pettiness that surrounds people’s opinions of the premier’s
personal finances is ridiculous. The man worked for his money
– let him enjoy it. As St. John’s Mayor Andy Wells
would say ‘Get a life, b’y’."
— Tracey O’Reilly (BA ’00, MA 02)
in a letter to the editor regarding criticism of Premier
Danny Williams' vacation following his state-of-the-finances
address. Telegram, Jan. 18
Mark Gillingham (B.Eng. 02), who is currently enrolled in
the MBA program at Memorial, has been named as an eastern
region finalist in the national CIBC Student Entrepreneur
of the Year Award. He is co-founder of Cathexis Innovations,
which specializes in asset management solutions for industrial
and hostile environments.
"Some media reports have suggested the medical board
is not investigating a recent case of ‘double doctoring.’
The public should be aware that the charge of double doctoring
is a charge against the patient and not against the physician….
[With regard to the recent case involving OxyContin] The board
intends to speak with all the physicians named in the information
filed by the police to determine whether any in appropriate
— Robert Young (MD ’53), registrar of the
Newfoundland Medical Board, The Telegram, Dec.
"I believe this isn’t just about nurses’
salaries being frozen; it’s bigger than that. It will
affect health care that the people of the province will or
won’t receive, and if government is saying that the
wage freeze is one year versus three years, the impact of
that … will be significantly different."
— Debbie Forward (BN ’80, M.Ed.’01),
president, Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union,
expressing frustration at the pack of information forthcoming
from government following a meeting with Finance Minister
Loyola Sullivan. Telegram, Jan. 9
Dr. Verna Skanes (PhD '84 medicine) has been confirmed as
chair of the Canadian Blood Services board of directors.
"What’s important I think is the relationship
[between the provincial and federal governments]? It’s
an important that I have and that the province has a good
relationship with the prime minister. If we get the same attitude
as before, then my job is to represent Newfoundlanders and
Labradorians to the best of my ability."
— Premier Danny Williams (BA ’69) commenting
on Parliament Hill of his meeting with Prime Minister Paul
"I never faced the glass ceiling and I believe that’s
a credit to the women before me. I feel a responsibility to
them to do the best I can and validate their work. My goal
is to leave work every day knowing I did my best."
— Heather Tulk (B. Comm.’92 (Hons.), Cert
Pub Admin’92), vice-president, broadband and marketing,
Aliant. Partners magazine, Fall/Winter 2003/04.