Milestones

  • January 1970
    University Library named in honour of Henrietta Harvey. An address by President Lord Taylor and an address by Sir Leonard Outerbridge on the naming occasion.
  • May 22, 1970
    Memorial awards its first Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The recipients were Dr. Helen Elizabeth Bradbury, biology, and Dr. Leona Marie Doerksen, english.
  • July 1, 1970
    Dr. E.R. Seary appointed first Henrietta Harvey Professor Of English.
  • November 1970
    Memorial's men's soccer team won the 1970-71 A.I.A.A. Soccer Conference Championship. Alan Ross was of the coach of the team. The team also won the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union Soccer Championship.
  • November 1970
    Memorial's women's field hockey team won the 1970-71 A.I.A.A. Intermediate Field Hockey Championship.
  • October 16, 1971
    Installation of Dr. George Alain Frecker as Chancellor of Memorial University.
    • Installation Address by Chancellor Frecker.
  • August 31, 1973
    Retirement of Lord Taylor as President.
  • September 25, 1973
    Board of Regents approved the transfer of responsibility for the administration of the Art Gallery from the Office of the President to the Director of Extension Services, effective September 15, 1973.
  • February 9, 1974
    Installation of Dr. M.O. Morgan as President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University.
    • Installation Address of February 9, 1974 by President Morgan.
  • September 10, 1974
    Senate approves the establishment of the School of Graduate Studies with Dr. Frederick Aldrich appointed Dean and Dr. C.J. Francis appointed Associate Dean.
  • August, 1974 - December, 1975
    Memorial University celebrates its Jubilee Year on the occasion of:
    • 50th anniversary of Memorial University College
    • 25th anniversary of Memorial University as a degree-granting institution.
  • October 24, 1975
    Official Opening of the Corner Brook Regional College. The first Principal of the College was Dr. Arthur Sullivan.
  • March 25, 1976
    Official opening of the Memorial University Pre-School Centre in the Burton's Pond Apartment Complex for the use of the children of university students, faculty and staff.
  • April 1976
    The Maritime History Group (MHG) is awarded a $733,000 program grant by the Canada Council to examine the rise and fall of the shipping industry in Atlantic Canada and its effects on the social and economic history of the area. The principal investigators are Dr. Keith Matthews, Dr. David Alexander and Professor Gerald Panting of the MHG.
  • April 13, 1976
    Senate approves regulations for the degree of master of social work.
  • July 1976
    Appointment of Edythe Ryan Goodridge as curator of the University Art Gallery
  • April 7, 1977
    Official launch of Memorial's Telemedicine Project using a communications connection to the Hermes satellite
  • October 26, 1978
    Official Opening of the Health Sciences Center by Premier Frank Moores
  • March 24, 1979
    Installation of Paul Guy Desmarais as Chancellor of Memorial University.
  • May 26, 1979
    Official launch of the Anniversary Fund Campaign to raise $10 million for a new library building, for a permanent building for the School of Administration and Commerce, and for research enrichment and scholarships.

     

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