Gazette | Feb 5, 2014 | Vol 46 No 8
A Memorial University of Newfoundland publication.
Feb. 5, 2014 Volume 46 Number 9 Publication Mail Registration No. 40062527 p3 GAZETTE A M E M O R I A L U N I V E R S I T Y O F N E W F O U N D L A N D P U B L I C AT I O N p8 p9 PRESIDENT EMERITUS Dr. Arthur May, Memorial’s president from 1990-99, passed away Jan. 30. WHAT LIES BENEATH An Earth Sciences professor is digging deep beneath the Earth’s surface for hidden mineral deposits. ABORIGINAL AMBASSADORS Memorial staff and students encouraged southern Labrador youth to enrol in engineering during a recent visit. Face Forward First chapter of report focuses on Memorial Up North By Mandy Cook THE FACES OF the people who are working to move Memorial and its work in the polar region of the globe forward are being showcased in Face Forward 2014: Memorial Up North. On Jan. 30, President Gary Kachanoski released the first installment of Face Forward 2014, which is the university’s new approach to annual reporting. Memorial Up North, the report’s first themed chapter, is now available at www.mun.ca/faceforward . “Memorial’s annual president’s report takes a look back at the milestones and accomplishments of the year behind us,” said Dr. Kachanoski. “We’ve taken a different approach this year with Face Forward. Each month or so we will focus attention around a different theme of importance to the people of the university, the province DAVE HOWELLS PHOTO and beyond. “Each of these themed chapters will find their way into the retrospective report next fall, but by dedicating our efforts throughout the year in this way, we can take a deeper look at the breadth of university activity within each of these themes. Dr. Trevor Bell, Department of Geography, is just one of the people featured in Face Forward 2014: Memorial Up North. See FACE FORWARD on page 5 ‘Primary mandate’ Hibernia to bolster Earth Sciences program with $1.98 million “HMDC’s contribution reflects our ongoing strong projects than previously possible.” HMDC’s funding will also support the renewal of the undergraduate geophysics laboratory, with 12 new dual-monitor workstations and associated geophysical software licenses. The department will also update its geophysics research computing laboratory with eight new dual-monitor workstations, along with applications software, data storage servers and a large format colour plotter. In addition to supporting the purchase of new equipment and the hiring of additional personnel, the funding will also support the establishment of a guestspeaker series, which will host up to three geophysical experts annually for the next three years. Earlier this year, HMDC provided an additional $420,000 in funding to support the university’s development of a new environmental geology and geophysics field school. MEMORIAL’S DEPARTMENT of Earth Sciences will use a $1.98 million contribution from Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) to create the Hibernia Project Geophysics Support Fund to enhance geophysics education and research. “I thank the Hibernia owners for their continued investments in Memorial University,” said Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research). “Our success is predicated on strong government, industry and community partners. With this level of support, we are better able to fulfill our primary mandate – to provide a nationally-competitive, flagship, teaching-research university, unequivocally committed to the public good and its special obligation to the people of this great province.” “Oil and gas producers are seeking high-calibre geoscientists,” said Jamie Long, president, HMDC. support for Memorial University’s geoscience teaching and research program. The university is educating some of our future employees, and collaboration between industry and academia is enhancing the province’s geophysical expertise.” The funding supports geophysics field-based studies for undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as student and faculty research projects. It will also enable the purchase of specialized equipment for geophysical exploration. “Geophysical field equipment is used for research and undergraduate and graduate teaching,” said Dr. John Hanchar, who leads the Department of Earth Sciences. “These additions to our capability for geophysical exploration on land will allow for the training of graduate and undergraduate students and allow us to undertake a wider range of geophysical student research ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT A Ferryland Merchant-Magistrate: The Journal and Cases of Robert Carter 1832-40, published by the S.S. Daisy Legal History Committee, provides an unrivalled picture of life in a Newfoundland outport at a pivotal time in the life of the colony – from the grant of representative government to the emergence of responsible government. Memorial alumni Chief Justice Derek Green, a founding member of the committee, and Christopher Curran, Q.C., one of the publication’s editors, offer some insight into Carter’s historic record-keeping to Gazette editor Mandy Cook. MC: Robert Carter is one of the least known members of the Carter family of Ferryland, yet he was at least as prominent a citizen of his community as some of the more heralded Carters. Can you give me a sense of who Robert Carter was? DG: Born and educated in England, Robert Carter came out to Newfoundland at 13 to apprentice in his family’s fish business at Ferryland. We meet him at 42 in the pages of his journal -- a mature, married man, busy with public duties in the life of his community as magistrate, merchant, customs and quarantine officer, chair of the school board, roads board, hospital board and church warden. His journal reveals him as a meticulous and cautious man of broad interest, alive to all that is happening in his community, the colony and, to the extent he is able, the maritime world of the Empire. MC: The book’s foreword states that the journal “has much more to tell than legal minutiae.” What other MC: Carter’s journal also provides perspective on all segments of society in that particular period. What can readers expect to discover? DG: Though Carter was first, last and foremost a fish merchant, his journal and cases provide telling insight into patterns of behaviour and relations among the servant, skilled craftsman, planter, professional and business-merchant classes of his community. The daily entries of the journal track the rhythm of the seasons, allowing the reader to follow these relations throughout the year and over a sustained period of 20 years. There emerges a cumulative picture not only of justice and its patterns but also of volume and types of trade, the fishery, woods work, sealing and initial efforts at farming, of those who carried out such work, sealing and initial efforts at farming, of those who carried out such work, how they interacted with one another kind of day-to-day details does Carter reveal? CC: Law forms part of the fabric of civilized community life and grew and developed as these communities did so. Carter’s journal and court cases offer a unique window on the reactive and formative role of the law over a sustained period of 20 years on Newfoundland’s Southern Shore. They show that the law served both as a conserving, stabilizing force but also as a mechanism for challenging traditional authority and privileges. In Carter’s account it stands exposed as an integral part of daily life, recognized and valued as such, in both its successes and shortcomings. For more information, please contact email@example.com . to make this happen, for what means of exchange and how they enforced these in the event of shortfall. Family relations and the impact on these of class and religion are also, perhaps unwittingly, evident. region, as the industry has been growing steadily and has helped regain economic prosperity in some communities. However, mining is another resource-based industry that is adding to the economy, and has potential to add more. For example, a granite quarry has recently opened in Belleoram, which has created many job and training opportunities, while also generating GAZETTE A M E M O R I A L U N I V E R S I T Y O F N E W F O U N D L A N D P U B L I C AT I O N EDITOR GRAPHICS Mandy Cook Jacqui Baggs Regular Contributors YOUR NEXT PROJECT By Amy Tucker Special to the Gazette Yaffle.ca is Memorial’s online connecting tool. One of its most significant jobs is to provide a way for people from outside Memorial to ask for research help. With hundreds of community-suggested opportunities to choose from, your next project is just a click away. Here’s one … the development of a new wharf and access road. “In the 1990s, the government undertook a study of potential aquaculture sites that established a baseline of water data that was invaluable for growth of the industry,” said Mr. Hickey. “We would like to see a similar effort for the mineral sector.” The project: Mr. Hickey sees the first required step in this process being a literature review of previously published research and reports to develop a geological profile of the region, the history of mineral exploration, mapping of known mineral deposits and a record of mining operations. The information likely already exists either in documents or online, but compiling it and making it useable to those in the region with an interest in economic development and the mining sector would be very useful for further development. Interested in learning more about this project? Amy Tucker, co-ordinator of knowledge mobilization at the Harris Centre, would love to tell you more. 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The opportunity: The Coast of Bays Region on the south coast of Newfoundland is well known for its fishing and aquaculture industries, but the history of the mining sector in this area has also been important, going as far back as the 19th century. “Information on the sector in the region is not compiled in a way that is useable to those looking to develop the mineral resources,” said Terry Hickey, owner of Conach Consulting. “We need a baseline document that interested parties could refer to.” There has been a lot of interest in aquaculture in the Laura Barron Rebecca Cohoe Melanie Callahan Nora Daly Paula Dyke Kelly Foss Elizabeth Furey Pamela Gill Sharon Gray Janet Harron Jill Hunt Sharon King Jackey Locke Classified Advertising Kelly Hickey Peter Morris Cathy Newhook Naomi Osborne Michelle Osmond David Penney Marcia Porter Kristine Power Dave Sorensen Melissa Watton Meaghan Whelan Susan White-MacPherson Laura Woodford Sandy Woolfrey-Fahey Photography Chris Hammond Advertising Mandy Cook Telephone: 709 864 2142 Email: email@example.com Next Gazette deadline Feb.19 for Feb. 26 publication. The Gazette is published 17 times annually by the Division of Marketing and Communications at Memorial University. Material in the Gazette may be reprinted or broadcast without permission, excepting materials for which the Gazette does not hold exclusive copyright. OBITUARY Dr. Charles Hutton Dr. Charles Hutton, former chief of pathology at the Janeway Children’s Hospital and associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine, passed away Nov. 4, 2013. He was 83. of Education, passed away Dec. 16, 2013. He was 92. Dr. Grace Layman Dr. Grace Layman, a retired professor in the Faculty of Education, passed away Jan. 13, 2014. She was 94. Gazette, Room A-1024 Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7 Telephone: 709 864 2142 Fax: 709 864 8699 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ISSN 0228-88 77 With the exception of advertisements from Memorial University, ads carried in the Gazette do not imply recommendation by the university for the service or product. Gerald Murphy Gerald Murphy, a former professor in the Faculty Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 2 www.mun.ca/gazette President emeritus May’s legacy revitalized Memorial DR. ARTHUR W. MAY, away Jan. 30. He was 76. During Dr. May’s tenure as president, Memorial witnessed a significant growth in graduate student enrolment; undertook a transformative fundraising campaign, the Opportunity Fund; saw the expansion of then-Grenfell College to offering multiple full degree programs; and the Marine Institute join the university. Born in St. John’s in 1937, Dr. May was educated at Memorial University, where he received B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. degrees, and McGill University, where he received a PhD in marine sciences. His professional career included work as a fisheries scientist, a fisheries manager and an international negotiator, and he was CEO of several public institutions. Dr. May was deputy minister of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans from 1982-85 and president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada from 1986-90. Dr. May was named Memorial’s Alumnus of the Year in 1983, received an honorary degree from Memorial in 1989 and was appointed an officer of the Order of Canada in December 1995. He finished his tenure as president and vice-chancellor on Aug. 31, 1999. Dr. Janet Gardiner served as chair of Memorial’s Board of Regents for six of the 10 years during which Dr. May was president. “During that time the university faced great financial stringency,” said Dr. Gardiner. “Yet Dr. May and his superb executive team worked closely with the Board of Regents to advance the university. We found the resources necessary to maintain all of our course offerings, while working with the unions to manage the understandable expectations of our employees and ensuring that the Memorial University Pension Fund was sound and fully funded. There were a lot of other accomplishments during that period and it was a pleasure to work with Dr. May on these many challenges.” In 2003 Dr. May was honoured with the designation president emeritus of Memorial University. Following his time as president, Dr. May continued to play a key role in the development of the university, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the country. He chaired the federal Atlantic Innovation Fund Advisory Board, served as a board member of the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation and helped organize many Memorial University alumni events, including the largest reunion of former students, the successful Memorial on Parade held in 2012. The Memorial University Pensioners Association (MUNPA) honoured Dr. May with its Tribute Award in 2010. Along with his wife Sonia, Dr. May sponsored an annual scholarship at Memorial for students taking a semester for credit outside of Canada. Dr. Gary Kachanoski, Memorial’s president and vice-chancellor, paid tribute to Dr. May in the opening remarks of his annual address to the Rotary Club of St. John’s, which coincided with the passing of the president emeritus on Thursday, Jan. 30. “The university community extends its sincere condolences to Sonia and the rest of the May family. Art will be missed by all,” said Dr. Kachanoski. Memorial University’s president and vice-chancellor from 1990-99, passed A portrait of Dr. Arthur May by artist Helen Parsons Shepherd. A waxing and waning economy MY BOYFRIEND’S best friend is getting married this summer. Ever since Mark and Lisa (whose names have been changed for the purposes of this column) became engaged two years ago, conversations with them have revolved around the upcoming wedding: the dress, the ceremony, the location of the reception, the rings. To be honest, it has become more than a little irritating. But lately, something has changed. No longer is the wedding the dominant topic. With everything for the big day in order, all they talk about is where on the mainland they are going to move after they get married. When I came to Newfoundland and Labrador, I already had a vague feeling that it wouldn’t be forever. I have always wanted to live in as many places in the world as possible and experience as much variety as I can. My parents were semi-nomadic, long-haul transport truck drivers for several years, so my wanderlust is probably genetic, but it seems that almost everyone I know under 30 is planning on leaving the province within the next year. Maybe relocation is just a normal part of being in your 20s – but I’m starting to think that’s only part of it. It has to do mostly with opportunity, or, rather, a lack thereof. 2013’s public sector hiring freeze lasted only a few months, but even without a freeze jobs are few and far between. Two hundred positions were cut by the provincial budget that year and 900 public sector workers were laid off. Recent university graduates and those who are in the final years of their degrees (particularly liberal arts majors, social workers, teachers, and other fields that are often employed by the public sector) may feel that gaining and maintaining employment is less than certain. While Newfoundland and Labrador may currently be enjoying a “boom” thanks to the offshore oil industry, STUDENTVIEW Shannon Page for recent graduates and young people looking to switch careers or settle somewhere long-term and raise a family, it is difficult to ignore the fact that unemployment in this province was still hovering around 10.8 per cent in December 2013. For those of you who don’t follow this sort of thing, that’s 3.6 per cent above the national average of 7.2 percent and more than double the rate of unemployment in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon. Economies wax and wane. That’s what they do. It seems that in this province especially, there are strong feelings about the history of the economy and about young people going away in search of employment. As someone who comes from away, I can’t pretend to understand the cultural and historical factors at work. Mark and Lisa are moving to Ontario in the fall. Maybe they are just being temporarily lured away by the statistics. Maybe they’ll be back. All I know is that even though I don’t personally feel tied to geography, it’s sad to watch them leave a city that they love so much. Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 3 www.mun.ca/gazette Deadline approaching for Paton professorship By Meaghan Whelan NOMINATIONS are open for Memorial’s unrestricted grant to support future research, teaching and/or public engagement activities at Memorial University. Nominees for this award must have a strong and consistent record of research that is outstanding and recognized both nationally and internationally; exceptional teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; training graduate students and other highly qualified personnel; public engagement related to their disciplinary expertise including, but not limited to, contributions to local, national and international organizations; and mentorship to new faculty. most prestigious award. The John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship, named after the founding president of Memorial University College, was unveiled in late 2012 as a way to recognize extraordinary contributions in research, teaching and public engagement. Dr. Patrick Parfrey, Faculty of Medicine, was named the inaugural recipient at the 2013 President’s Awards in light of his exceptional accomplishments. The Distinguished University Professorship is a lifetime designation. It includes a one-time, $20,000 THE MICHAEL HARRINGTON RESEARCH PRIZE IN NEWFOUNDLAND HISTORY This award was established by the family of Michael Francis Harrington Sr., Journalist, Author and Newfoundland Historian. The prize is valued at a minimum of $500.00 and will be awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student doing research in Newfoundland History. To be considered, undergraduate students must be history majors planning to do research for a course in Newfoundland History or towards an honours thesis. Graduate students must be writing a thesis on some aspect of Newfoundland History. In some instances it may be awarded as a travel grant which will assist students with travel expenses incurred while undertaking their research. In the case of undergraduates it will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid upon recommendation of the Head, Department of History. In the case of graduates it will be awarded by the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, also upon recommendation of the Head, Department of History. PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS Dr. James P. Feehan, professor of economics, recently completed a policy paper titled Electricity Market Integration: Newfoundland Chooses Monopoly and Protectionism. The paper was published by the Halifax-based Atlantic Institute for Market and is available at www.aims.ca . Applications must be received in the Department of History by 14 February 2014. Application forms are available in the Department of History office, A-4019 between 8:30-1:00 & 2:00-4:30, Monday to Friday. At the annual meeting of the Society of Risk Analysis in Baltimore in December 2013, Dr. Andreas Klinke, Department of Political Science, discussed the pros and cons of applying the Athenian ideal of direct democracy to risk governance and policy as keynote speaker in the presidential plenary session. NOTABLE Dr. Craig Purchase, assistant professor in the Departments of Biology and Ocean Sciences, has been elected the 68th president of the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research. Dr. Purchase will also co-ordinate the organization’s 2016 meeting in St. John’s. Dr. Melvin Baker, Office of the President, and Dr. Peter Neary, professor emeritus, Department of History, University of Western Ontario, contributed the Newfoundland and Labrador entry to the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2007, edited by David Mutimer, York University, and published by the University of Toronto Press (2014). Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 4 www.mun.ca/gazette Celebratory season By Naomi Osborne MI marks 50 years; vice-president advancing oceans-based mandate nationally and internationally THE FISHERIES and Marine Institute of Memorial University is sailing into 2014 celebrating on two fronts: the institute’s 50th anniversary and increasing national and international recognition. On Jan. 15 the Marine Institute (MI) commemorated its 50th anniversary with a launch event for staff, faculty and students. The celebration was the beginning of a series of anniversary events to take place throughout 2014. MI was formerly known as the College of Fisheries, Navigation, Marine Engineering and Electronics when it opened on Parade Street in January 1964. “Our focus for the MI 50th anniversary isn’t only to celebrate the accomplishments of the institute, but to cess,” said Glenn Blackwood, vice-president, Memorial University (Marine Institute). “We honour and thank past and present MI staff, faculty, students, alumni, industry, stakeholders, partners, local communities and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.” At the helm of the institute for the past nine years, Mr. Blackwood is helping to lead the anniversary celebrations. During his tenure, he has led MI through an expansion and has helped broaden its range of industry-driven academic programming. This past fall Mr. Blackwood was elected chair of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) during the 14th annual general assembly in Constanta, Romania. IAMU consists of 53 maritime universities worldwide and is based in Japan with funding from the Nippon Foundation. Mr. Blackwood will assume the new role this April. His appointment as chair of IAMU comes after MI successfully hosted the 13th annual IAMU annual general assembly in 2012. This was the first time the conference was held in Canada and he is the first Canadian to chair IAMU. “Through my new role I hope to further position MI’s involvement in the changes taking place internationally for certification of seafarers and meeting new training maritime educational requirements,” he said. Mr. Blackwood is also beginning 2014 as one of four people from this province recently inducted into the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In November he was inducted into the society’s College of Fellows Class of 2013 along with Shawn Stratton, president of LiveMore Group, and Memorial University professors Dr. TA Loeffler and Dr. Derek Wilton. Lieutenant-Governor Frank Fagan was granted an honorary fellowship. The society is one of Canada’s largest non-profit educational organizations and is known for its goal of spreading knowledge and appreciation of Canada’s people, culture and geography. “Memorial University and the Marine Institute have a mandate to advance oceans in Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada,” said Mr. Blackwood. “Through my new role as a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, I will focus on promoting an appreciation for our oceans and the uniqueness of this region of Canada.” Mr. Blackwood is well recognized at the national and international level for his collaboration with industry to spearhead major projects, his ability to attract funding from private and public sector organizations and his expertise in resource management. He holds a MA in fisheries resource management and a B.Sc. (honours) in marine biology from Memorial. Details on MI’s 50th anniversary can be found at www.mi50.ca, #mi50 on Twitter. NAOMI OSBORNE PHOTO acknowledge those who have contributed to that suc- Glenn Blackwood cuts a cake to mark the start of 50th anniversary celebrations at MI. Cont’d from FACE FORWARD on page 1 “The January chapter focuses on Memorial Up North – the work of our researchers and faculty, the issues facing the Arctic and northern communities that we are working collaboratively with, and the many resources dedicated by faculties and schools to this work. Over the next number of weeks, we will continue to add to this collection of stories under the umbrella of Face Forward: Memorial Up North. So I invite readers to revisit often in the coming days and months.” From an investigation into the treatment of immigrant workers in Labrador to the millions in funding to enhance offshore safety training, from unearthing northern mineral deposits to millions in funding in conjunction with European universities for Arctic shipping and operation risks, Memorial Up North features the depth and breadth of the university’s reach into Canada’s last frontier. The report’s current feature story focuses on Dr. Trevor Bell, of Memorial’s Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, who is the principal research partner for SakKijânginnatuk Nunalik: the Sustainable Communities Government. Through text, photography and video, the feature highlights how Dr. Bell and the SCI team are tackling issues central to community well-being and sustainability in the context of climate change – some of which being the lack of culturally appropriate and environmentally adapted housing. Recently awarded $350,000 at an Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony, Dr. Bell and the SCI team will use the funds to build and monitor Nunatsiavut’s first Initiative (SCI) of the Nunatsiavut sustainable, multi-unit residential dwelling, a model that is culturally relevant, affordable, energy efficient, technologically advanced and adapted to climatic and environmental changes. Dr. Bell intends for this model to serve as a prototype for future northern housing development, both in Canada and across the Arctic, as its innovative design will be the first to adapt to the changing northern climate while also addressing the diverse infrastructure requirements, skills training, capacity building and specific Inuit housing needs and preferences. Visit www.mun.ca/faceforward to learn more. You can master today’s technology and software check us out online... We provide one-on-one training tailored to your goals at your home or office. Your proficiency with your software, computer, iPad, etc will improve with our step-by-step personalized approach. Please visit our website to begin the process. Tight deadline for that poster or website? PCC Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 Our team loves a challenge. Let us finish the project for you. On time. Give us a call. PersonalComputerConsultants.ca Your Learning Partner Ph. (709) 771-4736 5 www.mun.ca/gazette New dean appointed to School of Social Work By Laura Woodford DR. DONNA HARDY Cox has been appointed online, distance, and face-to-face classrooms. She also brings many years of leadership experience, including the development and administration of student development and success programs in her roles of director of student development at Memorial, and president of both the Canadian and the Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services. Dr. Hardy Cox was honorary research associate, School of Graduate Studies, University of New Brunswick, has held visiting scholar positions, and was a professional affiliate, Centre for Higher Education Research and Development, University of Manitoba, and the founding director of its Canadian Institute on Student Affairs and Services. In addition to being a registered social worker, Dr. volunteering with community organizations, including a long-standing connection with Girl Guides of Canada. “As the school enters into its fourth decade, we are in a major renewal phase,” said Dr. Hardy Cox. “Our research capacity is growing, we are innovating in our teaching and we continue to build on our liaisons with the community locally and continue to develop international partnerships and initiatives. The combination of the high calibre of the school’s students, the expertise of our faculty, our experienced and dedicated staff and our trusted alumni provides a supportive and exciting atmosphere to take on this deanship position.” CHRIS HAMMOND PHOTO dean of the School of Social Work for a five-year term. The appointment was approved by the Board of Regents at its Dec. 19 meeting and was effective Jan. 1, 2014. The first female Memorial social work graduate to be named dean of the school, Dr. Hardy Cox is quite familiar to the institution, having served on the student union as a student, and subsequently as a director of student development, tenured professor, inaugural associate dean of graduate programs and scholarship for the School of Social Work, and recently serving as acting dean and then dean pro tempore of the school. Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Hardy Cox’s social work research included social policy in the Confederation era; she has more recently conducted research in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Her research focuses on social work education, interprofessional education, service delivery systems in higher education, and community capacity building, with an emphasis on youth. Holding a BSW (Memorial University), MSW (Carleton University), Ed.D (University of Maine), and a certificate in university management (University of Manitoba), Dr. Hardy Cox brings more than two decades of experience designing and delivering social work, higher education and professional development curriculum in Hardy Cox has demonstrated a strong commitment to Dr. Donna Hardy Cox Partnering for enhanced cultural research and collaboration the people, institutions and leaders of AN AGREEMENT between Nunatsiavut and Memorial researchers, scholars and students. “This agreement formalizes and advances a relationship that goes back decades and touches on many aspects of life in Nunatsiavut,” said President Leo. “Our hope is that we can better preserve, share and celebrate the culture of Labrador Inuit with the help of Memorial’s academic resources, while the university and others will benefit from a greater understanding and appreciation of Inuit expressive culture and traditional knowledge.” Dr. Kachanoski noted that a responsibility to place and a special obligation to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador are among Memorial’s core values. “This partnership presents rich and diverse opportunities for collaboration in culture, arts, fine arts, social sciences and humanities. We greatly look forward to working co-operatively with the people and institutions of Nunatsiavut.” Memorial University and the Nunatsiavut Government will help preserve and enhance the rich culture and heritage of Labrador Inuit while opening up a host of new opportunities for collaboration and partnerships. Nunatsiavut President Sarah Leo and President Gary Kachanoski signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the 2014 Northern Lights conference in Ottawa, Ont. The agreement provides a framework to facilitate collaboration in cultural research, policy development, leadership and administration and is based on long-standing co-operation between Dr. Gary Kachanoski and Sarah Leo sign a MOU at the 2014 Northern Lights conference in Ottawa, Ont. @ ACCESS. ENGAGEMENT. LEARNING. Among the areas of collaboration the MOU cites for further discussion include helping the Nunatsiavut Government build capacity in primary research and analysis, developing digital archives of the social history and culture of Labrador Inuit and further developing research and educational opportunities. The agreement also encourages Memorial to host Labrador Inuit community members on campus to work with researchers and the Nunatsiavut Government to host researchers and students from Memorial to assist in projects and to intern at government agencies. Pat Shanahan Technical Systems “FoR MEMoRIAL, I RESEARCh, IMpLEMENT ANd MAINTAIN d 2 L A N d o T h E R A p p L I C AT I o N S To SuppoRT oNLINE ANd oN-CAMpuS CouRSES.” Technology solutions, such as Desire2LearnTM, Memorial’s learning management system, are managed and administered @DELTS to meet clients’ technology enabled learning needs. Visit us at delts.mun.ca Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 6 www.mun.ca/gazette ‘Fruitful relationships’ Engage Memorial Week 2014 has something for everyone By Rebecca Cohoe SOMETIMES the best remedy for the winter blahs is to get out and do something interesting. Luckily, Engage Memorial 2014 will take place Feb. 10-15, with more than 25 events taking place in St. John’s, Corner Brook and Northwest River. Celebrating the many publicly engaged projects and initiatives taking place at Memorial, the week is an opportunity to highlight the benefits of collaboration between the university and the people and organizations of this province and beyond. The schedule includes a broad range of events, from concerts and art gallery receptions to public forums and workshops. All events are free of charge and most are open to all. While many will take place at various Memorial campuses (St. John’s, Grenfell and the Labrador Institute’s facility in Northwest River), others are being hosted by some of Memorial’s community partners, such as Eastern Edge Gallery, Boogaloo Music and Coleman’s Garden Market. “We’ve planned a week of fun, accessible things to do that show just how interesting and fruitful relationships between Memorial and the public can be,” said Dr. Rob Greenwood, executive director, Office of Public Engagement. “This is work that is relevant to the people rience and expertise of both Memorial and the public.” For those looking to get a broad picture of the sort of publicly engaged work and research happening at Memorial, Engage Memorial Fest, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre would be a good place to start. Along with booths featuring a marine touch tank, service dogs, science experiments and interactive games, there will be several stages featuring talks, group discussions and musical performances. Topics to be covered include arts and social justice, science and engineering, and more. The event is family friendly and accessible, with parking available in the Arts and Culture Centre parking lot. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided, including hot drinks courtesy of Rocket Bakery. Walk-ins are welcome. Other interesting events include Public Engagement Speed Dating, a chance for students at the St. John’s campus to meet with leaders from business, government, arts and not-for-profits; MUN and Northwest River Sitting in a Tree, a presentation, tour and reception exploring the work between the Labrador Institute and the community of Northwest River; and Food for Thought, an interactive afternoon of family activities and a demonstration at a grocery store in Corner Brook. For details on all of the events and activities taking place during Engage Memorial Week 2014, please visit www.mun.ca/publicengagement/engagememorial.php . DAVE HOWELLS PHOTO of this province and that takes advantage of the expe- Guests at last year’s Engage Memorial Fest. White paper on internationalization released AT THE JULY 16, 2013, meeting of the Vice-Presidents Council (VPC), approval was given to commence the development of an international strategy for Memorial. A working group formally presented a white paper to the VPC this month. Feedback is currently being invited, which will be collated and, along with the white paper, inform the development of the international strategic plan, a process anticipated to begin near the end of the winter semester 2014. Please send comments and feedback by Feb. 21, 2014, to email@example.com. To view the paper, visit www.mun.ca/vpc/Intl_White_Paper_FINAL. PDF . - Tony Robbins www.business.mun.ca/discover-your-path Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 7 www.mun.ca/gazette “ “THE PATH TO SUCCESS IS TO TAKE MASSIVE, DETERMINED ACTION. DISCOVER YOUR PATH Digging deep Uncovering mineral mysteries far below the Earth’s surface picked out from the thousands that remain. Often the scientist is only looking for one particular type of mineral, ignoring any other minerals and hence potential discoveries. “What we’ve been doing is working to automate that process,” said Dr. Wilton. “I’ve been working with Altius Minerals of St. John’s on this in Labrador and also with Vale on the Voisey’s Bay deposit, with some funding from the Newfoundland and Labrador Research & Development Corporation. “With a particular piece of equipment in the Bruneau Centre, the mineral liberation analyzer scanning electron microscope, we’ve been able to take a much smaller 10 kilogram sample, sieve it down and mount the remainder in an epoxy puck to be analyzed by the machine. It can analyze up to 20,000 particles and give me a full range of what minerals are there and in what amounts.” He’s been using the method to look for new hidden mineral deposits in Labrador, as well as examining known deposits and their minerals to determine which of those minerals might be robust enough to use as indicators in future regional exploration. But he’s literally just “scratching the surface” in terms of what could be done. Dr. Wilton is using the equipment in By Kelly Foss Pictured is a zircon crystal magnified by a mineral liberation analyzer scanning electron microscope. “From that small remnant, Archean Resources used geophysical techniques of years to track the mineralization down over a hill where it was buried beneath 20 metres of till,” he said. “You would never have known it was there except for this little thing at the top of the hill.” Since most mineral deposits at the surface of the Earth have been found, looking for new deposits is particularly difficult because they are buried beneath the till. In searching for these hidden deposits, researchers have turned to of Memorial’s other, more common, minerals that are often associated with ore minerals. “When you are looking for diamonds, you will often find other robust minerals, like garnets, occur with the diamonds,” said Dr. Wilton. “If you can identify such ‘indicator’ minerals in the till, and you can figure out the direction from which the glacier travelled, you may be able to track your way back to where they were picked up. That’s where you will find the diamond deposit.” This type of investigation also works for other types of deposits such as gold, platinum and base metals. But finding indicator minerals is laborious and tedious work. It begins with samples of more than 40 kilograms of till, sifted down to a few hundred grams, and then separated further using heavy liquids to sort out the dense minerals. Those are then viewed under a microscope so that individual grains can be conjunction with others to test for contamination in industrial sites, places like the old asbestos mine site in Baie Verte, and has been speaking with archaeologists to see if the method could be used to help in their searches. “They have the same problem we do, looking for stuff that is buried. The question is, can you use this technology to detect whether humans have had an impact on a particular landscape. Is there something in the soil that humans have changed? If so, that would be a good place to look. The exciting thing is we have no idea where this research will take us.” TENS OF THOUSANDS ago, the Northern Hemisphere was covered by continental glaciers. The glaciers acted like bulldozers, pushing dirt and rocks — called till — across the land and dumping it kilometres away from their original location. Since then, trees and other vegetation have grown on top of this till, leaving a mystery for those who look for and study mineral deposits. Dr. Derek Wilton Department of Earth Sciences says that Voisey’s Bay, for instance, was found because a small rusty outcrop was left behind after glaciers moved through. In the name of . . . violence By Janet Harron writers, historians, and social analysts. We chose violence as a theme in part to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. It is appropriate to pause and reflect upon the ways that violence, broadly defined, has shaped the way we experience and understand the world. We also wanted to highlight the important ways that the humanities and social sciences have contributed to this conversation.” The first event, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7, from 3-5 p.m. in SN-2041, is billed as a mini-conference. It will feature Drs. Noreen Golfman, Barry Stephenson and Luke Ashworth examining how arts disciplines define and study violence with references from film (David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence), religious studies (violence and ritual) and political science (violence and war). Later in the month on Tuesday, Feb. 25, Memorial alumnus, author, historian and independent journalist Dr. Gwynne Dyer will address the question of why the Middle East, the home to almost all the organized military, paramilitary and terrorist violence in the world outside of Africa, is so violent. This talk will take place in the Bruneau Centre’s Innovation Theatre, IIC-2001, at 7:30 p.m. Events in March will be organized around the theme of Violence: Then and Now and currently include guest speaker and classicist Dr. Michael Carter, an expert on gladiator culture speaking, on Thursday, March 13. Two panel discussions featuring Faculty of Arts experts are scheduled for Friday, March 7, and Thursday, March 27. April’s schedule includes a screening of the film The World Before Her, which deals with the subject of women and violence in the context of India. Two additional panel discussions examining the theory and practice of violence are scheduled for Thursday, April 3, and Thursday, April 17. May culminates with a final capstone event, details of which are being confirmed. Funding for the ARTS on Violence initiative comes from the Vice-President’s (Academic) Fund for Scholarship in the Arts. All events are free and open to the public. VIOLENCE usually tears people apart. But in the case of Memorial’s Faculty of Arts, it’s bringing people together. ARTS on Violence is the first in what is hoped to be an annual, faculty-wide initiative highlighting some of the exciting research being done by faculty members and graduate students in the Faculty of Arts. “When you hear ‘arts’ you don’t always think ‘violence’,” said Dr. Karen Stanbridge, head of the Department of Sociology and chair of the ARTS on Violence committee. “But violence is part of the human condition, and so it’s long been a concern of philosophers, Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 8 www.mun.ca/gazette Aboriginal ambassadors By Jackey Locke Fostering curiosity and ambition for engineering in southern Labrador’s youth THIS PAST SEPTEMBER, after two years of hard work and planning, members of the Aboriginal Ambassador Program (AAP) Committee, a partnership between Memorial University, the College of the North Atlantic and the NunatuKavut travelled speak about to with Community southern Southern and Council, to youth Labrador Inuit engineering engineering technology. The pilot project is part of Memorial’s AAP and was designed to create educational awareness to Southern Inuit students in Grades 5-9. Amy Hudson, with Memorial’s Office of Aboriginal Affairs, and Valeri Pilgrim of Memorial’s Aboriginal Resource Office, were two Labrador. “The project was two-fold,” said Ms. Hudson. “We wanted to create an opportunity for educational awareness, and, as part of the planning process, interested schools we met with agreed that an introduction to engineering and engineering technology would be a great topic. The committee worked to ensure that engineering concepts were introduced in a culturally relevant manner, resonating with the students and their communities. “We also wanted to provide current Aboriginal students from Memorial and/ or Aboriginal graduates of Memorial, the Marine Institute and the College of the North Atlantic, with a unique opportunity to be ambassadors and talk about their university/college experiences and why they chose engineering as a career.” During the five-day trip, Ms. Hudson, Ms. Pilgrim and two Aboriginal engineering students visited three schools and presented their personal stories as well as a hands-on engineering-related activity with the students. Ms. Pilgrim, a native of northern Labrador, believes the initiative benefitted everyone involved. “There is such an appreciation by the people living in remote Aboriginal communities when we actually visit the communities – it builds relationships,” said Ms. Pilgrim. “For this particular trip, all four of us are originally from Labrador, so that was extra special for us and for the students we met.” Andy Fisher is the associate dean of undergraduate engineering and he was thrilled to be a part of this initiative. “Any time we have an opportunity to educate youth about engineering, we are excited. The faculty was very eager to help. After a lot of planning, it was rewarding to see it all come together,” said Prof. Fisher. For the student ambassadors, the trip back home to talk to youth was a unique experience and one they won’t soon forget. “I was both honoured and privileged to have the opportunity to be a role model for the Aboriginal youth of southern Labrador, and I hope to continually contribute to the motivation for success among Aboriginal youth,” said Brian Pottle, a fourth-year electrical engineering student. For first-year civil engineering student Sheldon Baikie, the experience reminded him of the time when he was growing up and how much he would have appreciated an opportunity like this one. “The Aboriginal Ambassador Program is very important for young students in remote Labrador communities. I know myself, growing up in Labrador, I didn’t know any engineers and didn’t know what the field of engineering is all about. “So, it is very important to go to these communities to educate students.” The hope is that initiatives similar to this will continue as a way of reaching out to Aboriginal youth in remote areas of Newfoundland and Labrador. “There is tremendous value in engaging with our youth in a way that fosters ambition and curiosity, and it is our sincerest hope that the ambassador project did just that,” Ms. Hudson said. VALERI PILGRIM PHOTO of four individuals who travelled to Pictured is an aerial view of Black Tickle, one of three communities the Memorial contingent visited in southern Labrador. Co-operative education review online IN FEBRUARY 2013, provost (students) an external the review of the portfolio of the deputy indicated complexity surrounding administrative structures for co-operative education programs at Memorial warranted further examination. The findings of the review team were widely distributed in June 2013 to the Memorial community and can be found at www.mun.ca/ vpacademic/news.php?id=3033. At the request of Dr. David Wardlaw, provost and vice-president (academic), in October 2013, Jane Helleur & Associates Inc. was contracted to undertake an administrative review of the Division of Co-operative Education. Access the review at www.mun.ca/vpacademic/ Admin_Review_Div_of_Co-op_Ed.pdf. Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 9 www.mun.ca/gazette Business savvy By Susan White-MacPherson Memorial top Canadian school at international case competition A TEAM OF FOUR MBA students from the Faculty of Business Administration took on the best in the world recently to finish as the top Canadian team at the 33rd John Molson MBA International Case Competition. Thirty-six teams from around the world took part in the competition, held Jan. 5-10 in Montreal, Que. The team, consisting of Janine Brophy, Daan Goossens, Amy Fisher and David Winsor and coached by Prof. Peggy Coady, was third overall after defeating schools from Germany, the United States and Brazil. “Our team is very diverse,” said Mr. Winsor, an engineer with Wood Group PSN. “We all have international work experience and unique skill sets in marketing, finance and engineering that helped to add real-world value to our presentations, giving us an advantage to help win our division and move on to the semi-finals.” Nine teams qualified for the semi-finals, which saw the Memorial squad face Université Laval and the University of South Carolina. The latter won the round and moved on to compete against the universities of Minnesota and Kaiserslautern in the finals, with the champion. The John Molson MBA International Case Competition, hosted by Concordia University, is the oldest and largest business case competition in the world. The format is a round-robin tournament during which teams face off one-on-one as they present five business cases, one of which is a live presentation about a real-life business challenge currently faced by a major company. The live case focused on finding energy solutions in Haiti and was presented by former Governor General Michaëlle Jean. Prof. Coady, director of graduate programs at the Faculty of Business Administration, says the Memorial team did an outstanding job in this part of the competition. “Our team won this case match by using their personal experience and knowledge from the energy sector in Newfoundland and Labrador to provide a very comprehensive recommendation to the Haiti problem. It was really well done.” SUBMITTED PHOTO University of Minnesota emerging as the eventual From left are Daan Goossens, Amy Fisher, former Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean, Janine Brophy and David Winsor. NEWS NOTES Listed below is a selection of the funding opportunities for which information has recently been received by the Office of Research Services. For links to further information on these items, visit Grant Funding Opportunities on the research website at www.mun.ca/research/overview/grant_opp.php . • Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Atlantic Region: 2014 Research Grants Competition • CIHR Catalyst Grant: Ethics • CIHR Chair – Applied Public Health • CIHR Health Researcher of the Year Award (2014) • CIHR Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research (Winter 2014 Competition) • CIHR Institute Community Support Grants and Awards • CIHR JPND Cross-Disease Analysis of Pathways (Pre-Application) • CIHR Mental Health Network – Full Proposal • CIHR Knowledge Translation Prize • CIHR Open Operating Grant • CIHR Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples – Implementation Research Teams (Expression of Interest) • CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants – Institute Community Support (ICS) • CIHR Proof of Principle Phase I • CIHR Proof of Principle Phase II • CIHR Quantitative Imaging for Responses to Cancer Therapies Grant • CIHR Science to Business • CIHR Team Grant: Boys’ and Mens’ Health • KRESCENT New Investigator Awards • KRESCENT Post-Doctoral Fellowships • NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) • SSHRC Insight Development Grants • SSHRC Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent • U.S. Department of Defense Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries Research Award • U.S. Department of Defense Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program Regenerative Medicine Clinical Trial Award • U.S. Department of Defense Defense Medical Research and Development Program • U.S. Department of Defense Neurosensory Research Awards • U.S. Department of Defense Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program • U.S. Department of Defense Vision Research Program Translational Research Award (NSERC) -- John C. Polanyi Award (Nominations) -- Brockhouse Canada Prize (Nominations) & March 1 The Canada Council for the Arts -- Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts -- Engineers Canada National Scholarship Program -- Translational Research Program (Application) Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (Engineers Canada) Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada March 3 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada -- Royal College/Associated Medical Services Can-- Medical Education Research Grant MEDS Research and Development Grant IMMINENT DEADLINES Feb. 15 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society -- Translational Research Program (LOI) March 15 Atlantic Salmon Federation -- Olin Fellowships -- Allied Health Doctoral Fellowships -- Allied Health Scholarships -- Publications Subvention Program The Kidney Foundation of Canada Feb. 17 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council -- Sustaining Program for Professional Arts Organization Memorial University, Research Grant and Contract Services Feb. 28 Memorial University, Research Grant and Contract Services -- Artistic/Creative Grants Competition March 17 Banting Research Foundation -- Research Grants Feb. 29 DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service -- DAAD-AICGS Research Fellowship Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 10 www.mun.ca/gazette OUTANDABOUT ANNUAL ADDRESS President Gary Kachanoski delivered his annual address to the Rotary Club of St. John’s on Jan. 30. Dr. Kachanoski also provided updates on new leadership at the institution, the next steps in the discussions surrounding a possible law school at Memorial, the varsity athletics review and other activities at the province’s only university. For more on these events and other news at Memorial, please visit www.today.mun.ca Leadership Lessons From a Successful Memorial MBA Alumnus, 1-2 p.m., online webinar, Sponsor: School of Graduate Studies Information Gathering Using Professional Investigating and Interviewing Techniques, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gardiner Centre, Sponsor: Gardiner Centre Wednesday, Feb. 19 Exploring Mechanisms of Memory Extension in a Neonate Rat Model, 5-6 p.m., Health Sciences Centre auditorium, Sponsor: Division of BioMedical Sciences An Introduction to Graduate Studies at Memorial, 2:30-3:30 p.m., online webinar, School of Graduate Studies Wednesday, Feb. 5 Leap Off The Page: Career Marketing Tools That Pack a Punch, 5-6 p.m., B-1010, Sponsor: PwC Pharmacy Information Session, 1-1:50 p.m., SN-4068, Sponsor: Academic Advising Centre HSL HITS Workshop: Impact Factors, 1-2 p.m., Computer Lab A, Health Sciences Centre Library, Sponsor: Health Sciences Centre Library Politics and the Constitution: The Long Road to the Atlantic Accord, 1960-1985, 12-2 p.m., Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall, Sponsor: Faculty of Arts Wednesday, Feb. 12 Social Work Information Session, 1-1:50 p.m., SN-4068, Sponsor: Academic Advising Centre HSL HITS Workshop: RefWorks Part II, 1-2 p.m., Computer Lab B, Health Sciences Library, Sponsor: Health Sciences Centre Library Info Session: Ocean Industries Student Research Awards (OISRA), 12:30-2 p.m., IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Sponsor: Research & Development Corporation (RDC) Engage Memorial Fest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, Sponsor: Public Engagement at Memorial Thursday, Feb. 20 MUN Cinema Series: The Armstrong Lie, 7-9 p.m., Cineplex Theatre, Avalon Mall, Sponsor: MUN Cinema Public Intellectuals in the Age of Rob Ford, 7-9 p.m., IIC2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Sponsor: Department of Sociology Application to Graduate School: Tips and Strategies, 10:3011:30 a.m., online webinar, Sponsor: School of Graduate Studies Building Professional Negotiation Skills, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gardiner Centre, Sponsor: Gardiner Centre The Public Intellectuals in the Age of Rob Ford, 7-9 p.m., IIC2001, Sponsor: Department of Sociology Thursday, Feb. 6 MUN Cinema Series: Blue is the Warmest Color, 7-10 p.m., Cineplex Theatre, Avalon Mall, Sponsor: MUN Cinema Healthy Lifestyles Group, 12-1 p.m., UC-5002, Sponsor: Counselling Centre Thursday, Feb. 13 MUN Cinema Series: Concussion, 7-8:40 p.m., Cineplex Friday, Feb. 21 Does Writing to the Public Damage Academic Reputations? Case Studies from the U.S. in the ’50s, 12-1:30 p.m., ED-3023, Department of Sociology The Impact of Individual and School Characteristics on Types of Bullying in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1-3 p.m., IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Sponsor: School of Graduate Studies Back to the Future, 8-9:30 p.m., Suncor Energy Hall, Sponsor: School of Music Friday, Feb. 7 Regulation of Cell Survival and Development by CD24, 1-2 p.m., SN-4015, Sponsor: Department of Biochemistry Education Session for Eastern Health’s New Molecular Imaging Program, 2-4 p.m., A-1043, Sponsor: Eastern Health Leading a Multigenerational Workforce, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gardiner Centre, Sponsor: Gardiner Centre Violence: A Definition – A Panel with Barry Stephenson, Luke Ashworth, Noreen Golfman, 3-5 p.m., SN-2041, Sponsor: Faculty of Arts Theatre, Avalon Mall, Sponsor: MUN Cinema Speaking of Engineering Lecture: How Diversity Strengthens Engineering, 7:30-9:30 p.m., EN-2006, Sponsor: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Integrating Experiential Learning in the Classroom: A Lunch and Learn for Faculty, 12:30-1:30 p.m., IIC-2014 (St. John’s campus), AS 2036 (Grenfell), Sponsor: Career Development and Experiential Learning, Engage Memorial Week Engaging Ideas: Transporting Research to Practice, 8-10 a.m., BN-4000, Sponsor: Faculty of Business Administration Monday, Feb. 24 Saturday, Feb. 8 Classic Cabaret, 8-9:30 p.m., D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Sponsor: School of Music Friday, Feb. 14 Overlapping Resonances in Open Quantum Systems, 1-3 p.m., IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Sponsor: School of Graduate Studies Employee Retention Strategies, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gardiner Centre, Sponsor: Gardiner Centre Monday, Feb. 10 Midterm Resource Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., University Centre, third floor, Sponsor: Memorial University Monday, Feb. 17 Writing a Proposal, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gardiner Centre, Sponsor: Gardiner Centre CLASSIFIED For rent: a one-bedroom apartment, five minutes’ walk from MUN; suitable for a single graduate student or professional. Non-smoker. No pets. Five appliances. POU. $600 per month. Tel: 7544855 or 229-1686 Tuesday, Feb. 11 Engage Memorial: The Works Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Works, Sponsor: The Works, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation HSL HITS Workshop: RefWorks Part II, 1-2 p.m., Computer Lab B, Health Sciences Library, Sponsor: Health Sciences Library Tuesday, Feb. 18 Hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Sponsor: School of Graduate Studies Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 11 www.mun.ca/gazette DELTS PHOTO February 10 – 15, 2014 Come celebrate the great things that happen when we work together! Our relationship with the people and organizations of this province and beyond is one of our greatest strengths. We’re inviting all students, faculty, staff and members of the public to join us for Engage Memorial, a week of events showcasing and celebrating public engagement at Memorial. FEB 11 Wellness Day 10am – 3pm, The Works Presented by Human Kinetics & Recreation and the Works Words in Edgewise Engage Memorial Edition 8pm, Eastern Edge Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive Presented by the Graduate Program in Humanities, Eastern Edge Gallery and Fixed Coffee and Baking FEB 13 Engaging Ideas: Transporting Research to Practice 8 – 10am, BN4000, St. John’s Campus Presented by the Faculty of Business Administration Integrating Experiential Learning into Your Courses 12:30 – 1:30pm, Beatrice Watts Boardroom, Bruneau Centre Presented by the Office of Career Development & Experiential Learning MUN and North West River, Sitting in a Tree 4 – 7:30pm, Labrador Institute, Northwest River Research Facility and streaming live, online Presented by Labrador Institute FEB 13 Speaking of Engineering: Women in Engineering 7:30pm, EN2006 Presented by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science GSU Trivia Night: Winterfest Edition 8pm, Bitters Pub Presented by the GSU and the Office of Public Engagement FEB 12 Engage Memorial Fest 10am – 2pm, Arts and Culture Centre Atrium Presented by all campuses of Memorial University Latin Soul: Live Guitar Concert 7 – 8pm, Boogaloo Music, 572 Water St. Presented by Boogaloo Music and the School of Music FEB 14 Public Engagement Speed Dating 1 – 3pm, The Breezeway Presented by the Harris Centre, the GSU and MUNSU Engage Memorial Wrap-up 3:30 – 5pm, Bitters Pub Presented by the Office of Public Engagement and the GSU For full event details and to see the events taking place at Grenfell Campus, see www.mun.ca/publicengagement. 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