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Papers and Presentations

Dr. Vit Bubenik, Department of Linguistics, presented a paper titled On the Reconstruction of Experiential Constructions in (Late) Proto-Indo-European at the XIXth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Nijmegen (Netherlands), Sept. 10-14.

Anna Russell-Mercier and Andrew Harvey, off-campus housing (OCH) co-ordinators on the Corner Brook and St. John’s campuses, presented at the annual spring conference of the Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services (AACUSS) at St. Francis Xavier University. The presentation, entitled Off-Campus Student Engagement: Filling the Gaps, discussed how the OCH offices in Corner Brook and St. John’s work to address the needs of commuter students to protect their rights as tenants, make them aware of resources, and keep them involved in the Memorial University community.

Dr. Doreen Helen Klassen, associate professor of folklore and anthropology in the Social/Cultural Studies program, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, and invited graduate faculty in ethnomusicology, School of Music, St. John’s, presented a paper titled I Guess We Should Use Some Drums: Negotiating Applied Ethnomusicology in an Intercultural Mennonite Context, at Sound in the Lands, June 4-8, at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Ont. Dr. Klassen was a member of the conference program committee and serves on the editorial committee for Sound in the Land: Essays on Mennonites and Music, a book with selected papers from this conference.

Dr. Graham Worrall, Department of Family Medicine, has been awarded the Canadian Family Physician Best Original Research Article 2009, for his article: One Hundred Coughs — Family Practice Case Series. The award will be presented at the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Family Medicine Forum in Calgary, on Oct. 30.

Prof. Roselyne Okech of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College’s tourism program participated in a number of conferences recently. From July 1-3, she delivered two presentations titled Empowering Communities through Heritage Tourism, a case study of Conche community in Canada, and Tourism Impact on Environment: Tour Operators’ Role on Ecotourism Management in Rwanda (Okech, R.N. & Wadawi, J.K.), at the sixth ATLAS-Africa Conference, Gaborone, Botswana. From May 28-31 at the seventh Asia-Pacific CHRIE Conference (APaCHRIE), Singapore, she presented Assessment of Ecotourism Impact and Management in Kenya: A Visitors’ Perspective. Also on May 28 she presented The Importance of Hospitality and Tourism Education in the Current Global Economic Crisis at the same conference. Finally, Dec., 14-17, 2008, she presented Rural Tourism Entrepreneurship in South Africa: The Role of Women and Technology at the International Conference organized by Business Economics Institute (BEI) and Global Business Development Institute (GBDI), Las Vegas, NV.