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(September 7, 2000, Gazette)

DR. ALICE GAUDINE, Nursing, attended the sixth International Middle East Nursing Conference in Irbid, Jordan, May 2-3 where she presented a paper titled Leadership in the New Millennium: Strategies for Decreasing Absenteeism, and another titled The Ethical Conflict of Nurses with Organizations in the New Millennium: A Study of Canadian Nurses. Research related to the conference presentations has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming issues of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, and the Journal of Business Ethics.

DR. GEOFF RAYNER-CANHAM, Environmental Science (Chemistry) at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, was the conference keynote speaker at the Atlantic Chemistry Conference held at the Atlantic Baptist University, Moncton, N.B., July 6-8. The topic of his address, interspersed by demonstrations, was What IS Chemistry? A Discourse from Microwave Ovens to Smelly Armpits. Dr. Rayner-Canham was also an invited speaker to two symposia at the North American Biennial Conference on Chemical Education which took place at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI from July 30 to Aug. 3. His presentation to the symposium on inorganic chemistry was titled Making Chemistry Real: The Role of Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry, while that at the Reg Friesen memorial session was titled Where is the Joy of Chemistry?

DR. GRAHAM SHORROCKS, English, recently returned from the international conference Island: Dream and Reality, held in Douglas, Isle of Man. He gave a paper titled The Contribution of Language to the Creation of an Island Identity in the Works of the Newfoundland Author Percy Janes.