CAMPUS BEAT SURF’s up T he Summer Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF), a signature Mount Allison event originally established and organized by students, had another successful year showcasing the many student summer research projects on campus. Erin Lapp (’17), an honours sociology student, received the runner-up prize in Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities for her presentation entitled Class, cultural capital, and streaming in Grade 11 English classrooms, supervised by Dr. Fabrizio Antonelli and Dr. Erin Steuter. Ryan Baker (’15), an honours physics student, was awarded best poster presentation for his project entitled The impact of holes in the crystal ball detector data on energy calibrations, supervised by Dr. David Hornidge. Best Three-Minute Thesis award went to biology student Jamie Patterson (’17), Assessing the potential role of Ixodes cookei in the spread of Lyme disease in New Brunswick, supervised by Dr. Vett Lloyd; and Brendan Phillips (’15), Determining the sex of adult short nose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) using geometric morphonmetrics, supervised by Dr. Matt Litvak, took home the runner-up prize for Science. Did you work as a summer researcher while at Mount Allison? Did it influence your career/education path? Let us know how: SURF award winners Erin Lapp (’17) and Ryan Baker (’15) Mount Allison hosts Discourse and Dynamics iscourse and Dynamics — Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals, an academic conference held at Mount Allison Oct. 16-18, welcomed some of the most notable women in Canada to campus including Margaret Atwood, Nicole Brossard, Sheila Watt-Cloutier (LLD ’11), Jessica Danforth, Rita Deverell, Charlotte Gray, Smaro Kamboureli, Antonia Maioni, Judy Rebick, Janice Stein, and Lori Turnbull. Held in conjunction with Persons Day (Oct. 18), the conference included The Walrus Talks: The Art of Conversation — a first in the Maritimes organized by The Walrus magazine, as well as academics from across the country. Select presentations from the conference are available for viewing at Award-winning author and activist Margaret Atwood and rocket scientist Natalie Panek speak at panel discussion during the Discourse and Dynamics conference D 6 / Fall 2014 / RECORD