q DR. VIT BUBENIK,
University Research Professor, Linguistics, presented a paper titled Medieval
Linguistic Areas, Vertical Contact and Language Change, at the Annual
Conference of the North West Centre for Linguistics, University of Manchester,
on Nov. 22.
q DR. IVAN EMKE, Grenfell
College, presented a paper titled Convergence in the Classroom: Using
Communications Technology to Build Human Capital and Community Capacity,
at Rural Matters, a conference of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation,
held in Miramichi, NB, Oct. 26-29.
q DR. JAMES P. FEEHAN, Economics,
gave a presentation titled The Impact of Public Inputs on the Private
Economy, during a two-day workshop dealing with the impacts of government
spending. The workshop was organized by the Kansai Institute for Social
and Economic Research, and was held at the Brookings Institution in Washington
DC on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
q DR. CHRISTOPHER KOVACS,
Faculty of Medicine, attended the Osteoporosis Excellence Conference in
New York Nov. 15-18 and gave an oral presentation of a paper titled Mice
Lacking Both PTH and PTHrP Have Novel Defects in Fetal Growth and Bone
Mineralization. Co-authors included Linda Chafe and Neva Fudge (Medicine,
MUN) and Dr. Nancy R. Manley (University of Georgia, Atlanta). He also
gave two other written presentations, one titled Exploring the Normal
Regulation of Fetal-Placental Calcium Metabolism Through the Use of Targeted
Gene Ablation in Fetal Mice, and the other (co-authored with MUN medical
student Christopher Sharpe), titled Bone Mineral Content Changes During
Normal Pregnancy and Lactation in Mice: A Novel Model to Study New Approaches
to Osteoporosis Treatments.
q MARELENE RAYNER-CANHAM,
laboratory instructor in physics at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, was
recently invited to give a presentation on the pioneer Canadian scientist,
Harriet Brooks, at the Canadian Museum for Science and Technology, Ottawa.
The occasion was the induction of Harriet Brooks into the Canadian Science
and Engineering Hall of Fame. The contributions of Brooks to the study
of radioactivity had been long forgotten until Marelene and Geoff Rayner-Canham
found her name in an old compendium on the history of chemistry. Five
years of historical research were needed to put together an account of
her life and work, the culmination being the publication of a biography
by McGill-Queen's University Press. It was as one of the only two experts
on Brooks that Ms. Rayner-Canham was invited to Ottawa.
q DR. FEREIDOON SHAHIDI, University Research Professor,
Department of Biochemistry, was a keynote speaker at the Second International
Seafood By-product Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, Nov. 10-13. The title
of his presentation was Nutraceuticals and Bioactives from Seafood Byproducts.
Dr. Shahidi also served as the organizer of the Third International Conference
and Exhibition on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods as well as the symposium
on Specialty Lipids, San Diego, CA, Nov. 16-20. The latter meeting was
attended by nearly 400 participants from over 25 countries.