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(April 11, 2002, Gazette)

DR. DEREK BURTON and DR. MARGARET BURTON, Biology and Ocean Sciences Centre, presented invited papers at an international symposium on Biodiversity and Ecophysiology of Animals. Dr. Derek Burton talked about integumentary colouration in fish diversity and ecophysiology; Dr. Margaret Burton talked about fish reproduction: plasticity in relation to the environment. Both also chaired sessions and served as consultants during the symposium. The symposium was organized by the Department of Zoology Centre of Advanced Study, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, conjointly with the Freshwater Biological Association of India, from Feb. 26 to March 3. It is planned that the proceedings of this symposium will be published as a book to follow the volume from a previous symposium held at Varanasi in 1996.

DR. ELIZABETH MILLER, English, recently gave a series of lectures at the University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University. She was also a guest on CBC-TV’s Opening Night on the occasion of the television premiere of Dracula, an adaptation of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s production by Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin.

, Business, was the lead researcher in an international research project that investigated employment equity practices in Ireland, Australia, and Canada with participation from three management scholars from Ireland and one from Australia. A research paper titled Employment Equality Agendas: A Comparative Study of Canada, Ireland and Australia was accepted for both presentation and publication in the 6th ANZAM/IFSAM World Congress, (Management in a Global Context: Prospects for the 21st Century), to be held in Queensland, Australia, July 10-13, 2002. (Co-authors in this are: David O.Donnell, Thomas Garavan, and Dave McGuire, from Ireland, Stan Mensik, from Australia, and Simon Taggar, from Canada).

, Visual Arts, Grenfell College, participated in a number of events recently: Strange Chambers, a solo exhibition of photogravure prints and bookworks at Prairie Art Gallery, Grand Prairie, Alta., Feb. 21 to March 24; Ordinary Miracles, an exhibition of photogravure prints at Image 54, Calgary Alta., April 16-18; invited as a panelist to give a presentation on bookworks for a symposium on book arts at Connecticut College, New London, CT, March 29.

BARB HUNT, Visual Arts, Grenfell College, recently returned from Bath, England, where she participated in an international transdisciplinary initiative organized by the University of the West of England and the University of Bath. The interdisciplinary conference, held March 15-16, was titled Public Representation and Private Mourning: Commemoration and Memorial. Ms. Hunt gave a paper on textiles related to rituals of death and mourning in Newfoundland.

DR. TONY FABIJANCIC, English, Grenfell College, published The Prison in the Arcade: A Carceral Diagram of Consumer Space in the Nineteenth Century Metropolis in Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, 34.3 (September 2001): 141-157; and Stuck to His Blood, in the Antigonish Review 125 (Spring 2001).

, Folkore, and Carl Fleischhauer, gave a presentation on their recent book, titled Bluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86, at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, on Feb. 27. The authors discussed their fieldwork, how they assembled the photographs and texts for the book, and their ideas about the synamic relationship between picture and word in a documentary work.