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Dec. 12, 2002, Gazette

Leslie Galway (B.Comm.’80, MBA ’88), Dan Walker (B.Ed. ’89 PhD’97) and Peter Woodward (B.Comm.’81) are among 31 people appointed by federal Industry Minister Alan Rock to the Shipbuilding and Industrial Marine Advisory Committee to develop recommendations on policies and initiatives for developing a more competitive ship building and industrial marine sector in Canada.


"I don't have much time or humour for [outsiders' condescending opinion of Newfoundlanders' work ethic]… I think we Newfoundlanders have to have a more serious attitude than anyone else. We just have to keep our chin up and do business."

— Trevor Adey (B.Comm.’91) president of St. John's-based Consilient, software developer for wireless communications. From globeandmail.com, Nov. 25


Joan E. (Moulton) Luther (B.Sc.(Hons.)’86, M.Sc.’89) of Corner Brook is this year’s recipient of the James M. Kitz Award for outstanding contribution to the country’s forestry sector. In granting the award Don Gelinas, president of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, recognized Ms. Luther as one of Canada’s top young scientists.


"The provincial government is still adamant about its dedication to improving the high school math curriculum. Why then does its every deed imply a pervasive apathy?"

Shannon Sullivan (B.Sc.’00) commenting in a letter to the editor on the response of Education Minister Judy Foote to the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences report criticizing new high-school math books. Telegram, Nov. 28


In November the College of Family Physicians of Canada selected Dr. James King (B.Sc.’74, B.M.Sc.’76, MD ’78) of Grand Falls-Windsor as Newfoundland and Labrador’s family physician of the year. This award recognizes family doctors who in the opinion of their peers provide exceptional care to their patients and to the health and well being of the communities where they live and work.


"The number of applications to family medicine programs has declined right across the country. We need to find out why new medical graduates aren’t choosing this discipline. This will be a major focus for us as well as marketing our program to medical students across the country."

Dr. Wanda Parsons (B.Sc.’77, B.M.Sc.’80, MD ’82) discussing priorities for the Family Medicine Program at Memorial following her appointment as director. MUNMED, Fall 2002.