DR. WADE BOWERS,
professor of environmental science and associate vice-principal
(research), Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, made a panel presentation
titled The Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Sector –
Policy and Economic Trends at the 47th annual meeting of
the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF), Sustaining Communities
and the Resource, Oct. 23-24, in St. John’s. The presentation
highlighted the key policy and economic issues within the
forest sector, with particular reference to the last five
years. The CIF panel also included Dr. Peter Sinclair, sociologist,
Memorial University (St. John’s campus), who presented
Policies in the Forests of Western Newfoundland: Can Everyone
DR.VIT BUBENIK, Department of Linguistics,
attended several conferences where he presented some of
the interim results of the forthcoming monograph on the
adverbial particles and adpositions in Indo-European languages.
At the 12th World Sanskrit Conference (Helsinki, July 14-19)
he read a paper titled On the Evolutionary Changes in the
Old and Middle Indo-Aryan Systems of Case and Adpositions.
At the XVIIth International Conference of Linguists (Prague,
July 24-29) he gave a paper On the Evolution of the Hittite
System of Postpositions from Proto-Indo-European. At the
XVIth International Conference on Historical Linguistics
(Copenhagen, Aug. 11-15) he presented a paper On the Expression
of Spatio-Temporal Locations in Late Proto-Indo-European,
and at the sixth International Conference of Greek Linguistics
another paper titled On the Evolution of the Greek System
of Adpositions from Proto-Indo-European. He also organized
two seminars dealing with the development of the adpositional
systems in Indo-Iranian (Sanskrit, Avestan, Prakrits, Pahlavi)
and Hellenic (Mycenaean, Classical, Hellenistic, Byzantine)
languages at the University of Brno (Oct 14-16).
DR. JAMES P. FEEHAN, Economics, has completed
a research paper which is now to be published in the journal
FinanzArchiv, December 2003. The paper is titled Contributions
to International Public Goods and the Notion of Country
Size. It was co-authored with Dr. Ratna Shrestha of the
University of British Columbia.
MARCELLA ROLLMANN, Department of German
and Russian, presented a paper titled The Winning Team of
Technology and Travel: Using Technology to Prepare for Study
Abroad at the University of Michigan for the annual meeting
of the International Association of Language Learning Technology.
DR. GRAHAM WORRALL, Family Medicine, co-presented
a workshop Functional Assessment of the Elderly at Home,
at the College of Family Physicians of Canada's Family Medicine
Forum, Calgary, Oct. 23. His co-presenter was Dr. Roger
Thomas, University of Calgary.
DR. LISA RANKIN, Archaeology Unit, Department
of Anthropology, organized a session titled Regional Approaches
to Archaeology at the annual meeting of the European Archaeology
Association, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in September.
Dr. Rankin also presented a paper in the session on her
recent field work in central Labrador. Other MUN participants
in the session Dr. Peter Whitridge and Dr. Peter Ramsden,
also from the Archaeology Unit.