Memorial award meaningful personally and professionally

A Brock University professor is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to educational psychology with an award in memory of his friend and mentor.Zopito Marini, professor in the Department of Child and Youth, recently received the 2017 Canadian Association for Educational Psychology (CAEP) Robbie Case Memorial Award for his research related to bullying and victimization.“Robbie Case was a brilliant builder of psychological theories designed to help children. He was also a very dedicated teacher,” says Marini. “Receiving this award is rather unique in that in addition to having great professional significance, it has deeply personal meaning as Robbie was my teacher, supervisor, mentor and valued friend.”Marini, a 3M National Teaching Fellow and founding Chair of the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock, did his graduate work at the University of Toronto with the late Robbie Case, a noted scholar and leading researcher in the field of child and adolescent cognitive development.For the last 30 years, Marini has been doing research related to social cognition, peer relationships, bullying and civility, which were results of working in Case’s lab on the development of co-operation.“Curiously, we found that while many children adopted co-operative strategies, there were a substantial number who adopted exploitative strategies, which eventually we came to recognize and define as bullying.”Along with presenting at two conferences for receiving this award, Marini will be delivering the keynote address at the CAEP annual meeting in Regina in 2018.Zopito Marini, left, with Deborah Butler, President, Canadian Association for Educational Psychology and Marion Porath, Professor, University of British Columbia at the Robbie Case Memorial Award ceremony in Calgary. read more

Mountain Province Diamonds to acquire Kennady Diamonds in a friendly allshare offer

first_imgMountain Province Diamonds Inc has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement pursuant to which Mountain Province will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Kennady Diamonds by way of a court-approved plan of arrangement.David E. Whittle, Interim President and CEO of Mountain Province, stated: “The Kennady assets are a strong complement to Mountain Province’s interest in the Gahcho Kué project, significantly adding to our attributed resource base. Kennady’s exploration efforts have been very successful and we have high confidence in our ability to continue that success, not only through expanding the existing resources at Kelvin and Faraday but through the potential for further discoveries, not just in the Kelvin-Faraday corridor but elsewhere across the property.”Dr. Rory O. Moore, President and CEO of Kennady, stated: “We are excited that our shareholders have the opportunity to benefit from the near-term cash flow of the world-class Gahcho Kué mine while retaining exposure to the significant exploration upside on the current Kennady assets.”This acquisition adds Kennady’s 100% owned diamondiferous bodies, which contain Indicated Resources of 13.62 Mct and Inferred Resources of 5.02 Mct. There is the Kelvin kimberlite – Indicated 13.62 Mct at an average grade of 1.60 ct/t and average value of $63/ct as estimated by a 2016 bulk sample. There is also the Faraday kimberlite cluster – Inferred Resources of 5.02 Mct at an average grade of 1.54 ct/t and average value of $98/ct as estimated by a 2017 bulk sampleThere is upside to grow resources at both Kelvin and Faraday and develop potential resources at the Doyle and MZ kimberlites and the purchase adds 67,164 ha of highly prospective and 100%-owned exploration ground strategically surrounding the Gahcho Kué mine.Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Gahcho Kué is the world’s largest new diamond mine, consisting of a cluster of four diamondiferous kimberlites, three of which are being developed and mined under the initial 12 year mine plan.Kennady Diamonds owns 100% of the Kennady North diamond project also located in the Northwest Territories. Kennady North is adjacent to the Gahcho Kué mine.last_img read more