experience if they contain elements of managerial experience.

Empowering youth through education

The board of directors of Cupids 400 Inc. unveiled an education initiative meant to be a lasting legacy to the youth of Newfoundland and Labrador. This technology-based project, developed over a two-year period, is a partnership with Memorial University’s Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT) – the university’s online and distance education provider.

The Education Legacy Initiative facilitated by Cupids 400 Inc. encompasses three exciting areas; virtual world technology, mobile learning, and multimedia curriculum resources.

Through expert technological resources provided by DELT, the settlement of 1612 Cupids was created using the cutting edge virtual world of Second Life. In this virtual world visitors can link arm-in-arm with John Guy as he gives a tour or take part in a video game-like learning activity as they explore every nook and cranny of the 17th century English settlement.

Ann Marie Vaughan, director of DELT, said the university is honoured to be the educational partner in a project that is so important to the community.