(February 21, 2002, Gazette)
agent called me up and said, Do you realize how unusual that is?
Because, first of all, as a Canadian, to be reviewed in the New York Times
is something. To have a full page review on a Sunday, which is prime space,
is unusual. And, apparently, it doesnt happen to very many Canadian
Honorary degree recipient and author, Dr. Joan Clark, (D.Litt.) speaking
about the Jan. 20, 2002, New York Times review of her new book, Latitudes
of Melt, nominated for the prestigious IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
and foremost, a lot of our friends worked on the movie. And from Day 1
the drivers for the director and the cooks for the actors often strategically
placed Great Big Sea records in CD players near them and said, By
the way, have you heard this band? There was a lot of that on the
Great Big Sea singer and former alumni of the year Alan Doyle (BA 92)
talking about how five of the bands songs made it to the film,
The Shipping News. The band recently released its fifth studio album,
Sea of No Cares.
I think of St. Johns, its like the capital of the world for
fish and chips.
Maura Hanrahan (BA 84), adjunct professor at Memorial University
and co-author of the new book, A Veritable Scoff, a book on sources
of information about Newfoundland food and nutrition, in an interview
in The Telegram.
Wade Rogers (B.Ed. 86), was recently elected to the office of president,
CGA Certified General Accountants Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.
is tops; work terms were a real advantage, I think. I also did a term
in Harlow and work terms in Ottawa, Regina and Toronto. I think those
terms away really helped open my eyes to different people and ideas.
Jim Byrd (B.Comm. 94), director of alternative-dollar fixed income
trading in the capital markets division of the Royal Bank of Canada
working in London, UK.
one of these cable systems on their own probably wouldnt support
the infrastructure that you require to make them profitable. But if you
have enough of them as we used to call them, scraps you
could make yourself a pie.
Brendan Paddick (B.Comm. 86, MBA 94) referring to the purchase
of more than 40 cable companies, during the recent launch of Persona
Inc., the new name for Regional Cablesystems.
needs to make its economic pie bigger. As we all know, our pie is too
small and too many people are fighting for a piece of it. Indeed, too
many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are going elsewhere to get their
just desserts. We have to find a way to reverse our fortunes and to do
so at home.
Vic Young (B.Comm. 66) Memorial University executive-in-residence,
speaking at the Natural Resources Symposium and Exhibition on Feb. 9,
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