Dr. Robert Davis had his appointment as head of the Department
of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, renewed for a further three-year term, effective
Dec. 1, 2005, to Nov. 30, 2008.
Dr. James P. Feehan, professor of economics, was an invited
participant in a Roundtable on Fiscal Federalism. The roundtable was organized
by the Institute for Intergovernmental Relations at Queen’s University on behalf
of the federal government’s Privy Council Office. It was held on Dec. 20 at
Queen’s University. Dr. Feehan was also appointed interim director, Institute
of Social and Economic Research, effective Nov. 1, 2005, to Aug. 31, 2007.
Dr. Mahmoud Haddara had his appointment as interim director
of Co-operative Education extended from Nov. 1, 2005, to April 30, 2006, or
until such time as a new director is appointed.
Poetry by Patrick Warner, Queen Elizabeth II Library, has
been selected for inclusion in a new national anthology of poetry, The New
Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry, published by Vehicule Press (December
2005). Concentrating on poets who have launched innovative attacks on traditional
verse modes, The New Canon offers readers a reliable, if often risk-taking,
guide to the last two decades of contemporary Canadian poetry. It is the first
book to survey the territory since Dennis Lee’s landmark The New Canadian
Poets was published in 1985.