Two UPEI faculty members win SSHRC publication awards
Dr. Laurie Brinklow and Lori Mayne, two faculty members at the University of Prince Edward Island, have been awarded SSHRC Exchange Publication Awards. Two $5,000 awards are given out annually to support the publication of manuscripts written or edited by UPEI faculty, including contract and sessional faculty, in the social sciences and humanities. Both of these books will be published by Island Studies Press in 2021.
Brinklow teaches in, and is the Interim Co-ordinator of, the Master of Arts in Island Studies program at UPEI. Her manuscript is a collection of poetry titled My island’s the house I sleep in at night. Drawing from interviews with writers, artists, and musicians from Newfoundland and Tasmania, she weaves their words with her own poetic imaginings and explores the theme of “islandness.”
Mayne is a sessional instructor in the UPEI English department. Her manuscript, co-authored with Maureen Duffy Cobb, is titled The Chemistry of Innovation: Regis Duffy and the Story of DCL. It shares the story behind one of Prince Edward Island’s most successful companies and brilliant entrepreneurs. In 1970, Dr. Regis Duffy,then dean of science at UPEI, started a small chemical reagent company to create summer employment for his students. From that time, Diagnostic Chemicals, and its offspring BioVectra, grew into global competitors, employed hundreds of Islanders, and provided examples of the potential for entrepreneurship and economic development in Canada’s smallest province.
Island Studies Press would like to congratulate the award recipients and thank the University of Prince Edward Island for supporting faculty publications.