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Vol 37  No 17
July 21, 2005



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Papers & Presentations

Dr. Robert Greenwood, director of the Harris Centre made the following presentations in June 2005: June 2, Provincial and Territorial Federations of Municipalities, executive directors meeting, presentation on Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) Partnering with FCM: New Governance for Rural/Urban Linkages, Port Rexton; June 2, Marystown­Burin Area Chamber of Commerce Conference, Partnerships in Progress, presentation on Harris Centre, Marystown; June 3, Federation of Canadian Municipalities National Conference, presentation on Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) Partnering with FCM: New Governance for Rural/Urban Linkages, St. John’s; June 8, Workshop on Eco-Industrial Networking in partnership with Long Range Regional Economic Development Board, Stephenville; June 9, Workshop on Eco-Industrial Networking in partnership with City of Mt. Pearl, Mt. Pearl; June 13, Rural Symposium 2005, presentation on Harris Centre, Carbonear; June 15, Workshop with the Greater Humber Council, A Spatial Information and Data Management Warehouse for the Municipalities of the Humber Valley, Corner Brook; June 16, presentation on the Harris Centre, Discovery Regional Economic Development Board, Arnold’s Cove; June 21, Presentation on the Harris Centre, ACOA Head Office, Moncton, N.B.; June 21, Presentation on the Harris Centre, Mount Allison University Rural and Small Towns Institute and University Executive, Sackville, N.B.; and June 22, Re-Thinking Development: Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing, second International Conference on Gross National Happiness, invited presentation, Disadvantaged Regions: How Can Models of Good Governance Make a Difference in Regional Development Programs? Lessons from the North Atlantic Rim, Antigonish, N.S.

Dr. Sherrie Komiak, Faculty of Business Administration, along with P. J. Komiak, presented A Model of Controlling Occupational Fraud in Virtual Organizations, at the 2005 Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) International Conference (IRMA 2005), May 15-18, 2005, in San Diego, California, USA. Dr. Komiak, with W. Wang, and I. Benbasat, also presented Comparing Customer Trust in Virtual Salespersons With Customer Trust in Human Salespersons, at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38), Jan. 3-6, 2005, on the Big Island, Hawaii, USA. This was also published by IEEE Computer Society and was invited to be fast-track reviewed for e-Service Journal. Dr. Komiak and I. Benbasat also presented A Process Tracing Study on Trust Formation in Recommendation Agents, at the Third Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on HCI Research in MIS (AISSIG HCI/MIS 2004), Dec. 10-11, 2004, Washington, D.C. This was a best paper nominee and invited to be fast-tracked reviewed for Journal of Association of Information Systems (JAIS).

Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Medicine, gave an invited talk titled Regulation of Skeletal Demineralizaton During Lactation and its Recovery After Weaning at the Comparative Endocrinology of Calcium Regulation meeting, held as part of the recent International Bone and Mineral Society conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Kovacs is also principal author on the research paper titled The Vitamin D Receptor is not Required for Fetal Mineral Homeostasis or for the Regulation of Placental Calcium Transfer in Mice, published in the American Journal of Physiology ­ Endocrinology and Metabolism 2005;289(1):E133-E144.


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