Arthur Carty (D.Sc. ’03), currently
president of the National Research Council, will become
National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, effective
April 1, 2004.
"I would personally sooner be dealing
with the civil servants there (at St. John’s city
hall), the staff, who I have been dealing with for the last
month. I would sooner deal at that level rather than the
— A. Sandy Gibbons
(B.Ed., B.Phys.Ed.’71) reacting to council’s
rejection of his $13,000 estimate for costs to research
and present his groups findings on the alternative uses
of Memorial Stadium in St. John’s to a public meeting.
The Telegram, Jan.17
Jamie Martin (BA’80) has big shoes to
fill. He’s been named as the newest partner in the
law firm of Roebothan, McKay & Marshall, the firm which
previously distinguished itself by having Williams –
now premier Danny Williams – as the first partner
listed in the company name.
"Our rates are increasing for 2004, between
five and 10 per cent, depending on what the particular item
is. What that means is we are expecting the federal government
to make significant contributions to us in 2004, probably
a little more than they have in 2003. While we are asking
the paying customers to pay a little more, we are also asking
the federal government to pay a little more."
— Roger Flood (Dip.
Eng’67), CEO of Marine Atlantic, in an attempt to
garner appreciation for the corporation’s intention
to increase revenues in 2004 to help defray increased operating
costs. The Western Star, Dec. 31
Kevin Breen Jr. (B.Comm.’93) is the
new director of human resources for the City of St. John’s
(Kevin’s dad is St. John’s city councillor Kevin
Sr., first elected in Sept 2001)
"My girlfriend and I recently moved back
to Newfoundland after many years of study and the final
proud moment when we could both write PhD after our names.
We’re both fisheries biologists (her expertise is
in molecular biology and hormones in fish and my own studies
deal with nutrition and aquaculture.) However it appears
to be next to impossible to break into the research world
here in the province."
— Jason Bailey
(B.Sc.’95) in a letter to the editor lamenting the
fact that neither he nor his spouse has been able to find
research work related to their areas of expertise in the
province and has been forced for economic reasons to look
elsewhere for research work. The Telegram, Dec.
Brig.-Gen. Ed Ring (B.Phys.Ed.’73) has
retired from the Canadian Armed Forces after a distinguished
Researched and compiled by Debbie Connors.