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Vol 39  No 3
Sept. 21, 2006



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Papers & Presentations

Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Faculty of Medicine, is author of two chapters in the textbook Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism, 6th ed., 2006, edited by Murray J. Favus. The first chapter was co-authored with Dr. Henry M. Kronenberg (Harvard) and is entitled: Skeletal Physiology: Pregnancy and Lactation. The second chapter was solo authored and is entitled Skeletal Physiology: Fetus and Neonate.

Dr. Sudhir K. Saha, Faculty of Business Administration, presented a research paper entitled Impact of Individual Values and Beliefs on Employment Decisions: A Comparative Study of Employment Equity in Canada, France, and Ireland at the seventh international conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe held in Tillburg, Netherlands, May 22-24, 2006. Drs. David O’Donnel and John Heneghan from Ireland, and Dr. Taran Patel from France were the co-authors of this paper that has been published in the conference proceedings. At the conference, Professor Saha was also invited to chair a conference session entitled Social Development that looked into the issues of Social Dialogue as a way of developing human resources in many Third World countries. Dr. Saha also presented a research paper titled Exploring the Role of Values and Beliefs in Employment Discrimination: A Comparative Study of Canada and India at the 10th annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values held in Tallin, Estonia, June 25-29, 2006. This paper has been published in the conference proceedings.

In June 2006, five MUN faculty members from Sociology, Women’s Studies and Biology participated in an international symposium - Global Coasts: Gender, Fisheries and Contemporary Issues - held in North Norway under the auspices of the University of Tromsø. The interdisciplinary symposium presented research examining the relationship between gender, knowledge production and coastal cultures and societies in the context of globalization, and linked new scholars to experienced researchers in a mentoring program. Dr. Marilyn Porter, University Research Professor in Sociology, presented on international comparisons of women in fisheries research in the first plenary session. Sociologist Dr. Nicole Power discussed how masculinity mediates changing practices and arrangements in Newfoundland’s fishing industry with occupational health and safety impacts. Drawing on her experience as co-director of SafetyNet, sociologist Dr. Barbara Neis, recent recipient of the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship, discussed the challenges of managing large-scale, interdisciplinary research projects. Dr. Linda Cullum, from Sociology and Women’s Studies, discussed her historical research on the gendered work of women and men in a St. John’s fish plant in the 1940s. Dr. Joan Scott, formerly of Biology and Women’s Studies, presented her findings on the effects of gender in the development of natural science careers. The symposium drew experts from Canada, France, Norway, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Spain, Portugal and the U.S. The group met with Norwegian colleagues prior to the symposium to explore options for collaborative research. Plans are now underway for the creation of an international network of researchers and community partners to link and compare regional and national research projects on the subject of gender, fisheries and global coasts. Memorial researchers interested in knowing more about this proposal are invited to contact Dr. Linda Cullum at


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