"There is one type of Newfoundlander
who] plays the role of reluctant exile… A strange
transformation happens [to them]. For some reason they start
referring to Newfoundland as The Rock and to its residents
as Newfies even though they never used those expressions
when they lived here. It has to be a frustrating existence
to make a life in one place and yet act as if they yearn
for home. Then again we have a couple of ex-premiers of
the province … who have perfected that art. They define
a whole new category to accompany the CFA lexicon, the SFA
or Stay Far Away."
— Roger Power (B.Comm.
’91), entrepreneur-in-residence, P.J. Gardiner Institute,
from a column in the Telegram, Jan. 28
Lt.-Gen. Rick Hillier (B.Sc.’76) officially
took the helm of the NATO Forces in Afghanistan, Feb. 9,
"The way I look at it is if the least
popular members of society have their rights eroded, [by
poor legal representation] you’re eroding the rights
— Jim Hornby (MA ’83, Folklore), criminal
defence lawyer on Prince Edward Island. From a personal
profile, The Guardian, (Charlottetown) Feb. 7
Fred Cahill (B.Eng.’80), president of
G.J. Cahill and Co. has been named as the winner of the
Outstanding Contribution Award for 2003 by the Newfoundland
Ocean Industries Association.
"I would suggest that it will become
… a national joke if council votes to put a giant
supermarket in an open space adjacent to a national historic
site, the home of the Royal St. John’s Regatta, Quidi
Vidi Lake, Rennies River and the Grand Concourse trails."
— Vince Withers (LLD’98) writing in the
Telegram Forum on the ongoing debate at City Hall with regard
to rezoning Memorial Stadium to accommodate Loblaws’
proposal to convert the facility to a commercial operation.
The Telegram, Feb. 7
The Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter of the
Association of Fundraising Professionals recently honoured
two outstanding graduates of Memorial University. They named
Brenda Lockyer (CBAD’92, DBA’97, B.Comm.’01)
as Fundraising Executive of the Year for 2003. The Fry Family
Foundation funded by Daryl Fry (B.Sc.’59, LLD’97)
and wife Marlene Fry, received the chapter’s 2003
Philanthropist of the Year Award.
"… Something fundamentally has
changed and… at some point there’s going to
be a complaint to the privacy commissioner; at some point
there’s going to be a ruling and we’re going
to find out what the [federal privacy] legislation really
— Dr. Gerard Farrell (B.Med.Sc.’82, MD ’84),
chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association,
commenting on the fact that the implication of the new federal
privacy legislation will have legal implications for doctors
that are as yet poorly understood. The Telegram,
Researched and compiled by Debbie Connors.