Atkinson highlights faculty research in annual celebration

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Above: Atkinson faculty gather to celebrate their colleagues’ 2004 research efforts

The Atkinson Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies hosted its annual Research Celebration on Feb. 2 with more than 50 faculty members attending to celebrate their research colleagues’ recent achievements.

Atkinson Dean Rhonda Lenton applauded the impressive volume and variety of research activity at Atkinson, represented by the more than 40 books and 125 articles published by Atkinson faculty that were on display.

Topics covered by articles on display ranged from palliative care (by Rose Steele, professor in the School of Nursing), human ocular motor control (by Martin Steinbach of Atkinson’s Department of Psychology) and pharmaceutical testing (by Joel Lexchin, School of Health Policy & Management) to corporate governance (by Richard Leblanc, School of Administrative Studies), philosophy of music (by Nikolas Kompridis, School of Analytic Studies & Information Technology) and an analysis of teacher sex-scandals (by Sheila Cavanagh, School of Social Sciences).

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Above: Some of the recently published titles by Atkinson researchers

Recently published books on display included Social Determinants of Health (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2004) by Dennis Raphael of the School of Health Policy & Management; the three-volume edited collection Women and Islam (Routledge, 2004) by Haideh Moghissi of the School of Women’s Studies; Sites of Violence: Women and Conflict Zones (University of California Press, 2004) by Wenona Giles of the School of Women’s Studies; Walking a Tightrope: Aboriginal People and Their Representations (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2004) by David McNab of the School of Arts & Letters; Enough to Keep Them Alive: Indian Welfare in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2004) by Hugh Shewell of the School of Social Work; and Pilgrims in Love (Inanna, 2004), a novel by Fran Beer of the School of Arts & Letters (see story in Jan. 26 issue of YFile).

Kym Bird of the School of Arts & Letters took the opportunity to thank Atkinson Faculty for the support that led to the completion of her research, represented by the recent publication of her book Redressing the Past: the politics of early English-Canadian women’s drama (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003).

More information on research activities at Atkinson can be found on the Atkinson Research Web site.

This article was submitted by Steven Hermans, research officer in the dean’s office at Atkinson.