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Dr. Andrew Luchak, associate professor of industrial relations with the Faculty of Business Administration, has received $117,000 in funding from Human Resources Development Canada for a project titled Regional Aspects of Employment Relations Policy in Canada. Dr. Luchak is the chief-investigator of the project which will examine the impact of the Canadian labour market on employment policies including minimum wages, mandatory retirement as a form of age discrimination, and occupational pension standards. Dr. Luchak will be working in collaboration with Morley Gunderson from the Centre for Industrial Relations at the University of Toronto.
Three MBA students have done it again by making a clean sweep in the 2000 Treasury Management Association of Canada Business Student Essay Contest. Shelley King won first place and $1,500 for her essay, Touched by an Angel Versus Praying for Venture Capital. For his essay, Why Buy a House to Get Inside, When All You Need Is Your Foot in the Door: Correctly Valuing Strategic Options, John Cowan took second place and $1,000. Third place and $500 went to Peter Fitzgerald for his essay titled the Unofficial Hitchhikers Guide to Money Laundering. This is the second year in a row that Memorial MBA students have taken all three prizes in the business essay writing competition. In the 15-year history of the competition, Memorial has won 15 firsts, 16 seconds, and eight thirds in the graduate and undergraduate categories.
James Feehan, Economics, spent May and June at the University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. Dr. Feehan was there at the invitation of the Economic Education and Research Consortium, which is supported by several international agencies, and provides training to graduate economics students. Dr. Feehan gave courses in Development Economics and in Public Finance.
Dr. Paul F. Rice, Music, had two journal articles appear in print in the same week during the middle of September. Musical Nationalism and the Vauxhall Gardens was published in Lumen, vol. XIX. The Secular Solo Cantatas of Thomas A. Arne (1710-78) appeared in Sharing the Voices: The Phenomenon of Singing 2, the proceedings of the second International Symposium, held in St. Johns in the summer of 1999.
Dr. Nigel Kennell, Classics, who is spending the year in Greece, has been appointed interim director of the Canadian Archaeological Institute in Athens, until June 2001.