"It’s a challenge to get the most
out of limited resources. But we still maintain that health
care must be a priority. It’s obviously the number
one priority, and when government prepares a budget we really
feel that it has to target its priority items."
— Dr. Susan King (B.Med.Sc.’78, MD ’80),
Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association president,
commenting on the need for the Progressive Conservative
government to make health care their top priority in the
budget. The Telegram, Nov. 28
Grenfell graduate Jason Chaulk (B.Sc.’02)
was recently awarded an Interdisciplinary Colorectal Cancer
Research Studentship, one of five awarded in Canada, through
the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. It is $16,000
a year for two years. Mr. Chaulk is working on an M.Sc.
at Memorial’s St John’s campus.
"How did a deficit of slightly more than
$60 million, which the Liberals projected last spring, grow
to a record $690 million this fall?"
— Bob Benson (BA ’62) writing in his
column examining the limited options the government faces
when 24 per cent of revenues go to pay interest on the
provincial debt. The Telegram, Nov. 30
Roland Abbott (B.Ed.’54) received the
community service award from the Newfoundland Heritage Society,
awarded in part for his role in getting a public library
for Musgrave Harbour and a museum for Doating Cove. He wrote
a column for the Gander Beacon for 25 years, transcribed
headstones in at least a dozen local cemeteries, and served
as justice of the peace, as well as councillor and mayor
of Musgrave Harbour. In addition to that he has authored
three historical books.
"It’s better to be sincere in one
language than a twit in both."
— Chancellor John Crosbie (LLD’99) in
a collection of notable quotes by federal politicians.
CanWest News Service, Nov. 28
Pauline Downer (B.Comm (Hons)’81, MBA’98) can add
the coveted FCA to her title after Jan. 31. That’s
when she will be designated Fellow of Chartered Accountants,
the highest honour the Institute of Chartered Accountants
can bestow on a member. Ms. Downer is a professor in the
Faculty of Business Administration.
"There are dancing Christmas trees and
all those things starting to circulate now. But you can’t
always believe where they say they are from. The ability
for [computer virus] infection is quite high, especially
if you don’t have virus protection on your machine."
— Randy Dodge (B.Sc.’75), manager, technical
support, Computing and Communications, Memorial University,
quoted in an article on the recent spam barrage that slowed
Memorial’s e-mail service to a crawl. The Telegram,