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July 22, 2004
 Alumni Notes & Quotes


Alumni Notes & Quotes

Sandra R. Chaytor (BA ’85) has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Lung Association at the Association’s AGM in Ottawa on June 12. Ms. Chaytor is the first woman to hold this position in the 104-year history of the association.

“What is clear from the result is that there will be no superfluous backbenchers for the next week or so as the Liberals or the Conservatives try to piece together a coalition to rule the country.”

Iain Murray (B.Sc.’96) ruminating on the impact of the federal election on government in Ottawa. Telegram, July 4

Ernest G. Reid (BA ’64) has been chosen by the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the Canadian Bar Association to receive the 2004 Distinguished Public Service Award.

“Perhaps next year, as we sing ‘O Canada’ on July 1, gay and lesbian families will feel they have one less barrier to overcome in their struggle for acceptance and inclusion.”

Diane Molloy (BSW '83) on movement towards legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada.

Jennifer Tipple (B.Comm.(Hons)’04) has won top prize – $5,000 – in a national essay competition sponsored by the University of Toronto. Ms. Tipple submitted an essay titled Healthy Body, Healthy Minds: Improving Canadian Productivity and Innovation.

“It is unfortunate that the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, at one time a leader in anti-smoking legislation in the country, now lags behind other jurisdictions that are moving forward with tougher legislation in the interest of public health.”

Andrew Major (MD ’83), president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, assessing the efficacy of the anti-smoking bylaw, Telegram, July 3.

The province’s Labour Relations Board has a new chair. Valerie Marshall (B.Sc.’86) will take over the full time position. Ms. Marshall is a lawyer in St. John’s. She has served as vice-chair of the board since January 2004.

Dr. William Lawton (B.Sc.’80) is the new Academic Relations Officer at the Canadian High Commission (CHC) succeeding Michael Hellyer effective Feb. 2, 2004. A Newfoundlander, he took his first degree at Memorial University, then studied for his MA in environmental studies at York University, Toronto and did his PhD at Edinburgh, where he also taught for the Centre of Canadian Studies. He was appointed lecturer in politics at Hull University in 1993, where he was responsible for coordinating Canadian Studies. Dr. Lawton is well known within the community of “Canadianists” as well as other academic groups in the UK. He served on the Council of the British Association for Canadian Studies, organised a BACS Conference at Hull, and was review editor for the British Journal of Canadian Studies. “I am really pleased to be making this move into academic relations,” said Dr. Lawton, “I look forward to working with Canadian and British Colleagues and scholars in raising Canada’s profile throughout academia and the UK.”

“The comedy in Canada is good, but I think networks need to understand that they need to be more experimental and brave as they can be with the people who have these strange ideas.”

–Cathy Jones (LLD’00) encouraging Canadian television broadcasters to be more daring in their comedy programming. Telegram, June 27

Dr. Cecilia Moloney (B.Sc.(Hons)’78), a professor of electrical and computer engineering with MUN’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science since 1990, has been named NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the Atlantic Region.


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