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January 9, 2013 Volume 45 Number 8

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The fourth annual SPARKS Literary Festival promises a day of heat in the long cold month of January.

The Gazette presents the latest publications from Memorial’s authors.

A former director of the School of Nursing has been appointed acting deputy provost (students) and AVPA (undergraduate studies).

Breaking science By Michelle Osmond


alumnus Tony Ingram

dance is like watching a moving work of art. The current Human Kinetics and Recreation (HKR) master’s student and practising physiotherapist looks like his body is moving involuntarily — but in one fluid motion. 2006, is part of a growing trend called breaking or bboying/b-girling. It might look like what was called break dancing from the 1980s, but it’s much more sophisticated than that. He recalls the first time he saw breaking. “My mind was blown. I loved it because the moves looked like superpowers, as if from a comic book or video game … it blew my mind that it was actually real.” He admits to being a “closet b-boy” in the ’80s, doing handstands without knowing what he was doing.

See BREAKING on page 11


Mr. Ingram, who earned a bachelor of science degree in

Human Kinetics and Recreation graduate student Tony Ingram “breaking.”

New award recognizes excellence By Meaghan Whelan

John’s campus on Dec. 13. This award,

research and public engagement.

ment related to their disciplinary expertise

named after the founding president of

“At Memorial, our mission is not merely

including, but not limited to, contributions


Memorial University College, recognizes

a statement on paper. It is a mindset and

to local, national and international organ-

Distinguished University Professorship was

those who distinguish themselves across

commitment embodied daily in the

izations; and mentorship to new faculty.

unveiled at a special event at Memorial’s St.

the continuum of teaching and learning,

research, teaching and engagement activi-

“The creation of this award is a significant

ties of our faculty,” explained Dr. Christo-

step for Memorial. It recognizes the critical

pher Loomis, vice-president (research). “We

intersection of teaching and learning,

A portrait of founding Memorial University College president John Lewis Paton.

created this award to recognize those who

research and public engagement, and speaks

go beyond what is normally expected and

to the very heart of our university,” said Dr.

who, by virtue of their exceptional efforts,

David Wardlaw, provost and vice-president

continue to make rich and meaningful

(academic). “It bridges the three frameworks

contributions to the university, their

we are using to guide Memorial’s future,

community and the wider world. It is the

and it is a tangible expression of the impor-

highest honour that Memorial can bestow

tance we place on celebrating significant

on its faculty.”

and sustained contributions by our faculty.”

The Distinguished University Professor-

Nominations for the award will be

ship is a lifetime designation. It includes a

accepted until March 1, 2013. For more

one-time, $20,000 unrestricted grant to

information, visit or

support future research, teaching and/or

contact Ellen Steinhauer, co-ordinator of

public engagement activities at Memorial

institutional nominations and awards,

University. or 709-864-2651.

Nominees for this award must have a

John Lewis Paton, the first president of

strong and consistent record of research

Memorial University College, was a keen

that is outstanding and recognized both

scholar and a dedicated and passionate

nationally and internationally; exceptional

teacher with a deep sense of community.

teaching at the undergraduate and graduate

This award was named in his honour in

level; training graduate students and other

light of the tremendous impact his vision

highly qualified personnel; public engage-

has had on Memorial.

Grenfell Campus construction ongoing CONSTRUCTION is booming at Grenfell Campus, with work continuing on the Arts and Science Extension atrium, the new residence and the new environmental labs. The atrium is now adding to the aesthetic quality of the Arts and Science Extension, with large panes of glass lining the front portion. Concrete slabs and structural steel are now completed and interior partitions are nearing completion. Mechanical systems, electrical rough-in and the building envelope are also in the works. The project is scheduled for completion this month. Meanwhile the new residence’s exterior and interior walls will soon be completed, with electrical and mechanical rough-ins ongoing. Tenders for chairs and lounge seating as well as laundry equipment are underway. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2013. And behind the Forest Centre, work is continuing on the new environmental labs. As of publication time, the labs’ foundations and foot-

A group of women gather at the Red Leaf Centre in Springdale for a tea ‘n’ talk.

ings are complete and underground services are nearing completion. Electrical and mechanical rough-ins are ongoing throughout the building

unsure of why there is sometimes a lack of participation,

and exterior. The project is expected to be

but one issue may be a lack of awareness about how to

completed by May 2013.

access programs.

The project: There are two elements to Ms. Sheppard’s proposed idea.


First, she’s looking for a researcher from Memorial to determine the scope of existing programs and activities


for seniors in the Baie Verte Peninsula and Springdale area. By Amy Tucker Special to the Gazette

“Perhaps he or she could record input regarding gaps in programming, or identify possibilities for further engage-

EDITOR Mandy Cook

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ment of the community in contributing to the health and is Memorial’s online connecting tool. One of its most

satisfaction of seniors,” Ms. Sheppard said.

significant jobs is to provide a way for people from outside

The second part of the project would be to evaluate the

Memorial to ask for research help. With hundreds of community-

scope of services offered by various community groups,

suggested opportunities to choose from, your next project is just

provide data that can be used to approach funding agen-

a click away. Here’s one . . .

cies, and determine the need for a consistent co-ordination of resources.

The opportunity: With a median age of 44, and more than 23 per cent of

“Better co-ordination of resources would enable us to encourage seniors to become engaged in specific programs

the population over 60, the Baie Verte Peninsula and Spring-

and activities,” Ms. Sheppard said. “This would ultimately

dale area has an aging population.

promote healthy living and a level of prevention or inter-

Gloria Sheppard, a volunteer with Life Unlimited for Older Adults, a local organization that provides program-

vention.” Having a better sense of local program availability would

ming for seniors, says that activities for seniors are essen-

help organizations work together to keep seniors informed

tial to healthy aging.

of their options and hopefully increase participation overall.

“They can help reduce isolation, encourage engagement learning and provide opportunities for leadership and peer

Interested in learning more about this project? Bojan Fürst,


manager of knowledge mobilization at the Harris Centre, would

Despite these benefits, there are many seniors who don’t

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The Gazette is published 17 times annually by the Division of Marketing and Communications at Memorial University.

George Cammie, a workshop supervisor in the Department

Professor of History of Medicine, passed away Dec. 17,

of Fine Arts, Grenfell Campus, passed away Dec. 6, 2012.

2012. He was 89.

He was 72. Sarah Drinkwater, a retired employee of the Division of Dr. Rolf Stephen Rees, an associate professor with the

Marketing and Communications, passed away Dec. 18,

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, passed away

2012. She was 72.

Dec. 10, 2012. He was 52. Hilda Smith, a retired employee of the Department of Shaun Christopher Hillier, a graduate student in the

Biology, passed away Dec. 24, 2012. She was 100.

Material in the Gazette may be reprinted or broadcast without permission, excepting materials for which the Gazette does not hold exclusive copyright. Gazette, Room A-1024 Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7 Telephone: 709-864-2142 Fax: 709-864-8699 Email: ISSN 0228-88 77

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, passed away Dec. 15, 2012. He was 24.

Roy Sheldon MacKenzie, a retired professor in the Department of Religious Studies, passed away Dec. 27, 2012. He

Dr. Kenneth Bryson Roberts, the first associate dean

was 82.

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.

of medicine at Memorial and the first John Clinch

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TLC online video launches cheerleaders for the Memorial University Sea-Hawks’ varsity

By Heidi Wicks

teams use a cheer to urge community members to “join the

A NEW ONLINE video profiling Memorial’s Teaching

conversation” while the MUN Festival Choir sings the invi-

and Learning Community (TLC) is being launched on Jan.

tation. The video will be shared on the TLC Facebook page and

university’s TLC, which includes all students, educators,

other Memorial University group pages and websites. A

staff and alumni. In September 2012, a new Teaching and Learning Community website was launched which featured videos about six of the seven concepts captured in the Teaching and Learning Community lens – engagement, support, inclusive, committed to discovery, outcomes-oriented and responsive. “It was always our intention to do a larger video at the end to tie all of those concepts together and provide a


21. The video is intended to profile the diversity within the

large number of community members are featured in the videos, and will be encouraged to tag themselves and share the video on their own Facebook pages. In addition to spreading awareness, the video is part of a larger campaign to increase online engagement through

Sammy the Sea-Hawk joins the conversation about teaching and learning with Memorial’s cheerleaders.

picture of what the Teaching and Learning Community

social media tools. Last fall, a Facebook photo contest prompted community members to submit their photos of their favourite learning spaces and rituals. They were encouraged to tag themselves and share the link on their personal pages. The two photos

represents,” said Dr. Doreen Neville, co-lead for the devel-

“We started each session by asking the group to pair off

opment of the Teaching and Learning Framework, with Mr.

and share their most inspirational teaching and/or learning

“Social media allows us to reach a broader audience and

Albert Johnson.

moment, and the enthusiastic engagement that followed

makes it quick and easy for people to share their own expe-

was always inspiring in itself,” he said.

riences and inspirational teaching and learning stories,” Dr.

“The sense of community is so pervasive here in

with the most “likes” received an iPad mini.

Newfoundland and Labrador – building community is what

To keep the momentum of those consultations going, all

Neville added. “These stories remind us all about how

we do,” she continued. “This theme was echoed throughout

members of the TLC are being encouraged to join the

important it is to incorporate the concepts captured within

the consultation sessions that helped inform the university’s

conversation online, through the website, Facebook page

the TLC lens to teaching and learning activities at Memo-

Teaching and Learning Framework – it became very evident

and YouTube channel.

rial University.”

that the university is a community within a community.”

The new video features various groups from across the

To view the new video and join the conversation, visit

Mr. Johnson noted that throughout the consultations he

university’s varied community, prompting viewers to “join,

was also impressed by how eager the participants were to

the conversation” about teaching and learning. Each group, or www.face-

join the conversation.

conveys the invitation in a different way. For example, the

Marine Institute library expands resources By Naomi Osborne

STUDENTS at the Marine Institute (MI) have more ready access to library resources this academic year because of a doubling of computer workstations in the Information Commons. The redesigned Information Commons has expanded MI’s capability to provide students access to all Memorial library electronic resources, software and the tools to complete their work in one place. Catherine Lawton, head of public services for MI’s Dr. C.R. Barrett Library, said there was a lot of collaboration going on behind the scenes to make the project a reality. “We have long had a need for more computers. Before the

The newly redesigned Information Commons at the Marine Institute. time in the summertime, the project was put on hold due

School of Fisheries opened up their advanced diploma room

to some shipping delays.

to students requiring computer access. The ICT staff recon-

expansion there were only 13 computers available,” she

“Our plan was to complete all the work on Labour Day

said. “In addition, last year we had a student in a wheelchair

weekend, but the carpet didn’t arrive until September,”

their Desire2Learn courses and search campus libraries

who was having difficulty getting around the library. This

said Ms. Lawton. “So the library staff worked in conjunc-

along with other tasks.

figured existing library computers so students could access

made it clear to us that extra space was necessary to make

tion with marine and technical services and information

“It was the support of the marine and technical services,

the library more accommodating.”

and communications technologies (ICT) staff to accom-

ICT and the Office of Finance’s purchasing staff that made

modate students.”

this a team effort and we are grateful for their continuous

Once the project was approved this past spring, equipment and furniture were ordered, and, despite it arriving on

With the library commons down for nearly a month, the

support,” said Ms. Lawton.

The mobile drag CELLULAR phones have changed the world of interac-

someone new approaches us to start a conversation – and it


tion. Our ways of interacting with the world are done so through tiny screens controlled by our fingertips. These

Joshua Duff

is considered odd. By using our phones while trekking through campus and

advancements in communications have robbed us of our

during social events, we are losing the ability to focus on the

basic interpersonal skills – observing what is happening

physical reality surrounding us. Take a moment to observe

around us and interacting with people face-to-face. Today,

conversations had to wait until we were able to use a land-

what is happening outside that tiny box. We should exercise

most of us cannot go a full hour without using, or even

line. Even when we had access to phones outside the home

our own thoughts and problem solving skills instead of using

glancing at, our mobile devices. It has become an addiction

(i.e., phone booths), we still waited until we arrived home or

our phones (i.e., Facebook, someone’s blog or Google) to

and a new phobia has arisen as a result of it (nomophobia –

used them for emergency purposes only. Now we are filled

help us find the quick answers to life. Instead of texting a

the state of stress caused by being away from your smartphone

with a need to be in constant contact with the world through

friend for a status update, talk to the person next to you. This


every step of our day.

is how we learn about and gain understanding of each other.

I have witnessed students tripping over steps and bumping

Moreover, phones have caused us to shy away from our

Moreover, it exercises our face-to-face conversation skills,

into each other as a result of the cellphone diversion. Many

fellow peers. During the holidays I was at a house party and

which are necessary in the working world. Let’s start inter-

of us are guilty of hurrying our way through campus yards and

the room was illuminated by tiny screens. Over half the

acting with and learning about the world we are sitting in,

hallways with our heads tilted downward, the majority of our

people there were typing away their night rather than

not the one that fits into the palm of our hand.

school gear unevenly distributed to one side of our body, with

mingling. Everyone has a story to tell but that oration skill is

a coffee in one hand and our phone being used in the other.

dying in our society and we sacrifice experience for isolation

This slows us down and causes us to be late for class.

with our cellphones. We are like hermits in a crowd, living

and English language and literature at Memorial University. He can

in our phone-caves. Many of us are uncomfortable when

be reached at

We are living in a society of impatience. Before cellphones,

Gazette | Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Joshua Duff is a fourth-year student majoring in political science

Spark it up By Janet Harron

MEMORIAL’S Petro-Canada Hall will once again be the epicentre of Newfoundland and Labrador’s writing world. The fourth annual SPARKS Literary Festival takes place at the School of Music on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Featuring a who’s who of Newfoundland and Labrador’s writing community, the festival also includes talented students and graduates from the university’s creative writing program and members of the university’s writing community. It was conceived by poet and English professor Mary Dalton in 2009 with support from the Faculty of Arts. “SPARKS is the perfect antidote to January,” said Professor Dalton, festival director. “In the depth of winter the Faculty of Arts brings people together to revel in the glorious gifts of our writers. It’s a kitchen party writ large and one of the liveliest literary events on the go.” Making his third SPARKS appearance on Jan. 20 is prolific

The 2013 SPARKS logo

poet and novelist Patrick Warner. “SPARKS is an all-day, 16-round bare-knuckle word bout.

each of which will feature readings in a variety of genres,

field of creative writing by a current or recent participant in

Guaranteed you’ll emerge punchy, exhilarated and starry-

followed by discussion with the audience. Participating

Memorial’s creative writing courses.

eyed about our writers,” said Mr. Warner, who will be reading

authors are Gerard Collins, Eva Crocker, Ramona Dearing,

A limited edition print titled Candle Burning, featuring a

from Perfection, his latest collection of poetry.

Anne Hart, Catherine Hogan Safer, Wayne Johnston, Randall

linocut image and last year’s award-winning haiku, will

This year the festival is collaborating with the Department

Maggs, Iain McCurdy, Don McKay, Robert Mellin, Trudy

once again be available for sale with proceeds going to

of English to hold a poetry symposium titled The Poetry of

Morgan-Cole, Grant Loveys, Denyse Lynde, Carmine

support the festival. The winner of the award and of the

Newfoundland and Labrador: Contemporary Strains on

Starnino, Joan Sullivan and Patrick Warner.

haiku competition will be announced in the final session of

Saturday, Jan. 19, the day before the Sunday sessions, chaired

A vital element of the festival is various displays reflecting

by Mr. Warner. Acclaimed poets and editors, among them

the variety of ways in which literature is produced in

An evening reception will follow the Sunday, Jan. 20,

SPARKS haiku competition judges Tom Dawe, Nick Avis,

Newfoundland and Labrador. This year the Queen Elizabeth

day-long event at 6 p.m. Books and other materials will be

Danielle Devereaux, James Langer and Leslie Vryenhoek, will

II Library’s special collections unit is mounting a fascinating

available for sale. Admission is free. Parking (at no charge)

the festival.

discuss their poetic practice and currents in the contempo-

display of 10 illustrated editions of Christina Rossetti’s long

will be available in lot 15B, just east of the School of Music.

rary poetry of Newfoundland. There will be two sessions in

poem Goblin Market, which are part of the Roger and Marlene

Further details on both days of the festival and

the afternoon between 2 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in room 2101

Peattie Collection.

of the Science building; these will involve audience contri-








Other recurring elements of SPARKS include the award An active Facebook page is also

butions as well. SPARKS participant Carmine Starnino, editor

announcement for the popular haiku competition which is

available at

of several of Newfoundland’s major poets, will take part in

open to all and the announcement of the winner of the

and the Faculty of Arts’ Twitter feed (@memorialarts) will be

the discussions.

$2,500 Cox & Palmer SPARKS Literary Award which

featuring SPARKS tweets (#sparks2013) leading up to the

acknowledges outstanding achievement in any genre in the


The main day of the festival is organized into four sessions,

Ca Call ll ffor or Proposals Proposals

Instructional Instructional D Development evelopment Grants 2013 13 The Ins The Instructional tructional Development Development Grants Grants program program encourages encourages ccreative reative and and innovative innovative practices practices in in teaching teaching and and llearning earning at at Memorial. Memorial. The The intent intent of the the program program is is to to support support the the implementation implementation of new new teaching teaching projects projects and and programs programs de designed signed to to enhance enhance student student learning. learning.

NOTABLE Dr. Terrence Callanan, professor and chair of

of the Canadian Psychiatric Association at

the Discipline of Psychiatry in the Faculty of

the association’s annual meeting in Montreal,

Medicine, was named a distinguished fellow

Que., in October 2012.

PAPERS& PRESENTATIONS Mary Dalton, Department of English, was

were poems from her forthcoming book,

one of the featured Canadian poets at the

Hooking, which is due out in April 2013.

Full-time Full-time faculty ffaaculty members members of Memorial Memorial University University of Newfoundland N ewfoundland are are invited invited to to apply. apply. Contractual Contractual faculty ffaaculty members, members, per-course perr-course instructors, instructors, and and instructional instructional staff staff are are invited invited to to co-apply co-apply with with a full-time fful ull-time faculty ffaaculty member member who who is is named named as as the the principal principal applicant. applicant.

Festival in Dungarvan, Ireland, in late

In December, Dr. TA Loeffler presented at

September. While in Dungarvan she gave two

Thinking Mountains, an interdisciplinary

Additional Additional information inf nform ormation is is available available from: ffrom rom:

at the Cork International Poetry Festival in the

the University of Alberta. Dr. Loeffler

spring of 2012. Included in these readings

presented I Teach as the Mountains Teach Me. a/ffacultyy///iid_grant antss.php or

multidisciplinary Storytelling Southeast

poetry readings at the festival and spoke about

conference about how mountains are under-

the creative writing process at Mercyhurst

stood physically as ecosystems in human

College, the Irish campus of Mercyhurst

history and as part of world cultures held by

University. Professor Dalton also read her work

the Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative at

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Curbside communities funding through the Harris Centre – Multi-Materials Stew-

By Rebecca Cohoe

ardship Board (MMSB) Waste Management Applied

SHORTLY after Michelle Porter moved into a new house

Research Fund, an annual fund that provides support for

in downtown St. John’s, she received a visit from a local

projects related to solid waste management in Newfound-

door-to-door bottle recycler. He had always picked up recy-

land and Labrador.

clables for the previous tenant, and had stopped in to see

Her research consisted of interviews with both recyclers

if she had anything to send along. She gave him her bottles,

and other stakeholders within the local recycling commu-

and decided she wanted to know more about the full-time

nity including representatives from bottle depots and the

recyclers who, along with their shopping carts, are a

MMSB. She also found significant research related to local

common sight in Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital

bottle recyclers in other jurisdictions, including California


and British Columbia.

“I was impressed that they could push such heavy loads

Interestingly, Ms. Porter’s results show that one of the

in all kinds of weather — wind, rain, snow,” she recalled.

strongest values that the recyclers placed upon their line of

“I began to wonder about them and their lives: who were

work is the positive social interaction it provides. While

they, why did they do this work?”

many of the recyclers have lived through difficult circum-

It was that sense of curiosity that led Ms. Porter, currently

stances, Ms. Porter says that recycling work got them out

a PhD student in the Department of Geography, but a

into the community on their own terms and gave them a

master’s student in folklore at the time, to formulate a

purpose to each day, without requiring that they conform

research project investigating the recycler’s motivation for

to a work world that did not fit their psychological needs.

choosing the profession. In 2011, Ms. Porter was awarded

“I was impressed that they could push such heavy loads in all kinds of weather — wind, rain, snow. I began to wonder about them and their lives: who were they, why did they do this work?”

was time to get their recyclables out.

While some of the research Ms. Porter did suggested that

“I believe that is a result of the mixed communities in

in other cities the relationship between recyclers and the

which they are integrated into here in St. John’s. They

people in their communities tends to have noticeable sore

aren’t outsiders.”

points, she noticed that in St. John’s “the professional recycler is an insider who is part of the community.”

Ms. Porter’s study also reinforced her belief that the recycling profession can have a positive effect on a potentially

“An interesting example is the issue of the grocery cart,”

marginalized group and can help encourage increased recy-

said Ms. Porter. “In Vancouver and Victoria, the noise and

cling rates as compared to purely environmental motiva-

sight of the cart were unwelcome and drew complaints


from members of the general public and communities in which they collected.”

Ms. Porter’s report is available at the Harris Centre’s website ( The Harris Centre –

In contrast, she noticed that in St. John’s the cart was

MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund is now

interpreted as a symbol of hard work (because pushing the

closed until next year; however, the 2012 Applied Research

cart is difficult) and its noise simply alerted people that it

Fund opens for applications on Jan. 18.

New policy for Canada Research Chair program By Meaghan Whelan

summarizes key elements of the new policy: Renewal: Both junior (Tier 2) and senior (Tier 1) chairs can

takes a review of the allocation of the national allotment


of Regents has approved a new policy

be renewed for one additional term. While the federal CRC

of CRCs among all eligible institutions. Based on the pro rata

related to the renewal, reallocation and reduction of Canada

guidelines place no limit on the number of renewals for Tier

share of Tri-Council funding (i.e., Canadian Institutes of

Research Chairs (CRCs) at Memorial University.

1 CRCs, only in exceptional circumstances where a

Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research

Reduction: Every two years, the CRC secretariat under-

The CRC Program was established by the Government of

compelling case exists will a senior CRC be nominated for

Council of Canada and Social Sciences and Humanities

Canada to enable Canadian universities to achieve the

renewal more than once. The timing and process to be

Research Council) and any expansion in the number of

highest levels of research excellence.

followed when seeking renewal of a CRC are outlined in the

eligible institutions, the secretariat may adjust the number

new policy.

of CRCs assigned to any eligible institution. For a given insti-

“The CRC program has enabled Memorial to build its capacity and reputation in research by helping to recruit and

Reallocation: When a CRC becomes vacant, the chair is

tution the number may increase, remain the same or be

retain outstanding scholars,” said Dr. Christopher Loomis,

not automatically retained by the host unit. Rather, the

reduced. This policy addresses the process Memorial will follow in the event of a reduction.

vice-president (research). “It is important that we continue

vacated chair will be made available to all units for alloca-

to deploy this strategic resource carefully, fairly and trans-

tion through an internal competitive process. In the event

All faculty members and staff involved in research admin-


that a current chair-holder resigns or retires during his or

istration are encouraged to review the policy for Realloca-

The new policy provides a framework to optimize the

her first term, that CRC position will normally remain in

tion, Renewal and Reduction of Canada Research Chairs

effectiveness of the CRC program, and outlines the respec-

the academic unit and thematic area to which it was orig-

(CRCs) at Memorial University, available online at

tive processes for the renewal, reallocation or reduction of

inally assigned. Further details on the reallocation process

CRC positions at Memorial University. The following

are available in the official policy.

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BOOKS AT Teaching in the Sciences: A Handbook for Part-time and Adjunct Faculty By Michael Collins

Citizen Engagement in Health Casebook Co-edited by Roger Chafe The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) recently released its Citizen Engagement in Health

Teaching in the Sciences is

Casebook, which draws on examples of citizen

a unique professional

engagement in health from across Canada.

development resource

One of the book’s editors is Dr. Roger Chafe, assis-

for college faculty who

tant professor and director of pediatric research in the

teach in the science

Faculty of Medicine. One of the cases is on Eastern

classroom. The book

Health’s work with its patient advisory council for

can be used by faculty

cancer care.

in any science discipline

“The 14 case studies from across the health sector

and offers guidance for

and different regions of Canada will not only

those who teach on

increase understanding of how to engage citizens but

either the undergrad-

also support a better understanding of the experi-

uate or graduate level.

ences of those undertaking citizen engagement activ-

The author, originally

ities,” said Dr. Chafe.

educated in England,

Citizen engagement exercises are a key ingredient

has been a faculty

in integrating public input into health care gover-

member at Memorial

nance, priority setting and decision making. While

University of Newfoundland since 1969 and served as the

there have been some high profile examples of

academic associate vice-president for six years. He also

citizen engagement processes, they are still not wide-

from descriptions of processes where members

won the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and

spread across Canadian health care organizations.

of the public have shared their values and

developed the university’s graduate program in teaching.

Dr. Chafe explained that Canadian health care organizations and their stakeholders would benefit

opinions around important questions and challenges in health care.

Mosby’s Canadian Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests

Physics and Logic of Life

By Kathleen D. Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana and Sandra A. Pike-MacDonald

A.U. Igamberdiev

The very first resource of its kind, written exclusively for

The book Physics and Logic of Life discusses the foun-

Canada, this text provides clear, concise coverage of

dations of theoretical biology. It spans from basic

more than 700 of the most commonly performed diag-

physical principles underlying living phenomena to

nostic and laboratory tests used in Canada. Its many

complex processes such as morphogenesis, evolution

user-friendly features include an easy-to-understand

and the development of social systems. The rational

writing style, full-colour illustrations, and a logical organ-

interpretation of wholeness is considered by the

ization. Each test entry is presented in a consistent format

author, as a true basis for the fundamental principles

to provide quick access to information on specimen

of the development of theoretical biology, and for understanding its link to physics, psychology and semiotics. The main message of this book is to intro-

This text is a must-have for any student of the health sciences.

duce the view that a proper clarification of the place of humanity in the universe is possible only via the understanding of the phenomenon of life.

collection, normal findings, indications, test explanation, procedure and patient care and test results and clinical significance, as well as any applicable contraindications, potential complications, interfering factors and related tests. Standard International Units of measure are included. New full-colour photographs and enhanced illustrations clarify key concepts and reflect the latest procedures, equipment and techniques. A completely updated content with more than 180 new references covers 30 new tests including ductoscopy, thyroglobulin and lactoferrin. This book is edited by School of Nursing professor Dr.

generic and trade drug names that comply with Health Canada, the Personal Health Information Protection Act

Sandra MacDonald and presents a unique Canadian

and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic

perspective on diagnostic and laboratory testing. Cultural

Documents Act, current policies for DNA collection,

consideration boxes have been added to highlight impor-

protocols for the reporting of infections such as

tant aspects of working with people from the diverse

chlamydia, guidelines for the correct order and process

cultural and racial backgrounds of the Canadian popu-

of collecting blood samples, screening protocols and

lation, such as First Nations communities. Canadian

Canadian statistics. This text is a must-have for any

laws, policies and procedures have been added, including

student of the health sciences.

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MEMORIAL The Fluorspar Mines of Newfoundland John R. Martin Dr. John Martin, a retired physician and professor of medicine

clothing, were discovered in the early 1930s on the southern

at Memorial, served as the chief occupational medical officer

tip of Newfoundland. Two mines were established and by mid-

for the province from 1984-92. In this book, The Fluorspar Mines

century were major employers in St. Lawrence. By the 1950s

of Newfoundland: Their History and the Epidemic of Radiation Lung

physician Cyril Walsh noticed a marked increase in cases of

Cancer, he tells the history of Newfoundland’s fluorspar mines

cancer in the miners and by the late 1960s nearly 20 per cent

from their founding to the last shipment of fluorspar in 1990

of St. Lawrence households had lost a family member to lung

and declaration of bankruptcy a year later. He focuses on the


health hazards experienced by the miners, and how the mining

Dr. Martin’s book also covers such matters as the improve-

companies, workers, government and health services came to

ment of methods for dust quantification and radiation surveil-

terms with the unfolding human tragedy. Two rich deposits of fluorspar, a mineral used in the production of aluminum, steel, non-stick coatings and fire retardant

lance in the mines, battles for compensation and the influence of the St. Lawrence case on the development of labour law in the province.

Reproducing Women: Family and Health Work across Three Generations Marilyn Porter and Diana L. Gustafson In Reproducing Women, the authors look at how women experience reproductive health and how knowledge about health issues is transmitted from one generation to the next. The authors are Dr. Marilyn Porter, professor emerita in the Department of Sociology, and Dr. Diana L. Gustafson, associate professor of social science and health in the Faculty of Medicine. Utilizing sociological and feminist lenses, they argue in this book that women experience reproductive health as a part of their entire life story rather than as discrete medical problems. The book draws together stories and interviews

Seeing Politics Differently: A Brief Introduction to Political Sociology

with three generations of women across 24 families.

By placing women’s biological and embodied

The authors examine women’s experience of their

experiences, including issues such as menarche,

reproductive lives in order to uncover how women’s

contraception, sexual intercourse, childbirth and

experience is rooted in the family and among gener-

menopause, in a social and cultural context,

ational relationships between mother, daughter,

women’s broader roles in social reproduction are

grandmother and granddaughter.


Karen Stanbridge and Howard Ramos

In the Field Joan Sullivan

Seeing Politics Differently introduces students to political sociology – the story of how power is distributed within

A soldier dies, a community vanishes…and a story

society. Arguing that politics is about much more than the

is found. When Steven Norris – a lieutenant with the

debates and decision of government, Dr. Karen Stanbridge

famed Royal Newfoundland Regiment – dies at the

of Memorial’s Department of Sociology and Dr. Ramos of

battle of Gueudecourt in 1916, his family business

Dalhousie University encourage readers to see that political

is left without an heir. With the end of the Norris

struggles are inextricably tied to what happens around us

family mill, the once thriving town of Three Arms

every day – whether we’re competing for a job or negoti-

disappears. Almost 90 years later, a high-school

ating who pays for dinner. Through thoughtful discussion

theatre class mounts a successful musical based on

of key perspective and approaches, the authors demonstrate

the life and death of Steven Norris. When the curtain

the ignorance of questioning who holds power in our

drops, a group of actors, teachers and parents embark

society, where that power comes from and how individuals

on a camping expedition to Three Arms where they

and groups can bring about change. The book spotlights

stumble upon the actual artifacts of Norris’s young

Canadian situations and viewpoints and is designed around

life. A compelling history – part narrative, part docu-

a knowledge building approach, encouraging readers to

mentary, part drama – Newfoundland Quarterly editor

recognize power differentials in their own lives. Seeing Poli-

Joan Sullivan’s In the Field reminds us how one

tics Differently is the latest in a series of concise texts

soldier’s great sacrifice can resonate long after he

reflecting recent research and trends in sociology.

has fallen. Ms. Sullivan will be reading from In The Field at the SPARKS Literary Festival on Sunday, Jan. 20.

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MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY Dean’s and Vice-President’s List and Fellows of the School of Graduate Studies 2011-12 FACULTY OF ARTS DEAN’S LIST 2011-12 ANDERSON, Rose ANDREWS, Zachary AYLWARD, Meaghan BAILEY, Victoria BAIRD, Jennifer BAKER, Samantha BARRON, Molly BARRY, Jessica BATEMAN, Kjeryn BEAIRSTO, Bronwyn BEAULIEU, Shawni BEDECKI, Kyle BELANGER, Nicholas BICKFORD, Samantha BONNELL, Laura BOWIE, Stephanie BROUILLETTE, Genevieve BURSEY, Andrea BURT, Matthew BURTON, Krista BUSTIN, Clare BUTLER, Lesley CAMPBELL, Xaiver CAPANDEGUY, Terry CARMICHAEL, Callum CARROLL, Kayla CLARK, Sam CLEMENTS, Kendsey CLUETT, Samantha COLBOURNE, L. Bethany COLE, Meagan COLLINGWOOD, Emma COLLINS, Brittany COLLINS, Stephen CONSTANTINE, David COOMBS, Mark COTTINGHAM-LEBLANC, Justine CRAIG, David CRITCHLEY, Adam CROUCHER, Keenan CURRAN, Brendan DAGOSTINO, Kathryn DAWE, Jessica DOWNEY, Daniel DOWNEY, Molly DROOG, Kayla DUNNE, Andrea DWYER, Seamus DYKE, Maria DYKE-FITZPATRICK, Laura EASON, Nancy EATON, Campbell EDSON, Jacob EDWARDS, Jenna EISNER, Brittany ENGLISH, Joseph FAREWELL, Sarah FARRELL, Thomas FELLS, Anita FENRICK, Elena FLEMING, Sean FLIGHT, Garrett FOLEY, Meghan FOLEY, Simon FOWLER, Eric FRENCH, Victoria GAI, Joaquin GALLIVAN, Hailey GILMORE, Natasha GRIFFIN, Samantha HABET, Jessica HALLEY, Shannon HARBIN, Heidi HARRIS, Alison HARTIGAN, Jenna HARTLEY, Alicia HAWKINS, Catherine HEAD, Tamara HEIDEL, Eryn HELSBY, Michael HELWEG-LARSEN, Jules HEMEON, Tess HENAFF, Mathilde HEYS, Erin HIERLIHY, Brittany HODDER, Robert HOGAN, Sarah HOLMES, Andrew HUNTER, Kelly HURLEY, Melanie IGAMBERDIEV, Timour INGS, Julia ISLAM, Kajree JOHNSON-HENKE, Anita JOHNSTON, Amanda JONES, Robert KAVANAGH, Chandra KEEPING, Zachary KELLY, Stephanie KUEHL, Shawna LAITE, Katherine LANGLEY, Emily LEGROW, Jessica LETOURNEAU, Gaston LETTO, Douglas LEWIS, Marc LOOMIS, Emily LOUGHEED, Marion LUEDEE, Craig

MACADAM, Jean-Sebastien MACDONALD, Lisa MACDONALD, Samantha MALIK, Mona’a MANNING, Victoria MANSOUR, Riham MARTIN, Dana MARTIN, Sarah MATTHEWS, Blair MAYNARD, Emily MCCARTHY, Matthew MCGOWAN, Rowena MCKELVIE, Mark MCLEAN, Colin MCLEVEY, Mary MESSER, Sarah MILLER, Abigail MINE-GOLDRING, Nathan MITCHELL, Charlotte MOODY, Andrea MORGAN, Patricia MORRISSEY, Daniel MORRY, Jeanie MORRY, Kirsten MOULTON, Lea MURPHY, Christopher MYLES, Bradley MYSYK, Elizabeth NICOLL, Katherine NORMAN, Robert NORMAN, Shaina NOSEWORTHY, Dakotah O’BRIEN, Tara O’GORMAN, Devin O’KEEFE, Liam ORGAN, Jared O’RIELLY, Jane OSMOND, Jessica PARSONS, James PEDDLE, Beth PENNEY, Lisa PHILPOTT, Michael PIERCEY, Caitlin PIERSON, Rosanna PILON, Victoria PIRAINO, Kristian PITTMAN, Amy POLLARD, Warren POWER, Matthew POWER, Nicole PRATT, Allison PRETTY, Christina QUINLAN, Emma RAMSAY, Lorinda REDDY, Kathryn REID, Lucas REID, Melissa REID, Shannon REYNOLDS, Andrew RIGGS, Kyle RINZLER, Nathan ROACH, Robert ROCHE, Renee RUDKIN, Aaron RYABOVA, Maria RYAN, Andrea RYAN, Juliette RYAN, Nakita SAMPSON, Meagan SCHRYVER, Michael SHEA, Nicole SHORT, Peter SIM, Kellie SINGLETON, Christopher SKEARD, Janelle SMITH, Chase SMITH, Megan SMITH, Shauna SNOOKS, Gina SOBOL, Brittany SPARKS, Jennifer SPENCER, Elizabeth SPURRELL, Dustin STANLEY, Meighan STEPHENS, David STOCKLEY, Melanie STONE, Cynthia STROWBRIDGE, Kandice SUTHERLAND, Andrew SWYERS, Erica TAYLOR, Kaylalee THODEN-Richardson, Alicia THOMPSON, Jared TRACEY, Rhiannon UWANTEGE, Veneranda VANCE, Erin VOISEY, Laura WALSH, Francis WALSH, Kathleen WALSH, Megan WARING, Sydney WASS, Christopher WELLS, Holly WESTCOTT, Michael WHELAN, Gerard WHITE, Matthew WILLIAMS, Aaron WOODWORTH, Claire WORRALL, Aileen YOUNG, Timothy

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PHILLIPS, Peter PIKE, Andrew PITCHER, Jacob POPE, Laura POWER, Kristle POWER, Patrick QU, Yuan REID, Alicia REID, Katrina RIDGWAY, Brandon RINZLER, Nathan RORKE, Megan SCHWARTZ, Aaron SHEARS, Peter SMITH, Joshua SMITH, Kaitlin SNOW, Kayla STANFORD, Krista STAPLETON, Kaitlin STEWART, Julie STOCKLEY, Cecily SWEETLAND, Andrew TEO, Joseph TETFORD, Krista THOMAS, Colin THORNE, Scott TRAHEY, Michael TUCK, Terry TUPPER, Felicia VALKENIER, Carly VINCENT, Marcus WADE, Karla WAKEHAM, Alicia WAKEHAM, Christopher WALLACE, Stuart WALSH, Andrew WALSH, Melissa WALSH, Nadaira WAY, Andrew WHEELER, Nicole WHELAN, Tessa WHITTEN, Scott WILLIAMS, Andrea WILLIAMS, Hilary ZENG, Jadie ZHANG, Qingdong ZHANG, Ruiqi ZORIG, Guamaral

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEAN’S LIST 2011-12 ALLEN, Lucas AN, Nan BAI, He BANNISTER, Matthew BEAZLEY, Courtney BENTEAU, Andrew BERKSHIRE, Melissa BIGELOW, Rebecca BISHOP, Ashley BRADBURY, Janine BRENNAN, Justin BREWER, Dana BURT, Michael BURT, Michelle BURTON, Krista BUTLER, Susan BUTT, Steven BYRNE, Sarah CARBERRY, Mark CASEY, William CASHIN, Mark CHAFE, Alexander CHAYTOR, Fallon CLARKE, Timothy COATES, Andrew COLE, Janessa COLLINS, Danielle COMPTON, Jasmine CONDON, Anna COPELAND, Brandon CROSBIE, Mary CROSBY, Schuyler CURRAN, James DALEY, Allison DALEY, Marie DALLEY, Stephanie DEAN, Codey DENTY, Megan DEVEREAUX, Leanna DI, Rui DORMODY, Kristen DOULTON, Laura DUNNE, Christopher DUNPHY, Elsie DWYER, Matthew EMBERLEY, Sarah ERSHLER, Kyle EVANS, Thomas FEEHAN, David FORSYTHE, Robert FOUGERE, Daniel FUGLEM, Karla GALE, Gerard GREGORY, Monica GU, Sujin HANLON-LAKE, Gene HARTERY, Stephanie HAWKINS, Lauren HEARN, Justin HEMEON, Tyler HENNESSEY, Cheryl HICKMAN, Robert HOGAN, Sarah HOLLOWAY, Karen HOWELL, Jordan HOYLES, Evan ISHPUNANI, Rajdeep JACKSON, Ellen JAMESON, Emily JIA, Yuhan JONES, Alana KEATING, Brittany KEATS, Gregory KELLAND, Erika KEMP, Travis KENNEDY, Mitchell KING, Jonathan LACEY, Devin LANNING, James LIANG, Bin LIAO, Yiran LOCKE, James LONG, Shi Qi LUSH, Jeffrey MACKEY, Melissa MARSHALL, Adam MARTIN, Danielle MCCARTHY, Brian MCCARTHY, Dyanna MCGRATH, Samantha MCGRATH-ROPSON, Brittany MCLEAN, Emily MERCER, Garrett MERCER, Hilary MIFFLEN-MITCHELL, Nicole MILLS, Danny MIOR, Ryan MITCHELL, Jennifer MOULAND, Alanna MURPHY, Danielle NASH, EMMA NIJHAWAN, Karan NYANHEMWA, Christopher O’LEARY, Courtney PEDDLE, Erica PEDDLE, Holly PENNY, Caitlin PHELAN, Samantha

FACULTY OF EDUCATION DEAN’S LIST 2011-12 ALCORN, Robyn BABSTOCK, Terri-Lynn BASTOW, Kelli BAXENDALE, Amy BERNIQUEZ, Jenny BLAIR, Nikita BOULOS, Chris BURT, Danielle CAHILL, Jessica CAHILL, Kristen CALLAHAN, Patrick CASHIN, Jordan CLARKE, Samantha CLEARY, Heather COOMBS, Erika COOMBS, Raylene CRAWLEY, Laura DAWE, Joanne DAWE, Samantha DEARING, Joanne DICKSON, Stephanie DROVER, Bobbie DUPUIS, Megan EVANS, Jennifer FIELD, Emily FINN, James FLYNN, Heather GIOVANNINI, Brittan GOSSE, Juliana GRANDY, Samantha GREEN, Deidre GREENE, Megan GRIFFIN, Laura HACKETT, Dwayne HANSFORD, Amelia HARNETT, Tara HAYLEY, Michael HOWELL, Andrew HUGHES, Kelilah HULL, Jonathan HUTCHINGS, Victoria HUXTER, Matthew HYNES, Nathan JACOBS, Amanda JEFFERS, Lauren KEARSEY, Erinne KEATING, Danielle KENNEDY, Sarah KERR, Katie KING, Juanita LAMBERT, Whitney LANGDON, Danielle LESHANE, Lisa LONG, Brittany LUCAS, Heather MARSH, Jennifer MORGAN, Joanne MORRISSEY, Ashley MURPHY, Steven


NOLAN, Kristine NORMAN, Angela NORMAN, Samantha PARSONS, Jennifer PAUL, Amy PAYNE, Maggie PETTEN, Amanda PIERCEY, Brittany PITTMAN, Caron POWELL, L. Andrea POWER, Ashley REDDICK, Shawn ROPSON, Sarah SEQUEIRA, Anna SHEPPARD, Rikki SHORT, Richard SIMMS, Samantha SKANES, Scott SMITH, Frederick SMITH, Katrina SMITH, Kristen SMITH, Vanessa SNOOK, Stephen THOMEY, Matthew VATCHER, Christopher VERGE, Kimberly WALTERS, Amanda WEBB, Shannon WELLS, Melanie WINSOR, Rebecca

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE DEAN’S LIST 2011-12 ADAMS, Sean ALLEN, Joshua BAILLIEUL, Kristine BELLOWS, Spencer BLANCHARD, Andrew BOLT, Aaron BOONE, Richard BOYD, Nicholas BOYD, Robert BRODIE, Jane BROPHY, Peter BROWN, Erika BRUNEAU, David BURRY, Mark BUTLER, Brandon BUTTON, Jocelyn CAMERON, Bradley CAMPBELL, Peter CASHIN, Christine CHAYTOR, Stephen CLINE ABRAHAMS, Zea COLLINS, Melissa CONSTANTINE, Johnathan COOPER, Matthew DANGENI, Tatenda DAVIS, Bryan DAVIS, Chelsea DAVIS, Marcus DAWE, Garrett DEVEREAUX, Alyssa DIEZ GUTIERREZ KLADT, Jose Antonio DOMINIC, Colin DROVER, Matthew ENGELBRECHT, Reniel ERNST, Wesley FARRELL, Michael FLYNN, Mark FOWLER REDMOND, Susan GILHARRY, Stephen GOSINE, Philippa HANCOX, William HATT, Stephen HEDD, Frederick HEYS, William HOUSE, Thomas HOWLETT, Kyle HOWSE, Christopher HOYLES, Jacob HUMPHRIES, Chris HUTTON, Charles JEWER, Robert JOHNSON, Steven JUTEAU, Daniel KEATS, Jordon KENNY, Bret KEOUGH, Erin KEOUGH, Patrick LAHEY, Rodney LANGOR, Erin LEDREW, Tyler LITTLE, Maxwell LIU, Lida MACLEAN, Jessica MANG, Christopher MARTIN, Craig MCGRATH, Andrew MCGUIRE, Adam MCKAY, Daniel MCLEAN, Daniel MCNALLY, William MILLER, Whitney MITCHELMORE, Paul MOAKLER, Edward MOHAMED, Elfatih Ismaeil

MORGAN, Michael MORRISSEY, Liam NASH, Samantha NOFTLE, Melissa NOSEWORTHY, Matthew NOSEWORTHY, Michael OAKE, David O’DONNELL, Robyn OLDFORD, Suyen PANSARE, Nikhil PARK, Jordan PARKINSON, Scott PEACH, Andrew PEACH, Brian PERFECT, Erin PIKE, Andrew PILLING, Matthew PITTMAN, Laura PORTER, Allan POTTLE, Brian PRICE, John QUANN, Adam REID, Jonathan RICE, Collin ROBERTS, Joshua ROSHID, Md. Harun Or ROYLE, Michael RYAN, Amanda RYAN, Bernard SCEVIOUR, Kelly SEIFERT, Peter SHARMA, Chintan SKANES-Norman, Joshua STAPLETON, Amy STEVENS, Jacqueline STEVENS, Tyler STRONG, Tristan TANG, Xiaobo TEWFIK, Iman TEWFIK, Niya WALKER, Michael WATSON, Mark WHELAN, Gary WIGHT, Scott WILLIAMS, Karen WITT, Simon WONGYAI, Potchara YOUDEN, Stephen

GRENFELL CAMPUS VICE-PRESIDENT’S LIST 2011-12 ALLEN, Paula ASH, Nathan BAGGS, Terri-Lynn BALLOUK, Hamza BARNES, Jocelyn BARRY, Michael BARTLETT, Nathaniel BATTISTE, Kelsie BEST, Emily BLAKE, Lauren BOLAND, Kathryn BRAKE, Jenna BRAKE, Sarah BUGLAR, Ashley CAINES, Nancy CAREY, Vanessa CHAISSON, Sarah CHAISSON, William CANNING, Jonathan COLES, Chantell COLLIER, Kelsey COMPTON, Cassy CRANE, Jared EADY, Crystal ELGAR, Hillary EZEKIEL, Heather FEEHAN, Joshua FITZPATRICK, Samantha FLYNN, Brian FOWLER, Joseph FRENCH, Taylor GILLIS, Philip GOSS, Erica HEAD, Kayla HENNESSEY, Ian HILTZ, Daniel HUGHES, John Douglas KENT, Heidi KRACHUN, Stacy LAM, Kevin LEE, Brittany LIDSTONE, Michael LINSTEAD, Scott LOVELL, Terri MARCHE, Brittany MCCARTHY, Gillian MCCARTHY, Rebecca MERCER, Maria MITFORD, Virginia MOORES, Emily MUNDEN, Vincent NICHOLSON, Chris NOSEWORTHY, Brittany O’BRIEN, Jeremy O’CONNOR, Danielle OKE, Kathy PENNEY, Mandy PENNEY, Megan

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY Dean’s and Vice-President’s List and Fellows of the School of Graduate Studies 2011-12 POMROY, Samantha POULIN, Jonathan POWER, Ernest RANDELL, Anthony REAGAN, Bekah REYNOLDS, Rochelle ROCHON, Chantal ROSE, Katherine RUMBOLT, Jennifer RYAN, Caley SHEPPARD, Simon STRICKLAND, Jessica TISCHLER, Sierra TOPPLE, Julia TRACEY, Jordan TUFF, Jessica WALKE, Stephan WALKER, Jane WALSH, Marquita WARD, Leanne WATTON, Michael WHEELER, Deidre WHITE, Steven WINSOR, Nathan YOUNG, Thomas

SCHOOL OF HUMAN KINETICS AND RECREATION DEAN’S LIST 2011-12 BAIRD, John-Ray BANKS, Sharayah BENOIT, Danica BEST, Jacob BUCKLE, Steven BURKE, Sam CAINES, Andrew COLEMAN, Peter DAWE, Rebecca DOWNING, Melissa EDWARDS, Angela FORSEY, Victoria HARRIS, Chelsea HEMMENS, Kayla HOGAN, Katherine HOPKINS, Andrew ISAAK, Jocelyn MACLEOD, Meghan MCGRATH, Sinead MILLER, Chad MONKS, Michael NEVIN, Stephanie NOFTALL, Jennifer NOSEWORTHY, Justin PAYNE, Julien PEARCEY, Greg PEVERIL, Rachel POWER, Amanda RALPH, Victoria ROBERTS, Lorna SEARS, Janelle SNOW, Nicholas STRATTON, Shane VERCILLO, Tabitha WALSH, Hilary WOODFORD Kimberley YOUNG, Meagan

FACULTY OF MEDICINE DEAN’S LIST 2011-12 ANDERSON, Julia-Anne BELHADJSALAH, Jamila BOLAND, Paul BUDDEN, Curtis CAIRNS, Benjamin CARROLL, David CLAYTON, Jonathan COPELAND, Emily DAWE, Megan DEZEEUW, Katrina DIAGLE-MALONEY, Trisha DUPLISEA, Jonathan DWYER, Christopher HERRITT, Brent LEMESSURIER, Jennifer MERCER, Jamison MOLLOY, Sarah MYERS, Thereasa Nicole PARSONS, Amanda PAUL, Ashley PETTEN, Chad SEARS, Alysha STONE, Heather XU, Dan WOODMAN, Kathryn


IGAMBERDIEV, Timour KHAN, Rebecca LEE, Michael LEUNG, Coco PAYNE, Anthony SPURR, Amy

WARD, Linda WEST, Samantha WHALEN, Sarah WHIFFEN, Cathy WHITEWAY, Kelly ZHU, Xiaoqi



ABBOTT, Jessica ANGEL, Alicia ANSTEY, April ANSTEY, Reegan ATKINSON, Christine AUDEAU, Jordan BARBOUR, Jordan BARTLETT, Heather BOLAND, Ashley BOONE, Allison BRAGG, Allison BROWN, Olivia BROWN, Samantha BURT, Catherine BUSSEY, Byron BUTTON, Elizabeth CAVE, Jessica CLARKE, Katie CLARKE, Samantha CLEAL, Keri COADY, Melissa COLBOURNE, Gina CRITCH, Sarah CULL, Amy DALTON, Tonya DODD, Evangeline DROVER, Deanne DWYER, Melissa EARLES, Michael EDISON, Patrick ELFORD, Angelina EMBERLEY, Lisa FITZPATRICK, Erin FLYNN, Cherise FOLEY, Vanessa FOWLER, Sarah GASLARD, Genine GEAR, Hilary GENGE, Laura GIBBONS, Kayla GOOBIE, Ashley GOSSE, Jessica HACKETT, Krystal HARTY, Christopher HILLIER, Heather HOWDEN, Cole HUNT, Ashley HUSSEY, Nicole HUTCHINGS, Caitlin HYNES, Victoria JACOBS, Megan JENNINGS, Victoria JOYCE, Deborah-Anne KEATS, Jessica KELLY, Robyn KIM, Minji KING, Kersten KOLA-ONI, Omolade LEWIS, Brenda LUSH, Emily MAJOR, Emily MAJOR, Jessica MARCH, Nakita MARCH, Philip MERCIER, Sarah MIFFLIN, Alison MOODY, Michelle MOORE, Sarah MORECOMBE, Elizabeth MURPHY, Jeremy NIXON, Dayna NOLAN, Jody NOSEWORTHY, Erin NURSE, Sarah PARK, Tara PAYNE, Amanda PERRIER, Kayla PHINNEY, Brooke POIDEVIN, Tiffany POWER, Jessica PRICE, Andrea RADOMIROV, Marian RANDELL, Megan REID, Helen REID, Jessica RIDEOUT, Christine ROGERS, Alana ROSE, Ryan RYAN, Kayla SCEVIOUR, Jessica SHEPHERD, Donald SHEPPARD, Jennifer SHORT, Natasha SLANEY, Meaghan SMITH, Jennifer SMITH, Lesley STAPLETON, Maria TAYLOR, Erika TRAHEY, Laura TURNER, Hilary WALSH, Edmund

ALCORN-OTTO, Joseph ANSTEY, Alisha BRAGG, Joshua COLE, Maggie COOMBS, Stephen DAVIS, Stephanie GIONET, Samuel HAMODAT, Sarai HOUSE, Samantha JENKINS, Claire MCCARTHY, Robert PARRILL, Tyler RIDEOUT, Stefan ROPSON, David SNOW, Megan

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FONTAINE, Christine FORRISTALL, Samantha FRANCHEVILLE, William FRAWLEY, Daniel FURLONG, Kayla GABRIEL, Ashley GARDINER, Michael GARDNER, Adam GEORGE, Stephen GHAHNOVIEH, Shima GOODLAND, Stefanie GOULD, Justin GOULDING, Amanda GRANDY, Victoria GRANT, Adrienne GRANT, Devin GRANVILLE, Kevin GREEN, Samantha GREGORY, Peter GRUDICH, Michael GULLAGE, Lauren HAMILTON, Gina HAN, Chao HARNETT, Brian HEELEY, Thomas HIBBS, Courtney HICKEY, Anthony HICKEY, Kala HOLDEN, Mark HOWLEY, Alison HUGHES, Isaac HYNES, Timothy IRELAND, Chelsea IRELAND, Schona JACKSON, Alicia JACOBS, Travis JANES, Jillian JEANS, Melissa JENSEN, Brittany JONES, Lauren KALLIO, Sheldon KALSI, Rahul-dev KAVANAUGH, Joseph KING, Nathan KNIGHT, Collin KUEHL, Shawna LAMBERT, Jordan LANGDON, Kara LANGMEAD, Spencer LANNON, Melissa LAURICH, Jason LEGROW, Jason LEGROW, Megan LEHR, Ian LEONARD, Catherine Danielle LEONARD, Sean LEWIS, Leanna LIDSTONE, Nadine LILY VIDAL, Josue LOMOND, Jonathan LUTHER, Robert LYE, Melissa LYNCH, Brittany LYNCH, Samantha MACDONALD, Kathryn MACMILLAN, Luke MANNING, Courtney MANUEL, Courtney MARTIN, Heather MARTIN, Hiliary MATTHEWS, Alicia MCCARTHY, Jillian MCCARTHY, Jillian MCDONALD, Mervin MCDONALD, Michael MCGRATH, Justin MCGRATH, Kaitlin MCRAE, Samantha MERCER, Taylor MERCIER, Sinead MEWS, Megan MITCHELMORE, Kaitlin MOORE, Marcus MOORES, Hilary MORGAN, Daniel MULROONEY, Sarah MURPHY, Adam NIPPARD, Jeffrey NORTH, Jessica NYATANGA, Brenda OATES, Sarah O’BRIEN, Cody O’DEA, Andrew O’LEARY, Janie O’REILLY, Jeffrey O’REILLY, Jennifer O’RIELLY, Peter PARSONS, Tyler PATTERSON, Heidi PEACEY, Stephen PELLEY, Nicole PINTO, Lisa PITTS, Paul POND, Emily POWELL, Maria POWER, Ashley PRATT, Douglas PRATT, Michelle QUILTY, Rebecca RAHEJA, Shruti RANCOURT, Samantha RANDELL, Nicholas

FACULTY OF SCIENCE DEAN’S LIST 2011-12 ABBOTT, John ALBRECHTSONS, Hannah ALLAN, Katherine ANDERSON, Taylor ASH, Chelsea ASH, Colin BACQUE, Ann BARAKJI, Marwan BARRON, Sheldon BARRON, Travis BAUTISTA, Kathryn BECK, Kayla BELBIN, Shane BENNETT, Katie BENNETT, Mark BESAW, Jessica BLACKMORE, Anna BOURGEOIS, Sarah BRACE, Jordan BRANNAN, Alexander BRISCO, Colin BROWN, Josie BROWN, Katie-Marie BROWN, Nicole BROWN, Tyler BULLEN, Andrew BURKE, Gabrielle BURSEY, Elliott BURSEY, Erin BURSEY, Matthew BUTLER, Jessica BUTT, Cassandra BUTT, Justin CALDWELL, Catherine CHAULK, Andrew CHAYTOR, Allison CHEEMA, Avineet CLARKE, Kelly COOKE, Brendan CRANFORD, Amanda CRANFORD, Nicole CROSS, Shannon CROUCHER, Keenan DALEY, Jesse DECKER, Michael DEDINCA, Arbbesa DEERING, Robert DELANEY, Niall DEVEAU, Morgan DIAS, Alexander DICKIE, Alexander DICKIE, Charlotte DODGE, Samantha DOLOMOUNT, Lindsay DOMINIC, Christopher DONOVAN, Meghan DROVER, Marcus DROVER, Nathaniel DUFF, Melissa DWYER, Jessica ELLIOTT, Jasmine ELLIOTT, Jenna EMBERLEY, Justin ENGELBRECHT, Zame ENGLISH, Matthew ESSAJI, Yasmin EVANS, Daniel EVANS, Jillian FARR, Lauren FARRELL, Sarah FAZIO, Michelle FERRIS, Jaclyn FIELDEN, Miles FINN, Karla FITZGERALD, Emily FITZPATRICK, Madeline FITZPATRICK, Matthew FLYNN, Alanna FLYNN, Jayne FOLEY, Kyle FONG, Kristin


RICKETTS, Christopher RIDEOUT, Alecia ROCHE, Laura ROCHE, Tracey RUSSELL, Shane RYAN, Jared RYAN, Rebecca SAUNDERS, Lisa SAUNDERS, Sydney SHEA, Mark SHEPPARD, Bradley SHORT, Ian SMITH, Clarissa SMITH, Jennifer SMITH, Karly SNOW, Anna SONG, Beibei SOUCY, Steven SPENCER, Stephen STANFORD, Kaitlyn STATES, Alexandra STEPHENS, Jessica STOWE, Rebecca STRONG, Justin STURGE, Adam SUPPIAH, Yegappan THORNE, Brandon TILLEY, Jayne TITANICH, Carly VALLIS, Jillian VAN WIJK, Jacques WAGHMARE, Sachin WAKEHAM, Susan WALSH, Raymond WARD, Burton WARREN, Julie WATTON, Maria WAYE, Shannon WEI, Chen WELLS, Jake WHALEN, Desmond WHISSEL, Luca WILLIAMS, Christopher WILLIAMS, Heather WILLIAMS, Kimberly WISEMAN, Aaron WOODFORD, Catherine WOOLFREY, Bronwyn YONG, Jian YOUDEN, Courtney YOUNG, Matthew YOUNG, Sara

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK DEAN’S LIST 2011-12 BARRON, Jill BUTT, Corey CAINES, Julia CASSELL, Danica CRUMMEY, Laurie DARBY, Shannon ERICKSON, Nicole HEALEY, Nicole HEUVING, Erica JACQUE, Darlene LUSH, Robin LUSHMAN, Nancy MANNING, Victoria MILLER, Kelly MULLINS, Joyce NOEL, Stephanie O’BRIEN, Megan PARKER, Lindsey PARSONS, Amy RYAN, Melissa SPINNEY, Caitlin WALSH, Jeffrey YETMAN, Janine


ESLAMIBIDGOLI, Mohammad FITZPATRICK, Beverly FRANK, Beatrice FRASER, Joy FROEBE, Candace FUDGE, R. Mark GILLIS, Elizabeth GREENAWAY, Shelley-May HADIDI, Ramtin HALIM, Mohammad HAMMOND, Jane HAQUE, Tanjila HARVEY, Brendan HASAN, S.M. Mahmudul HASSAN, Md. Jakiul HAWKINS, Jenna HAZENBERG, Evan HIBRI, May HOBEN, John HORI, Tiago HU, Zhenzhong HUGHES, Micheline IKPO, NDUKA JACK, Meghann JALBERT, Annie JAMESON, Ryan JOHANSSON, Sara JONES, Laurie JONES, Natalie KAUSHAL, Navin KELVIN, Laura KESHAVARZ, Ghaffar KHAZAEI, Taraneh LAFFERTY, Anne LARACY, Ashley LEMKOW, Aaron LETHBRIDGE, Rebecca LI, Shuo LIU, Hanze LU, Ping MA, Kevin MA, Peter MALONE, Meaghan M’ANGALE, Peter MCCUE, Anthony MCEWEN, Annie MERCER, Danielle MERCER, Kathleen MERCER, Ryan MILLERWHITE, Phoebe MILLIGAN, Jennifer MORRIS, Catherine MORRISON, Heather MORROW, Gregory MURPHY, Phoebe MYERS, Sonia NEGANDHI, Amit O’KEEFE, Lori OMARI, Khaled PARSONS, Lance PECKHAM, Jordan PIETROPAOLO, Cristina PORTER, Michelle POWELL, Annette POWER, Suzanne POWER-MACDONALD, Stephanie PRINCE, Md. Enamul PUCKRIN, Olivia RABBI, Sheikh RADU, Oana RAHMAN, Md. Mustafizur RAMADAN, Mohamed RASHEED, Talha RAZEGHIN, Mehdi RODRIGUEZ MANZANARES, Maria RONAN, Adam RUSSEL, Sayeed SANAEI, Asiyeh SHUKLA, Ranjeet Rahul SKINNER, Justin SMITH, Jennifer SMITH, Rodney SQUIRES, Susan ST. JOHN, Amy SUN, Zhao TAGORE, Vickneswary THODI, Premkumar THOMAS, Brandon THOMPSON-GRAHAM, Sheridan THORBURN, Jennifer VANDRISH, Peter VERY, Stephen WAHEED, Bushra WAKEHAM, Keith WARD, Pamela WHITNEY, Hugh WILSON, Lisa YANG, Ming ZHANG, Daiying

Acting deputy provost appointed THE EXECUTIVE

Committee of the

well served by leaders stepping into tempo-

Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Sandra

rary yet critically important positions

LeFort acting deputy provost (students) and

throughout the institution. He particularly

new deputy provost (students) and asso-

associate vice-president academic (under-

thanked Dr. Robert Shea, who served as

ciate vice-president (academic) undergrad-

model,” said Dr. Wardlaw. Dr. Cecilia Reynolds was appointed the

graduate studies) for a three-month period

acting deputy provost (students) and asso-

uate studies. Dr. Reynolds assumes her post

effective Jan. 1, 2013.

ciate vice-president academic (undergrad-

April 1, 2013.

The board also extended the appointment

uate studies) since the fall of 2011.

of Dr. Grant Gardner as associate vice-pres-

A professor in the School of Nursing, Dr.

“In his roles as dean of student services

Lefort has also served as the school’s director

ident (academic) for a three-month period

and later deputy provost, Dr. Shea served

and associate director of nursing for grad-

effective Jan. 1, 2013.

with unfailing dedication, commitment and

uate studies and research. She is a graduate

Dr. David Wardlaw, provost and vice-pres-

professionalism. He took on a vital role as

of Memorial’s master of nursing program.

ident (academic), said Memorial has been

the university adjusted to a new governance

Dr. Sandra LeFort

Sites recommended for core sciences facilities PRESIDENT

Gary Kachanoski has accepted a recom-

ciently outweigh any projected incremental cost over and

“This approach also provides the right balance between

mendation from the Vice-Presidents’ Council (VPC) on

above the cost for a single location option. Otherwise, the

campus connectivity and budgetary mindfulness,” noted

where the new core sciences infrastructure will be situated

VPC agrees that a single location west of the Smallwood

Dr. Wardlaw. “As a public institution, Memorial is

on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.

Centre would be the preferred site.

committed to ensuring that public funds are used to their

Pending the outcome of the final stages of planning work, the facilities will be sited on two campus locations.

“After extensive consultation, we are pleased to advise

maximum value. Given the specialized spaces and equip-

that a two-site option is preferred for the construction of

ment needed, we expect that two smaller buildings will

The Vice-Presidents’ Council endorsed the option of two

core sciences infrastructure at Memorial,” said David

prove to be as cost-effective as one much larger structure.

building sites, one located on parking area 16 west of the

Wardlaw, provost and vice-president (academic). “The

So we’ve requested that the consultants engaged in the

Smallwood Centre and the other south of the Business

choice of two sites follows the campus master plan in terms

planning work provide an analysis on these options before

building, provided that a compelling case could be made

of green space preservation, as these locations were already

a final decision is made.”

that the advantages of the two-site option would suffi-

earmarked as potential future building sites.

NEWS&NOTES Listed below is a selection of the funding opportunities for which

Feb. 6


information has recently been received by the Office of Research

– Conference/Seminar/Workshop Grants

Services. For links to further information on these items, visit

– Publication Subsidies

Memorial University, Office of Research – SSHRC/Vice-President’s Research Grants

Grant Funding Opportunities on the research website at

Jan. 25

American Asthma Foundation/Research Program

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

– Early Excellence Award

CIHR Other: Rapid Funding for DSEN Targeted Research

CIHR Undergraduate: MD/PhD students (2012-13)

CIHR Catalyst Grant: Ethics (2012-13)

Jan. 31

Feb. 10

CIHR Undergraduate – Mobility, musculoskeletal health

Royal Society of Canada

Memorial University, ISER

and arthritis

– Synapse Awards (Call for Nominations)

– Konrad Adenauer Research Award

– Senior Investigator Award

– Postdoctoral Fellowship

CIHR Fellowships – 2012-13

CIHR Master's Awards – 2012-13

Feb. 1

– Joint Appointment Fellowship

CIHR Operating Grant: Industry-Partnered Collaborative

Canadian Institute of Health Research

– Research Associate Fellowship

CIHR Dissemination Events: Winter 2013 Competitions

CIHR Proof of Principle: Phases I and II

Research (Winter 2013 Competition)

– Doctoral Fellowship

– Operating Grants (Registration)

Feb. 14 Canadian Diabetes Association

Memorial University, Office of Research Services

(Winter 2013 Competitions)

– Personnel Awards Competition

CIHR E-Rare-2 Joint Transnational Call on Rare Diseases

– Operating Grants

CIHR Planning Grants: Winter 2013 Competitions

CIHR Travel Awards – Institute Community Support

CIHR Personnel Awards – Canadian Diabetes Association –

– Paper Presentation at Scholarly Conferences – Travel Grants for International Representation

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Feb. 15

– Dissertation Fellowships

Clinician Scientist, Scholar and Doctoral Student Research Awards

SSHRC Travel Grants

Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation Memorial University, Office of Research Services

CIHR Operating Grant – Canadian Diabetes Association

– Salary-based Research Grants Program (Re-designation

CIHR Betty Havens Prize (2013)

of salary)

CIHR Knowledge Translation Prize (2013)

CIHR Science to Business (2013)

SSHRC Insight Development Grants

SSHRC Partnership Grants – Letter of Intent

SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s

Feb. 4

Scholarships (university applications)

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation/Atlantic Chapter

International Partnerships for Sustainable Societies (IPaSS)

Brain Canada Multi-Investigator Research Initiative LOI

H.L. Holmes Awards for Postdoctoral Studies

Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery

– Pilot Project Program

National Expansion

– New Investigator Award Program

– Grants for Alcohol Research

The Kidney Foundation of Canada/Krescent Program – Postdoctoral Fellowship

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (U.S.)

– New Investigator Award

– Research Grants Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Research Grants Program – Postgraduate Research Fellowship Program

– Studentship Awards Program

Baillie Fund – Student Research Award

Parkinson Society of Canada Canadian Blood Services – Summer Internship Program

– Basic Research Fellowship Program


Memorial University, ISER

Feb. 5 Jan. 15 Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly

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– Strategic Grant Program (applications)

National Institutes of Health – New Research Grants


OUTANDABOUT Wednesday, Jan. 9 Interested in Becoming a Teacher?, 1-2 p.m., ED-5021, Sponsor: Faculty of Education

Wessex Superstitions, 8-9:30 p.m., Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, Sponsor: Wessex Society

Trade Treaties, Globalization and the Future of the Atlantic Fisheries, 7-9 p.m., A-1045, Sponsor: Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, The Council of Canadians, Public Service Alliance of Canada, CUPE, Oxfam Canada and the CURRA

The Acquistion of Ergativity Among Children Learning Northern Quebec Inuktitut: Implications for Language Change, 3-4 p.m., SN3058, Sponsor: Department of Linguistics

SSHRC or CIHR? A Workshop about the Funding Conundrum, 9:30-11:30 a.m., A-5014, Sponsor: Faculty of Arts

Thursday, Jan. 10 Gardening Workshop -- Natives in the Landscape, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Rd., Sponsor: MUN Botanical Garden and Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador

Metaphysics: To Live Out of Doors, 5-6:30 p.m., A-1046, Sponsor:

Friday, Jan. 11 Introduction to Desire2Learn for Distance Instructors, 9:30-11:30 a.m., ED-2030B, Sponsor: Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support

The Ecology of Deep-Sea Fishes and Corals of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 1-3 p.m., IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Sponsor: School of Graduate Studies


Department of Philosophy and Office of the President’s Supporting Scholarship in the Arts at Memorial Program

KEEP CALM AND STUDY MEDICINE Faculty of Medicine Dean Dr. James Rourke, center, joins his students for a fun group shot. Each year members of the first-year class receive Orientation Week t-shirts to wear to various events throughout orientation – providing an easy way to identify each other, since everyone is a new face.

Monday, Jan. 14 Teaching Skills Enhancement Program – Winter 2013, Faculty

Vibration of a Cracked Overhanging Rotor Shaft, 2:30-4:30 p.m.,

Sessions, 12-1:30 p.m., ED-2030B, Sponsor: Distance Education,

IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Sponsor:

Learning and Teaching Support

School of Graduate Studies

Brillouin Scattering Studies of Porous Silicon-Based One-Dimen-

Thursday, Jan. 17

sional Hypersonic Phononic-Photonic Crystals, 2-4 p.m., IIC-

MUN Cinema Series: Searching for Sugar Man, 7-9 p.m., Empire

2014, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Sponsor:

Theatres, Avalon Mall, Sponsor: MUN Cinema


Tuesday, Jan. 15

3 bedroom, fully furnished home in Churchill Square, walking distance to MUN and Confed-

School of Graduate Studies Information Session -- Instructional Development Grants 2013, 12-

eration Building. Gourmet kitchen, home office,

1:30 p.m., ED-2030B, Sponsor: DELTS

deck off master and 4-piece ensuite, 3100 square feet. 01 July, 2013- 30 June, 2014. P.O.U.

Growing Old in Canada: The Impact of Institutionalized Exploitation on Caribbean Canadian Women, 1-2 p.m., SN-4087, Sponsor:

Saturday, Jan. 19

Department of Gender Studies Speakers’ Series

The Poetry of Newfoundland and Labrador: Contemporary Strains,

2-5:10 p.m., SN-2101, Sponsor: Department of English

Free to good home, 2 Yorkie puppies for

Modulo Scheduling Loops onto Coarse-Grained Reconfigurable Architectures, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., IIC-2014, Bruneau Centre for

Sunday, Jan. 20

adoption. If interested, contact me on

Research and Innovation, Sponsor: School of Graduate Studies

SPARKS Literary Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Petro-Canada Hall, School

of Music, Sponsor: Faculty of Arts Simulation and Experimental Analysis of Lateral and Torsional

cont’d from BREAKING on page 1

as a dance circle, where participants jump in one at a time

In St. John’s, the group has already partnered with School

and is more a shared experience, and a dance “battle,”

Sports Newfoundland and Labrador to start a dance

He also admits that growing up in the west coast commu-

where dancers try to out-do each other, as well as steal

program called Street Movement. Getting youth involved

nity of Port aux Basques wasn’t the best place to learn.

their confidence.

is very important to Mr. Ingram.

The first time Mr. Ingram tried real breaking was in Memorial’s dance studio, which is now the kinesiology lab in the basement of the Physical Education building.

Mr. Ingram views breaking as another form of communication, just with movement instead of words. “I think anyone can learn to dance, if they open up to it,”

“It’s another option for activity as well as creativity for kids,” he said. “This dance appeals to kids who otherwise may not be interested in traditional team sports that are

“I walked by and saw someone in there practising spin-

he said. “People tend to set limits on themselves when

typically emphasized in our education system. The creative

ning on their hand. I ran in and introduced myself … I

they are not good at something right away. Ultimately, it’s

aspect is also very important, as the dancers get to create

could already do little handstands but I couldn’t dance at

about creative self expression, which is definitely all about

their own style and individualize their dance, while still

all. I had to learn the foundation.”


being part of a community. I can’t think of many other

He adds that his kinesiology courses have helped shape

Mr. Ingram and some of his fellow dancers are trying to

him as a dancer: understanding the mechanics of the body,

start a dance program in Newfoundland and Labrador’s

how to train and the principles of motor learning.

school system, similar to a program he and other b-boys

Most breaking is free form, and as Mr. Ingram explained, there are two kinds of performance. A cipher, also known

Gazette | Wednesday, January 9, 2013

activities that have both those qualities.” To see Mr. Ingram in breaking action, visit

started in Halifax, N.S., that is now in more than 20 Nova Scotia schools.


Videos put focus on engineering needed to ensure the videos were accurate

By Courtenay Alcock

and as engaging as possible.



Each of the discipline-specific videos,

Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS)

which range from four to seven minutes

recently collaborated with Memorial’s

long, include footage, descriptions and

Faculty of Engineering and Applied

career opportunities related to each disci-

Science to create a series of videos that

pline, as well as interviews with senior

provide insight about Memorial’s engi-

students, faculty and professionals within

neering program and each of its disci-

the local industry. Each of the videos are


hosted on the Faculty of Engineering and

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science approached DELTS to produce

Applied Science website and are also available in DVD and digital formats.

two video programs. The first is a series of

The second video program is a recruit-

six short videos that highlight each of the

ment video for the province’s high school

engineering disciplines of civil, computer,

students, which provides an overview of

electrical, mechanical, ocean and naval

engineering, the disciplines available for

architectural and process engineering.

study at Memorial and the support that is

This series of videos was created as a

available to new students within the

resource for first-year engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied

students at Memorial, to inform them of

Science. The video also introduces types of

each discipline in an engaging way.

careers in which each discipline may lead,

A still photograph from a series of videos recently created by DELTS.

DELTS was responsible for developing

and introduces the humanitarian and

the scripts, as well as the multimedia

social aspects of being an engineer, such

applications and production of the videos.

as becoming involved with Engineers

provided me with the opportunity to be

we were doing on the ground,” said Maria

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied

Without Borders.

able to learn and grow and work in Africa,

Adey, a Term 8 student in civil engi-

and to see the poverty and the work that

neering who appears in the recruitment

Science provided the content and support

“Engineers Without Borders essentially

video. “At the end of the day it gave me the experience to use what I’ve learned from my education to help create a differ-

Have you got big ideas for Newfoundland and Labrador?

ence in the lives of the Malawians that I was working with and to provide them with the opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty.” In addition to humanitarian efforts, the videos highlight the emphasis of team-

Research funding is now available for projects related to public policy and regional development.

work within Memorial’s engineering programs. Students have opportunities to work in teams on group projects for courses and competitions. Teams representing Memorial have participated in competitions designing apps for iPads and iPhones, MUN Sailbot, Concrete Toboggan and the Memorial BAJA teams.

The Applied Research Fund is open to all Memorial faculty, staff and students who wish to research a topic related to Newfoundland and Labrador’s regional policy and development. We fund up to $15,000 for creative, relevant, applied research in Newfoundland and Labrador. Any research discipline is accepted providing, it addresses a regional policy and development issue.

Proposed research projects should relate to the broad definition of regional policy and development and be relevant to Newfoundland and Labrador. Research projects can be in the broad RPD categories of health, social, economic, and environment research, but must clearly demonstrate how the project can assist policy and decision-makers in public, private and non-profit sectors when addressing regional issues.

The videos also emphasize that engi-

Multidisciplinary work and partnerships with non-academic organizations /individuals are encouraged. The fund opens on Jan. 18, 2013 and closes Feb. 15, 2013. For more information visit


neering disciplines are open to men and women alike to ensure that female students in particular are aware that the opportunities are equally available to The recruitment video for prospective students





Want to find out more about the Harris Centre’s Applied Research Fund?

tive_Students.php. The six discipline-specific videos

Come to our information session on January 17, 2013 in the Arts Building, room A1046 at 12-1pm. Visit to register.

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