Rob Greenwood, director of the new Centre of Regional
Development Studies (CORDS), has been presenting on CORDS
to interested stakeholders around the province. On March 27,
Dr. Greenwood presented to the First Annual Conference of
the Newfoundland and Labrador Economic Developers Association.
On May 11 he presented in Grand Fall-Windsor to representatives
of the Exploits Valley Economic Development Corporation, the
Town of Grand Falls-Windsor and the federal and provincial
governments, and later that day he presented to the Kittiwake
Economic Development Corporation in Gander. Dr. Greenwood
outlined the mandate of the new centre as a means to facilitate
opportunities for Memorial University to contribute to rural
and regional development throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dr. Greenwood was also invited by the Government of Alberta
to speak at the Alberta Agricultural Economics Association
annual conference, held in Red Deer, Alberta, May 6, 2004.
His presentation was titled Why Should Economists Care About
Community Economic Development?
Marlene MacCallum, Visual Arts, Grenfell
College, made a presentation at an interdisciplinary conference
on The Photograph at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,
March 11-13. The presentation was titled The Photograph in
an Artist's Book Works: Architectural Images and the Architecture
of the Book.
Two faculty members and three graduate students in Community
Health made presentations at the first meeting of the Canadian
Association of Health and Policy Research (CAHSPR) in Montreal
in late May. Drs. Sharon Buehler and
Maria Mathews as well as graduate students Erin
Mayo, Andrew O'Keefe and Roger Chafe made
Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Faculty of Medicine,
in collaboration with Dr. Lewis Rubin at
Brown Medical School in Rhode Island, co-authored the paper
entitled Arrested pulmonary alveolar cytodifferentiation and
defective surfactant synthesis in mice missing the gene for
parathyroid hormone-related protein. Published in Developmental
Dynamics 2004; 230(2): 278-89. Dr. Kovacs and research
assistant Neva Fudge published Physiological studies in heterozygous
calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) gene-ablated mice confirm
that the CaSR regulates calcitonin release in vivo in BMC
Physiology 2004; 4:5.