Liyanapathirana, a PhD student in the Department
of Biology, was awarded the Young Scholar Award at the third
International Conference on Food Factors: Physiologic Functions
and Disease Risk Reduction, held in Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 1-4,
2003. Ms. Liyanapathirana, whose research is centred on bioactives
in wheat, works with Dr. Fereidoon Shahidi, University Research
Professor, who is cross-appointed to Biology. At the conference,
Ms. Liyanapathirana presented the poster titled Antioxidant
Activity of Wheat Extracts as Affected by In-vitro Digestion.
The award included a plaque and a cheque for $1,200.
Dr. Julie Brittain, Department of Linguistics,
was recently profiled in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada’s annual Performance Report
for 2002-2003. Dr. Brittain used her SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship
to continue examining language change and evolution in the
Cree-Montagnais-Naskapi (CMN) language complex and to extend
the research to include Plains Cree and Eastern Naskapi dialects.
SSHRC is required to submit a Performance Report annually
to ensure accountability to Canadians through Parliament.
The report contains information about the achievements of
SSHRC-funded researchers and students.