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Jan. 23, 2003, Gazette

"Certainly they were never told that the laws in Canada are designed to protect the banks and the government, and that the pressure to pay student debt would be unrelenting and unforgiving."


Harold Davis (Cert. Bus. Admin. ’92) writing on the difficulties created by student loans in the lives of university graduates. Telegram, Dec. 18

Jane Green (BA (Ed.)’72, BA’73, B.Sp.Ed.’83) was honoured in December by the Newfoundland and Labrador Council for Exceptional Children. They presented her with their Outstanding Achievement Award for her work with children with special needs.

"Peace is not the absence of war but the absence of fear, which is the presence of justice. "


Dr. Ursula Franklin (LLD (hon.)’90). Globe and Mail, Dec. 31

Newfoundland Design Associates ended the year with the promotion of three Memorial engineering alumni to the position of associate within the company. These include Brian Aylward (B.Eng.’82), Kenneth Drover (B.Eng.’78), and Gerry Stapleton (Dip.Eng.’78).

"Andy is a great democrat when he gets six votes or when he gets seven, but when he gets five, for some reason, there’s something flawed with the system."


Art Puddister (B.Comm.’74), city councillor for St. John’s, providing his views on how Mayor Andy Wells (BA’66, B.Ed.’69) manages voting at city council meetings. Telegram, Jan. 2

Goronwy Price (B.Ed.’88, B. Phys. Ed.’88) is elected as the new chair of the Labrador Region Steering Committee of the Strategic Social Plan.

Bristol Group recently announced the promotion of two MUN alumni in the St. John’s Office including Cathy Dornan (BA’90) as managing director and senior counsel and Vanessa McBay (Certificate in Business Admin. ’95) as director, Client Services.

"There are some very strong feelings in Labrador about the use of resources in Labrador for the Labrador people and they have grievances about the history of misuse of their resources. "


Vic Young (B.Comm. (Hons.)'66, LLD'96) Chair of the Royal Commission on Union with Canada in an interview on CBC Radio Noon, Jan. 8

Researched and compiled by Debbie Connors
(dconnors@mun.ca)