Dr. Thomas Nemec, Anthropology, gave
a talk titled The Shipwreck Shore during the annual general
meeting of the East Coast Trail Association in June.
Dr. Geoff Rayner-Canham, Sir Wilfred Grenfell
College, was an invited speaker at the International Conference
on The Periodic Table: Into the 21st Century, held in the
Kananaskis, Alberta, from July14-20. This conference brought
together researchers in the field from around the world,
including Japan, Russia, Colombia, and South Africa. Dr.
Rayner-Canham spoke on the Richness of Periodic Patterns.
Marelene Rayner-Canham and Dr.
Geoff Rayner-Canham were invited opening speakers
at the Third Leadership Initiative in Science Education
Conference held May 29-30 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
in Philadelphia. This year’s conference had the theme
Diversity and Equity in the Sciences: From Classroom to
Workplace, and the Rayner-Canhams gave an introductory lecture
titled Women in Chemistry: A Historical Perspective.
Dr. Graham Shorrocks, English, recently
returned from the United Kingdom where he was British
Academy Visiting Professor at the universities of Sheffield,
Leeds and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In addition to carrying out
research on the English dialect lexicon, Dr. Shorrocks gave
a public lecture on Newfoundland English at Newcastle University
and attended a meeting of the NECTE project (Newcastle Electronic
Corpus of Tyneside English), to discuss directions for development
and the expectations of scholars and various community groups.
At Sheffield, he also took part in the Colloquium on the
Histories of Prescriptivism: Alternate Approaches to the
Study of English 1700-1900.
D. H. Steele, professor emeritus, attended
the 11th International Colloquium on Amphipods at the Université
Tunis El Manar, Tunis, in March and presented a paper titled
Seasonality of Photoperiod Response in the Marine Amphipod
Gammarus lawrencianus. He also represented the Memorial
University Pensioners Association at the inaugural conference
of the Colleges and Universities Retirees Association of
Canada in Halifax in May.