(Gazette, March 20, 1997)

At a recent national board meeting of the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) in Canmore, Alta., Prof. Keith Nicol was re-elected as president. Prof. Nicol has long been associated with CANSI as the Newfoundland Board/technical representative, and last year was elected president of the 1,000-member national organization. "This was the first time that a Newfoundlander has headed CANSI and it is an honor to be asked again to be involved at the national level," Prof. Nicol said. CANSI's mandate is to provide a consistent level of quality cross-country ski instructor courses across the country. There are four levels of instructor certification for track/trail skiing, and two levels of telemark instructor certification. Prof. Nicol, an associate professor of geography at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook, is a CANSI level three instructor and a telemark level two course conductor.

Memorial's men's basketball team continues to excel, and several members of that team have been singled out for awards. Sea-Hawks player Peter Benoite of Little Barachois was named Most Valuable Player by the Atlantic Universities Athletic Association (AUAA), and was named to the AUAA All Star 1st Team, while player John Devereaux of Trepassey was named to the AUAA All Star 2nd Team. Sea-Hawks coach Glenn Taylor has been named AUAA Coach of the Year. Two members of the Sea-Hawks women's basketball team were also honored: Jenifer Devereaux of Trepassey was named to the AUAA All Star 2nd team, while Ann Murrin of Shoe Cove was named AUAA Rookie of the Year.

On Feb. 27, Gordon Slade, Memorial's director of International Co-operation, was appointed to the board of governors of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.