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REF NO.: 31

SUBJECT: Faculty of Medicine celebrates 40th anniversary

DATE: Oct. 15

Note to editors:
Media representatives are invited to attend the Faculty of Medicine’s 40th anniversary celebrations on Monday, Oct. 22. The day’s activities run from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and include a special tribute to the late Dr. Ian Rusted, founding dean of the medical school. Lt.-Gov. Edward Roberts will speak about the role he played as provincial minister of health in the development of the Health Sciences Centre.
The agenda is as follows:
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Main auditorium, Faculty of Medicine
Early Days Reminiscences
Chair: Dr. Bill Eaton
Speakers: Drs. David Moores, Sharon Peters and Wayne Gulliver (students in the early years); Vera Griffin (staff); Drs. Brian Payton, Bill Marshall and Shakti Chandra (early faculty members).
2-2:30 p.m.
Location: Main auditorium, Faculty of Medicine
Launch of the Virtual Exhibit: “The Early Days of the Medical School at Memorial University”
2:30-3 p.m.
Launch of the Dr. Ian Rusted Founders Chair in Medical Education
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Main auditorium, Faculty of Medicine
A Tribute to Dr. Ian Rusted
Chair: Dr. A. Max House
Tribute speakers: Dr. Axel Meisen, president of Memorial; Dr. Albert Cox, former dean of medicine; Dr. David Hawkins, former dean of medicine; Dr. James Rourke, dean of medicine.
Special guest speaker: The Hon. Edward Roberts, Lt-Gov. of Newfoundland and Labrador.
4:30-6 p.m.
Reception, open house and displays.

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