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Vol 37  No 15
June 9, 2005


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Peter Ayres was appointed associate dean of arts (undergraduate) for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2005. Prof. Ayres will replace Dr. James Black who will complete his third term on Aug. 31, 2005. Prof. Ayres is currently the head of French and Spanish, a position he has held since 2001. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its May meeting.

Dr. Douglas Dunsmore was appointed interim director, School of Music, for the period July 1-Dec. 31, 2005. He will replace Dr. Tom Gordon who will be on administrative leave for a six-month period. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its May meeting.

Dr. Cory Gillis took first place for the David Hawkins Research Award at the Internal Medicine Residency Research Day held May 19. His presentation was titled Proton Pump Inhibitors, Are They a Risk Factor for Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea: A Case Control Study.

Dr. Sean Hamilton has received a 2005 Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Association of Medical Education. These certificates are awarded annually to promote, recognize and reward faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools.

Drs. Jolene Hancock and Cynthia Slade were presented the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Excellence in Research at this yearís Psychiatry Resident Research Forum on May 13. The award recognized their survey of the current opinions of health care professionals regarding the importance, diagnosis and management of delirium in the critical care setting within the Health Care Corporation of St. Johnís.

Dr. Taryn Hearn received the Discipline of Psychiatry Award for Research at this yearís Psychiatry Resident Research Forum on May 13 for her presentation on substance abuse in early psychosis.

Ellen Oliver had her appointment as associate director, School of Social Work, renewed for a further three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2005. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its May meeting.

Dr. Melanie Pike won the Dr. John Simpson Memorial Teaching Award at the Internal Medicine Residency Research Day held May 19. The award is given to the resident chosen by clinical clerks for the best teaching.

Dr. Peter E. Pope was awarded the 2005 Clio Award for Atlantic Canadian history by the Canadian Historical Association for his book Fish into Wine: the Newfoundland Plantation in the Seveteenth Century (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and University of North Carolina Press, 2004). The award was presented at the CHAís annual meeting in London, Ontario, May 30-June 2. CHA also gave the book the unusual distinction of an Honourable Mention for the Sir John A. MacDonald prize in Canadian history. Dr. Pope is professor of anthropology in St. Johnís where he teaches historical archaeology. He is cross-appointed to Memorialís Department of History and is chair of Memorialís Maritime Studies Research Unit.

Drs. Laurie Potter and Keith Vokey were presented the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychiatric Association Award at this yearís Psychiatry Resident Research Forum on May 13 for their presentation on a comparison of lectures versus observational learning in teaching psychiatry residents.

Dr. Aziz Rahman, University Research Professor, travelled to Iran in February to accept the 18th Khwarizmi International Award for his ďoutstanding efforts in improving the effectiveness of science.Ē The ceremony, which was attended by the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is held by the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST). IROST founded the International Khwarizmi Award to acknowledge and appreciate the priceless achievements of distinguished scientists and researchers both in Iran and abroad.

Bert Riggs, Library, has been appointed head of the Newfoundland and Labrador Studies Archives for a three-year renewable term, effective June 1, 2005. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its May meeting.

Dr. Stephen Riggins was appointed head of the Department of Sociology for a three-year term, effective Aug. 1, 2005. Dr. Riggins will replace Dr. Judith Adler whose term as Head will end on July 31, 2005. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its May meeting.

Dr. Lilly Walker, dean of Student Affairs and Service, was reappointed for a further term of five years, commencing Sept. 1, 2005. This appointment was made by the Board of Regents at its May meeting.

Dr. Chris Youe, History, assumes the presidency of the Canadian Council of Area Studies Learned Societies on July 1, 2005. CCASLS has for the past decade been the administrative core of the various autonomous area studies associations in Canada (covering Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia). A substantial grant from the IDRC funds a central secretariat in Montreal which oversees collaborative research efforts designed to tackle the problems facing those regions collectively known as the Third World. Dr. Youe, who is a former president of the Canadian Association of African Studies (CAAS), is head of the History Department and review editor of the Canadian Journal of African Studies.

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