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February 19, 2004
 Alumni Notes & Quotes


Alumni Notes & Quotes

"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, 2004.

"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 of everybody."

— 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 means."

— 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, Jan. 12

Researched and compiled by Debbie Connors.



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