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Vol 38  No 4
October 13, 2005


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Kerri L. Buckle, a M.Sc. student in the Faculty of Medicine, has been awarded a travel award for the 2005 Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism scientific conference being held in Edmonton in October. In addition, her abstract entitled Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) is Not Required For Skeletal Recovery After Lactation has been selected for an oral presentation at the meeting. Ms. Buckle is supervised by Dr. Christopher Kovacs.

Dr. James Feehan, economics, has been re-appointed to the National Statistics Council of Canada. The Council advises the Chief Statistician of Canada on the full range of Statistics Canadaís activities, particularly on overall program priorities. This will be Dr. Feehanís third term.

Michelle Murdoch, a graduate student in Womenís Studies, has been awarded The Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres (CALIC) John Lord Award for her research project titled Women with Disabilities and Adaptive Technology in the Workplace: Participatory Action Research and Applied Principles of Independent Living. The research represents collaboration between the Independent Living Resource Centre-St. Johnís and Memorial University of Newfoundland with primary investigation by Michelle Murdoch and secondary investigators, Dr. Diana Gustafson of Memorial University and The Independent Living Resource Centre-St. Johnís. The John Lord Award recognizes excellence in research that reflects an accurate analysis of the social realities facing persons with disabilities and promotes participatory action research. The award values qualitative and quantitative research, academic and community research, and research that reflects the cross-disability community.

Dr. Walter C. Okshevsky, Faculty of Education and Department of Philosophy, has been appointed to the consulting editorial board for the publication of Philosophy of Education 2005 by Sharon Bailin, president of the American Philosophy of Education Society. Accepted papers for this volume will be presented at the 62nd annual meeting of the society, to be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, April 21-24, 2006. Dr. Okshevsky is president of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society and associate editor of Paideusis: Journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society.

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