Two of Memorial's graduates who have distinguished themselves in public life have been inducted into the Order of Canada. Shannie Duff (BA '75) and Dr. Phil Warren (B.Sc., BA (Ed)'56, LLD '98) were among 68 people inducted into the order and will receive their insignia later this year.
"The [Colonial] Building is one of the most important historical sites in our province, but it is more than just another historical site. It was designed and built to house the Parliament of Newfoundland. It was the site of the most important debates of our history. It was the seat of the Newfoundland Parliament even before Canada was a nation."
Paul Thomey (BA '73), is the new president of the St. John's Board of Trade.
"This area has a lot going for it in terms of location on the province's transmission grid, its infrastructure, its geology, and its oil and gas potential. But before that can be realized we have to unravel the geological sequence of the Deer Lake Basis."
Although it was reported in the last issue of the Gazette, Notes and Quotes could not let Dr. William Keough's (BA, B.Ed. '96, PhD '02) Gutenberg-e Prize of the American Historical Association pass with out notice. Well done!
Lynette Galway (B.Comm.'02 Hons.) is the new employee benefits specialist for Great West Life's Newfoundland Resource Centre.
"So when I see Mr. Wells and Mr. Crosbie at it in the daily prints, I do not see spent warriors wasting their time [as described by legal observer Clayton Ruby]. I see, instead, the splendid inertia of two divergent temperaments, who whether they wish to admit it or not, have shared a career. It's Newfoundland Zen: All is one, finally."
Researched and compiled by Debbie Connors