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Vol 40  No 6
November 22, 2007



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Papers & Presentations

Dr. Jerome Delaney, Education, conducted a professional development day Nov. 9 titled Effective Teaching: From the Theoretical to the Practical with the faculty of Bishop’s College, St. John’s. The day involved two presentations: High School Students’ Perceptions of the Characteristics of Effective Teachers and High School Student Involvement in Formative Teacher Evaluation accompanied by small group discussion activities.

Dr. James P. Feehan, Economics, gave a presentation titled The New Equalization Formula and the Atlantic Accord as part of the plenary session of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association’s annual conference. The conference was hosted by St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, N.S., and held Oct. 12-14.

Dr. Robert Greenwood, director of the Harris Centre, gave the following presentations in September and October: Sept. 14, Governance for Regional Development Around the North Atlantic Rim: Opportunities from the Inside Out and the Outside In, an invited presentation to Energy from the Edge: Opportunities for Cooperation Around the North Atlantic Rim, hosted by Shetland Islands Council and organized in partnership with the North Atlantic Forum (NAF), North Atlantic Cooperation (NORA) and the International Society for the Study of Marginal Regions (ISSMR), Lerwick, Shetland Islands; Sept. 24, Rural Areas and Opportunities for Business Incubation, at the Canadian Association of Business Incubation, 16th Annual Conference, St. John’s; Sept. 26, moderator, Regional Preparedness Roundtable, HPI ’07 (Hydromet Participation Initiative) Conference and Exhibition, Placentia; Oct. 2, Rural and Regional Development Around the North Atlantic Rim: Opportunities for Collaboration, keynote speaker, sixth Circumpolar Agriculture Conference, Happy Valley-Goose Bay; Oct. 4, Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) – The Future of Rural Canada: Key Issues and Research Priorities, an invited presentation to Rural Team Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s; Oct. 11-13, Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation annual conference, Connecting Communities: Rural and Urban, Conference Chair, Vermilion, Alberta; Oct. 15, Rural and Regional Development Policy: Lessons from the Trenches, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Policy Capacity Secretariat, Guelph, Ontario; and Oct. 18, Harbour Authority Seminar 2007, Sign of the Times: Change and Challenge, keynote speaker and workshop moderator, Gander.

Mark Kennedy, a doctoral candidate in the Terry Fox Cancer Research Labs, Faculty of Medicine, received a travel award from the Public Health Agency of Canada to present an abstract titled Molecular Analyses of the Embryological Basis of Birth Defects for the 6th Canadian Congenital Anomalies Surveillance Network’s Scientific Meeting, which took place Nov. 18-20 in Ottawa. Mr. Kennedy also has an article in press in Developmental Biology titled Regulation of the Response to Nodal-mediated Mesoderm Induction by Xrel3.

Dr. Amin Muhammad, professor of psychiatry, is author of the article Going Home to Rebuild Hopes for a Career, published in DoctorPortal last month. He notes that in the U.K. policies, work permit requirements, educational overhaul and availability of local graduates have left many international medical graduates (many from Pakistan) with no choice but to leave Britain and pursue their careers in their home countries. In Pakistan, postgraduate training programs are only beginning to open up for these returning medical graduates.

Three members of the Classics department presented papers at the annual meeting of The Atlantic Classical Association in Halifax on Oct. 26-27. The presenters and their presentation titles: Dr. Brad Levett, Sophrosunê in Sophocles’ Antigone; Dr. Craig Maynes, Malesuada Otia: The Culture of Hunting in the Poetry of Late Antique Gaul; and Dr. Kathryn Simonsen, Theophrastus and History.


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