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Dr. Neil Bishop, Department of French and Spanish, recently published the first translation of Anne Hébert's prose work for children. Her children's writing occupied a significant place in the evolution of one of Canada's major authors. However, no mere set of training exercises, it is of genuine literary value. Dr. Bishop's Two Little Girls at the Window, a translation of Hébert's Enfants à la fenêtre (first published in 1938) appeared with the original in TransLit9 (July 2012). TransLit is a peer-reviewed series of anthologies published in Edmonton, Alta.

Stefanie Brueckner, a PhD student with the Department of Earth Sciences, was one of 18 winners for best poster and oral presentations at the Goldschmidt 2012 conference in Montreal, Que. She will receive a prize valued at $500 for her talk, titled Mineralogical and Geochemical Evidence for Synergetic Precious Metal Enrichment in a Deformed Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide (VMS) System. Ms. Brueckner is supervised by Paul Sylvester and Steve Piercey and is currently undertaking a project on the Ming VMS deposit in Baie Verte to understand the genesis of gold within this deposit.

The Department of Chemistry hosted their annual undergraduate poster session on Aug. 17. Nick Randell received the communications prize with Jill Nash receiving an honourable mention. Kerry Burton received first place for her analytical chemistry poster and Jennifer Murphy placed first in inorganic/organic chemistry. Lucas Stewart took the top physical chemistry prize and Landon Hiscock placed first in theoretical/computational chemistry. Other honourable mentions include Michael Richard, Ariel Hannaford and Nathan Frenette.