"Relax and be yourself and do the best
job you can do, but be sure that you want to be a teacher.
It’s very important to remember that you teach children–not
— Fred Douglas
(BA ’76; B.Ed.’76) in an interview with Craig
Jackson following his election as president of the NLTA.
"In contrast to today’s high
school students we were very much more regimented and more
likely to accept authority. I don’t think we were
any the worse for it."
— Bob Benson (BA ’62)
reflecting on the his 1950s schooldays in his weekly column
in the Telegram.
"The road into [Paradise Elementary] ...
is narrow, has no sidewalks and ends at the entrance to the
school. Our children have to walk through [an unsupervised]
playground in snow and navigate up and down high snowbanks
during the winter months [to get to the crosswalk]. The crosswalk
light activation switch is buried 80 per cent of the time
during peak winter periods and children are not able to activate
it. Paradise road is very busy … [and there is] no crosswalk
guard program like in St. John’s. Do we have to wait
for a student to be killed or injured [to get these issues
— Suzanne Fudge (CBAD’93)
in a letter to the editor, July 25, 2003
"Every story from every Holocaust survivor
is different and every one is special. I draw strength from
those stories and from the survivors I work with because they’ve
actually been through all of this. It’s their memories;
it’s their experiences… I’m learning about
it… [so I can help others who are in the position to
be] teaching those lessons of understanding one another so
that such things don’t happen again."
— Carson Phillips (BA ’84)
on his career shift from PR for a Japanese cosmetics firm
to his current job as a trainer for the Canadian Jewish
Congress helping educators in Ontario find ways to incorporate
and enrich the Holocaust components of their Grade 10 curriculum.
Telegram, July 26
"In this province second-hand smoke kills 1,123 people
a year. The tragedy is that these deaths are 100 per cent
— Susan King (BMS ’78; MD
’80) president of the NLMA in a letter to the editor,
calling for a smoking ban.
"It’s the same reservoir formation. We’re
just figuring out the extent of it. Hopefully it will confirm
our science and show that we’ve got some more oil there
[along the southern edge of the White Rose field]"
— Will Roach (B.Ed.’79, B.Sc.’79)
East Coast General Manager for Husky Energy revealing Husky’s
plan to drill a $30 million exploratory delineation hole
near the current White Rose site.