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(Sept. 5, 2002, Gazette)

JOANNE BARBER, counsellor/lecturer at Grenfell College, presented Counselling in Rural Newfoundland: The Soul is in the Context, at the 2002 Canadian Counselling Association Conference, May 15-18. The conference was titled The Soul of Counselling: Challenges, Choices, Changes.

TONY CHADWICK, French, presented academic papers at three separate conferences in Australia in 2001. At the seventh Lacan in Australia Symposium, held at the Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis, Melbourne, June 24-26, Mr. Chadwick presented Escroquerie? That'll Give Them Something To Chew On, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of Analysis. At the annual conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australia, held at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Dec. 8-10, he presented Lacan: Theory and Practice. At the conference Nation/States, organized by the Adelade Research Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, held at the University of Adelaide, Dec. 13-16, Mr. Chadwick presented Québec Nationalism: the Construction of the Other.

DR. JOHN C. KENNEDY, Anthropology, presented a paper titled The Inuit World of Eighteenth-Century Labrador, to the symposium From Nisbet Harbour to Nain: The Early Moravian Exploration of Labrador, at Makkovik, Labrador, on Aug. 9.

DR. DENNIS MULCAHY, Education, spent a week this summer working with the Doctoral Cohort Group at the College of Education, Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Dr. Mulcahy was invited to come to Ohio to present a series of lectures and workshops related to rural education studies for these students pursuing their PhD in educational leadership with a particular emphasis on rural schools. Lecture topics included: The History of Rural Education Reform; Current Demographic and Economic Trends in Rural Areas; Can Ruralness and Smallness be Defined? Are Rural and Small Schools Unique? Is the Uniqueness of Rural Schools a Positive Condition? E- Learning: Promises, Possibilities and Dilemmas for Rural Education and Schooling. The week’s work concluding with a consideration of how popular culture the media depict rural life, values and lifestyles and how these depictions impact on rural children’s perceptions of themselves. As part of this final topic Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News (novel and movie) was a focus of discussion. Earlier this year Dr. Mulcahy presented a paper entitled, How Do We Attract More Researchers to Rural Education Issues? at the annual meeting of the Rural Sig of AERA held in New Orleans in April. At this meeting Dr. Mulcahy was elected to continue in his role as the program chair for the Rural Sig. In November of 2001, Dr. Mulcahy moderated an international week long discussion forum on Web-based Courses in Rural High Schools: Practice, Possibilities and Dilemmas. This online forum was organized and sponsored by the ERIC Clearing House on Small and Rural Schools.

DR. D-R. PARKINSON participated in the following events: Taught a course on solid-phase microextraction applications extech, at the University of Waterloo, May 8-9 and was an invited lecturer/demonstrator for the laboratory sessions of this course; With N-J. White, presented Heavy Metal Remediation with Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea L. Czern) at EnvironAnalysis 2002, in Toronto, Ont., May 27-29 2002. Poster given; With S. Heulin, presented Extraction and Analysis of Some Petroleums from Aqueous Environments by SPME-GC/MS, at EnvironAnalysis 2002, Toronto, Ont., May 27-29 2002. Poster given; With N-J. White, presented Heavy Metal Remediation with Indian Mustard (Brassica juncea L. Czern), at the proceedings of the Fourth Biennial International Conference on Chemical Measurement and Monitoring of the Environment, Toronto, Ontario, May 27-30 (2002). Paper published; With S. Huelin, presented Extraction and Analysis of Some Petroleums from Aqueous Environments by spme-GC/MS, at the proceedings of the Fourth Biennial International Conference on Chemical Measurement and Monitoring of the Environment, Toronto, Ontario, May 27-30 (2002). Paper published; Presented Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction — Gas chromatography/Mass Spectrometry of Fuel Oil Components, at the American Chemical Society, Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Minneapolis, USA. June 2-4; Presented Use of an Automation System for Derivatization of Organo-metal Compounds for Solid-phase Microextraction GC/MS analysis, at ExTech 2002, Advances in Extraction Technologies, July 3-5, 2002, ESPCI, Paris, France; and with J. Pawliszyn ran a two-day course in Theory and Applications of Solid-phase Micro-extraction Coupled to GC and HPLC, at ExTech 2002, Advances in Extraction Technologies, July 3-5, 2002, ESPCI, Paris. H