From the Archive: INSIGHT-FELL Newsletter, March 2018.

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This edition of the INSIGHT-FELL Newsletter was originally published in March 2018. The most recent edition of the Newsletter (November 2018) can be found here. You can also subscribe to get email updates by emailing us at research@grenfell.mun.ca and stating you would like to subscribe.

Welcome to the first issue of INSIGHT-FELL (March 2018), which highlights the exciting, dynamic, multi-disciplinary research of Grenfell Campus’s students and faculty. An initiative of the Associate Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies’ office, the newsletter will focus on our individual and group research projects, and will provide opportunities to share information and connect with each other. This INSIGHT-FELL issue below, which covers research from summer and fall 2017.

You can also find lots of exciting articles, podcasts, and videos on INSIGHT-BLOG, which highlights the exciting, dynamic, and multi-disciplinary research of Grenfell Campus’ students, staff, and faculty between issues of our research newsletter.

Message from Dr. Kelly Vodden, associate vice-president research and graduate studies

It is always a pleasure to learn about the research happening right here at Grenfell, and I have the honour of being able to do so every day. So much is happening at this campus, and our team here at the Office of the AVP Research and Graduate Studies wants to make sure we help to share news about your projects and accomplishments across Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond. We want to provide a space through this newsletter that will help connect people with common research-related interests, both on and off-campus to help build further on this amazing work.

The newsletter will also provide a vehicle for the Office of Research and Graduate Studies to share some of our own initiatives.  One important recent development is that Grenfell’s Research and Engagement offices have moved their primary locations to the fourth floor of the Forestry building, bringing team members together to facilitate our collective efforts to foster research and collaboration at Grenfell. While Jennifer Butler Wight, Peter Davis and Jody McDonald have all moved to the Forestry Centre, Lan Ma remains in her office in AS320 and is available there to answer your questions or direct you to those who can.

I would like to introduce and thank my fellow members of the Grenfell Campus Research Committee,  Prof. Roy Hansen-Robitschek (School of Fine Arts), Dr. Brett Holfeld (School of Arts and Social Science), Dr. Mumtaz Cheema (School of Science and the Environment), Prof.  Jennifer Noseworthy (Western Regional School of Nursing), and Louise McGillis (Ferriss Hodgett Library). The committee’s work includes the provision of support and advice to Research and Graduate Studies Office regarding strategic planning and planning of events, developing procedures and application review for the Vice-President’s (Grenfell Campus) Research Fund, and serving as a liaison between the member representatives’ schools, Library Council and our office.

Many thanks are also due to Dr. Daniel Nadolny and Dr. Robert Bailey for their work to organize Grenfell’s Friday FLIRT talks as well as to all of the presenters who have contributed over the fall and winter semesters thus far. The talks provide an important opportunity for students and faculty to share the excellent research happening on our campus and valuable opportunities for research-related discussions.

Additionally, thank you to the members of the Graduate Studies Working Group who have begun to meet to share experiences and discuss ways to enhance graduate programming on campus. Current members include: Dr. Mumtaz Cheema (boreal ecosystem and agricultural sciences), Dr. Gerard Curtis (masters of fine arts ), Prof. Lynn Kendall (masters of management, proposed), Dr. Robert Scott (masters of applied geomatics, proposed), Prof. Stephen Decker (master of arts in environmental policy – MAEP), Dr. Gabriela Sabau (PhD in sustainability science, proposed) and Nadia Simmons, with others to be added. The Graduate Studies office is working hard to offer orientation opportunities and programs for our graduate students, with 56 masters students in Grenfell-based programs along with others from other campuses and institutions. We also currently have approximately nine PhD students and seven post doctoral fellows on campus. Exciting new developments continue in graduate studies. The MFA Program has just been approved to go to Senate for final approval and proposals for the masters of applied geomatics, masters of management, and PhD in sustainability science are well underway. Stay tuned for more on our collective progress on this front!

We are working as an office to pursue the research goals of Vision 2020, which include the growth of graduate programs and of our scholarly activities. One of the ways we seek to do this is by ensuring information sessions and professional development opportunities offered on the St. John’s Campus are made available here through videoconferencing. Additionally, we offer our own information sessions on a variety of topics. Since the 2017-2018 academic year began, we have offered sessions covering topics such as NSERC Strategic Partnership grants; large scale funding opportunities; and measuring research impacts. We also celebrated the works of our faculty with a book publishing event. We are pleased to have a number of additional events planned for the coming months. We encourage you to join us for the following: Grants Crafting with Jennifer Butler Wight on March 2, Research Finance with Lan Ma coming up in mid-March, as well as a SSHRC roundtable discussion (March 27th). We also look forward to seeing you at the annual Novakowski Symposium Friday, April 6th, 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you have suggestions for future events please contact Jennifer Butler Wight at jbutler@grenfell.mun.ca.

We hope this newsletter helps make connections, and provides insights, into the vibrant research landscape at Grenfell Campus. Please do not hesitate to contact the office or your school representatives on the Research or Graduate Studies Committees with your ideas or feedback, and continue to let us know about your inspiring research activities and accomplishments so that we can share them with others!

Sincerely

Kelly Vodden

Associate Vice-President (Grenfell Campus) Research and Graduate Studies

SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS

Offering programs in theatre and visual arts, and courses in Visual Culture/Art History, the School of Fine Arts is a cornerstone of artistic life and cutting-edge research, scholarly and creative activity in Newfoundland and Labrador, and has built a name for itself both nationally and internationally.

  • New artist in residence program fostering relationship between art and science was launched last summer. The artist-in-residence program at the Boreal Ecosystem Research Initiative (BERI) extends art work beyond the traditional ‘classroom’ borders to spaces such as science labs. Ashley Hemmings, a third- year visual arts student from Conception Bay South was the first to intern from May to June 2017. Ashley Hemmings under the supervision of Prof. Barb Hunt (visual arts instructor), and Dr. Raymond Thomas (researcher with the BERI labs) observed and collaborated with researchers in labs and in the field to create a body of artwork based on her experience. The program, which is an inter-disciplinary collaboration, is aimed at bridging the gap between arts and science.

 

  • Prof. Renate Pohl (Theatre) in June 2017 attended hologram workshops at the University of Toronto and Holocenter in New York (an organization that promotes and develops holographic artwork), and created a number of reflection and transmission holograms, including a rainbow transmission hologram from a digital set design model. This led to the creation of Reflection/Transmission, an interactive lighting and set installation for the Nuit 150+ Festival in Corner Brook, which was a partial comparative study of theatrical-style “pepper’s ghost” holograms. Between July and October 2017, Prof. Pohl also worked on the pre-production of the third iteration of the set, props and lighting design for the provincial tour of Dedication, which opened at the LSPU Hall in St. John’s, and toured Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Culture Centres during the month of November 2017.

 

  • Professor Heather Leier (Visual Arts) has been investigating the perception of the constructed life-phase of young womanhood. This is evident in her recent creative research, which involves developing print media that draws attention to subtle gestures that she performs and active objects that reference her experience negotiating space as someone who endures with sexual violence. Curated by visual arts assistant professor D’Arcy Wilson, Ms. Leier’s project Avert was exhibited as part of the annual festival Art in the Open in Charlottetown. The piece offered a subtle reflection on the ways that one can negotiate spaces in avoidance of unwarranted interactions by dipping behind plants, making themselves small, or positioning keys between their fingers. In line with this, Ms. Leier has also been collaborating with San Francisco based artist, Meghan Pohlod to curate a print portfolio entitled Woman, Memory, and Psychological Scapes. This portfolio, which includes prints form 15 artists across North America, is currently being exhibited at the University of Anchorage Alaska Kimora Gallery before travelling to Las Vegas, Nevada to be exhibited at the Southern Graphics Council International Conference in April 2018.

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

Driving curiosity and applied research in Newfoundland and Labrador the School of Arts and Social Science offers numerous programs in humanities, social/cultural studies, historical studies, English, business and psychology.

  • Dr. Roselyne Okech (Tourism) is conducting research to investigate the socio-economic effects of the fisheries industry on local fishing communities in Kisumu in Kenya. She presented a paper on this research, entitled Promoting Recreational Fishing Tourism in Kisumu: Lessons from Newfoundland, at the ATLAS Conference in Kenya in June 2017. The paper explores the extent to which recreational fishing tourism could be developed and promoted in Kisumu using some key lessons from the already developed angling industry in Newfoundland.

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  • Dr. Anming Wu (Business) conducted an analysis of the effects of product market competition on firm value and its two components—assets in place and growth options—in the framework of real options. The analysis showed that growth options are more sensitive to competition than assets in place so that their weight in firm value shrinks as competition intensifies. Further the research showed that competition weakens the sensitivity of firm value to underlying volatility. He attended the FMA 2017 Annual Conference in Boston, USA in October 2017, and presented a paper on the research entitled Real Options, Firm Value, and Product Market Competition: A Model-Based Analysis.

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  • Students in Hist 4480 (Oral History) taught by Dr. Rainer Baehre, conducted interviews on the Northern Peninsula in the Parson’s Pond and Portland Creek area along with other forms of research, and compiled over 300 pages of transcripts and multiple research papers looking at traditional land use. This class project provided otherwise unexplored insights into habitation on the Northern Peninsula, prior to the development of roads to the area in the 1950s, and sheds light on the sustainable subsistence economies that existed and then continue to be practiced. Specifically, this research looked at annual cycles of land use such as fishing, hunting, and foraging in relation to individual community histories, and how these practices overlap with Mi’kmaq land use on the west coast.  Each student looked at a different historical theme, discussed their methods and findings with the rest of the class, and then prepared papers which analyzed the impact of technology, government relations, changing climate, and changing industries in the latter half of the 20th century, as well as what options there might be for the future regeneration of the region considering the declining pulp and paper industry, fishing, and depopulation. The final transcripts and research papers will be shared with the interviewees, and their communities, and are to be deposited in local archives.

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SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Bringing graduate and undergraduate students and researchers together from the natural and social sciences, the School of Science & the Environment offers programs in environmental policy, boreal ecosystems and agricultural sciences, computational mathematics, environmental science, general science, physics, environmental studies, and sustainable resource management.

  • Dr. Paul Foley (Environmental policy) was a visiting fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Centre for International Governance/University of Waterloo/Wilfred Laurier University, during May-July, 2017. His work focused on research and writing connected to a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, Navigating the Foggy Seas of Sustainability Certification, for which he was principal investigator. As this work focuses on international fisheries and seafood certification, the Balsillie School provided an ideal location to engage scholars of international governance. During his time as visiting fellow, Dr. Foley gave a talk titled, Explaining transnational sustainability governance proliferation and competition: Insights from the seafood sector.

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  • Dr. Raymond Thomas (Environmental Science – BEAS) is working with Natura Soap Company a small-scale soap-making company in Corner Brook. The company, which specializes in soap making using only natural ingredients, is faced with the challenge of finding a replacement for chemical preservatives with natural antioxidants. Thomas is collaborating with Dr. Peter Stewart, Dr. Dwayne Keough, and Crystal Rose on a study to test the use of natural antioxidants from local wild berries to improve the shelf life and sensory qualities of locally made natural soaps.

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  • Dr. Erin Fraser (Environmental Science – Biology) is working with Drs. Tom Knight and Darroch Whitaker (Parks Canada) and Grenfell Campus BEAS MSc student Darrian Washinger to investigate bat populations in Gros Morne National Park. It is particularly important to understand bat population dynamics in Newfoundland, as many mainland bat populations have been decimated by white-nose syndromea non-native fungal pathogen. White-nose syndrome has not yet been recorded on Newfoundland which is now an important refugium for two endangered bat species in eastern North America. The research group is particularly interested in understanding the impacts of forest conversion by hyperabundant moose in Gros Morne National Park on local bat activity. They are using specialized recording equipment (“bat detectors”) to record the high-frequency echolocation calls of local bats.

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  • Environmental policy graduate students attended the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference 2017,Different by Design – Exploring Innovation for Rural Prosperity held in Nelson, BC from September 20th – 23rd, 2017 with funding from Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC). Oral presentations were made by Brennan Lowery on The Use of Sustainability Indicators in Governance Decision Making, and Abdul-Rahim Abdulai on Community-Based Food Security Interventions and their Manifestations in Newfoundland and Labrador and Leanna Butters was a key panelist and organizer of a two-part panel discussion on Dependency at a Distance: Implications of Workforce Mobility for Community Resilience, which highlighted issues around Employment-Related Geographical Mobility. Poster presentations were also made by Vincent Chireh, Mohammed Nazrul Islam and Ayotunde Omosule on their respective research topics. Dr. Kelly Vodden and Dr. Jacqueline Walsh also presented at the conference.

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WESTERN REGIONAL SCHOOL OF NURSING

Graduating more than 1,800 nurses since its first graduating class, the Western Regional School of Nursing has become a vital center for health care in Newfoundland and Labrador, fostering both new talent and research.

  • Students in a community placement (with faculty member Prof. Trudy Read) at a local personal care home created individualized calendars for residents diagnosed with dementia who were living in the home. Students Jessica White and Aimée Philpott then published an article about their project Where Am I and What Day is it Again? A special project for residents living with Dementia in a Personal Care Home in ARNNL Access (September 2017, page 17). These calendars used reminders of place, time, and season in conjunction with visual memory cues and specific communication tips for a related staff calendar. The use of these methods, in the format of custom calendars, is otherwise not commonly reported on, or researched, in current literature on dementia.

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  • Children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in western Newfoundand are eligible to receive early intervention services through an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Intervention program through Western HealthResearchers Karen Tulk, Prof. Peggy Hancock, Sherry Hynes, Jo-Ann Brenton, and Kelli O’Brien secured a Patient Orientated Research grant from NL Support to implement the use of telehealth (via telecommunication) in various stages of ABA program delivery. Thus far, telehealth has been implemented for the delivery of three-day family ABA training. Using telehealth, families have received education from up to five peripheral sites throughout the region instead of having to travel to Corner Brook or another host community for three days. Preliminary results indicate that families experience benefits as a result of being able to access training closer to home. The researchers are currently in the early stages of implementing phases two and three of the project.

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  • In a nursing school, professionalism is expected and confidentiality and privacy of client information is required. Prof. Alexia Barnable, Prof. Glenda Cunning, and Mariel Parcon have published a study entitled Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Confidentiality, Accountability and E-Professionalism in Relation to Facebook. The impetus for this study came from a heightened focus in the media about the inappropriate use of Facebook by students and graduates in professional schools. Any blurring of lines between personal and professional lives on social media would put students at risk of disciplinary action and jeopardize employment opportunities. While there were some guidelines for nursing students about social media this study focused on generating a better understanding of nursing students’ attitudes and perceptions about Facebook to develop appropriate education around this issue.  

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  • WRSON Nurse Educators Prof. Trudy Read and Prof. Pam Moores conducted a study with H. LeDrew and M. Hogan O’Reganon The experience of mothers in rural Newfoundland and Labrador whose partners work away from home. New mothers adapting to family situations where their partners are working away from home, and resulting changes in parenting roles, are particularly affected by employment related mobility (ERM). This research used a hermeneutic phenomenology approach to explore the experiences of these mothers, conducting semi-structed interviews with participants. Two research team members are being funded to attend a Families, Work and Mobility symposium at UPEI in May.

FERRISS HODGETT LIBRARY

The Ferriss Hodgett Library of Grenfell Campus has a number of exciting research projects in progress.

  • Crystal Rose and Heather Strickland were instrumental in implementing a new online course resource system. The library came on as an early adopter of the software when only six universities world-wide were using it. They led the implementation not only for Grenfell Campus, but were leads in the university library-wide implementation and have presented subsequently on how this new system can enhance learning by providing more direct access to reading material for students and facilitate resource list building for faculty. Crystal and Heather were invited to present at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in January of 2018 for their work implementing the new system and Louise McGillis has been invited to participate in a panel to discuss this work at the International Group of Ex-Libris Users Conference in Prague in August 2018.

 

  • Louise McGillis and Crystal Rose are researching the ways in which fake news is created, disseminated, and how individuals find and evaluate news.  Ms. McGillis was invited to present at the Queen Elizabeth II Library speaker series Check it Out to speak on the topic in September 2017. Ms. Rose will be presenting on this topic at theInternational Society for Contemporary Legend Researchin Brussels in May of 2018.

 

  • The Ferriss Hodgett Library is partnering with Dr. Veronica Hutchings in Counselling and Psychological Services to provide self-help material to students at point of need. Since moving the print collection from the library to the Counselling Offices, Hutchings has been able to consult with the students directly and provide immediate access to relevant reading material. Early evaluation indicates the use of the collection has increased dramatically and is ongoing to identify additional ways of providing support to students.  Louise McGillis was invited to present at the Associate University Librarians Canada Day 2017 on the library’s wellness initiatives in Toronto on October 16th.

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OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES

Grenfell Campus’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies is currently undertaking a number of exciting new projects to foster research and research collaborations on campus and beyond.

  • The Fast Track to Research project, funded by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the provincial Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (TCII), aims to support stronger relationships between Grenfell researchers, community and industry partners, with a focus on western Newfoundland. Grenfell’s strengths in fine arts, forestry, business, environmental science, and agriculture are key areas of focus for this project with internal and external meetings and interviews taking place to assess Grenfell’s capacity, better understand regional needs and how connections between Grenfell researchers and community and industry partners might be strengthened, and to actively pair partners and researchers with each other.
  • The research office of Grenfell Campus is continuing work towards developing a research center to focus on aging in Newfoundland and Labrador, a province that has a rapidly aging population. This center will promote and support research in areas of priority concern in the province with respect to aging, providing a place for researchers, graduate students, clinicians and other practitioners to gain knowledge and develop expertise. It will also link researchers across campuses and provincially with other jurisdictions and will seek to attract funding from the public and private sectors.
  • The Forest Ecosystems Research Cooperative (FERC) is a collaborative initiative of the Grenfell Campus Office of Research, the Canadian Forest Service and the provincial Forestry and Agrifoods Agency. FERC’s goals are to work with researchers and partners to conduct and foster research on forest ecosystems and management, sector innovation, and related public policy. Additional goals are to develop opportunities for multi-level education and provide technical assistance for agencies and other affiliated groups.
  • Grenfell Campus Offices of Research and Engagement are working with Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited and a team of researchers to study the potential for utilization of “waste” products generated by the mill, including agricultural applications, to generate cost savings and new revenue streams. Together with College of the North Atlantic these partners are also working to develop a new applied research, innovation, and training centre that would work with community, business, and government to foster a culture of innovation and grow the knowledge economy in the western region. Seeding start-ups, encouraging community collaboration and innovation aimed at industry solutions, are all objectives of this proposed centre.
  • The Harris Center, Labrador Institute, and the Grenfell Campus Offices of Research and Engagement are collaborating on a project entitled Sustainable Northern Coastal Communities (or SNCC). SNCC aims to coordinate research, engagement, and teaching activities and provide sustainable solutions to challenges in Northern regions, with pilot areas in Southern Labrador and the Great Northern Peninsula. The project also provides funding for research projects, with three projects approved for funding so far, two of which are led by Grenfell-affiliated researchers Dr. Jose Lam and Dr. Greg Wood.

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On behalf of VP Dr. Jeff Keshen, the Research Office and Research Committee we offer our congratulations to the followingrecipients of the 2017/18 VP (Grenfell) Research Fund:

  • Dr. Bonnie White, The society for the Overseas Settlement of British Women
  • Professor Cameron Forbes, Examining Constructed Space through Painting and Drawing: The Seaway Inn
  • Dr. Carol King, Monarchy and Power in Ancient Macedonia
  • Dr. Christine Campbell, Influence of pH on Species Occurrence and Survival of Juvenile Stages of Invasive Mink Frog & Green Frog in Insular Newfoundland
  • Crystal Rose and Dr. John Bodner, Bowater Oral History Collection Analysis
  • Dr. Erin Fraser, Investigation of Scavenging Rates Following Bird-window Collisions in Western Newfoundland
  • Professor D’Arcy Wilson, Felia
  • Dr. Dmitry Sveshnikov, Microbiotic Interactions of Eastern White Pine at its Northern Distribution Limit
  • Dr. John Bodner, Occupational Folklife of Small Scale Marijuana Markets in a BC Village
  • Professor Marc Losier, Narratives of Loss
  • Dr. Morteza Haghiri, Public Awareness on the Use of Biphenol A in the Food Industry: The case of food safety in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Dr. Roza Tchoukaleyska and Dr. Benjamin Zendel, Sounding out Place: an interdisciplinary understanding of wellbeing in Western Newfoundland
  • Dr. Shoshannah Ganz, Japanese and Canadian Literature and Sites of Industry and Tourism
  • Dr. Svetlana Barkanova and Dr. Aleksandrs Aleksejevs, Spark Chamber in Action – Observing Cosmic Rays in Real Time

 

Conference Paper Presentations, Exhibitions, and Publications

Summer/Fall 2017

Please note that these are not exhaustive lists. Have a conference paper, exhibition, or publication from Fall/Summer 2017 you would like listed here? Please contact us at research@grenfell.mun.ca

We are constantly updating and looking for more entries for these lists!

Conference papers from the Ferriss Hodgett Library

McGillis, L. “Learn the facts about fake news.” Check it Out Speaker Series, QEII Library, MUN, St. John’s, Sept. 16, 2017.

McGillis, L. “Collaborating with campus counsellors to build a self-help collection for students.” Associate University Librarian Day, University of Toronto, Oct. 17 , 2017.

 Conference papers from the Western Regional School of Nursing

Read, T., Lamswood, J., Coulbourne, P., and Moores P. – “Teaching Nursing Students to be Communicative and Collaborative (Creatively): Moving from ‘Talking the Talk’ to ‘Walking the Walk!'” Poster presentation at ARCASN annual conference, Atlantic Regional Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Moncton, NB, June, 2017.

Lamswood, J., and Read, T. – “Talking the talk: Teaching Therapeutic Communication and Relationship Building to Nursing Students.”Oral presentation at Come Join the conversation Symposium – A Pecha Kucha presentation at Grenfell Campus Creative Classrooms Session, Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook, NL, March 22, 2017.

Lamswood, J., and Colbourne, P. – “A New Model of Mental Health Clinical Learning: An Undergraduate BN Student Evaluation.” Oral presentation at ARCASN annual conference. Atlantic Regional Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Moncton, NB, June 9th, 2017.

WRSON also participated in the Healers of Tomorrow event held at Grenfell (August 2017). During this event, participants spent time at the School of Nursing engaging in simulation and other learning opportunities. Seven faculty and seven students coordinated and delivered all the activities associated with the event.

Publications from the Western Regional School of Nursing

Pittman, D. et. al. (October 2017). An equitable, sustainable food system vision for Newfoundland and Labrador. Asking the Big Questions: Reflection on a Sustainable Post Oil-Dependent Newfoundland and Labrador, Royal Society Atlantic and Memorial University, 8-16.

Conference papers from the School of Science & Environment

Tchoukaleyska, R. – Constructing sensory boundaries. Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers, London, UK, August, 2017.

Tchoukaleyska, R. – Grenfell’s City Studio program: adapting urban experiential learning courses to a smaller city. Small and Adaptive Cities 2017: Sustainable Futures on the Urban Periphery, St John’s, NL, September, 2017.

Vodden, K. – Dependency at a Distance: Implications of Workforce Mobility for Community Resilience. Panelist and organizer of a two-part panel discussion, Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) conference, Nelson, BC. September 22, 2017.

Publications from the School of Science & Environment

Fraser, E.E., Brooks, D., and Longstaffe, F.J. (2017). Stable isotope investigation of the migratory behavior of silver-haired bats (Lasionycteris noctivagans) in eastern North America. Journal of Mammalogy, (98(5)), 1225-1235.

Hager, S.B., Cosentino, B.J., Aguilar-Gomez, M.A., Anderson, M.L., Bakermans, M., Boves, T. J., Brandes, … Fraser, E.E., et al. (August 2017). Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America. Biological Conservation, 212, 209-215.

Fraser, E.E., Morse, K., Hannon, N.P., Olsen, K.C., Forder, J., and Dimitrov, N. (2017). Western Guide to Working with Teaching Assistants. University of Western Ontario Teaching Support Centre, part of the Teaching Support Centre Purple Guides series.

Piercey-Normore, M. D., & Athukorala, S. (May 2017). Interface between fungi and green algae in lichen associations. Botany, (ja).

Liu, C., Felts, A. C., Takahashi, D., Kinden, W. S., & Abboud, K. A. (2017). Crystal structure of aqua-trans-bis (dimethyl sulfoxide-κO) (pyridine-2, 6-dicarboxylato-κ3O2, N, O6) nickel (II). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications, 73(5), 777-779.

Chuenpagdee, R., Olson, K., Bishop, D., Brauer, M., Kereži, V., Plaan, J., … & Sabau, G. (June 2017). The Step Zero for Implementing the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. In the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines (pp. 495-517). Springer International Publishing.

Amarasingha, R. P. R. K., Suriyagoda, L. D. B., Marambe, B., Rathnayake, W. M. U. K., Gaydon, D. S., Galagedara, L. W., … & Howden, M. (May 2017). Improving water productivity in moisture-limited rice-based cropping systems through incorporation of maize and mungbean: A modelling approach. Agricultural Water Management, 189, 111-122.

Altdorff, D., Galagedara, L., & Unc, A. (August 2017). Impact of projected land conversion on water balance of boreal soils in western Newfoundland. Journal of Water and Climate Change, jwc2017016.

Sabau, G. (June 2017). Costa Rica: A Champion of the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines. In the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines (pp. 355-378). Springer International Publishing.

Sircom, J. (August 2017). The contribution of epigean insects to commercial cranberry pollination. Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society, 13.

Savic, I., & Shirkey, Z. C. (2017). Uncertainty, Threat, and International Security: Implications for Southeast Asia. Taylor & Francis.

Butters, L., Eledi, S., Okusepi, O., and Vodden, K. (2017). Engaging the Past to Create a New Future: A comparative study of heritage-driven community development initiatives in the Great Northern Peninsula. Journal of Rural and Community Development, Special issue 12 (3).

Eledi, S., Minnes, S., and Vodden, K. (June 2017). Source Water Protection in Rural Newfoundland and Labrador: Limitations and Promising Actions. Water, 9(560).

Carter, K. and, Vodden, K. (2017). Applicability of Territorial Innovation Models to peripheral regions: Lessons from the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 12(2), 1-19.

Conference papers from the School of Arts & Social Sciences

Beardsworth, A. – “The Neoliberal Muse: Self-invention and Invented Selves in Joel Thomas Hynes and Michael Winter”. The 10th Thomas Raddall Symposium: Thoughts from the Eastern Edge: A Symposium in Celebration of Dr. Herb Wyile (1961-2016), Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, July 6th– 8th, 2017.

Buckle, J. L., & Corbin Dwyer, S. – “Exploring the role of tattooing in processing and memorializing loss”. (Poster Presentation). The Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON, June 7th– 9th, 2017.

Buckle, J. L. – “The importance and challenge of conducting rigorous health research into arts-based interventions: A long-term care individualized music intervention study”. The Liminus Health Day Conference, Woody Point, NL, June 2017

Ganz, S. – “Exploitation or Unemployment: Atlantic Literary Explorations of the Mining Industry.” The 10th Thomas Raddall Symposium: Thoughts from the Eastern Edge: A Symposium in Celebration of Dr. Herb Wyile (1961-2016), Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, July 5th-7th, 2017.

McKenzie, S. – “Challenging Canons: Researching and Promoting the Work of Jamaican-Canadian Author Pamela Mordecai.” Epistemological Canons in Language, Literature and Cultural Studies. The 26th Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English. University of Gdańsk, Poland, June 22nd – 24th, 2017.

McKenzie, S. – “Death, Rebirth and Considerations of the “Indigenous” in Kathleen Winter’s Annabel.” Birth, Death, and Rebirth: (Re‐)Generation as Text. The 19th Annual International Conference of the English Department of the University of Bucharest, Romania, June 8th– 10th, 2017.

Okech, R. – “Promoting Recreational Fishing Tourism in Kisumu: Lessons from Newfoundland”. 10th Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS) African Conference on Africa’s Tourism and Travel Competitiveness: Opportunities and Challenges, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, June 7th – 9th, 2017.

Pike, H. – “Magic for Marigold: Imaginary Friends, Memory, and Imagined Childhood” International Research Society for Children’s Literature Congress, York University, Toronto, ON, July 29th– August 2nd, 2017.

Walsh, J. – “Mapping the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in a Peripheral Region of Newfoundland and Labrador”, The 2017 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference, Nelson, BC, September 20th – 23rd, 2017.

Kelly, W. – “Removing criminal responsibility from mentally ill offenders: Factors influencing public attitudes”. (Poster Presentation). The Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON, June 7th– 9th, 2017.

Publications from the School of Arts & Social Sciences

King, C. J. (2017). King and Court in Ancient Macedonia. Rivalry, Treason and Conspiracy by Elizabeth Carney. Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada, 1014(2), 323-327.

Exhibitions and conference papers from the School of Fine Arts

Wilson, D. – The Memorialist: keynote address (Exhibition). Flotilla (The 2017 Biennial Gathering of Artist Run Centre’s), Charlottetown, PEI,  September 2017.

Losier, M. – Échange (Exchange)/Post(e) (Exhibition). Nuit 150+ Festival, Corner Brook, Corner Brook Museum & Archives, NL , September 2017.

Losier, M. – Échange (Exchange)/Post(e) – Halifax (Exhibition). Art Bar/Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS Curated by Melanie Colosimo, June 2017.

Losier, M. – Artist Talk, Art Bar + Projects. Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD, June 20, 2017.

Forbes, C. – Canada’s Rectangle (Exhibition). Neutral Ground, Regina, SK group, 2017.

Forbes, C. – Shifting Glance (Exhibition). Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK, two person, 2017.

Forbes, C. – Emma Lake Archive (Exhibition). Storefront- bldgstudio, Saskatoon SK, two person, 2017.

Hunt, B. – Cloud (artwork) was in the first Canadian Craft Biennial at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Attendance of a two-day Craft Symposium in conjunction with this show.

Publications from the School of Fine Arts

Atkinson, M. (2017). Visions of ‘Blighty’:  Fairies, War and Fragile Spaces,” Journal of Research on

Children’s Literature and Culture:  Libri & Liberi, 6 (1), 39-62.

Forbes, C. (2017). Through the Looking Glass: Seven Reflections on the Maritime Plaza Hotel. Matthew-Robin Nye. AC3, Architecture Concordia: Montreal QC.

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