Papers & Presentations
Dr. Steven M. Carr, Biology, was the sole invitee from Canada at the European Science Foundation Workshop on Conservation Genomics, held at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Oeiras, Portugal, from Sept. 19-21, 2007. His presentation, Whole-genome mtDNA Phylogeography for the Investigation of Ecological Events: Dating the Origin of the “Codmother” (Gadus morhua) and Her Expansion “Out of Newfoundland” described the results of new genomic biotechnologies for the investigation of a species of mutual interest to North American and European scientists, particularly Newfoundlanders and Portuguese.
Dr. Jerome Delaney, Education, recently presented a paper titled High School Student Involvement in Formative Teacher Evaluation at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education (CAPSLE) held in Vancouver. CAPSLE is a national organization whose aim is to provide an open forum for the practical study of legal issues related to and affecting the education system and its stakeholders.
Maria Rodriguez, doctoral candidate, and Dr. Elizabeth Murphy of the Faculty of Education, presented a paper titled An Activity Theory Perspective on E-teaching in a Virtual High-School Classroom at the 10th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education (Oct. 8-10) in Beijing, China. The paper is published in the conference proceedings. They also made three presentations as follows at Jiaotong University, Shanghai: High-School Distance Education in a Canadian context; Learner-Centered E-Teaching; Designing Online Activities for Strengthening Students’ Second-Language Speaking Skills.
Dr. Amin Muhammad, professor of psychiatry, is the author of Cultural Competence is Not Optional, published in the October 2007 issue of Clinical Psychiatry News. The article encourages psychiatrists to become fully versed in cultural issues in order to help patients across the spectrum meet their mental health challenges.
Dr. Peter Pope, professor and head of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, has been elected to the Society of Antiquaries of London. Founded in 1707, it is the oldest organization of archaeologists and material culture specialists in the world. In September he presented several conference papers: Le tempo des pêches lointaines: vestiges des rythmes vernaculaires transatlantiques, at the 4e Congrès International d’Archéologie Médiévale et Moderne in Paris; 17th-Century West Country Households in Eastern North America: Permanent Fishing Plantations on Newfoundland’s English Shore, at the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology conference on West Country Households, Exeter; and Fisheries Science and Fisheries Regulation in the North Atlantic, 1640-1832: the Instructive Case of Newfoundland’s Petit Nord, at the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association conference on Science and Regulation in the Fishery, Bergen, Sept. 19, where he was re-elected secretary of NAFHA.