Source: St. Mary's University
SMU In the News
October 10, 2006
Dr. J. Colin
Dodds, President of Saint Mary’s, was quoted in The Halifax Chronicle Herald
where he spoke about the $300,000.00 in funding from NSERC (Natural Science
and Engineering Research Council) to science researchers at Saint Mary’s.
Dr. Dodds also appeared in The Halifax Daily News and on CBC TV News (Canada
Now), CBC Radio (Mainstreet and Information Morning — Halifax), SUN FM Radio
(Halifax) and CHCH AM Radio (Halifax) talking about the launch of the
University’s Hearts & Minds Capital Campaign. Dr. Dodds was also interviewed
by CBC Radio (Mainstreet — Halifax) last month about the idea of
universities in the province merging/sharing services.
Dr. David Wicks, Dean of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s, was
featured in The Halifax Daily News. The story focused on the goals he has as
the new Dean at one of Canada’s leading business schools. Dr. Wicks was also
interviewed by the National Post/Financial Post regarding the value MBA
degrees have in the corporate world. Last month, the Nova Scotia Business
Journal (NSBJ) and Business Voice Magazine both ran stories reporting that
Dr. Wicks is now the new Dean of Commerce at Saint Mary’s. Additionally, the
NSBJ ran a story on how well the Sobey School of Business placed in the
annual Corporate Knights Magazine Rankings of Business Schools in Canada and
this widely read publication provided quotes from Dr. Wicks and ran a
picture of him alongside its story.
Dr. Jim Cameron, Psychology Department, landed on the front page of the
National Post — a publication that reported on his research study which
probed the personality traits of NHL goalies.
Dr. Jamal Badawi, Professor Emeritus of Management/Religious Studies
Departments, appeared in The Associated Press (AP), The Boston Globe, and
The Halifax Chronicle-Herald talking about Islam culture and religion.
The Halifax Daily News used the expertise of Dr. Paul Erickson, Anthropology
Department, in an article that reported on how the Rolling Stones have lured
in many die-hard fans since forming in early 1960’s.
Dr. Tanya Peckmann, Anthropology Department, was interviewed by CBC French
Radio about her research involving 3-D facial reconstruction. Here Magazine
(New Brunswick) made Dr. Peckmann and her summer graduate student, Shawna
Peterson (University of Strathclyde), its cover story. The provincial
magazine reported how both spent the past summer testing a new electronic
device — EM-38B (owned by Mp_Sparc at Saint Mary's) — in order to see if it
can detect the presence of human remains buried in shallow clandestine
Dr. David Perrier, Sociology/Criminology Department, is currently working
with other researchers in Halifax on a project that explores youth gambling.
His research team recently received $75,000.00 from the Nova Scotia Gaming
Corporation in order to carry out this research, and this news landed in a
number of newspapers which included The Canadian Press (CP), The North Bay
Nugget, The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, The Halifax Chronicle-Herald, The
Halifax Daily News, The Truro Daily News, The Moncton Times and Transcript,
and The Cape Breton Post. Global TV New, and CTV News both reported on this
story as well.
The Halifax Daily News ran a feature story of the new book written by
MacDonald Ighodaro, Criminology/Sociology Department, entitled, Living the
Experience (Fernwood, 2006).
Dr. Kevin Kelloway, Psychology Department and Management Department, was
busy with the media last month as he provided his expertise on why
government employees typically do not take lunches. Media outlets that
utilized his expertise included The Canadian Press (CP), The Halifax Daily
News, The Halifax Chronicle-Herald, CTV News, CBC TV (Canada Now), The North
Bay Nugget, The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, The Edmonton Journal and The
The Halifax Chronicle-Herald highlighted the news of Dr. Terry Wagar,
Management Department, winning the 2006 President’s Award from the Personnel
Management Association of Canada (IPMA-Canada).
Dr. John Chamard, Marketing Department, appeared on Global TV News a number
of times last month talking about Sunday shopping in Nova Scotia.
Dr. Leonard Preyra, Political Science Department, has been busy with the
media addressing a number of issues in politics. As the Halifax-Citadel MLA,
he has been speaking about access to education, healthcare, and the
political system to a number of media outlets which included The Canadian
Press (CP), The Halifax Daily News, The Halifax Chronicle-Herald, the Cape
Breton Post, CTV News, CBC Radio (Halifax), and CBC TV (Canada Now).
Dr. Jonathon Fowler, Anthropology Department, was interviewed by CBC’s Land
and Sea about his dig that he and his students conducted this past summer at
Grand Pre. The documentary is expected to air sometime in the winter.
Dr. Chris MacDonald, Philosophy Department, was highlighted in The Halifax
Chronicle-Herald about a recent talk he gave at Saint Mary’s — Opening Doors
Sessions as part of Homecoming Weekend — about business ethics.
Dr. Brian Bartlett, English Department, was highlighted by The Halifax Daily
News for being the multiple winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize.
Dr. David Sable, Religious Studies Department, and Martin Rutte, Chair of
the Board of the Centre for Spirituality and the Workplace at Saint Mary’s,
were interviewed live on CJCH Radio (Halifax). Both spoke about the
uniqueness and importance of spirituality in the workplace. Rutte also
appeared in a National Post story where he was quoted at length about the
Centre at SMU.
Dr. Greg MacKinnon, Finance, Information Systems & Management Science
Department, appeared in The Edmonton Journal, The Calgary Herald, The
Vancouver Sun, and The Halifax Daily News talking about Clearwater’s Income
Dr. Judy Haiven, Management Department, appeared on CBC Radio (Information
Morning — Halifax) talking about the meaning of Labour Day. Dr. Haiven also
wrote a lengthy editorial piece in The Halifax Chronicle-Herald about how
the Province of Nova Scotia is regressing treatment of its poor.
Dr. David Turner, Astronomy and Physics Department, spoke to The Halifax
Chronicle-Herald about the planet Pluto.
Robin Metcalfe, Curator of the University’s Art Gallery, was featured in a
front page story of The Halifax Chronicle-Herald. The newspaper ran a
lengthy story on him before the Rolling Stones concert (Sept. 23). The paper
underscored how Metcalfe and his friends were geared up to watch the
legendary rock band from his balcony that overlooks the Halifax Commons.
Keith Hotchkiss, Director of Student Services, appeared on CTV News where he
spoke about the student population in Halifax and how it benefits the
The Art Gallery at Saint Mary's has been highlighted on CBC French Radio,
CBC Radio (Information Morning — Halifax), CKDU Radio (Halifax) and in The
Halifax Chronicle-Herald for hosting the Camille Zakharia's art show. The
Lebanese-Canadian work explores human interaction and how, despite the clear
necessity of compromise, we are so often unwilling to make concessions.
Saint Mary's University is known for its community outreach projects, both
in Canada and around the world. Saint Mary's, founded in 1802, is home to
one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for
its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a
vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
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