Dr. Glyn George: Community Involvement:
- Community Representative and Founding Secretary (2015-16) of the
Council of Waterford Valley High School
- Member (Community Representative, 1998-2001 and 2003-15),
Vice Chair (1998-99), Chair (1999-2001), Past Chair (2003-15) and
Secretary (2003-15) of the
School Council of
Booth Memorial High School. (also voting delegate for the
Council at various annual meetings of the NLFSC)
- Secretary of the advisory committee [of the school councils of Booth
Memorial and Bishops College] for Waterford Valley High School
- Awarded Life Membership of the Newfoundland
and Labrador Federation of School Councils (NLFSC), (2005)
- Elected Secretary of the NLFSC (1999-2002)
- Principal author of the constitution and by-laws for the NLFSC,
1998, (adopted at the Annual General Meeting of April 1999;
and of the revision adopted at the AGM of May 2015).
- Volunteer with the
NLTA Senior High
Mathematics League, 1989- .
- Judge at the
Newfoundland Regional Science Fair, 1990-2001, 2013, 2015.
- Member of the Future Pathways Advisory Board,
Booth Memorial High School (1997-98).
- Volunteer with "Education First" (the Yes campaign) in the
Newfoundland Education Referendum of 1997.
By October 1997, Dr. George had visited
82 schools then in existence in the Avalon East school district.
Positions held with local School Boards:
Avalon East School Board (1996-98):
- Secretary and Founding Web Master
- Dr. George was the first Board member in Newfoundland
to place the minutes
of meetings on the World Wide Web for all to see.
- Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee
- Officer of the Board (Secretary) and voting Member of the Executive,
Planning and Priorities, Programmes, and Communications Committees
- Principal author of the School Board’s Constitution.
- Dr. George created the first letterhead used by the Board and was
the first person to propose a competition among students for a new
- Delegate to provincial and national education conferences.
- Of some historical interest is a list of
denominational designations of schools in
Avalon Consolidated School Board (1990-96):
- Elected Member and Secretary,
with experience on the Executive,
Policy and Planning, Curriculum and Personnel committees.
Volunteer Work in Education
in the United Kingdom:
There continues to be a prize for technology, awarded annually, in the
name of Dr. George, at
Cheam High School.
Science Fiction in general.
Dr. George was the founding Secretary of the corporation that
organizes the local annual science fiction convention Sci-Fi on the Rock.
There were some science fiction fan clubs in St. John’s during the
- the As Yet Unnamed Doctor Who Fan Club of Newfoundland,
- the U.S.S. Avalon (Star Trek Fan Club) and
- KAG (Klingon fan club).
One club attended regularly this year is the
St. John’s Games Club (accessible through its facebook group).
There was a science fiction convention in St. John’s in September
1997, (Contact ’97), at which Dr. George made a science fact
presentation on relativity, entitled
"Spacedocks and Runabouts".
This presentation was repeated in 1998 at the
St. John’s Centre of the
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
Dr. George presented a Powerpoint slideshow “Tour of the
Solar System and Beyond” to Sci-Fi on the Rock 3 at
the Holiday Inn, St. John’s, on 2009 April 26.
Also available here is an account of a visit
to “Star Trek: The Experience” when it existed at the Las
Vegas Hilton Hotel in 2001 June.
Some simple Web resources:
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