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Papers and Presentations

Environmental science students Jake Russell-Mercier and Natasha Monnon presented their honours research at the APICS (Atlantic Council on the Sciences) Environmental Studies Conference on the St. John’s campus, March 5-6. Mr. Russell-Mercier won Best Undergrad Poster for his research on germination and growth responses of seven plant species of Newfoundland to soils contaminated with crude and used engine oil. Ms. Monnon’s oral presentation focused on the influence of nickel-contaminated soil on growth parameters and nickel-uptake of five plant species naturalized in Newfoundland and Labrador. Also in attendance were environmental science students Ashley Godin and Ryan Melanson.

Prof. Rick Maddigan, first-year Psychology co-ordinator, recently presented a paper titled Are First-Year Students Really All That Different at the 32nd National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology conference in St. Pete Beach, Fla. The paper dispelled come common myths concerning first year students. The paper was co-authored by Adam Brown, a laboratory instructor in the Department of Psychology.

Dr. Virginia Harger-Grinling and Chantal Jordaan of the Department of French and Spanish presented a paper on March 17 at the International Conference on the fantastic in the arts (ICFA) Orlando. The paper was titled: From the Ridiculous to the Sublime: Film and Novel in Süskind and Robbe-Grillet.