Papers & Presentations

(Gazette, Jan. 9, 1997)

DR. JULIAN M. DUST, Department of Chemistry, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (SWGC), attended the 24th Annual Ontario-Quebec Physical Organic Chemistry Mini-Symposium, held in honor of Prof. Erwin Buncel at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., from Nov. 8-10. Dr. Dust co-authored two environmental chemistry posters presented at the conference. One was titled Degradation pathways of the dinitroaniline pesticide, Trifluralin, via Meisenheimer intermediates, with M. T. ANNANDALE, G. W. VAN LOON and E. BUNCEL; the other concerned the effect of alkali metals on the degradation of the pesticide Fenitrothion, and was written with V. K. BALAKRISHNAN, G. W. van Loon and E. Buncel.

Several faculty members and graduate students from the Department of Folklore presented papers at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society, which was held in Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 16-21:

DR. JOHN ASHTON (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College) presented Fieldwork, Networks, Regionalism and Reflexivity: Aspects of British Folklore Studies in the Later 19th Century;

DR. DIANE GOLDSTEIN's paper was titled Traditional Culture and the Medical Construction of Risk;

DR. MARTIN LOVELACE presented Folklore and its 'Others' in 20th-century England;

DR. NEIL ROSENBERG gave An Introduction to a Forum on Folklorists as Broadcasters;

DR. PAUL SMITH presented Thomas Fairman Ordish, F.S.A (1855-1924): A Lasting Legacy;

With Anne Marie Power of Acadia University, DR. DIANE TYE presented The Bachlorette Party as Gender Enactment;

EILEEN CONDON presented a paper titled Dark Nights of the Soul: Tradition and the Contemporary Narration of Losses of Faith in North American Roman Catholicism;

RACHEL GHOLSON presented A Folklore-in-Literature Pedagogy as Introduction to Critical Cultural Analysis;

ANNA KEARNEY GUIGNÉ presented No More Cards Please! Modern Communications Technology and its Effect on the Perpetuation of a "Dying Child's Wish" Appeal;

TECWYN VAUGHAN JONES presented a paper titled Considering the Process of Nicknaming in a Welsh Community;

MIKEL KOVEN presented Bringing Cultural History Alive: Rising Tide and The New Founde Land Pageant;

BRUCE MASON's presentation was titled The Honeys, The Scum and The Mighty Reds: A Virtual Ethnography of a Soccer Fan's Computer Mailing List;

MICHAEL ROBIDOUX presented A Theoretical (Re) Evaluation of Occupational Folklife: Producing the Self;

and CHRIS-ANNE STUMPF presented a paper titled Challenging Stereotype through the Examination of Folklore in Popular Literature.

DR. GREGORY S. KEALEY, Department of History, participated in a round-table discussion on international labor history journals at the North American Labor History Conference at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.

He also presented the keynote lecture, Canada's Cold Ward Era, at the Forgotten Legacy: Contributions of Socialist Ukrainians to Canada Conference at the Ukrainian Labor Temple in Winnipeg, Man. In November Dr. Kealey was scholar-in-residence at Laurentian University where he delivered a lecture titled Labor History in 1996, and participated in the Whose National Security? Conference, where he presented a paper titled The Pre-World War II Origins of the Canadian (In) Security State. Later that month he spoke to the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (Newfoundland branch) on The RCMP, CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service), and the Labor Movement.

In December he and GREG PATMORE of the University of Sydney presented their joint paper titled Initiation, Adaptation, Innovation: The Colonial State and Labor in Australia and Canada to 1914, at Ball and Chain: An International Conference Exploring the Boundaries of Freedom and Coercion at the University of New South Wales.

DR. MICHAEL NEWTON, professor of religious studies and senior college academic adviser at SWGC, presented a paper at the 1996 Annual Conference of the National Academic Advising Association in Washington D.C., in October. His paper was titled Flying On Your Own: Faculty Advising on a Small Campus. The presentation focused on the challenges of running a faculty-only academic advising system at a small liberal arts college.

BARBARA NOEL, School of Social Work, presented a paper, The Impossible Dream: The influence of the Search for the Ideal Environment for Child Development on Child Protection Services, at the 3rd Annual Chair in Child Protection Symposium, this past summer.

Mrs. Noel also gave a workshop entitled: Suicide Intervention, through the School of Continuing Education on Nov. 23.

DR. ROBERT PAINE, Anthropology, gave a plenary address titled Aboriginality and Authenticity? to the Boundaries and Identities conference celebrating 50 years of anthropology, at the University of Edinburgh in October.

Also in October, Dr. Paine spoke to the anthropology seminar of St. Andrews University on the topic Aboriginality Tomorrow?

Dr. Paine addressed the McGill University conference Negotiating Nationhood: An Intercultural Dialogue on Native Issues, Dec. 6-7, on the topic Aboriginality: Intellectuals and Essentializing.

DR. SUDHIR SAHA, Business Administration, gave a lecture titled Managing People to Face the New Work Reality, at Cabot College in October.

In November he delivered a workshop address -- How to Cope with Workplace Stress -- at the Direct Service Staff Provincial Conference of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

DR. JIM WYSE, Business Administration, presented his paper: Validating the Basis for Information Relevancy in Organizations: Results from a Multi-Stage Methodology, at the 26th Atlantic Schools of Business Conference held at the Université de Moncton, Nov. 14-16. His paper was published in the conference proceedings.

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