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REF NO.: 37

SUBJECT: Canadian oceanographer to visit Memorial

DATE: Oct. 16

The upcoming 2008 F.W. Angel Memorial Lecture is bringing Canadian oceanographer Dr. Eddy Carmack to Memorial’s St. John’s campus. Dr. Carmack’s topic for the event is One Changing Ocean – a Northern perspective.
Dr. Carmack is a senior research scientist and climate oceanographer for the Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in
Sidney, BC. As a long-time observer of water, he has participated in more than 80 field investigations in rivers, lakes and seas spanning from the Antarctic to the Arctic and from the Yukon to Siberia. From this he has published more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the 2007 Massey medallist of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, and he holds the Sidney Chapman Chair at the University of Alaska. Dr. Carmack is an adjunct at the University of British Columbia and serves on various national and international editorial and advisory boards in his fields of expertise. He is still trying to learn to “think like water”. 
Sponsored by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the F.W. Angel Memorial Lecture was established at Memorial in 1967 through the                    
generosity of the family of the late F.W. Angel and the firms with which he was associated. The series enables Memorial to bring an outstanding person to campus to speak on topics related to the profession of engineering and stimulating interest in this field among students, the academic community, and the general public.
The F.W. Angel Memorial Lecture takes place on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., in the S.J. Carew Building’s Angus Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre, Room EN-2006. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Parking is available in Lot 17 for $2 or free parking in Lot 16.

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Note to editors: Dr. Carmack will be available for interviews on Thursday,
Oct. 22. Please call the below contact to arrange a time.
For more information please contact Jackey Locke, communications
co-ordinator, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, at 709-737-8287, 709-691-5027 or


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