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Papers and Presentations

Dr. Sean Brosnan, Department of Biochemistry, recently gave invited lectures on New Insights into Creatine Synthesis and Function to Ajinomoto Inc., Tokyo, and to the Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He also gave Grand Rounds (Creatine and Brain Function) to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Science, University of Texas at Houston.

Mary Dalton, English, took part in a poetry panel discussion on Parliament Hill entitled Tradition and Innovation in the Arts. Other panellists were Tim Lilburn, Don McKay and Nicole Brossard. The April event, sponsored by the Library of Parliament and the Poet Laureate to celebrate National Poetry Month, was followed by an evening reading featuring the poets. Later in April Dalton read recent work and gave poetry workshops at the Northrop Frye Literary Festival in Moncton, N.B.

Dr. Dale Kirby and Dr. Dennis Sharpe, Faculty of Education, presented a paper titled Participating and Persisting: An Exploration of Factors Influencing Rural Students' Transition to Post-Secondary Education at Neither A Moment Nor A Mind To Waste, an international conference on widening access to post-secondary education organized by the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation and the European Access Network, held in Toronto, April 6-8, 2008.

Dr. James Rourke, dean of medicine, and Dr. Leslie Rourke, a member of the Discipline of Family Medicine, made a plenary presentation titled Medical Marriages at the16th annual Rural and Remote Medicine conference of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada held April 17-19 in Halifax, N.S. Dr. James Rourke also gave presentations at the annual conference of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network, held March 28-30 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He gave the opening international keynote address titled Working Together, Doing it Better; Considerations for an Optimum Rural Health Workforce. He also made a presentation on increasing the number of physicians in rural practice. While in New Zealand, Dr. Rourke took the opportunity to visit medical schools at Christchurch and Dunedin and meet with rural physicians in practice. While visiting the University of Otago in Dunedin, he gave a presentation titled How do Medical Schools Contribute to their Regions? Ten Questions with a Case Study.