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  • Newfoundland
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Ummm - how about hydroelectricity, the offshore oil industry (existing assets as well as new ones like Hebron, Hibernia South etc), waste water treatment, fossil fuel power plants and environmental assessment firms either - they all employ chemical engineers! One of the scarcest engineering disciplines worldwide, and one of the easiest in which to gain employment...and one of the core disciplines that every engineering program should have. This is a good step for MUN and for Newfoundland.

  • Engineering Grad
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Process Engineering? When was the last time an employer in the province needed a process engineer. With the pulp & paper industry in the toilet, there will be very few opportunties for employment. Potential Employers will be Inco's Hydro-Met facility, the refinery, possibly the breweries...........and that is pretty much it. This program was pushed on the Engineering Faculty by the previous president since he was a chemical (process) engineer. The job market will be dismall for these grduates.

  • I'se the B'y
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Would it kill anyone on this site to make a positive comment? Memorial University deserves more recognition than it gets.

  • Mech Grad from MUN
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    To the know-it-all grad from the mainland.

    A good number of my fellow grads were hired on as process engineers with Husky, Chevron and Petro-Canada.

    It's about time this specialty was introduced.

    Open your mind and shut your mouth.

  • dennis
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Congratulations to MUN for putting together yet another fine facility. The world we live in requires we do research, even though it may seem that that research has no immediate benefits for the average person or even professionals. I would like to recall the troubles that arose around the invention of the maser (prelude to the laser), in which everything was tried to get rid of the professor who proposed it because many shortsighted people couldn't imagine being able to focus like to get energy out of it. Today we cannot imagnine living without lasers. Good luck to MUN and its researchers.

  • Another Engineer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    To Engineering Grad:

    The Oil and Gas Industry utilizes process engineers. Nonetheless, it's a big world out there and who says that all graduates want to work here.

    With that attitude, it's just as well to scrap the Naval Architecture program as well.

  • Ise the By
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    I should add - now maybe they should work on those residence renos (sorry) ;)

  • George
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    I'm sure there is lots of demand for process engineers here in Alberta. C'mon over!!

  • Dave in NL
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    MUN contributes $50,000 in kind which is the same $50,000 that was used to pay for that space in the INCO building in the first place. The very same $50,000 that came from government. Now government is matching that $50,000 with another $50,000. Wow. Even Madoff would be impressed.
    ...and that's just the surface....please reporters....please start scratching.

  • Newfoundland
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    Ummm - how about hydroelectricity, the offshore oil industry (existing assets as well as new ones like Hebron, Hibernia South etc), waste water treatment, fossil fuel power plants and environmental assessment firms either - they all employ chemical engineers! One of the scarcest engineering disciplines worldwide, and one of the easiest in which to gain employment...and one of the core disciplines that every engineering program should have. This is a good step for MUN and for Newfoundland.

  • Engineering Grad
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    Process Engineering? When was the last time an employer in the province needed a process engineer. With the pulp & paper industry in the toilet, there will be very few opportunties for employment. Potential Employers will be Inco's Hydro-Met facility, the refinery, possibly the breweries...........and that is pretty much it. This program was pushed on the Engineering Faculty by the previous president since he was a chemical (process) engineer. The job market will be dismall for these grduates.

  • I'se the B'y
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Would it kill anyone on this site to make a positive comment? Memorial University deserves more recognition than it gets.

  • Mech Grad from MUN
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    To the know-it-all grad from the mainland.

    A good number of my fellow grads were hired on as process engineers with Husky, Chevron and Petro-Canada.

    It's about time this specialty was introduced.

    Open your mind and shut your mouth.

  • dennis
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Congratulations to MUN for putting together yet another fine facility. The world we live in requires we do research, even though it may seem that that research has no immediate benefits for the average person or even professionals. I would like to recall the troubles that arose around the invention of the maser (prelude to the laser), in which everything was tried to get rid of the professor who proposed it because many shortsighted people couldn't imagine being able to focus like to get energy out of it. Today we cannot imagnine living without lasers. Good luck to MUN and its researchers.

  • Another Engineer
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    To Engineering Grad:

    The Oil and Gas Industry utilizes process engineers. Nonetheless, it's a big world out there and who says that all graduates want to work here.

    With that attitude, it's just as well to scrap the Naval Architecture program as well.

  • Ise the By
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    I should add - now maybe they should work on those residence renos (sorry) ;)

  • George
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    I'm sure there is lots of demand for process engineers here in Alberta. C'mon over!!

  • Dave in NL
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    MUN contributes $50,000 in kind which is the same $50,000 that was used to pay for that space in the INCO building in the first place. The very same $50,000 that came from government. Now government is matching that $50,000 with another $50,000. Wow. Even Madoff would be impressed.
    ...and that's just the surface....please reporters....please start scratching.