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 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 p3 PRESIDENT EMERITUS Dr. Arthur May, Memorial’s president from 1990-99, passed away Jan. 30. p8 p9 WHAT LIES BENEATH ABORIGINAL AMBASSADORS An Earth Sciences professor is digging deep beneath the Earth’s surface for hidden mineral deposits. 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.” MEMORIAL’S DEPARTMENT of Earth Sciences support for Memorial University’s geoscience teaching HMDC’s funding will also support the renewal of will use a $1.98 million contribution from Hibernia and research program. The university is educating some the undergraduate geophysics laboratory, with 12 new Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) of our future employees, and collaboration between dual-monitor workstations and associated geophysical to create the Hibernia Project Geophysics Support Fund industry and academia is enhancing the province’s geo- software licenses. The department will also update its to enhance geophysics education and research. physical expertise.” geophysics research computing laboratory with eight “I thank the Hibernia owners for their continued The funding supports geophysics field-based studies new dual-monitor workstations, along with applications investments in Memorial University,” said Dr. Richard for undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as stu- software, data storage servers and a large format colour Marceau, vice-president (research). dent and faculty research projects. It will also enable plotter. “Our success is predicated on strong government, industry and community partners. With this level of the purchase of specialized equipment for geophysical exploration. In addition to supporting the purchase of new equipment and the hiring of additional personnel, the support, we are better able to fulfill our primary man- “Geophysical field equipment is used for research and funding will also support the establishment of a guest- date – to provide a nationally-competitive, flagship, undergraduate and graduate teaching,” said Dr. John speaker series, which will host up to three geophysical teaching-research university, unequivocally committed Hanchar, who leads the Department of Earth Sciences. experts annually for the next three years. 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. “These additions to our capability for geophysi- Earlier this year, HMDC provided an additional cal exploration on land will allow for the training of $420,000 in funding to support the university’s devel- graduate and undergraduate students and allow us to opment of a new environmental geology and geophys- undertake a wider range of geophysical student research ics field school. ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT A Ferryland Merchant-Magistrate: The Journal and Cases kind of day-to-day details does Carter reveal? to make this happen, for what means of exchange of Robert Carter 1832-40, published by the S.S. Daisy CC: Law forms part of the fabric of civilized community and how they enforced these in the event of shortfall. Legal History Committee, provides an unrivalled picture of life and grew and developed as these communities Family relations and the impact on these of class and life in a Newfoundland outport at a pivotal time in the life of did so. Carter’s journal and court cases offer a unique religion are also, perhaps unwittingly, evident. the colony – from the grant of representative government to window on the reactive and formative role of the law the emergence of responsible government. Memorial alumni over a sustained period of 20 years on Newfoundland’s Chief Justice Derek Green, a founding member of the Southern Shore. They show that the law served both as committee, and Christopher Curran, Q.C., one of the a conserving, stabilizing force but also as a mechanism publication’s editors, offer some insight into Carter’s historic for challenging traditional authority and privileges. In record-keeping to Gazette editor Mandy Cook. Carter’s account it stands exposed as an integral part For more information, please contact email@example.com . of daily life, recognized and valued as such, in both its MC: Robert Carter is one of the least known members successes and shortcomings. of the Carter family of Ferryland, yet he was at least as prominent a citizen of his community as some of MC: Carter’s journal also provides perspective on all the more heralded Carters. Can you give me a sense of segments of society in that particular period. What who Robert Carter was? can readers expect to discover? DG: Born and educated in England, Robert Carter came DG: Though Carter was first, last and foremost a fish out to Newfoundland at 13 to apprentice in his family’s merchant, his journal and cases provide telling insight fish business at Ferryland. We meet him at 42 in the into patterns of behaviour and relations among the pages of his journal -- a mature, married man, busy with servant, skilled craftsman, planter, professional and public duties in the life of his community as magistrate, business-merchant classes of his community. The daily merchant, customs and quarantine officer, chair of the entries of the journal track the rhythm of the seasons, school board, roads board, hospital board and church allowing the reader to follow these relations throughout warden. His journal reveals him as a meticulous and the year and over a sustained period of 20 years. There cautious man of broad interest, alive to all that is emerges a cumulative picture not only of justice and happening in his community, the colony and, to the its patterns but also of volume and types of trade, extent he is able, the maritime world of the Empire. the fishery, woods work, sealing and initial efforts at farming, of those who carried out such work, sealing MC: The book’s foreword states that the journal “has and initial efforts at farming, of those who carried much more to tell than legal minutiae.” What other out such work, how they interacted with one another region, as the industry has been growing steadily and GAZETTE 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 YOUR NEXT PROJECT 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 By Amy Tucker water data that was invaluable for growth of the indus- Special to the Gazette try,” said Mr. Hickey. “We would like to see a similar effort for the mineral sector.” Yaffle.ca is Memorial’s online connecting tool. One of its most significant jobs is to provide a way for people from outside Memorial The project: to ask for research help. With hundreds of community-suggested Mr. Hickey sees the first required step in this process opportunities to choose from, your next project is just a click away. being a literature review of previously published Here’s one … research and reports to develop a geological profile of the region, the history of mineral exploration, mapping The opportunity: of known mineral deposits and a record of mining The Coast of Bays Region on the south coast of operations. Newfoundland is well known for its fishing and The information likely already exists either in doc- aquaculture industries, but the history of the mining uments or online, but compiling it and making it use- sector in this area has also been important, going as far able to those in the region with an interest in economic back as the 19th century. development and the mining sector would be very use- “Information on the sector in the region is not com- ful for further development. piled in a way that is useable to those looking to develop the mineral resources,” said Terry Hickey, owner of Interested in learning more about this project? Amy Tucker, co-ordinator Conach Consulting. “We need a baseline document of knowledge mobilization at the Harris Centre, would love to tell you that interested parties could refer to.” more. Call her at 709 864 6115 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org . There has been a lot of interest in aquaculture in the EDITOR GRAPHICS Mandy Cook Jacqui Baggs Regular Contributors 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. Material in the Gazette may be reprinted or broadcast without permission, excepting materials for which the Gazette does not hold exclusive copyright. Dr. Charles Hutton of Education, passed away Dec. 16, 2013. He was Dr. Charles Hutton, former chief of pathology 92. at the Janeway Children’s Hospital and associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine, passed Dr. Grace Layman away Nov. 4, 2013. He was 83. Dr. Grace Layman, a retired professor in the Faculty of Education, passed away Jan. 13, 2014. She was 94. Gerald Murphy, a former professor in the Faculty Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 The Gazette is published 17 times annually by the Division of Marketing and Communications at Memorial University. OBITUARY Gerald Murphy 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 2 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. www.mun.ca/gazette President emeritus May’s legacy revitalized Memorial DR. ARTHUR W. MAY, Memorial University’s president and vice-chancellor from 1990-99, passed 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 A portrait of Dr. Arthur May by artist Helen Parsons Shepherd. 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 Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation and semester for credit outside of Canada. helped organize many Memorial University alumni Dr. Gary Kachanoski, Memorial’s president and events, including the largest reunion of former stu- vice-chancellor, paid tribute to Dr. May in the opening dents, the successful Memorial on Parade held in 2012. remarks of his annual address to the Rotary Club of St. to play a key role in the development of the university, The Memorial University Pensioners Association John’s, which coincided with the passing of the presi- the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the (MUNPA) honoured Dr. May with its Tribute Award in country. 2010. president emeritus of Memorial University. Following his time as president, Dr. May continued dent emeritus on Thursday, Jan. 30. “The university community extends its sincere con- He chaired the federal Atlantic Innovation Fund Along with his wife Sonia, Dr. May sponsored an Advisory Board, served as a board member of the annual scholarship at Memorial for students taking a dolences to Sonia and the rest of the May family. Art will be missed by all,” said Dr. Kachanoski. A waxing and waning economy MY BOYFRIEND’S best friend is getting married this summer. Ever since Mark and Lisa (whose names STUDENTVIEW have been changed for the purposes of this column) Shannon Page became engaged two years ago, conversations with 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 them have revolved around the upcoming wedding: the in December 2013. For those of you who don’t follow dress, the ceremony, the location of the reception, the Maybe relocation is just a normal part of being in this sort of thing, that’s 3.6 per cent above the national rings. To be honest, it has become more than a little your 20s – but I’m starting to think that’s only part of it. average of 7.2 percent and more than double the rate It has to do mostly with opportunity, or, rather, a lack of unemployment in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba irritating. But lately, something has changed. No longer is the thereof. and the Yukon. wedding the dominant topic. With everything for the 2013’s public sector hiring freeze lasted only a few Economies wax and wane. That’s what they do. It big day in order, all they talk about is where on the months, but even without a freeze jobs are few and far seems that in this province especially, there are strong mainland they are going to move after they get married. between. Two hundred positions were cut by the pro- feelings about the history of the economy and about When I came to Newfoundland and Labrador, I vincial budget that year and 900 public sector workers young people going away in search of employment. already had a vague feeling that it wouldn’t be forever. were laid off. Recent university graduates and those As someone who comes from away, I can’t pretend to I have always wanted to live in as many places in the who are in the final years of their degrees (particularly understand the cultural and historical factors at work. world as possible and experience as much variety as I liberal arts majors, social workers, teachers, and other Mark and Lisa are moving to Ontario in the fall. can. My parents were semi-nomadic, long-haul trans- fields that are often employed by the public sector) may Maybe they are just being temporarily lured away by the port truck drivers for several years, so my wanderlust feel that gaining and maintaining employment is less statistics. Maybe they’ll be back. All I know is that even is probably genetic, but it seems that almost everyone than certain. though I don’t personally feel tied to geography, it’s sad I know under 30 is planning on leaving the province within the next year. Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 While Newfoundland and Labrador may currently be to watch them leave a city that they love so much. enjoying a “boom” thanks to the offshore oil industry, 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, teach- most prestigious award. The John Lewis Paton ing and/or public engagement activities at Memorial Distinguished University Professorship, named University. after the founding president of Memorial University Nominees for this award must have a strong and College, was unveiled in late 2012 as a way to consistent record of research that is outstanding recognize extraordinary contributions in research, and recognized both nationally and internation- teaching and public engagement. ally; exceptional teaching at the undergraduate and Dr. Patrick Parfrey, Faculty of Medicine, was graduate level; training graduate students and other named the inaugural recipient at the 2013 highly qualified personnel; public engagement President’s Awards in light of his exceptional related to their disciplinary expertise including, accomplishments. but not limited to, contributions to local, national The Distinguished University Professorship is a lifetime designation. It includes a one-time, $20,000 and international organizations; and mentorship to new faculty. 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. At the annual meeting of the Society of Risk Analysis in Baltimore in December 2013, Dr. Andreas Klinke, Department of Application forms are available in the Department of History office, A-4019 between 8:30-1:00 & 2:00-4:30, Monday to Friday. 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 MI marks 50 years; vice-president advancing oceans-based mandate nationally and internationally By Naomi Osborne 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 NAOMI OSBORNE PHOTO acknowledge those who have contributed to that success,” 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 cele- Glenn Blackwood cuts a cake to mark the start of 50th anniversary celebrations at MI. brations. During his tenure, he has led MI through an expansion and has helped broaden its range of industry-driven academic programming. training maritime educational requirements,” he said. my new role as a fellow of the Royal Canadian This past fall Mr. Blackwood was elected chair of Mr. Blackwood is also beginning 2014 as one of four Geographical Society, I will focus on promoting an the International Association of Maritime Universities people from this province recently inducted into the appreciation for our oceans and the uniqueness of this (IAMU) during the 14th annual general assembly in Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In November region of Canada.” Constanta, Romania. IAMU consists of 53 maritime he was inducted into the society’s College of Fellows Mr. Blackwood is well recognized at the national and universities worldwide and is based in Japan with fund- Class of 2013 along with Shawn Stratton, president of international level for his collaboration with industry ing from the Nippon Foundation. LiveMore Group, and Memorial University professors Dr. to spearhead major projects, his ability to attract fund- TA Loeffler and Dr. Derek Wilton. Lieutenant-Governor ing from private and public sector organizations and his Frank Fagan was granted an honorary fellowship. expertise in resource management. He holds a MA in 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 The society is one of Canada’s largest non-profit assembly in 2012. This was the first time the conference educational organizations and is known for its goal of was held in Canada and he is the first Canadian to chair spreading knowledge and appreciation of Canada’s peo- IAMU. ple, culture and geography. 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. “Through my new role I hope to further position “Memorial University and the Marine Institute have MI’s involvement in the changes taking place interna- a mandate to advance oceans in Newfoundland and tionally for certification of seafarers and meeting new Labrador and Canada,” said Mr. Blackwood. “Through Cont’d from FACE FORWARD on page 1 “The January chapter focuses on Memorial Up North Canada’s last frontier. sustainable, multi-unit residential dwelling, a model – the work of our researchers and faculty, the issues fac- The report’s current feature story focuses on Dr. that is culturally relevant, affordable, energy efficient, ing the Arctic and northern communities that we are Trevor Bell, of Memorial’s Department of Geography, technologically advanced and adapted to climatic and working collaboratively with, and the many resources Faculty of Arts, who is the principal research part- environmental changes. dedicated by faculties and schools to this work. Over the ner for SakKijânginnatuk Nunalik: the Sustainable next number of weeks, we will continue to add to this Communities collection of stories under the umbrella of Face Forward: Government. Memorial Up North. So I invite readers to revisit often in the coming days and months.” Initiative (SCI) of the Nunatsiavut 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 Through text, photography and video, the feature will be the first to adapt to the changing northern cli- highlights how Dr. Bell and the SCI team are tackling mate while also addressing the diverse infrastructure From an investigation into the treatment of immi- issues central to community well-being and sustainabil- requirements, skills training, capacity building and spe- grant workers in Labrador to the millions in funding ity in the context of climate change – some of which cific Inuit housing needs and preferences. to enhance offshore safety training, from unearthing being the lack of culturally appropriate and environ- northern mineral deposits to millions in funding in mentally adapted housing. conjunction with European universities for Arctic ship- Recently awarded $350,000 at an Arctic Inspiration ping and operation risks, Memorial Up North features Prize ceremony, Dr. Bell and the SCI team will use the depth and breadth of the university’s reach into the funds to build and monitor Nunatsiavut’s first Visit www.mun.ca/faceforward to learn more. 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She also dean of the School of Social Work for a five-year term. brings many years of leadership experience, including The appointment was approved by the Board of Regents the development and administration of student devel- at its Dec. 19 meeting and was effective Jan. 1, 2014. opment and success programs in her roles of director The first female Memorial social work graduate to of student development at Memorial, and president be named dean of the school, Dr. Hardy Cox is quite of both the Canadian and the Atlantic Association of familiar to the institution, having served on the student College and University Student Services. union as a student, and subsequently as a director of Dr. Hardy Cox was honorary research associate, School student development, tenured professor, inaugural asso- of Graduate Studies, University of New Brunswick, has ciate dean of graduate programs and scholarship for the held visiting scholar positions, and was a professional School of Social Work, and recently serving as acting affiliate, Centre for Higher Education Research and dean and then dean pro tempore of the school. Development, University of Manitoba, and the found- Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Hardy Cox’s social work research included social policy ing director of its Canadian Institute on Student Affairs and Services. in the Confederation era; she has more recently con- In addition to being a registered social worker, Dr. ducted research in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Hardy Cox has demonstrated a strong commitment to Her research focuses on social work education, interpro- volunteering with community organizations, including fessional education, service delivery systems in higher a long-standing connection with Girl Guides of Canada. education, and community capacity building, with an emphasis on youth. CHRIS HAMMOND PHOTO DR. DONNA HARDY “As the school enters into its fourth decade, we are in a major renewal phase,” said Dr. Hardy Cox. “Our Holding a BSW (Memorial University), MSW (Carleton research capacity is growing, we are innovating in our University), Ed.D (University of Maine), and a certificate teaching and we continue to build on our liaisons with in university management (University of Manitoba), the community locally and continue to develop inter- Dr. Hardy Cox brings more than two decades of expe- national partnerships and initiatives. The combination and our trusted alumni provides a supportive and excit- rience designing and delivering social work, higher of the high calibre of the school’s students, the exper- ing atmosphere to take on this deanship position.” education and professional development curriculum in tise of our faculty, our experienced and dedicated staff Dr. Donna Hardy Cox Partnering for enhanced cultural research and collaboration the people, institutions and leaders of AN AGREEMENT between Memorial University and the Nunatsiavut Government will help preserve and Nunatsiavut and Memorial researchers, scholars and students. “This agreement formalizes and enhance the rich culture and heritage of advances a relationship that goes back Labrador Inuit while opening up a host of decades and touches on many aspects new opportunities for collaboration and of life in Nunatsiavut,” said President partnerships. Leo. “Our hope is that we can better Nunatsiavut President Sarah Leo and preserve, share and celebrate the cul- President Gary Kachanoski signed a ture of Labrador Inuit with the help of memorandum of understanding (MOU) Memorial’s academic resources, while the at the 2014 Northern Lights conference university and others will benefit from a in Ottawa, Ont. greater understanding and appreciation The agreement provides a framework to facilitate collaboration in cultural Dr. Gary Kachanoski and Sarah Leo sign a MOU at the 2014 Northern Lights conference in Ottawa, Ont. of Inuit expressive culture and traditional knowledge.” research, policy development, leader- Dr. Kachanoski noted that a responsibil- ship and administration and is based ity to place and a special obligation to the on long-standing co-operation between 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.” Among the areas of collaboration the @ MOU cites for further discussion include helping the Nunatsiavut Government ACCESS. ENGAGEMENT. LEARNING. 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. “FoR MEMoRIAL, I RESEARCh, The agreement also encourages IMpLEMENT ANd MAINTAIN Memorial to host Labrador Inuit com- To SuppoRT oNLINE with researchers and the Nunatsiavut d 2 L A N d o T h E R A p p L I C AT I o N S munity members on campus to work ANd oN-CAMpuS CouRSES.” Government to host researchers and stu- 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 and to intern at government agencies. Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 dents from Memorial to assist in projects Pat Shanahan Technical Systems 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 DAVE HOWELLS PHOTO of this province and that takes advantage of the experience 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. Guests at last year’s Engage Memorial Fest. Along with booths featuring a marine touch tank, service dogs, science experiments and interactive games, Walk-ins are welcome. Thought, an interactive afternoon of family activities there will be several stages featuring talks, group discus- Other interesting events include Public Engagement and a demonstration at a grocery store in Corner Brook. sions and musical performances. Topics to be covered Speed Dating, a chance for students at the St. John’s For details on all of the events and activities taking include arts and social justice, science and engineering, campus to meet with leaders from business, govern- place during Engage Memorial Week 2014, please visit and more. The event is family friendly and accessible, ment, arts and not-for-profits; MUN and Northwest www.mun.ca/publicengagement/engagememorial.php . with parking available in the Arts and Culture Centre River Sitting in a Tree, a presentation, tour and recep- parking lot. Lunch and refreshments will also be pro- tion exploring the work between the Labrador Institute vided, including hot drinks courtesy of Rocket Bakery. and the community of Northwest River; and Food for White paper on internationalization released AT THE JULY 16, 2013, meeting of the Vice-Presidents VPC this month. Feedback is currently being invited, the winter semester 2014. Please send comments and Council (VPC), approval was given to commence the which will be collated and, along with the white paper, feedback by Feb. 21, 2014, to email@example.com. To view the development of an international strategy for Memorial. inform the development of the international strategic paper, visit www.mun.ca/vpc/Intl_White_Paper_FINAL. A working group formally presented a white paper to the plan, a process anticipated to begin near the end of PDF . DISCOVER YOUR PATH “THE PATH TO SUCCESS IS TO TAKE MASSIVE, DETERMINED ACTION. “ - Tony Robbins www.business.mun.ca/discover-your-path Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 7 www.mun.ca/gazette 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. Pictured is a zircon crystal magnified by a mineral liberation analyzer scanning electron microscope. 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 TENS OF THOUSANDS “From that small remnant, Archean said Dr. Wilton. “If you can identify such conjunction with others to test for con- Resources used geophysical techniques ‘indicator’ minerals in the till, and you tamination in industrial sites, places like of years to track the mineralization down over can figure out the direction from which the old asbestos mine site in Baie Verte, ago, the Northern Hemisphere was a hill where it was buried beneath 20 the glacier travelled, you may be able to and has been speaking with archaeolo- covered by continental glaciers. The metres of till,” he said. “You would never track your way back to where they were gists to see if the method could be used glaciers acted like bulldozers, pushing have known it was there except for this picked up. That’s where you will find the to help in their searches. dirt and rocks — called till — across the little thing at the top of the hill.” diamond deposit.” land and dumping it kilometres away from their original location. “They have the same problem we Since most mineral deposits at the This type of investigation also works do, looking for stuff that is buried. The surface of the Earth have been found, for other types of deposits such as gold, question is, can you use this technol- Since then, trees and other vegetation looking for new deposits is particularly platinum and base metals. ogy to detect whether humans have had have grown on top of this till, leaving a difficult because they are buried beneath But finding indicator minerals is labo- an impact on a particular landscape. Is mystery for those who look for and study the till. In searching for these hidden rious and tedious work. It begins with there something in the soil that humans mineral deposits. deposits, researchers have turned to samples of more than 40 kilograms of have changed? If so, that would be a other, more common, minerals that are till, sifted down to a few hundred grams, good place to look. The exciting thing is often associated with ore minerals. Dr. Derek Wilton of Memorial’s Department of Earth Sciences says that and then separated further using heavy we have no idea where this research will Voisey’s Bay, for instance, was found “When you are looking for diamonds, liquids to sort out the dense minerals. take us.” because a small rusty outcrop was left you will often find other robust minerals, Those are then viewed under a micro- behind after glaciers moved through. like garnets, occur with the diamonds,” scope so that individual grains can be In the name of . . . violence By Janet Harron writers, historians, and social analysts. 25, Memorial alumnus, author, historian We chose violence as a theme in part to and independent journalist Dr. Gwynne commemorate the 20th anniversary of Dyer will address the question of why the Rwandan genocide. It is appropriate the Middle East, the home to almost all to pause and reflect upon the ways that the organized military, paramilitary and violence, broadly defined, has shaped the terrorist violence in the world outside of VIOLENCE usually tears people apart. way we experience and understand the Africa, is so violent. This talk will take But in the case of Memorial’s Faculty of world. We also wanted to highlight the place in the Bruneau Centre’s Innovation Arts, it’s bringing people together. important ways that the humanities and Theatre, IIC-2001, at 7:30 p.m. ARTS on Violence is the first in what is hoped to be an annual, faculty-wide ini- social sciences have contributed to this conversation.” Events in March will be organized panel discussions examining the theory around the theme of Violence: Then and practice of violence are scheduled for tiative highlighting some of the exciting The first event, scheduled for Friday, and Now and currently include guest Thursday, April 3, and Thursday, April 17. research being done by faculty members Feb. 7, from 3-5 p.m. in SN-2041, is billed speaker and classicist Dr. Michael Carter, May culminates with a final cap- and graduate students in the Faculty of as a mini-conference. It will feature Drs. an expert on gladiator culture speaking, stone event, details of which are being Arts. Noreen Golfman, Barry Stephenson and on Thursday, March 13. Two panel dis- confirmed. “When you hear ‘arts’ you don’t Luke Ashworth examining how arts dis- cussions featuring Faculty of Arts experts Funding for the ARTS on Violence ini- always think ‘violence’,” said Dr. Karen ciplines define and study violence with are scheduled for Friday, March 7, and tiative comes from the Vice-President’s Stanbridge, head of the Department references from film (David Cronenberg’s Thursday, March 27. (Academic) Fund for Scholarship in the of Sociology and chair of the ARTS on A History of Violence), religious studies April’s schedule includes a screening of Violence committee. “But violence is (violence and ritual) and political science the film The World Before Her, which deals part of the human condition, and so it’s (violence and war). with the subject of women and violence long been a concern of philosophers, Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 Later in the month on Tuesday, Feb. Arts. All events are free and open to the public. in the context of India. Two additional 8 www.mun.ca/gazette Aboriginal ambassadors Fostering curiosity and ambition for engineering in southern Labrador’s youth By Jackey Locke 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 Community Council, to southern Labrador speak with Southern Inuit about engineering and to youth 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 VALERI PILGRIM PHOTO of four individuals who travelled to 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 Pictured is an aerial view of Black Tickle, one of three communities the Memorial contingent visited in southern Labrador. technology would be a great topic. The committee worked to ensure that engi- Labrador, believes the initiative benefit- neering concepts were introduced in a ted everyone involved. culturally relevant manner, resonating “There is such an appreciation by the with the students and their communities. people living in remote Aboriginal com- For the student ambassadors, the trip remote Labrador communities. I know back home to talk to youth was a unique myself, growing up in Labrador, I didn’t experience and one they won’t soon know any engineers and didn’t know forget. what the field of engineering is all about. “We also wanted to provide current munities when we actually visit the com- “I was both honoured and privileged Aboriginal students from Memorial and/ munities – it builds relationships,” said to have the opportunity to be a role or Aboriginal graduates of Memorial, the Ms. Pilgrim. “For this particular trip, all model for the Aboriginal youth of south- The hope is that initiatives similar to Marine Institute and the College of the four of us are originally from Labrador, so ern Labrador, and I hope to continually this will continue as a way of reaching North Atlantic, with a unique opportu- that was extra special for us and for the contribute to the motivation for success out to Aboriginal youth in remote areas nity to be ambassadors and talk about students we met.” among Aboriginal youth,” said Brian of Newfoundland and Labrador. their university/college experiences and why they chose engineering as a career.” During the five-day trip, Ms. Hudson, Andy Fisher is the associate dean of Pottle, a fourth-year electrical engineer- undergraduate engineering and he was ing student. thrilled to be a part of this initiative. “So, it is very important to go to these communities to educate students.” “There is tremendous value in engaging with our youth in a way that fosters For first-year civil engineering student ambition and curiosity, and it is our sin- Ms. Pilgrim and two Aboriginal engineer- “Any time we have an opportunity Sheldon Baikie, the experience reminded cerest hope that the ambassador project ing students visited three schools and to educate youth about engineering, we him of the time when he was growing up did just that,” Ms. Hudson said. presented their personal stories as well as are excited. The faculty was very eager and how much he would have appreci- a hands-on engineering-related activity to help. After a lot of planning, it was ated an opportunity like this one. with the students. rewarding to see it all come together,” Ms. Pilgrim, a native of northern “The Aboriginal Ambassador Program said Prof. Fisher. is very important for young students in Co-operative education review online IN FEBRUARY 2013, an external review of the portfolio of the deputy provost (students) indicated the 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 Memorial top Canadian school at international case competition By Susan White-MacPherson 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 SUBMITTED PHOTO University of Minnesota emerging as the eventual 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 From left are Daan Goossens, Amy Fisher, former Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean, Janine Brophy and David Winsor. 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 Prof. Coady, director of graduate programs at the personal experience and knowledge from the energy Faculty of Business Administration, says the Memorial sector in Newfoundland and Labrador to provide a very team did an outstanding job in this part of the comprehensive recommendation to the Haiti problem. competition. It was really well done.” Michaëlle Jean. “Our team won this case match by using their & NEWS NOTES Listed below is a selection of the funding opportunities for • SSHRC Insight Development Grants March 1 which information has recently been received by the Office of • SSHRC Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent The Canada Council for the Arts Research Services. For links to further information on these • U.S. Department of Defense Clinical and Rehabilitative items, visit Grant Funding Opportunities on the research website at www.mun.ca/research/overview/grant_opp.php . Medicine Neuromusculoskeletal Injuries Research Award • U.S. Department of Defense Clinical and Rehabilitative • Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement – Atlantic Region: 2014 Research Grants Competition • CIHR Catalyst Grant: Ethics Leukemia and Lymphoma Society -- Translational Research Program (Application) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) -- John C. Polanyi Award (Nominations) • U.S. Department of Defense Psychological Health/Traumatic -- Brockhouse Canada Prize (Nominations) Brain Injury Research Program • U.S. Department of Defense Vision Research Program Translational Research Award (Winter 2014 Competition) March 3 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada IMMINENT DEADLINES -- Royal College/Associated Medical Services Can- MEDS Research and Development Grant • CIHR JPND Cross-Disease Analysis of Pathways (Pre-Application) -- Engineers Canada National Scholarship Program • U.S. Department of Defense Neurosensory Research Awards • CIHR Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research • CIHR Institute Community Support Grants and Awards Trial Award Development Program • CIHR Chair – Applied Public Health • CIHR Health Researcher of the Year Award (2014) Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (Engineers Canada) Medicine Research Program Regenerative Medicine Clinical • U.S. Department of Defense Defense Medical Research and • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation -- Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts -- Medical Education Research Grant Feb. 15 • CIHR Mental Health Network – Full Proposal Leukemia and Lymphoma Society March 15 • CIHR Knowledge Translation Prize Atlantic Salmon Federation -- Translational Research Program (LOI) • CIHR Open Operating Grant • CIHR Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples – Implementation Research Teams (Expression of Interest) • CIHR Planning and Dissemination Grants -- Olin Fellowships Feb. 17 The Kidney Foundation of Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council -- Allied Health Doctoral Fellowships -- Allied Health Scholarships -- Sustaining Program for Professional Arts Organization – Institute Community Support (ICS) Memorial University, Research Grant and Contract Services • CIHR Proof of Principle Phase I Feb. 28 • CIHR Proof of Principle Phase II Memorial University, Research Grant and Contract Services • CIHR Quantitative Imaging for Responses to Cancer -- Artistic/Creative Grants Competition Therapies Grant -- Publications Subvention Program March 17 Banting Research Foundation • CIHR Science to Business Feb. 29 • CIHR Team Grant: Boys’ and Mens’ Health DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service • KRESCENT New Investigator Awards -- Research Grants -- DAAD-AICGS Research Fellowship • KRESCENT Post-Doctoral Fellowships • NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 10 www.mun.ca/gazette DELTS PHOTO 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 Leadership Lessons From a Successful Memorial MBA Alumnus, Wednesday, Feb. 19 www.today.mun.ca 1-2 p.m., online webinar, Sponsor: School of Graduate Studies Exploring Mechanisms of Memory Extension in a Neonate Rat Information Gathering Using Professional Investigating and Model, 5-6 p.m., Health Sciences Centre auditorium, Sponsor: Wednesday, Feb. 5 Interviewing Techniques, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gardiner Centre, Division of BioMedical Sciences Leap Off The Page: Career Marketing Tools That Pack a Punch, Sponsor: Gardiner Centre An Introduction to Graduate Studies at Memorial, 2:30-3:30 5-6 p.m., B-1010, Sponsor: PwC p.m., online webinar, School of Graduate Studies Pharmacy Information Session, 1-1:50 p.m., SN-4068, Sponsor: Wednesday, Feb. 12 Academic Advising Centre Social Work Information Session, 1-1:50 p.m., SN-4068, Thursday, Feb. 20 HSL HITS Workshop: Impact Factors, 1-2 p.m., Computer Lab Sponsor: Academic Advising Centre MUN Cinema Series: The Armstrong Lie, 7-9 p.m., Cineplex A, Health Sciences Centre Library, Sponsor: Health Sciences HSL HITS Workshop: RefWorks Part II, 1-2 p.m., Computer Lab Theatre, Avalon Mall, Sponsor: MUN Cinema Centre Library B, Health Sciences Library, Sponsor: Health Sciences Centre Public Intellectuals in the Age of Rob Ford, 7-9 p.m., IIC- Politics and the Constitution: The Long Road to the Atlantic Library 2001, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Sponsor: Accord, 1960-1985, 12-2 p.m., Junior Common Room, R. Info Session: Ocean Industries Student Research Awards Department of Sociology Gushue Hall, Sponsor: Faculty of Arts (OISRA), 12:30-2 p.m., IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research Application to Graduate School: Tips and Strategies, 10:30- and Innovation, Sponsor: Research & Development Corporation 11:30 a.m., online webinar, Sponsor: School of Graduate Studies Thursday, Feb. 6 (RDC) Building Professional Negotiation Skills, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gardiner MUN Cinema Series: Blue is the Warmest Color, 7-10 p.m., Engage Memorial Fest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., St. John’s Arts and Centre, Sponsor: Gardiner Centre Cineplex Theatre, Avalon Mall, Sponsor: MUN Cinema Culture Centre, Sponsor: Public Engagement at Memorial The Public Intellectuals in the Age of Rob Ford, 7-9 p.m., IIC- Healthy Lifestyles Group, 12-1 p.m., UC-5002, Sponsor: Counselling Centre 2001, Sponsor: Department of Sociology Thursday, Feb. 13 MUN Cinema Series: Concussion, 7-8:40 p.m., Cineplex Friday, Feb. 21 Friday, Feb. 7 Theatre, Avalon Mall, Sponsor: MUN Cinema Does Writing to the Public Damage Academic Reputations? Regulation of Cell Survival and Development by CD24, 1-2 Speaking of Engineering Lecture: How Diversity Strengthens Case Studies from the U.S. in the ’50s, 12-1:30 p.m., ED-3023, p.m., SN-4015, Sponsor: Department of Biochemistry Engineering, 7:30-9:30 p.m., EN-2006, Sponsor: Faculty of Department of Sociology Education Session for Eastern Health’s New Molecular Imaging Engineering and Applied Science The Impact of Individual and School Characteristics on Types Program, 2-4 p.m., A-1043, Sponsor: Eastern Health Integrating Experiential Learning in the Classroom: A Lunch of Bullying in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1-3 p.m., IIC-2014, Leading a Multigenerational Workforce, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gardiner and Learn for Faculty, 12:30-1:30 p.m., IIC-2014 (St. John’s Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Sponsor: School Centre, Sponsor: Gardiner Centre campus), AS 2036 (Grenfell), Sponsor: Career Development and of Graduate Studies Violence: A Definition – A Panel with Barry Stephenson, Luke Experiential Learning, Engage Memorial Week Back to the Future, 8-9:30 p.m., Suncor Energy Hall, Sponsor: Ashworth, Noreen Golfman, Engaging Ideas: Transporting Research to Practice, 8-10 a.m., School of Music 3-5 p.m., SN-2041, Sponsor: Faculty of Arts BN-4000, Sponsor: Faculty of Business Administration Monday, Feb. 24 Saturday, Feb. 8 Friday, Feb. 14 Employee Retention Strategies, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gardiner Centre, Classic Cabaret, 8-9:30 p.m., D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Sponsor: Overlapping Resonances in Open Quantum Systems, 1-3 Sponsor: Gardiner Centre School of Music p.m., IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Sponsor: School of Graduate Studies Monday, Feb. 10 Midterm Resource Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., University Centre, third Monday, Feb. 17 floor, Sponsor: Memorial University Writing a Proposal, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Gardiner Centre, Sponsor: Gardiner Centre Tuesday, Feb. 11 CLASSIFIED For rent: a one-bedroom apartment, five minutes’ Engage Memorial: The Works Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Tuesday, Feb. 18 walk from MUN; suitable for a single graduate Works, Sponsor: The Works, School of Human Kinetics and Hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) in the Northwest Atlantic student or professional. Non-smoker. No pets. Recreation Ocean, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research Five appliances. POU. $600 per month. Tel: 754- HSL HITS Workshop: RefWorks Part II, 1-2 p.m., Computer Lab and Innovation, Sponsor: School of Graduate Studies 4855 or 229-1686 B, Health Sciences Library, Sponsor: Health Sciences Library Gazette | Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 11 www.mun.ca/gazette 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 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 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 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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