Vol 38 No 3
September 22, 2005
News & Notes
Out and About
October 13, 2005
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Dr. James Feehan, Economics, was one of seven economists invited
from across Canada by the Expert Panel on Equalization and Territorial Formula
Financing to a consultation on the treatment of provincial natural resource
revenues in the Equalization program. The meeting was held in Montreal on Sept.
9. Dr. Feehan also participated in the Expert Panelís Roundtable on Territorial
Formula Financing, and served as the rapporteur for that event. It was held
on Aug. 25 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The expert panel was established
by the federal government to advise it on the allocation of equalization payments
to the provinces as well as grants to the three territorial governments.
Dr. Tahir Husain, director of Continuing Engineering Education
in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, has received more than $600,000
over three years. Dr. Husain and his team will develop improved modeling tools
to monitor and assess risk of the environmental impact of discharged produced
water from offshore platforms. The grant includes $382,000 in cash and $300,000
in-kind support from Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada, Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council of Canada, SNC-Lavelin and Fisheries and Oceans
Dr. Ian Jordaan, university research professor in the Faculty
of Engineering and Applied Science, recently received grants worth $300,000
for experimental fracture testing of ice. The funding for the research project,
titled Experimental Study of Ice Failure Processes for Design Load Estimation,
comes from Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada and National Research Council
of Canada, which both contributed $50,000 each year for three years. The project
is aimed at exploring more cost-effective designs of offshore structures for
ice loads and will be done in collaboration with the National Research Council
of Canadaís Institute for Ocean Technology (IOT) and industry partners. The
project builds on a related undertaking Ice Data Analysis and Mechanics for
Design Load Estimation funded by industry (Husky Energy, Petro-Canada, and Chevron
Canada Resources), NRC, and NSERC.
Julia Temple, a PhD student in the Department of Sociology,
and Research Fellow with SafetyNet: A Community Research Alliance on Health
and Safety in Marine and Coastal Work, was recently awarded a large and prestigious
Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council of Canada. She will use this grant to support her doctoral research
focusing on elementary teachersí workload and occupational health.