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A MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND PUBLICATION
Volume 33 Number 15

March 22, 2001


Long crossing

 Dr. Siu O’Young
 Submitted photo

Last month, engineering professor Dr. Siu O’Young (above) joined his friends Peter Armitage and C-CORE researcher James Youden on a ski-trek across the Avalon Peninsula to celebrate Mr. Armitage’s second anniversary of cancer survival. The trio departed from the St. Mary’s/Gaskiers area on Feb. 9 and emerged four days, 70 kilometres, two snowstorms, and a lifetime later in Cape Broyle. Relying on their survivalist and winter camping skills, the group survived blowing snow, limited visibility, ice pellets and freezing rain. Navigating the barrens of the Avalon Wilderness Area using compass and GPS, Dr. O’Young and his companions witnessed evidence of caribou, moose, fox, ptarmigan, snowshoe hare, and many other species, some Dr. O’Young said he’d only seen pictures of. The group erected a small cairn in the centre of the peninsula as a monument to everyone who faced cancer, including Dr. O’Young’s own father and uncle. The group plans to do it all again in February of 2004.

Inside the Gazette this week

Dr. Jean Brown Island to Island Haifa, Sara, Asalah and Mohammed al-Ghamdi Long way from home A Richard Prince sculpture Light, sound and sculpture

Next issue: April 12, 2001


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