Vol 39 No 2
Aug. 31, 2006
News & Notes
Out and About
Papers & Presentations
Sept. 21, 2006
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Papers & Presentations
Dr. Ted Callanan, Discipline of Psychiatry, is author of an
article in the spring issue of Royal College Outlook titled When Doctors Strike.
The article relates two real-life experiences the author has had with physician
strikes and examines the inner struggle physicians face on the appropriateness
of doctors going on strike. An accompanying article in the magazine by Drs.
Ross Langley, Dalhousie University, and Charles Weijer, University of Western
Ontario, examine the ethics of physician job action.
Dr. Geoff Rayner-Canham, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, was
involved with three presentations at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
held at Purdue University, Indiana, July 29 to Aug. 3. He presented his work
on the development of video resources to the Symposium on the Teaching of Inorganic
Chemistry. In a joint paper with Marelene Rayner-Canham at the Women and Chemistry
Symposium, they discussed how many challenges facing the pioneering women chemists
such as work and family, the imposter syndrome, the dual-career couple, still
face women chemists today. At the Chemistry Across Borders Symposium, three
of Dr. Rayner-Canhamís students, Christina Smeaton, Amy
Snook and Tonia Churchill, described their outreach
work to Labrador. Ms. Smeaton, who had been the first to accompany Dr. Rayner-Canham,
described the background and her contribution, Ms. Snook then gave details of
her own expeditions as far north as Nain, then she ďpassed the torchĒ to Ms.
Churchill, who will be accompanying Dr. Rayner-Canham on the next phase of the
Dr. Robert Greenwood, director of the Harris Centre, gave
the following presentations: May 12, Innovations in Planning: Wouldnít Implementing
a Plan be Innovative?! Lessons in Ruthless Execution, an invited presentation
to Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Municipalities, Municipal Symposium,
Gander; May 24, invited presentation to Premierís Forum on the Fishery, St.
Johnís; May 25, facilitator, Avalon Regional Joint Council Session with MPs
and MHAs, St. Johnís; June 7, presentation on Harris Centre to Newfoundland
Environmental Industries Association; June 16, invited presentation on Harris
Centre to Rotary Club, St. Johnís; June 25, Rural Development in Canada: Issues
and Opportunities, an invited presentation to federal/provincial/territorial
agriculture ministersí meeting, St. Johnís; June 29, Lessons in Collaboration
Across the Policy Community: From the Inside-Out & the Outside-In, an invited
presentation to Building Capacity in Policy Development and Implementation:
Meeting Stakeholder Expectations in a Changing Environment conference, Ottawa,
June 29; Aug. 9-10, facilitator, The Future of Endangered Coastal Communities:
Building Capacity for Renewal workshop, Change Islands, Newfoundland; Aug. 11,
Developing a Strategic Socio-Economic Plan for Fogo Island: Where do we Start?
a workshop for Fogo Island communities and groups in co-operation with Kittiwake
Economic Development Corporation, Fogo Island.
Dr. Ross Klein, Social Work, gave a presentation at a public
discussion on cruise ship tourism hosted by the Institute of Island Studies
(IIS) at the University of Prince Edward Island July 26. Dr. Klein spoke on
his research on the cruise ship industry in the Atlantic region and worldwide
that has led to the identification of certain pitfalls to be avoided while pursuing
this development path.
The work of Janine P. Woodrow, a doctoral student in the Faculty
of Medicine supervised by Dr. Christopher Kovacs, is included
in a publication in the May issue of Endocrinology. The paper is titled Calcitonin
Plays a Critical Role in Regulating Skeletal Mineral Metabolism during Lactation
and collaborators included Drs. Robert Gagel and Ana Hoff at the University
of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre. An editorial in the same issue highlights
this work as significant and newsworthy. The editorial by Scott Miller is titled
Calcitonin ≠ Guardian of the Mammalian Skeleton or Is It Just a Fish Story?