June 12 , 2003, Gazette
BARBARA COX, director, Office of Research,
received the Dan Chase Distinguished Service Award in recognition of outstanding
contributions and service to the Canadian Association of University Research
Administrators (CAURA) on May 5 at the Annual Meeting and Conference of
CAURA. The award was established to recognize CAURA members who have performed
outstanding service to CAURA and have significantly furthered its goals
and mandate and/or has been of significant benefit to the entire association.
It is offered annually and Ms. Cox is the fourth recipient of this award
since its inception. CAURA was founded in 1971 as an association of individuals
committed to advancing the profession; to improving the efficiency and
effectiveness of research administration at Canadian universities and
other post-secondary institutions; to maintaining a strong presence and
coherent voice on key issues relevant to research and to fostering cooperation
and links with other organizations active in the management and administration
DR. MARIE CROLL, a therapist in private practice in Corner Brook and a
part-time lecturer in sociology at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, is this
year’s recipient of the CCA Doctoral Dissertation Award of the Canadian
Counselling Association presented May 22 at the association’s annual
meeting in Halifax. Working in the tradition of clinical analysis and
narrative research, Dr. Croll combined the fields of counselling and sociology
in her doctoral dissertation, Narratives of Sexually Abused Women in Reflexive
Therapy: Intra-Personal and Public Versions of Self, which the juried
award has described as an “important contribution to the field of
ELIZABETH DICKS, a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Medicine, won
an Award of Excellence (silver category) in the Canadian Institutes for
Health Research National Poster Competition, held May 13 at the University
of Manitoba. The poster was on Incident renal events in a 20 year prospective
cohort study of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD):
Later onset and slower progression of chronic kidney disease in PKD2 versus
PKD1. The award includes a $250 prize.
DR. TED HANNAH, professor of psychology and chair of MUNFA’s Academic
Freedom and Grievance Committee, has been elected to the Academic Freedom
and Tenure Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers
(CAUT) for a three-year term. The Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee
has responsibility for promoting academic freedom and tenure on behalf
of the CAUT and dealing with alleged violations of academic freedom and
tenure brought to its attention by individual affiliated members or others.
The committee is also responsible for making recommendations to CAUT Council
on policy matters relating to academic freedom and tenure, grievances
and discrimination, as well as matters arising from the committee’s
consideration of academic rights issues.
KARL LAWRENCE, M.Sc. candidate, Computational Sciences Program, and QASEM
AL-MDALLAL, PhD candidate, Mathematics, won second place in the poster
competition at the MITACS 4th Annual Conference and Ottawa Interchange,
held at the University of Ottawa on May 8-10. Karl, Qasem and S. Kocabiyik
are the co-authors of the poster titled Numerical Study of Streamwise
Oscillations of a Cylinder in a Steady Current. Part 1. Locked-on States
of Vortex Formation. Also Abdel-Rahman Abu-Labdeh, PhD candidate, Physics
and Physical Oceanography, won third place in the same poster competition.
Abdel-Rahman together with four other contributors (J. P. Whitehead, N.P.
Chafe, K. De'Bell and A. B. MacIsaac) presented a poster titled Phase
Behaviour of Antiferromagnetic Ultrathin Films. MITACS is the Networks
of Centers of Excellence for Mathematics of Information Technology and
DR. PATRICK PARFREY, University Research Professor, was presented with
the City of St. John’s Admiral Award for his role in bringing a
major convention to St. John’s. The annual conference of the Canadian
Society of Nephrology, in collaboration with the Canadian Association
of Pediatric Nephrologists and the Canadian Organ Replacement Registry,
was held May 22-26 in St. John’s at the Fairmont Newfoundland Hotel.
Dr. Parfrey credited the work of Elizabeth Dicks and Sandra Kelly, both
employees of the Faculty of Medicine and members of the secretariat of
the Canadian Society of Nephrology, for the success of the conference.
This is the first time the society has held its annual meeting in St.
John’s, and Dr. Parfrey said it received rave reviews from participants.
The five days of meetings included a review of courses, continuing medical
education for nephrologists and the annual meeting, attended by 330 nephrologists.